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It’s Thanksgiving So “When You Pass The Cranberry Sauce”…Pass Along How Cranberries Grow

Collingwood News2016-10-4By: Classical Staff

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This Thanksgiving when you “Pass The Cranberry Sauce”…Pass along this story. Over 125 years ago members of the Wahta Mohawks First Nation gathered wild cranberries in burlap bags at the site of today’s Iroquois Cranberry Growers Marsh near Bala.

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In 1969 the first commercial operation began with only 3 acres. Today there are 68 acres and the largest in Ontario.

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In October the vines are flooded before the Harvest. A carpet of red berries form at the surface and are then ready for collection.

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Visitors can enjoy Fall Harvest Tours and the Farm Store. Products for sale include cranberry sauces, jams, chutney, flavoured juices to gifts and it is open year round.

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For more Information and Events go to Iroquois Cranberry Growers

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