Recipe largely adapted from this recipe at the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association. If you want to know more about the festival, click here.
1/2 cup butter
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
2 1/2 cups flour
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan. Beat butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add in vanilla and orange zest. Add eggs, mixing well after each addition. In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt, add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating at low speed just until blended. Fold cranberries into batter. Turn into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, about 50 to 60 minutes. Cool slightly in pan. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.
And here are some scenes from the Cranberry Festival in Wareham, Massachusets at AD Makepeace Farms.
This festival is a great place for families to go to. Lots of great activites and lots of learning about cranberries. Wagon rides, pony rides, cooking demonstrations, crafts, little train rides for the kiddo's, and other various demos. It has the distinction of being one of the ABA's 2013 Top 100 Events. Go here to see what others have made that list.