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Wisconsin State Fruit

Cranberry Vaccinium macrocarpon Adopted: April 5, 2004

Sources...

The Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations. Wisconsin State Legislature. 2009. 2 April 2009 <http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/stats.html>
Bill Search. Wisconsin State Legislature. 2009. 2 April 2009 <http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&d=billhist&jd=top>


Additional Information

Fruit of the Month: Cranberries: Fruits and Veggies Matter from the CDC.

Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center: Website of the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center, supported by the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association in Warrens, WI.

About Cranberries: Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association.

Cranberry Ericaceae Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton: Virginia Tech, College of Natural Resources: Department of Forestry.

Vaccinium macrocarpon (Cranberry): USDA, NRCS. 2004. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.: Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Here you will find authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

Vaccinium macrocarpon (Cranberry): CalPhoto photographs. The Biodiversity Sciences Technology group (BSCIT), a part of the Berkeley Natural History Museums at the University of California, Berkeley.

State Fruit: Complete list of official state fruit.

More symbols & emblems: Complete list of official Wisconsin state symbols.

Cranberry harvest
Cranberry Harvest
Photograph: ARS Photo (by Keith Weller)

Wisconsin Rapids Cranberry Blossom Festival: Join us for a series of more than twenty events including live music, parades, arts and crafts, cranberry blossom tours, and of course, culinary treats featuring Wisconsin's tart and tangy fruit, the cranberry.

Warrens Cranberry Festival: The Warrens Cranberry Festival, the largest and oldest of the state's cranberry festivals.

Cranberry Colorama: The Cranberry Colorama in Manitowish Waters features cranberry harvest tours, craft show, Taste of Harvest featuring local restaurants, fall color pontoon rides, cranberry cooking contest, live music, cranberry samples, and sel-guided fall color tours.

Stone Lake Cranberry Festival: The Stone Lake Cranberry Festival is a one-day festival saluting cranberry growing in the northwest. Events include cranberry bake-off contest, cranberry marsh tours, pancake breakfast, crafts, parade, street entertainment, helicopter rides and crate derby.

Eagle River Cranberry Festival: The Eagle River Cranberry Festival will feature Cranberry Fitness Weekend, which includes a walk, run or bike tour to benefit the American Heart Association of Wisconsin. Also, enjoy cranberry marsh and winery tours, specialty cranberry food items, arts and crafts show, cranberry baking contest and bake sale, specialty foods and beverages, family fun entertainment and music, farmers market and antique market, the world's largest cranberry cheesecake, harvest hoe down and bog bridge tournament.

A Harvest of Cranberries: Wisconsin Historical Society.

Wisconsin Cranberry Crop Management Library: Cooperative Extension of the University of Wisconsin.

Website: Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association.

Cranberry: National Institutes of Health: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Cranberry Companion
Cranberry Companion
by Liz Clark with James W. Baker

Cranberry Companion, by Liz Clark with James W. Baker. 110 pages. Brick Tower Books; illustrated edition edition (September 25, 2004) James Baker contributes a detailed and well organized story about cranberries from the pre-colonial period to the present day. Liz Clark's marvelous and mouthwatering recipes will alert everyone to the nutritional and culinary value of the cranberry. Cranberries are more American than apple pie. It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without cranberry sauce, and Christmas dinner in America would be incomplete without the traditional cranberry condiment.

Cranberry Cooking for All Seasons, by Nancy Cappelloni. 148 pages. Spinner Publications (December 1, 2002) Background and nutritional information: historical facts and tidbits, beautiful harvest photos, and the latest studies on the cranberry's many health benefits. Endorsed by the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers' Association, Cranberry Cooking For All Seasons is sure to be a hit with cooks across the country.

Very Cranberry, by Jennifer Trainer Thompson. 112 pages. Celestial Arts (November 2003) Mention cranberries and most people think of holiday feasts and the glistening, garnet-colored sauce served (often jiggling) among the many traditional culinary trimmings. But cranberries are such a delectable, versatile ingredient; they shouldn't be relegated to the fall harvest.

Cranberries: 40 Recipes for Fine Dining at Home, by Elaine Elliot. 64 pages. Formac (January 1, 1999) In this book you'll find an array of intriguing recipes for the tart, delicious cranberry, created by master chefs and adapted for your home kitchen.

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, by Michael Pollan. 464 pages. Penguin Press HC, The (April 11, 2006) The bestselling author of The Botany of Desire explores the ecology of eating to unveil why we consume what we consume in the twenty-first century

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, by Michael Pollan. 256 pages. Penguin Press HC, The (2008) In looking toward traditional diets the world over, as well as the foods our families-and regions-historically enjoyed, we can recover a more balanced, reasonable, and pleasurable approach to food. Michael Pollan's bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we might start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives and enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy.

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