"Cover Story" piece on Maine's cranberry growers. As farmers watch the bottom d
"Cover Story" piece on Maine's cranberry growers. As farmers watch the bottom drop out of the commercial cranberry market, they hope to counter staggering losses by developing small, value-added lines, such as jelly, chutney, candy and other items. Cultivated cranberries were essentially unknown in Maine until about 1988 when Ocean Spray Cranberries and Decas Cranberry Products were offering Maine farmers 50 cents a pound. Ten years later, Ocean Spray announced there was an oversupply, and by last year, the price had dropped to 8 cents a pound. With special focus on several small-scale growers, including Bob Hammond of Harrington, Alden Mingo of Calais, and Nancy Holmes of Jonesboro who also offers an impressive list of cranberry-based jellies and jam, candy, dessert dressings, recipe books and Maine Cranberry coffee mugs.
Haskell, Meg, ""Cover Story" piece on Maine's cranberry growers. As farmers watch the bottom d" (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5495.