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Pick Your Own Cranberries Program

Be a cranberry grower without having to do all the work.   

2017 Applications Now Available 

2017 Adopt A Bog Information and Form

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We had a wonderful time harvesting cranberries on Saturday!  Thank you for sharing your time, and knowledge about cranberry farming with us.  It is obvious that you and your son enjoy cranberry farming and you make a good team.  We are enjoying the fruits of our labor.  We have made cranberry upside down muffins, cranberry bread and cranberry juice. The cranberries are delicious!

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We are offering the adoption of 100 sq. ft. of cranberry bog for $150.  Similar to a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, this has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Our “adopt a bog” program has a unique twist; you will come out and pick your own plots. 

Your plot will be located in our Brown Swamp bog which is the oldest producing cranberry bog in the area dating back to the early 1880s.  The cranberry variety will be Early Black, which was discovered by N. Robbins in 1852 in Harwich, Massachusetts. Early Black is usually one of the first varieties harvested, ripening by mid-SeptemberThey have a sweeter taste and intense red color. The variety makes great whole berry cranberry sauce and delicious for baking.

 

The “Adopt A Bog” cranberry grower will receive:

 

  • An assigned plot in Brown Swamp Bog.

  • Email reports of what is happening on the bog.

  • You will harvest your plot with a wooden scoop.

  • You will sort the berries on our antique separator.  Sorry we will not be able to ship your berries.

  • You will receive 30lbs of clean fresh cranberries in a antique wooden cranberry box which you can keep.

  • We will also send you home with cranberry recipes so you can enjoy your crimson harvest.

 

We will send a notification when the berries are almost ripe. 2017 Adopt-A-Bog harvest weekends are estimated to be September 30-Oct. 1 and October 7, 8 and 9.  Harvest is dependent on the weather.  The bog and berries have to be dry in order for you to come out and hand scoop your plot.  This is a dry harvest process, no waders necessary. If you prefer we can harvest your plot, clean and sort your fruit for you for an additional $50 charge.

 

    Cranberries freeze very easily in zip lock bags.  We have frozen them in 5lb bags for up to 2 years without any issues.  

 

Adoption of a bog DOES NOT give any property rights. If you decide to visit your bog plot, please remember that we are a working farm. So for your safety, advance arrangements need to be made with Mayflower Cranberries. 

Your cranberry bog will be grown using approved Integrated Pest Management Practices developed by the University of Massachusetts.

For adoption information and application, please link to form above.

Adoption will be a first come first serve bases.

 

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