Sunday, November 24, 2013

Cranberry Harvest at The DeGrandchamp Farm






To me Thanksgiving dinner is not complete without Cranberry sauce. I love the sweet and tartness of the sauce and the beautiful red color that it brings on to the plate. The De Grandchamp Farm in Michigan State opened up the farm to the public at harvest time and we were treated to a hay ride to the bog. Cranberries grow on short bushes and when the berries are ripe and red, the whole area is flooded with water. Why you ask?  Because after being dislodged from the bushes, the berries which have four air filled chambers, will float to the top.  It is the easiest way to gather them and load them into the truck for processing.




Happy Thanksgiving 

Linking with : Our World Tuesday

22 comments:

  1. Wow! It looks like a carpet of red flowers . The cranberries look delicous and the pictures are just splendid! Thanks for sharing dear Noriko :) Have a lovely day .

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  2. HI Noriko! Did you go back to take more photos? I am totally 'in' to go next year, don't forget me!

    I personally don't like cranberries because they are so bitter. But the color is spectacular, and really comes out in this photo. Imagine standing in waders, raking in fruit? So funny!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. The daughter and family will be in, so I'm excited. Sorry I missed you at the movies...my stomach hurt for at least an hour during that darn film. Yikes! Such bravery!!
    Ceil

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    1. No I didn't get a chance to go back. So definitely next year and stop at the wine tasting room on the way back?

      So nice that you will fave a house full at Thanksgiving, Say hello from me...

      By the time I saw where you were sitting, the light dimmed and the movie started or else I would have come by to say hello. Yes, the movie was amazing.

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  3. Noriko, I love your photos, and especially the stories that go with them. I learned something new about cranberries. Maybe I will try some this year.
    ~ Joanne

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    1. Thank you Joanne, yes definitely try it..

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  4. Cool photos of the cranberries and bog! This post reminds me of the TV commercial. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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    1. Oh those commercials are funny !!! Happy Thanksgiving to you too...

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  5. Same here. Great post. Boom & gary of the Vermilon River.

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  6. Wow! Lovely and colorful photography and post for OWT ~ thanks, carol, xxx

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    1. I really lucked out on the weather. It was just beautiful, and with the red cranberries and the blue sky it was dazzling.

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  7. Stunning photos and very interesting to see, thanks and happy Thanksgiving.

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    1. Thank you for visiting. Happy Thanksgiving to you too...

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  8. Hi! I have never seen how to gather Cranberries. Your post is very interesting. Your photos are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Spectacular shot- I like cranberries but would have the sauce on something veggie, not a turkey....

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  10. Never seen something like this! What a great harvest of cranberries.
    Great pics.

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  11. Your photos are lovely! I agree with the cranberry sauce!

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  12. Interesting, that certainly looks like a much easier way of harvesting them rather than squelching in a bog with a sore back. Lovely shots.

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  13. Fabulous... love them!

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    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Happy Thanksgiving! ¤

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  14. Wow, I've only seen cranberries in cranberry sauce! Are you Japanese? My father is Japanese but my mother is Sicilian.

    www.hungrycaramella.blogspot.com

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