Native Americans prized the tangy, tart berry for its medicinal qualities and basic sustenance.
Now, cranberry bogs in Massachusetts account for 30 percent of the global cranberry acreage and nearly 7,000 jobs locally. Makepeace Company Headquarters at Tihonet Village in Warham for the 13th annual Cranberry Harvest Celebration. Makepeace is the world’s largest cranberry producer and has been operating for 160 years.
Massachusetts is the one of the country's largest commercial cranberry producers with more than 14,000 acres of working bogs, many of those on the Southeast Coast.
And fall is one of the best times to explore this Cranberry Country.
Next year’s event, for which Massachusetts will look for their 15th straight championship, will be hosted by Team Massachusetts at the Oyster Harbors Club on October 16-18, 2018.
Each autumn, cranberry bogs across the South Shore turn a vibrant crimson, ushering in the annual harvest season. The earliest record of cranberry cultivation dates to 1816 when a man named Captain Henry Hall, of Dennis, noticed that the wild cranberries in his bogs grew better when sand blew over them.
Now, cranberry bogs in Massachusetts account for 30 percent of the global cranberry acreage and nearly 7,000 jobs locally.
So it’s only fitting that there’s an entire weekend devoted to the celebration of Massachusetts’ state berry.
Following Thursday’s foursome matches, the Bay State squad entered Friday’s round with a 14-point lead over Connecticut and Rhode Island.
------------------------- 84th Tri-State Matches Quick Links ------------------------- When the last singles match was decided, Team Massachusetts had secured a 29-point victory, which marked the 35th championship overall for the Bay State dating back to the tournament’s inaugural year in 1928.