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New Cranberries Recipes

Marbled Coconut
Cranberry Creamsicle

Honey Roasted Cranberry
Orange Compote

Flourless Cranberry Black Bean Brownies

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How Cranberries Grow

Cranberries grow on low lying vines in beds layered with sand, peat, gravel and clay.

cranberry field

Commercial fields use a system of wetlands, uplands, ditches, flumes, ponds and other water bodies that provide a natural habitat for a variety of plant and animal life.

Beating cranberries in a bog

The majority of cranberries are harvested between September and November, and occurs in one of two ways.

By far the most common is wet or water harvest. The beds are flooded and the fruit is "beaten" off the vine using a specialized harvester.

The floating fruit is then corralled and loaded onto trucks for delivery to a receiving station. Wet harvested fruit is used for processed cranberry products like juice and sauce.

Cranberries being cleaned

 

Dry harvested fruit is "combed" from the vines using a mechanized picking machine. No water is involved during this process.

dry harvesting cranberries

The fruit is loaded into bins...

transporting dry-havested cranberries

and shipped to receiving stations where it is cleaned and packaged as fresh fruit.

dry-harvested cranberries

The final stage, of course, is preparing and eating these nutritious and tasty natural gems!

cranberry recipes

For more information
we have created an illustrated journey
that will take you from ground
preparation, pollination,
harvest and dormancy.

The Cranberry Story