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Wet harvesting of cranberriesOverview

The cranberry, one of three fruits native to North America, is commercially grown in the United States. The country produced more than 8.0 million barrels of cranberries in 2012, valued at more than $385.5 million. More than half of the nation’s cranberries are produced in Wisconsin, followed by Massachusetts. New Jersey, Oregon and Washington also produce cranberries.  (NASS 2013)  September 2013 ...  Cranberries



Businesses/Case Studies

  • Bradshaw’s Cranberry Farm, Dennysville, Maine - This business grows fresh cranberries for retail and wholesale markets. Market outlets include grocery stores, farmers’ markets, gift shops, farm stands and specialty food stores.
  • Coquille Cranberries, North Bend, Oregon - A relative newcomer to the cranberry business whose bogs are certified by Oregon Tilth.
  • Cranberry Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts - This farm, which grows certified organic cranberries, is interested in organizing with others in forming an organic growers' cooperative.
  • Decas Cranberry Products, Inc., Carver, Massachusetts - This company is one of the leading cranberry purveyors. It markets cranberries for about 160 growers in Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Oregon.
  • Fresh Meadow Farms, Carver, Massachusetts - This Farm Aid case study describes an organic cranberry operation.
  • Glacial Lake Cranberries Inc., Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin - Agritourism activities on this central Wisconsin Century Farm include farm, wildlife and birding tours, which are offered year round but are most popular during harvest in September and October, and during on-farm stays at The Stone Cottage.
  • Ocean Spray - This agricultural cooperative is owned by 700 cranberry growers and 50 grapefruit growers located throughout the United States and Canada.
  • Ocean Spray Cranberries at the Crossroads, Ag Marketing Resource Center, Kansas State University, 2003 - This case study looks at the governance structure and growth issues facing Ocean Spray.
  • United Cranberry Growers Cooperative, Wausau, Wisconsin - This ag cooperative of independent cranberry growers formed in 2010.

Links checked September 2013.


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