After a ship ran ashore in 1839, many barrels washed ashore. The barrels were filled with sour, red berries. Beach combers thought that the barrels contained wine and they were highly disappointed when the barrels turned out to be filled with the (nowadays very famous) cranberry. These days, the cranberry is being used as a medicine and as an ingredient for various recipes. The cranberry fields on Terschelling belong to Staatsbosbeheer (a Dutch public organisation that manages a sizeable amount of the nature reserves in the Netherlands). In this cranberry factory, you can taste the cranberry, visit the shop and discover all about the history of this local product.