Cranberries have been an important crop for New Jersey since the 19th century. Native Americans were using cranberries as food, medicine, and dyes long before the European settlers arrived. Learn the history of these tart berries and why they were so important. We will also explore New Jersey’s contribution to their cultivation with food historian Judith Krall-Russo. Early American recipes will be discussed. Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Library Meeting Room. This program is free and suitable for all ages. Registration is recommended but not required. Register online, in person, or by calling (732) 842-0690 x111. This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of New Jersey Council for Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.