Fall is here and so are the cranberries

The Autumn Season is here and for a real taste of fall why not begin with cranberries at Rockefeller Center.

Ocean Spray is revealing the secrets of the exceptional autumn fruit at its life-size cranberry bog in New York City's Rockefeller Center. Measuring 1,500-square-feet, the bog contains 2,000 pounds of fresh, floating cranberries. Inside the cranberry bog, multi-generational Ocean Spray cranberry growers will share secrets of the harvest – from how the bogs are flooded and picked to why cranberries float.

A few fun facts about cranberries:

  • The cranberry gets its name from Dutch and German settlers, who nicknamed it the "crane berry." When cranberry vines bloom in the late spring, the pale flowers resemble the head and bill of a crane.
  • 8 Towns in the U.S. that are named "Cranberry" or some variation of the name.
  • 400,000,000 Pounds of cranberries consumed by Americans each year. 20 percent of that is during Thanksgiving week – 80 million pounds!
  • 5,062,500 Gallons of jellied cranberry sauce Americans consume every holiday season. Ocean Spray produces one can of cranberry sauce per family per year on average – that's more than 70 million cans!
  • Ocean Spray makes 70 million cans of cranberry sauce a year!

For more information about ocean Spray visit their website: http://www.oceanspray.com/

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