Harvest of the Month: Cranberries

If you’re like a lot of people, you have seen TV commercials featuring farmers standing hip-deep in water with cranberries floating all around them, and from those images you’ve assumed that cranberries grow in water. But they don’t.

Most cranberries grow in fields that are generally dry…until it’s time for the harvest. Then the fields are flooded, and the cranberries are “beaten” from their vines. Because each berry contains air pockets, they float to the top of the water, where they can be corralled and scooped up.

For a tasty recipe for Cranberry Salsa click the link below:

Cranberry Salsa

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