2000 Pounds of Cranberries Fill NYC’s Rockefeller Center Pop-Up Bog

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For the 11th year, Ocean Spray has brought in 2000 pounds of cranberries to a 1,500 square foot pop-up bog in front of 30 Rock, to showcase some of the 800+ cranberry farmers that have provide the company with the fruit for 85 years. Seven information signs are set up around the bog, the first inviting visitors to “take a walk through our ‘big-city bog’ and discover for yourself the intriguing story behind this most remarkable red berry.”

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Under a large canopy, a long dining table has been set up, connecting the raw materials to one of their major end destinations: on Thanksgiving tables all over the country. The farmers who stand inside have been tending cranberries for generations, like Abby and Alison Gilmore, who are sixth generation farmers.

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