The Other Maine Berry
Move over blueberries, cranberries are the fruit for the fall.
Maine is notorious for its blueberries, with roadside stands outnumbering people in some eastern locales during the summer. But the state has a red counterpart often associated with its boggy southern neighbors — the cranberry. Bradshaw’s Cranberry Farm in Dennysville (95 Hinckley Point Rd., 207-726-5065) harvests the tart red berries from man-made bogs on its more than five acres of land. So whether you seek fresh berries or crave that holiday treat of cranberry sauce, go to www.cranberriesfresh.com and order this native Maine treat. A seasonal fruit, the fresh cranberries often sell out in late fall — but you can get your name on the list for next year’s harvest. Or, if you’re feeling inspired, plan a trip to hit up the roadside stands in Dennysville and the surrounding areas in Washington County. Otherwise the sauce alone adds a nice Maine touch to holiday meals.