The New Jersey Cranberry

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Date(s) - 09/23/2017
11:00 am

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Red Bank Public Library

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Cranberries were known by many names, such as bitter berry, bear berry and the marsh apple. It is one of the few fruits indigenous to the United States. Native Americans were using cranberries as food, medicine, and dyes long before the European settlers arrived. Cranberries have been an important crop for New Jersey since the 19th century. Learn the history of these tart berries and why they were so important. We will also explore New Jersey’s contribution to their cultivation. Early American recipes will be discussed.

Judith Krall-Russo
Food Historian

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