Craving Cranberries

Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon) share the genus Vaccinium with blueberries and bilberries.  All these berries belong to the Ericaceae family, along with huckleberries, Rhododendron, azalea, heath, and heather.  They grow on long, running vines in acidic, sandy bogs and marshes. Cranberries are native to the northeast United States, Wisconsin, and the Pacific Northwest. Native American used crushed cranberries to preserve food throughout the winter. They also used […]