Friday, September 10, 2010
Where Do Cranberries Come From? - Postcard Friendship Friday #28
Each Fall, lowland bogs where the cranberries grow, are flooded. The berries are knocked from the plants, with "eggbeaters," causing them to float on the surface of the water. Then the berries are loaded onto trucks by conveyor belts for transportation to a processing plant near Long Beach, Washington. The first planting of cultivated cranberries in the state was near that location, in 1883.
Another interesting note, we were walking on Long Beach in Washington State, when I told my husband-to-be, nearly 30 years ago, I loved him for the first time!
Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!
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