|Lingonberry or Cowberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea)|
|image - DishMaps|
|image - Lee Reich|
|Credit: Privick Mill Nursery|
|Photo Courtesy of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.|
September is harvest-time for cranberry growers, who collect the red fruit using special toothed scoops or by flooding the bogs and agitating the plants. Today’s cranberry bogs can yield as many as 15,000 pounds of fruit that can be crushed and canned or eaten fresh. Cranberries grow wild in the Northeast, and as far south as Virginia. America and Canada produce 96 percent of the world’s cranberries, using them in tarts, sauces, preserves, juices, and more.
Cranberry Bog being "Wet Harvested"
Cranberry Bog being "Dry Harvested"
|Photo by Jack Greenlee|
And on the lighter side of Cranberry Humor