Sep 5, 2019Massachusetts cranberry growers identify state grown fruit with new insignia
Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association (CCCGA), representing more than 325 Massachusetts cranberry growers statewide, announces the debut of an insignia emblem distinguishing locally grown fruit on cranberry products sourced from within the Commonwealth. The logo “Massachusetts Cranberries” differentiates the official state fruit on products grown in state, helping to support the agricultural efforts of the grower community.
Cranberries were recognized by the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans as a nutrient-dense fruit. Just an 8-ounce glass of cranberry juice cocktail contains 137% of the daily value of vitamin C, with health benefits also extending through the entire body. The fruit is easily assimilated into a regular daily diet by incorporating a handful into smoothies, mixing them into oatmeal or yogurt, or as an ingredient in sweet and savory dishes or cocktails.
For more information about Massachusetts cranberries and a wide range of recipes, history of the fruit and local events, visit Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association’s website at cranberries.org or follow the Association on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
Established in 1888 to standardize the measure with which cranberries are sold, Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association (CCCGA) is one of the country’s oldest farmers’ organizations, today representing about 325 growers throughout Massachusetts. This unity has given growers both a single voice and collective strength in promoting the cranberry industry, the largest agricultural food commodity produced in Massachusetts, with an annual crop value of $60.2 million.
Massachusetts is home to 30% of all North American cranberry acreage and provides over 6,900 jobs and a total economic benefit of over $1.4 billion to the Massachusetts economy (source: Farm Credit East Knowledge Exchange Report). CCCGA’S professional staff assists growers in solving everyday problems, assisting in regulatory compliance, sponsoring professional development seminars and organizing Association activities.
CCCGA continues to facilitate cranberry research efforts to help improve the efficiency and environmental stewardship of cranberry farms. Through continued support, CCCGA works to ensure that cranberry farming, along with the open space and clean water that is vital to cranberry growing, our communities and the environment, will be sustained.
For more information, visit cranberries.org, contact Brian Wick, executive Director, Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association, [email protected] or call 508-866-7878. For the latest updates, follow the Association on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.