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Author Talk with Susan Playfair of "America's Founding Fruit"
The cranberry is one of only three cultivated fruits native to North America. The story of this perennial vine began as the glaciers retreated about 15,000 years ago. Centuries later, it kept Native Americans and Pilgrims alive through the winter months, played a role in a diplomatic gesture to King Charles in 1677, protected sailors on board whaling ships from scurvy, fed General Grant’s men in 1864, and provided over a million pounds of sustenance per year to our World War IIView more
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