Sunday 6 October 2013

Muskoka Trip Part III: Cranberry Time!

Cranberries - we used to have them on our
property in Bala.
Cranberry bog
Off we went to Bala, to visit the Muskoka Lakes Winery and the cranberry bog. The cranberries have been harvested and they are in full working mode.
 The berries are being sorted and washed.

There are bus tours of people all over Muskoka, to see the fall colours. There were tons of people having samples of the various wines. When the Cranberry Festival begins (the weekend after Canadian Thanksgiving), there will be even more buses full of folks coming in from Cranfest to sample and purchase.
We've visited Cranfest many times. We were volunteers in 2009, the 25th Anniversary, and the last October we lived in Bala. Cranfest attracts tens of thousands of visitors.

I brought home a new product, wine spritzers. Yummy! They've added a couple of interesting sculptures on the property. As always, click on one photo, and you can see a slide show.
My Bala souvenir - it's really good!

From previous visits, here are a few more photos. I usually have a photo taken with Matt, who makes the wine, but he was away on an errand.
Harvesting machines
Matt and his vats
Cranberry wine
in progress
Cranberries being washed


Louisette said...

Interesting post for learn your beautifull Land, Have a nice new week
Thanks for hosting

Red said...

As they say not enough of us know where our food comes from. I have no experience with cranberries except the low bush and high bush type.

Cloudia said...

You live in beauty, Jenn

ALOHA from Honolulu
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Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
mmmmm I love cranberries, especially the juice. What a wonderful trip you had and such a beautiful time of year! YAM xx