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Oregon's 'Napa Valley' Of Cranberry Farming

Oregon cranberry farmers call the state’s south coast the “Napa Valley” of U.S. cranberry farming. Why? A longer growing season produces sweet berries.

But don’t believe the myth that these ruby gems grow in watery bogs. Cranberry fields are flooded only two days a year to help the farmers get the berries off the vine at harvest time.

Producer - Vince Patton
Videographer - Todd Sonflieth
Editor - Nicholas Fisher

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Vincent Family Cranberries

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Original Broadcast: October 4, 2012

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