Here in Oregon, it’s said that the cranberry harvest is “digging for red gold”. Our story goes back to 1885, when Charles Dexter McFarlin established our state’s first cranberry bog. Incidentally, that bog still continues to produce cranberries today – very dark and very juicy fruits. Because the growing season on the Pacific coast lasts longer, our fruits have a darker colour. Oregon’s 173 producers cultivate around 1,000 hectares of land and harvest some 20 million kilos of fruit every year.
The Gant family.
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“We live on the farm and want to protect this environment as much as we can... This is our home.” – Gary Gant
One of the things that we appreciate the most in our way of life is the small-town atmosphere. We all care about the well-being of everybody else and we help each other. This means that we all have time for our families and time for doing what we love. To think that everything that we have today came from the $300 that my grandfather borrowed to buy 64 hectares of land during the great depression... We are so thankful for this.