Though most of the season’s harvests have come to a close, one of our region’s most prized pieces of produce is just about to float to the surface. Before long, the bogs will be flooded for wet harvesting and machinery will be rolled out for dry harvesting, and that precious red fruit will begin its journey to your holiday dinners.
Nantucket residents have cultivated cranberries since 1857. In celebration of this beautiful autumn harvest, the Nantucket Conservation Foundation is hosting their 13th Annual Cranberry Festival on Saturday, October 10 from 11 am to 4 pm. The event is held at the 195-acre Milestone Cranberry Bog on Milestone Road, rain or […]
~ by Amy Jenness, author of On This Day in Nantucket History, available at Mitchell’s Book Corner ~ A September 11, 1915 article in the Inquirer & Mirror announced that cranberries harvested from island bogs would now be shipped in barrels labelled “Island Brand.” The new labels would also include […]
• by Leah Mojer • The sun sets early, and kids are back to school, the ocean is cooling back down to chilly temps, and the streets swirl with copper-tinged leaves – it’s a harsh realization that the cold temps are not far away. There is always about a week […]
What New Englander doesn’t love cranberries? Nantucketers are no exception. Island residents have cultivated cranberries for over 150 years, and today, the island is home to two cranberry bogs, including one of the nation’s only organic bogs. In celebration of this tart, tradition-steeped red berry, the Nantucket Conservation Foundation (NCF) […]
• by Chef Jenn Farmer • Autumn is my favorite time of year, especially on Nantucket. I cannot think of anything I dislike about this time of year, except maybe the fact that winter is on the way. The leaves changing color and the smell of nature on the crisp […]
by Chef Jenn Farmer This morning I took a ferry ride to Hyannis, and it reminded me how much I love Nantucket. Don’t get me wrong, Hyannis has its positive qualities, but in the summer, I can think of few places I like better than here. It was fun seeing […]