Pacific Coast Cranberry Research Foundation
OrganizationArts, Heritage & Culture
Cranberries are as American as apple pie, in fact, even more so! Long before the Pilgrims arrived in 1620, and before Lewis and Clark walked these parts a century ago, Native Americans combined crushed cranberries with dried deer meat and melted fat to make pemmican, a convenience food that would keep a long time.
The Pacific Coast Cranberry Research Foundation was established in 1992 as a non-profit organization. Its goals are to:
**Help fund cranberry research and extension work on the West Coast of the United States and Canada. **Maintain a demonstration cranberry farm. **Produce cranberries on Foundation property to fund research and extension activities. **Provide an educational facility for tourists, local citizens, and schools.
Cranberry harvest at the museum happens on the second weekend of October each year. It's a great time to see the red berry being harvested!