WHY IS MECHELLE HAPPY?
Mechelle is a fifth-generation farmer, her great grandparents were among the first to grow cranberries in Bandon in the ‘30s. “Growing up hearing the heritage stories of farming inspired us to join the cranberry farming tradition,” she says.
Cranberries are just the first step. Bouncing Berry Farms’ signature product is their Cranberry and Apple Fruit Delight. Mechelle originally created this versatile product as an allergy-friendly dessert for her daughter, but it’s equally delicious with meat or in appetizers. It’s healthy, too, with a generous amount of local cranberries in each jar.
Michelle sees herself not just as a producer, but as a steward of the land. “In the country, we live with nature. The land is important to us, so using sustainable practices is the best way we have to preserve its vitality.” The property also sustains a fruit orchard, gardens, chickens, and natural wildlife.
Look for Bouncing Berry Farms’ Cranberry and Apple Fruit Delight soon at Local Choice Produce Market, and start enjoying this healthy local treat.