The Cranberry Vote

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The election is over, but as Thanksgiving draws near - we still have a

chance to draw party lines and set up podiums for debates. There is

the classic Thanksgiving Day Dinner camp, the nouvelle cuisine camp,

the experimenters and those who prefer to be guests rather than hosts.

Of course there are the factions who choose dark meat or white meat,

and a whole demographics of traditionalists who insist on canned fried

onions and mini marshmallows as a part of the meal. Is that you?

It is safe to say that most people have an opinion about cranberries.

Alistair Cooke called cranberry sauce an "unchallengeable American

doctrine" of Thanksgiving Dinner - and he was a historian. One of the

wonderful things about cranberries is they can be prepared in many

ways. Cranberries can be prepared with orange zest, with cabernet, or

with sour cream... the melting pot comes together at the Thanksgiving

Day table.

One thing is for sure, cranberries go with Thanksgiving and there is a

reason for that. Cranberries are native to the United States and it

was the Native Americans who showed the Pilgrims how to eat them and

use them for medicine and dye. In 1816 they were first commercially

cultivated in Massachusetts and now we enjoy them in a diversity of

products year around.

The cranberries in your HealthCase this week are organically grown

from Purity Farms in the Pacific Northwest. Purchasing organic and

purchasing directly from farmers continues to be the vote that the

FruitGuys cast. We are thankful to the hardworking farmers who are

tilling, picking, boxing and setting seeds for the next season. We

wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, and please join us in

raising a glass to thank our farmers as well.

 

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