Five Cranberry Bogs You Can Tour in Massachusetts
Head south toward the Cape to learn how farmers harvest our official state berry: the cranberry.
Sure, apples and pumpkins are the go-to pick-your-own plants of fall, but when you look past Halloween, there’s one fruit that stands out from all others—the cranberry. Without these antioxidant-rich “superfruits,” Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be the same.
Cranberries grows in bogs, and while you have to head farther out of town to find them, there are plenty of spots in Massachusetts where you can tour cranberry bogs, even dive in, and haul home some fresh-picked produce.
The following are five spots that offer cranberry bog tours. Plan accordingly—most require that you pre-schedule tour dates. To learn more about how cranberries grow, sustainability, and more local farms, check out the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association’s website, Cranberries.org.
Flax Pond Farms
58 Pond St., Carver
508-866-3654 or 508-866-2162, flaxpondfarms.com
72 Brook St., Plympton
186 Leonard St., Acushnet
508-951-1551 or 508-951-1902, stonebridgefarmevents.com