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Public Scholars Project
The New Jersey Cranberry
November 29, 2018 at 12:30 PM | Piscataway, NJ | Piscataway Township Senior Center
Bounce berry, bitter berry, marsh apple – did you know that these are all names for the cranberry? One of the few fruits indigenous to North America, the cranberry has been an important crop for our state since the 19th century. But these tart berries were essential even before then, as the Native Americans were using cranberries as food, medicine, and dyes long before the white man arrived. Between the Jersey cranberry cultivation and culinary contributions, the history of the cranberry in the Garden State has a bite that’s worth exploring.
Tea & Food Scholar
Piscataway Township Senior Center
700 Buena Vista Ave