I’m partnering with Ocean Spray® for its NYC Cranberry Classroom.
School is in session, and today’s lesson is all about cranberries. Since it’s harvest season, my sons and I attended the Ocean Spray® Cranberry Classroom Event in New York City at Rockefeller Center®, where we learned about the history of cranberries, watched a virtual reality harvest, waded through an actual cranberry bog, and made our own bog-in-a-cup.
It was a fun time ♥︎
200 years ago….
On the first day of fall this year, Ocean Spray® transformed the center of Rockefeller Center® in NYC into a 1,500 sq. ft. cranberry bog display, helping us get ready for the upcoming harvest (and the use of cranberries in my own kitchen creations this holiday season).
It is also the bicentennial of the very first cultivated cranberry harvest in America! Visitors experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about the cranberry from the inside out, including enjoying their taste, learning about their health benefits, and discovering the heritage of this amazing berry. Multi-generational Ocean Spray® cranberry growers were on hand to talk about the berry the love so much and how it’s changed over the last 200 years.
The Most Beautiful Harvest
The #CranberryClassroom featured fully immersive activity stations, including experiencing The Most Beautiful Harvest through a virtual reality 3D Bog Diorama Film, creating a bog-in-a-cup that can actually grow cranberries (down the line- we have to water it and care for it, a wonderful project for my sons), and wading through a real-life bog filled with juicy cranberries while wearing waders.
The Most Beautiful Harvest experience was designed to celebrate the beauty of the cranberry harvest, showcasing the fruit’s journey from bog to bottle, and New York City had a great time learning all about it.
A Cranberry Classroom for everyone
Those who couldn’t make it to the bog can still experience The Most Beautiful Harvest at www.OSharvest.com. Featuring fully immersive, 360-degree views of a bog and harvest experience, it’s the next best thing to being here! The “Most Beautiful Harvest” experience uses Oculus Rift technology and offers desktop, mobile and Google Cardboard ready versions to participate.
Ready to immerse yourself in the deliciousness of America’s favorite berry? Find Ocean Spray® here, and also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. Enjoy the virtual reality experience of a cranberry harvest here.
And for now, enjoy a recipe for Cranberry Trailmix ♥︎
2 cups popcorn
1 cup pretzel bites
1 cup favorite nuts (if not allergic)
1/2 cup Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries
1/4 cup chocolate chips
… lots of energy and taste to keep everyone going on their adventures!
Have a Happy Harvest!
Thank you to Ocean Spray® for sponsoring this blog post. All opinions are my own.