New Englanders know that cranberries are not for holidays alone. For centuries, this tart fruit has reigned over the cranberry heartland of Barnstable and Plymouth Counties, Massachusetts. Dozens of recipes that utilize the "humble fruit" have risen up over the years, the most popular being cranberry sauce, which one imaginative New Englander paired with lobster. The popularity of the berry exploded in the 1840s, and despite occasional setbacks such as the great pesticide scare of 1959, demand continues to rise to this day.
Author Robert S. Cox traces the evolution of cranberry culture in the Bay State, exploring the delectable history of this quintessential New England industry.
A Sampling of yummy cranberry treats will be served.