Dirt Pic: cranberry bogs in the North Country
Peter and Patty Paquin. Photo: Lisa Lazenby.
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New Englanders Peter and Patty Paquin found themselves in northern St. Lawrence County a little under ten years ago. They grew cranberries on Cape Cod – in the Cranberry Belt, you could say.
Still some cranberries to collect in the bogs in Brasher. Photo: Lisa Lazenby
But the Paquins noticed northern New York had the same qualities as New England, terrain and soil-wise. And the land prices were far cheaper.
Paquin mostly sells bulk to Ocean Spray and other big buyers. But his cranberries are available in some local shops, too. But the season is coming to a close soon. Seek out those local cranberries soon if you want them!
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