Cranberries: A Thanksgiving Tradition

When someone mentions Thanksgiving dinner, the image that traditionally comes to mind includes turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. As one of the very few commercially grown fruits native to the United States, the cranberry symbolically represents an American harvest on our holiday tables. Cranberries are primarily grown in northern regions such as Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Jersey, and the Pacific Northwest, with Wisconsin producing more than half of the world’s total crop. 

Cranberry sauce was introduced in the 19th century and has been a holiday staple ever since. Whether you make cranberry sauce from scratch, or love the canned version, Americold plays an important role in ensuring cranberries make it to your holiday table.  Learn more about a cranberry’s journey from the family farm to the Americold family to your family in our new video here.