Cranberry time

begreen Posted By begreen, Sep 8, 2013 at 2:35 PM

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  1. begreen

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    Fall means cranberry harvest time. This is a great video of the process with a bit of a twist.

     
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    Funny that I was watching that video this morning. It is the first time I've seen how they harvest it.
     
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    Yes. Most folks don't know that the cranberries grow on low bushes. They only flood the field for harvesting. Bet no one ever thought of the visuals of wakeboarding here.
     
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    Ray lives by some cranberry bogs near Boston. That has to be neat to watch every fall. Maybe we should ask him if he rides the boards? ;lol
     
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    Lingonberries (mountain cranberry) around my house. The cranberry that thinks it's a blueberry, small and juicy like a blueberry with cranberry flavor. A handful of each on your cereal in the a.m. and you've got all the anti-oxidant you could want. Actually I think they are grown commercially around the PNW?
     
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    Lingonberries are a favorite of the local Scandinavian population. They are tart like a cranberry, but good when sweetened in a jam or sauce. In Sweden and Norway, reindeer and elk steak is traditionally served with gravy and lingonberry sauce, much like our turkey and cranberry sauce.
     
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    Aaah, used to roam the crane-berry bogs in the 'woods' around my house as a kid in MA. The wasted ones on the ground would pop under your shoes and stain them.
     
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