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Food history: cranberry bogs on Cape Cod

Note: This piece was co-written between me and Joe Legault.

‘Tis the season for all things cranberry, from cranberry sauce and chutney to pie and warm cran-apple crisp. Although this bright red berry is a bit tart by itself, it can be a flavorful addition to many side dishes and desserts.

But have you ever wondered where this versatile fruit comes from? Unlike the other big name berries like strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, cranberries actually grow in bogs, and right here in the Northeast, Cape Cod played a key role in the development of cranberry farming. To celebrate National Eat a Cranberry Day, let’s dive a little deeper into the history of America’s original superfruit on The Cape!

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