Market Notes: Cranberry Season is Here!

Once again, Seacoast Eat Local is offering cranberries for sale at Saturday’s Winter Farmers’ Market in Rollinsford. This year’s cranberries are certified organic and from Pat & Mike’s Garden in Ellsworth, ME. These fresh and plump berries are perfect for making your own sauce, a delicious addition to not just Thanksgiving meals!

Sale of the cranberries is part of our fundraising efforts to support our Winter Farmers’ Market. Stop by our booth to find these and other regional products not otherwise available from our vendors. Funds raised go toward managing, running, and promoting the markets — everything from paying for our website hosting, to the necessary insurance policy. We appreciate your support!

Our Winter Farmers’ Market takes place Saturday, November 19th, at the Wentworth Greenhouses, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information:

Cranberry Basics

Purchasing: Fresh cranberries are available from October through December. Look for bright-colored, firm cranberries that “bounce.” Fresh cranberries are dry harvested, while wet or bog harvested ones  go to processing plants.

Storing: Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks in the refrigerator, or up to one year in the freezer. To prep, rinse and discard any discolored or soft berries; if frozen, there’s no need to thaw before use.

Nutrition: Naturally fat free, cholesterol free, low sodium and a good source of dietary fiber, cranberries contain flavonoids and polyphenolics, natural compounds that promote health. According to the largest USDA study of the antioxidant content of food, cranberries are among the top five foods with the highest antioxidant content per serving.


The Best Cranberry Sauce

Cape Cod Cranberry Muffins

Cranberry-Cornmeal Quick Bread

Cranberry Applesauce

• Cranberry Oil

• Pan-Roasted Pork Chops with Cranberries

Swedish Meatballs with Cranberry Sauce

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Bacon

Cider-Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Cranberries

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