Cranberry Facts

  • Cranberries are one of only three fruits native to America.

  •  For centuries cranberries were used by Native Americans

  • Cranberries were used at the first Thanksgiving between the Native Americans and the Pilgrims. 

  • Today Cranberries are well known for their high vitamin C content, their prevention of urinary tract infections, and because of their antioxidant ability, cranberries are thought to reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease. 

  • Cranberries were known early on as a means to prevent scurvy so they were common fare for sailors. 

  • The Native Americans thought cranberries had medicinal qualities. 

  • Cranberry vines can last for over a hundred years

  • In 1578, Henry Lyte, an herbalist, documented the use of cranberries for various ailments. Over the years, cranberries have been used to treat gout, rheumatoid disorders, scurvy, fever, diarrhea, skin wounds, eczema, and genital infections. 

  • We harvest two different varieties of cranberries- the Stevens and the Pilgrim; there are several more varieties available

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