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Wayne Dunham Cranberries

Cranberries have always been a part of Wayne Dunham’s life.  He grew up picking cranberries with his father, Francis, who owned his own bogs and was also the foreman for Waterville Pond Cranberry.  As a boy, Wayne recalls picking cranberries by hand.  He also recounted his work spreading sand on the bogs with a #2 square shovel which, he told CCCGA, was not how most people did it but he liked that shovel.

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.

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