Cranberry Harvest Is Underway

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These cranberries are sold as fresh berries, so the harvest looks different than what you’ve seen before. For example, these bogs are not fully flooded. After harvest, the cranberries are dried and sorted four separate times by color. White to pale berries are sold to be mixed with juice (the flavor is not different from a more red berry). The deadline to get these berries harvested is around Nov. 1 (before the water turns to ice). It takes about 7 weeks for Ray’s crew to harvest 700 acres. That’s why he can’t wait for all the berries to turn red.

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