Cranberry harvest happening now in Wisconsin

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BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Cranberry season is in full swing in Wisconsin. At Brockway Marsh in Black River Falls, crews are working to harvest more than 90 acres of the fruit.

According to the Wisconsin State Cranberry Grower’s Association, half of the world’s cranberry production takes place right here in the badger state.

Brockway Marsh owner Jim Bible has been growing cranberries for 39 years in the state. He says this year’s harvest is off to a great start.

Bible said, “This year’s crop appears to be about average on my marsh here we are pretty happy we just got started this week we are happy with all our crops so far.”

Once cranberries are harvested at the marsh, they are taken to ocean spray in Tomah to be sold as juice, craisins, and more. Bible estimates he will produce 2.8 million pounds of cranberries for ocean spray this season.

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