While some people (like Andy Chase) are enjoying the fact that summer seems to have stretched into mid-to-late October, other people (like myself and our local cranberry farmers) are impatiently waiting for proper autumnal temperatures to arrive.

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Bill Haines, a fourth-generation cranberry farmer, says a perfect day would be a high of 68 and a nighttime low of 45.

Cranberries start out pale green, then turn white and finally deep red. Warmer weather keeps the berries from turning red, which can actually lead to a smaller payday for the farmers when it comes to harvesting.

I was never a big cranberry fan, but over the past few years my tastebuds have changed and I love them - bring on the cold weather and help out the cranberry farmers!

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