April 13, 2012 By admin
This couple is smiling because they are the first winners of a free pound of Fairland Farm/Cape Cod Organic sweetened dried cranberries. Chris and Agnieszka participated in the “buy ten/get one free” punch card program that Fairland offers for our frequent buyers. If you don’t have a punch card come on out and see Bonnie […]
February 17, 2012 By admin
This episode begins in September with the dry harvest of the cranberry at Fairland Farms in Norton Massachusetts. Wet harvesting follows, and then it’s a trip to Carver to view processing the fruit at Decas Cranberry Products. The show closes in Emily’s Garden with Bonnie Kavanagh, co-author of” Rubies in the Sand” cookbook. Food for […]
ON THE JOB WITH: Fairland Farms The cranberry bog at Fairland Farm in Norton. When you picture cranberries, don’t just think of cranberry sauce; envision glazes for meat and fish, fun cocktails and sweetened dried cranberries as a nutritious snack. There’s so much you can do with the cheery red berries to enjoy them year-round and […]
Emily’s Garden at the Farmers Market with Bonnie.
Dry harvesting, the “new” old way. Cranberries were once scooped by laborers with wooden scoops while crawling on their hands and knees. The cranberries were collected in wooden boxes then brought to a screening house for sorting. Times changed and mechanical harvesters were invented, but the labor is still very intensive. These dry pickers are […]