Because there are no fresh cranberries in the entire city of eugene. . .
I can't have it myself so i give you my favorite cranberry recipe... Cook 1 bag of berries in a small pot with a couple tbspns water just until they start to soften. Stir together in large bowl softened berries, 1 can crushed pineapple, 1 can mandarin oranges, and 1 bag marshmallows. Refrigerate overnight and stir in a small container of sour cream and a small tub of coolwhip (or the equivalent in fresh whipped cream, yum) and enjoy. Please! I wish i were! :)