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Southers Marsh

CCCGA recently squeezed in a visit with the very busy Will and Willie Stearns of Southers Marsh for a chat about all things cranberry, golf and family.

Spring Rain Farm

Picking your own strawberries is a fun springtime event. The anticipation of a summer full of fresh produce gets us all excited to go out and fill a bucket with the first fruits of the season.  CCCGA’s staff recently took an office field trip to Spring Rain Farm for some PYO strawberries and sat down to lunch and chat with one of the owners, Mary McCaffrey.

Roseann DeGrenier of Willows Cranberries

On a snowy April morning, CCCGA met up with Roseann DeGrenier of Willows Cranberries at her processing plant in Wareham. It is here, in the early 1980’s, that the DeGrenier story picked back up in the cranberry industry when Roseann and her brother, John, purchased approximately 14 acres with 10 acres of abandoned bogs situated right off the Cranberry Highway.   

Earle B. Ricker

Three generations of Rickers, spanning over 100 years, have been farming cranberries in Massachusetts. Earle B. Ricker, known as Rick to most people, is the current owner of approximately fifteen acres in Duxbury but the family business got its start in Pembroke with his grandfather, Clarence.

Cass Gilmore from Benson's Pond

A Sunday afternoon drive through the scenic backroads of South Middleboro yielded a crimson view around every turn. In the midst of his cranberry harvest, Cass Gilmore agreed to take a few minutes and chat with CCCGA outside his screenhouse at Benson's Pond.

John Mason of Tilson Brook Cranberries harvests his bog

As children, few people REALLY know what they want to be when they grow up. That was not the case with John Mason. John knew from a very early age that he wanted to be a cranberry grower.

Edgewood Bogs LLC/ Cape Cod Select

At a picnic table under a shady tree with acres of cranberry bogs as a picturesque backdrop, CCCGA recently sat down to chat with James, Jarrod and Patrick Rhodes from Edgewood Bogs LLC and Cape Cod Select.  The three brothers are 4th generation cranberry growers from Carver.

Nantucket Conservation Foundation

2016 is the year three generations of Nantucket cranberry-men walked through fire to bring the bogs they’ve worked into the next era. 

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