Annie’s Crannies Dennis, MA
Cranberry cultivation had its beginning on Cape Cod when in 1816, Henry Hall, a resident of Dennis village, discovered that wild cranberry plants covered by winter’s wind blown sand produced bigger and more plentiful berries. The practice of covering cranberry bogs with sand soon caught on. Early cranberry harvesting was done by hand using scoops.
I grew up right down the street from this cranberry bog in Dennis village. When I was a kid it was abandoned and overgrown, as were many of the old bogs in the area. Some time ago the bog was cleared and is now run by the granddaughter of the former owner.
Located in historic Dennis, Cape Cod MA birthplace of the cultivated cranberry! ...Dennis, Massachusetts was not only the birthplace of the cultivated cranberry, but to the invention and standardization of harvesting, packaging, and shipping equipment and practices…
Annie’s Crannies is a neat website full of information on cranberry history, has some great photos and recipes for cranberry bread and more. They also sell many different cranberry products in their gift shop.
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