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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Posted by Beth Niquette at 7:59 AM
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Nice card and lovely story. Happy PFF.
Wow! I had absolutely no idea! I don't know that I ever really thought where they come from, but I suppose I imagined bushes like red currants or something.
And now you have a special link with cranberries. :)
I live a little over 2hours from some MAJOR cranberry bogs in Tomah, WI. I believe they have connections to Ocean Spray.
Berry good memories for you...:)
Happy Friday, Beth. The first time ever "heard" the story, I thought I was being spoofed! So I went in search of the truth ... such an interesting and fascinating way of harvesting that tiny berry! I LOVE cranberries!
For some reason, I thought all cranberries came from Maine. Perhaps I assumed this because of the pilgrims? In any case, I learned something new today!
Cranberries! They taste as bright as they look. I got my cranberry bog lesson while visiting the Boston area many years ago.
Hi Beth, and happy PFF! I've posted on random hearts also.
Fall is coming and so are the cranberries! Fun, colorful card. Happy PFF!
great post - fascinating information and a lovely bit of romance too! happy PFF!
Good to know where the cranberries come from. The picture with all those berries is fascinating. And keep making romantic walks along the beach. Very good for the heart.
Interesting card. I've never seen a cranberry bog.
I think it is amazing how cranberries are harvested... great post! Thanks for Sharing... Happy PFF
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