Many of the A.D. Makepeace Company cranberry bog areas are decades old and still produce, year after year. As you might imagine, the way a bog was constructed before heavy equipment and other modern conveniences, was quite different than today.
Cranberry bog renovation is a common practice in Massachusetts as well as other growing regions. The A.D. Makepeace Company has a strong tradition of renovating older cranberry bogs showing not only a commitment to the industry but also a commitment to improving bog efficiencies. When an older cranberry bog is renovated a more level, more water-efficient, and higher-yielding bog is typically created within the same footprint of the previous bog.
Above is an image of the recent planting of a newly renovated cranberry bog in Carver. It will take approximately three years from the time of this investment to see the first full harvest.