200 Years Of Massachusetts Cranberries’ Exhibit At Middleboro Public Library
The Middleborough Public Library will be host to an exhibit celebrating the 200th anniversary of cranberry growing in Massachusetts.
According to South Coast Today.com, the exhibit, “Rhapsody in Red: 200 years of Massachusetts Cranberries,” will run from Dec. 1 to Dec. 22. The exhibit is sponsored by the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association (CCCGA).
The exhibit consists of seven panels and it focuses on three key themes, which is the industry's rich history; its commitment to environmental stewardship and technological innovations; and its growing diversity.
The CCCGA represents more than 300 cranberry growers in Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and Nantucket. Cranberries are the largest agricultural food commodity produced in Massachusetts, with an annual crop value of $99.8 million.
Massachusetts is home to 30 percent of all North American cranberry growing, and according to a report from the Farm Credit East Knowledge Exchange, the industry has more than 6,900 workers and a total economic benefit of more than $1.4 billion to the Massachusetts economy.
With additional reporting by Sal Lopez