Visit of a Cranberry FieldOctober 29, 2015
The relationship that Oatbox maintains with its invaluable producers is one of our most precious assets. We truly appreciate all of the love and dedication that goes into the profession, which in turn, allows us to feature the incredible produce in our products. This month, we paid a visit to our cranberry producer in Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, Patience Fruit & Co. Their name originates from the lengthly maturing process up until the fruits' harvest in October. Speaking of harvest, the cranberry's collection process is truly unique. First off, the moment chosen to collect the crop is crucial; usually this takes place during the first week of October, when the sudden temperature drop blushes the berries. Then, the fields are flooded in order to facilitate the fruit's collection, as the ripe berries float to the surface. This technique consists of the world's most effective harvesting process. In one day alone, a mere 6-person team at Patience Fruit & Co will harvest roughly 500,000 pounds of fresh cranberries. In fact, this company is responsible for 75% of Quebec's organic cranberry supply. The province provides roughly 80% of the world's total supply of organic cranberries, thanks to its unique nordic climate, which is paramount to the development of field berries. Patience Fruit & Co's produce is featured in our Hazelnuts and Cranberry Praline mix, this month, along with several natural food stores.
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