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Exploring Fruitland

Unearth the history of how blueberries and cranberries went from growing wild to becoming one of the Pine Barrens most important agricultural products.


New Jersey’s Pine Barrens rank highly in production of cranberries and blueberries.  Learn how both industries found their natural fit in the pines.  Explore one of the earliest cranberry operations in the Pine Barrens.  Learn how the lowly, tart cranberry became an overnight sensation thanks to a genius of marketing.  Examine the rootstock of the hybrid highbush blueberry industry and the story of the young woman who helped create the industry.