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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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