northwest farmers
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Wed November 27, 2013

Cranberry Growers Wish Berries Weren't Just a Seasonal Delight

A worker at Cranguyma Farms in Long Beach, Washington, uses a wooden paddle to keep floating cranberries moving.
Bill Wagner Washington State University

One out of every five cranberries grown in the U.S. is eaten Thanksgiving week, according to industry giant Ocean Spray. Here in the Northwest, some cranberry farmers hope to convince Americans to eat more berries year-round.

You probably aren't a real cranberry farmer unless you eat a fair share yourself.

"We make them into our own sauce. We use them in salads, cranberry bread. We eat a lot of cranberries,” said Scott McKenzie, who has been harvesting the berries for nearly 20 years on his coastal farm near Port Orford, Oregon.

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