The company: Vincent Cranberries, a family-run cranberry bog in the Southern Oregon Coastal town of Bandon.
The people: The Vincent family, whose grandparents cultivated their first cranberry bog on the same land back in 1957.
Why we picked them: Many don't realize that cranberries are grown in Oregon, even though the Beaver state is the 4th largest producer in the country. Also not widely known is that some of the best come from these parts! Blame it on the cool Pacific Northwest climate and long growing season that allow the berries to stay on the vine longer, deepening both in color and in sweetness. The Bandon Cranberry is renowned worldwide for these special characteristics, so we're delighted that we've found a family farm that's doing them justice!
The Vincent Family farm is located just a half mile from the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. They terrace their fields and use well water to irrigate and flood, allowing gravity to move and reuse the water from one tier to the next all throughout the season; it's eventually returned back to their closed aquifer environment, eliminating potential impact to the watershed. We happily support Vincent Cranberries not only because they took a huge leap of faith to pull out of the commodity pool and market a higher quality product on their own but also because we believe their product is some of the finest we've ever tasted.