It is thought that cranberry farming began in 1840 in New Jersey. With almost 1,400 hectares of cultivated land, cranberry cultivation has become a major sector for our state. Here, the history of the cranberry has deep roots. In the 1700s, civilians had to pay a fine of up to 10 shillings if they were caught picking cranberries before they reached full maturity. We are also proud of the industrial innovation that has marked our history. New Jersey is home to Thomas Darlington, inventor of the Darlington Harvester – the first machine used for dry harvesting.
The Haines family. The family is from Chatsworth, New Jersey. Fifth generation.
“It’s really great to help with the harvest and to see our produce – so good and so tangible – efforts that are ongoing all year round. And afterwards, it all begins again.” – Rebecca Haines
Our farm is constantly evolving. Every year, we try new things to improve our operations and make them more efficient. But what has always been, and will continue to be, the most important for us is the conservation of our water’s purity. It’s necessary not only for the quality and flavour of the fruit, but also for all of the families that live on the farm. Our house is surrounded by cranberry bogs. What’s good for the bogs is good for our family.