Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ruby Tuesday...Updated

Ruby Tuesday is brought to you by Mary the Teach.
Cruise by to check it out...

Fresh dry harvested berries, in season (in Carver anyway) now...
Berries harvested using the dry pick method are sold in bags, in the produce department or at farmers markets. Around here they are popular and will keep in a fridge for about 3 months.

These berries have been harvested by flooding the bog with water, and then using a funky machine to gently slap the berries off the vine. Once floating, the berries are corralled and pumped into a truck and shipped to the screenhouses for sorting.

I found this fella hanging out by the edge of the bog.

The farmer uses this contraption to pump the berries off the bog and into the truck.

I like this snapshot because it shows swirls of color.

The light and shadow of this snapshot is interesting.


  1. Cranberry bogs are so beautiful. We have lots in the Pinebarrens of NJ.

  2. OOOOOOOOOOO just what I asked for.

  3. I really liked this blog about the Cranberry Bogs. And of course the frog picture was my favorite... :)

  4. Oh! Don't serve that frog in my cranberry sauce!

    So, do you just go out to the bog and gather your own cranberries? It is like Upick?

  5. noooo no upick berries!
    you could get shot for that...

    that frog was huge! and i saw an even bigger one
    but he was inaccessible for snap shot taking...

  6. These are some great shots, especially with the frog. You captured a lovely sky in the last two photos.

    It's getting to be THAT time of the year. I love cranberries! Can't get enough of them.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your nice comment.

  7. What a lot of berries in one place. Interesting post and photos, and I learned something new!!

  8. What beautiful photos! You really did a good job on this.

  9. This was awesome! I had no idea! I'm not really a big fan of cranberries... but I am a big fan of learning how they're grown and harvested! And those are AWESOME pics! Love the one with the frog too!

  10. cranberry harvest
    ripe rubies floating in bog
    soon to become sauce

    My Ruby Tuesday


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