Cranberries…Naturally! – Pulse Spotlight – 10.17.11

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Whenever we find a store that is a little more hidden than the rest, we are that much more excited to share it with our readers! Tucked into Gasoline Alley, off of Glover Road in the heart of Fort Langley, is where you will find one of the more unique boutiques we’ve featured yet – Cranberries…Naturally!

This quaint little store offers all types of cranberry products from cranberry sauces to cranberry vinegars, cranberry candy, cranberry BBQ sauce and lots more. Imagine an entire store filled with cranberry goodness – that’s what you will find in Fort Langley.

Fraser Valley Pulse Spotlight - Cranberries.Naturally

Owner Jasmine Marjanovic didn’t know just what she was getting herself into when she attended the Fort Langley Cranberry Festival about 16 years ago. After attending the festival she was so excited to have discovered all the great things you could do with cranberries and how healthy they were for you! Jasmine jumped into the world of cranberries and researched as much as she could about the health benefits of these power packed ruby berries and became determined to share this information with her community.

After 4 years of planning, designing and renovating, Jasmine opened the doors to Cranberries…Naturally in 1999. Originally an old garage, the building that Cranberries…Naturally calls home required a bit of TLC before the store could open. Wanting to capture a bit of the history that her store shares with the building and community, Jasmine aimed to create a space that reflected the spirit and essence of Fort Langley. We believe she succeeded! Using a mixture of vintage armoires, eclectic artwork, wicker baskets and whimsical touches, Jasmine has created an inviting environment that makes you feel all warm and cozy as soon as you step inside.

Fraser Valley Pulse Spotlight - Cranberries.Naturally

Fraser Valley Pulse Spotlight - Cranberries.Naturally

Even those who aren’t familiar with cranberries will love this shop. Jasmine and her staff are happy to educate those customers who traditionally limit their cranberry intake to turkey dinners! They love sharing best uses of all the yummy cranberry products on their shelves as well as their multiple health benefits. We learned all kinds of great tips on our recent visit: not only are these little berries high in vitamin C, they are also natural whiteners and act as a natural antiseptic. They are also, when eaten frozen, great for soothing aching gums after a trip to the dentist.

Fraser Valley Pulse Spotlight - Cranberries.Naturally

Fraser Valley Pulse Spotlight - Cranberries.Naturally

Originally a supplier of cranberry products from all over Canada, Cranberries…Naturally now develops and distributes their own unique products. As Jasmine’s own creations started replacing the products she used to bring in, she discovered how much she loved creating and selling natural products. Cranberries…Naturally prides themselves on the preservative free and sulphate free processes used to create their products. Using ingredients such vinegar as a natural preservative or honey as a natural sweetener, Jasmine and her team are able to label their jars with ingredients that we can all read and pronounce.

Fraser Valley Pulse Spotlight - Cranberries.Naturally
We highly suggest a visit to this store if you love cranberries or if you’re looking to try a new, unique Fraser Valley product. You will find jams, jellies, sauces, vinegars, candies and all kinds of cranberry products that we bet you’ve never seen before. If you get a little overwhelmed, try out their Cranberry Zinger Salad Dressing – it’s Jasmine’s favorite so you can be sure it won’t disappoint!

Fraser Valley Pulse Spotlight - Cranberries.Naturally

Cranberries…Naturally products can also be found at select Capers and Whole Foods stores, as well as select markets and boutiques throughout the Fraser Valley, including Inspired Arts and Gifts.

We have a couple of yummy cranberry products to share with one of our fabulous readers. Please leave a note below to be entered to win! Winner will be chosen at random on October 24, 2011. 

Congratulations to our winner, Lana. This contest is now closed.

9203 Glover Road, Fort Langley
Ring: 604.888.1989 

Contributor: Shannon Clattenburg

Shannon Clattenburg is a creative spirit first and a freelance writer second. She is a features writer for Fraser Valley Pulse and has a love for uncovering hidden gems throughout the Fraser Valley . She lives in Chilliwack with her boyfriend and her doggy Rolo. Twitter: @OrdinaryShan

30 Responses to “Cranberries…Naturally! – Pulse Spotlight – 10.17.11”

  1. Kate says:

    Love cranberries and anxious to explore this charming shop. And the draw is on my birthday so has to be fate!

