Saturday, May 14, 2022

Fun Facts about the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

Photo by Kristina Paukshtite: https://www.pexels.com/photo/red-berries-139917/

In 1994, cranberries were designated as the official state berry. Twenty-four years earlier, in 1970, cranberry juice was crowned the official beverage of Massachusetts as a nod to the cranberry industry.

Massachusetts is the second largest producer of cranberries being beaten out by the state of Wisconsin.

14 comments:

  1. I know someone who went to a bog and was able to pick cranberries in the same way you pick strawberries. Well not the same as the cranberries are in a bog, but I didn't know you could do that. What a day yesterday was and more of the same today. Enjoy. Hugs-Erika

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    1. I didn’t know you could harvest your own cranberries. Glorious weather. Blogger is being a PITA and I’m having problems commenting. - Me

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  2. I remember the flooded cranberry bogs we used to pass on the way to the Cape every summer! It was quite beautiful.

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    1. They really are beautiful - Me

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  3. I think Rhode Island is known for cranberries also, if I remember correctly. Anne

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  4. Testing, testing 1, 2 ... I left a message earlier and it did not show up so I am now wondering IF Blogger is not allowing MY comments to go through other??

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    1. I had trouble on Saturday with leaving comments, too. So far early Sunday morning, Blogger seems to behaving itself

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  5. Cranberries are not that common here, huhhh. Nice to know your story!

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    1. Oh! I was just imagining apple and cranberry strudel!

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  6. Well that's interesting - i love cranberries ..fun learning about your state.

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