Cranberry Harvest Celebration

Hubby and I made it to the cranberry festival last weekend! Columbus Day weekend was the Cranberry Harvest Celebration.

Hubby and I learned all about how cranberries are harvested. We learned that wet harvest berries are when they flood the bogs like in the pictures here. These berries are used in the majority of cranberries sold in cans and sauces.

Dry harvest berries are picked off the stem with a machine as opposed to flooding the bog. This is a more labor intensive process and results in a higher quality berry. These are the bags of fresh berries you see at the store.

We had a beautiful crisp fall day to enjoy our time outside. They had tons of activities for children, lots of fair food, pumpkin painting, helicopter and pony rides, and of course the bog tours.

Hubby and I eat had a Boars Head bratwurst. I joked about getting a fried Oreo, but decided that wouldn’t be the best decision. After the bog tour, we split a stuffed Quahog and a small bag of kettle corn while walking back to our car.

While on the bog tour, we even got to try some berries as they came straight off the machinery! They were very tart but still delicious.

Of course, I had to get a bag of freshly harvested cranberries to take home with me.

If you haven’t made it out to a cranberry celebration, I would highly recommend it. Columbus Day weekend is when the festivities seem to happen each year.


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7 Responses to “Mystery Meet #2 – Myers+Chang”

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    Megan — August 12, 2010 at 2:31 am

    Thanks for the shoutout, Jen! I purposely skipped this one since I figured out the location, and I had just been to Myers + Chang for that frozen food affair… but I’m glad you went and got to have more real Myers + Chang dishes! Maybe I’ll see you at the next Mystery Meet! Can’t wait to see where it is…

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    Seth Resler — August 12, 2010 at 3:38 am

    So glad you came out! It was great to see you!

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — August 12, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    I went to the first one but had a dinner party on Tuesday and missed this one. I love following your blog and hope we can meet at the next one!

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    Evan B — August 12, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    How fun! I wish they had something like that around me.. it must be a blast meeting other foodies and eating great food

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    emily — August 12, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    It was so nice to meet you Jen! Thanks for the blog love! I think I may have to try the recipe to your lemon blueberry ice cream bars. Yummy! Hopefully we’ll see each other again in the next one! 🙂

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    Daisy — August 12, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    It was so much fun!! It was hard to chat but even so, good to be there with you and everyone else enjoying themselves and the food.

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    Lizzy — August 12, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    I saw you from across the table but wasn’t able to say hi! Loved the recap. Next time we definitely need to meet- Cara told me you were going to be there! Great recap. I have to write mine!

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