Not a Stereotypical Cranberry Farmer But Destined to Join the Family Business


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Amber Bristow grows cranberries with family in Wisconsin -- they are some of the 700 family farm owners of Ocean Spray. Having taken some time away from the farm to work elsewhere, she said cranberry farming was in her blood and eventually she wanted to return to the marshes.

She walks us through the process for growing cranberries, talks with us about managing the perennial vines, some of the pests that can get in the way and ultimately helps us understand cranberries.

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A video of cranberries being raked so they float on top of the water and a video of cranberry harvest.

Cranberry Recipes mentioned during this episode -- cranberry sauce, cranberry salad and the sangria.

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US Cranberry Harvest Explained in Four Charts (National Geographic)

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