Cranberry Consciousness

November 23rd, 2009

The cranberry, a fruit native to North America and ubiquitous during this time of year given its association with traditional Thanksgiving holiday feasting, is Wisconsin’s leading fruit crop.

Today, growers in 18-19 Wisconsin counties can account for nearly 60% of the nation’s cranberry harvest.

Visit the following links to learn more about cranberry production, its contribution to the state’s economy and its versatility as a food product (recipes!).

Library Resources:


There are several cookbooks available from the Steenbock collection to feature cranberries. Run a MadCat, “Words Anywhere” search to view those titles.

Agricultural Statistics:

Wisconsin Cranberry Industry:

United States Cranberry Industry: