Here at Ocean Spray we like cranberries. We really, really like cranberries. We probably know cranberries better than anyone. But the funny thing is most people don’t know that much about them. We’d like to change that. Cranberries are actually one of the most unique fruits in the world. In fact, it’s only one of three fruits that are native to North America. They are a wild fruit that grow on long-running vines in sandy bogs and marshes. Mostly in the northeast, but also in other parts of North America, like Wisconsin and the Pacific Northwest. It was Native Americans who first took advantage of cranberries. They mixed deer meat and mashed cranberries to make pemmicana-survival food. They also believed in the medicinal value of cranberries–long before science discovered the cranberry’s beneficial properties!