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St. John River: Fiddleheads

Natural delicacy of the river valley

More on the St. John River:
St. John River:
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Cargo of Misery:
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Company Town:
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Fiddleheads:
Natural delicacy of the river valley

Fir Trade:
Forests are vital to New Brunswick's economy

Fries to Go:
Fast food for the world

Home Children:
Tragic chapter in our immigration history

Big Noise:
Foghorn is invented for Partridge Island

Return Flight:
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The Sand and the Fury:
The complex ecology of the Fundy tides

Starting Over:
Loyalists seek refuge from revolution

Vive la République !:
The unique cultural mélange of Madawaska

Fiddleheads are the tightly-spiralled sprouts of ferns. They were harvested for food by the Maliseet before being adopted by settlers from Europe and the United States.

Fiddleheads grow in rich, moist soil. The fiddlehead plant has a shoot that coils upward with tightly-coiled leaves that are reminiscent of the tuning head of a violin.

In recent years, these ferny fronds have been harvested commercially, frozen and then shipped to other parts of North America.




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