Saturday, December 28, 2013

Who Knew?

At the thought of cranberry bogs, most folks think of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. However, it's is the country's second producer. Wisconsin leads the nation in production of the tart autumn berry and New Jersey, interestingly, lands slot number three. Cranberries, and blueberries, are harvested in the largest tract of open space between Boston, MA and Richmond, VA, in New Jersey’s Pinelands National Reserve (PNR). The first federal nature reserve to be designated by Congress, the PNR occupies more than one million acres (22% of the state's land base). The Chatsworth Cranberry Festival is held every October. 

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