  2. Gold says:

    Hello, I love Fort Langley and am excited to hear about a shop I have not yet seen there! I live nearby and look forward to checking out this unique store..what a great concept! Hmmm maybe I can find some great Christmas gifts! :)

  3. Chrissy says:

    LOVE the Cranberry Festival. We go as a family every year. Such a beautiful area and who doesnt love cranberries!

  4. Diana says:

    Going to the Fort on the 30th….will drop in….Luv dried cranberries

  5. Joan says:

    I love in orange infused cranberries

  6. Kelly says:

    Jasmine, you are amazing, thank you for your spirit and your creativity. I am so glad to have found you and your amazing cranberry products.

    Thank you for having a fantastic store full of incredible delictable foods AWESOME!!

    It was so nice to see you at the cranberry festival Cathy and I had fun! Cathy says thank you for the chocolate cranberry sauce!cheers and congratulations Kelly

  7. Carolyn says:

    I look forward to visiting this shop :)

  8. Martha says:

    We were at the festival this year. It was great. Will be in Fort Langley in the next couple of weeks, and will stop by your store.

  9. Amy says:

    Love the products! I use the cranberry zinger dressing in my stir fry, adds a nice flavor. It’s also good for marinating my tofu! I use the cranberry jalapeno jelly to put on crackers with goat cheese rolled in black sesame seeds. So many uses…so many yummy treats! This coming from someone who isn’t usually a fan of cranberries, thank you Jasmine!

  10. Chrystalyn says:

    When I used to go through Fort Langley to see all the quaint shops I went through this delightful little shop and it was so interesting to see all the things that can be made with cranberries.

  11. Sherry says:

    Always a delicious place to visit!

  12. Dale Kler says:

    I always make my own cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving and Christmas, but don’t quite know what else to do with cranberries…I look forward to visiting this shop and seeing all their “wares’…

  13. Linda Sikora says:

    I look forward to visiting and definately want to try the cranberry zinger dressing!!! Yum.

  14. Peter says:

    Always stop by to see what’s new and tastey!

  15. Taylor says:

    mmmmmm…..I love cranberries! I would love to try some of these products

  16. Julie says:

    Would love to try some of your products; cranberries are so healthy.

  17. Cheryl Tall says:

    Mmmmm. Cranberries!

  18. Kim Self says:

    Great store and delicious treats. The Cranberry Jalapeno jelly makes a great glaze for roast chicken or pork chops!

  19. Lana Hart says:

    I tried the cranberry marmalade – sooooo good!

  20. Meagan McIntosh says:

    This store will be a must visit next time I am in Langley – I love cranberries!!!!!

  21. Michelle says:

    LOVE Cranberries, I will be sure to stop in here when I visit Fort Langley this weekend.
    Thanks again for sharing this lovely shop :)

  22. Dee says:

    I am anxious to visit this store, I did not know you could do so much with cranberries. A bunch of us are going to Fort Langley next week. Will certainly pay a visit. Thankyou.

  23. Char says:

    Cranberries…so healthy…would love to come visit!!!

  24. lynda says:

    this is a MUST stop for me when i go into Fort Langley. The dried cranberries are great for so many things and the s
    alsa is fabulous!

  25. Nancy Walker says:

    Since I am a Milner resident and live near Ft. Langley, I shop in the village often and never miss this great shop. I always take visitors there so they can see what all can be done with cranberries which are so healthy for you. Jasmine and her staff are always so friendly and greet you so warmly. What an asset to our community!

    Nancy Walker

  26. Stacy Bredo says:

    can’t wait to try the cranberry vinegar

  27. dee easton says:

    very quaint little shop – always a pleasure to visit with Jasmine – enjoyed the festival

  28. Lana Hart says:

    I was so happy to win the cranberry vinegar and cranberry jalapeno jelly. Thank you so much – LOVE your products!!!! Lana at the Coffee Gallery at the Tate

  29. […] using products from other local companies, such as A Bread Affair and Cranberries Naturally, Say Cheese has created a simple menu of 7 grilled cheese sandwiches, ranging from The Classic, […]

Leave a Reply