Throwback Thursday: If it’s fall in Massachusetts, it means that it’s almost time for cranberry farmers to start harvesting their crop. If you drive through the towns across the south shore and Cape Cod you’ll see crews of farmers wading through the water, guiding an ocean of red berries into sorting machines. I think that it’s one of the most gorgeous things you’ll see during the fall.
Before farmers developed the modern way to harvest cranberries, by flooding the bog and letting the berries float to the top, fields would be full of workers who would kneel on the ground and scoop the berries up. The cranberry industry has been a huge part of the local economies in the region for generations.
Send us some of your favorite cranberry harvest photos. Are you a farmer? We’d love to hear your stories about being a local cranberry farmer.