Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
One great way to preserve wild cranberries is making wild cranberry compote. This is a simple yet effective way to preserve. It is very similar to cranberry sauce.
Why buy artificially flavored syrup when you can make your own? It tastes better and it's cheaper than pure maple (but has maple in it).