15th annual Cranberry Harvest Celebration

Wareham, MA — September 30, 2018 — Learn how the Massachusetts state berry grows and have some fun at the 15th annual Cranberry Harvest Celebration this Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7, at the A.D. Makepeace Company headquarters in Wareham.

The Cranberry Harvest Celebration is a great way to see and learn about the picturesque cranberry harvest while enjoying some old fashioned family fun. Watch as the A.D. Makepeace Company harvests the crimson berries continuously each day. Visit educational and historical displays, view the spectacular landscape and harvest by taking a helicopter ride, shop the marketplace with more than 40 juried exhibitors from around the region, listen to local musicians, and peruse the farmers’ market and food concession areas for the best fare around.

Returning this year, visitors can put on a pair of waders and frolic in a bog full of cranberries. Children’s activities include pony, paddle boat, train, live entertainment, wagon rides and much more.

Visitors to the Harvest Celebration, which is co-sponsored by the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association and Ocean Spray Cranberries, are treated to demonstrations of the wet cranberry harvest, an enormous tent full of juried crafters, paddleboat rides on scenic Tihonet Pond, food vendors, music, and more.

Admission is $10, $5 for seniors and military, and children under 7 are admitted free.  Admission includes continuous viewing of our wet harvest operations, animal demonstrations, live music, and many children’s activities.  Some activities have fees and others are available by donation to the non-profit organizations that offer them.

A portion of the admission fees go to local nonprofit organizations that help staff the event and to local food pantries. Parking and shuttle transportation are free.

With the exception of service animals, pets and other animals are not allowed.

The event, in its final year, is hosted by the A.D. Makepeace Company, which is is the world’s largest cranberry grower, the largest private property owner in eastern Massachusetts, and a recognized leader in environmentally responsible real estate development and stewardship.

Sales Office Opens at 35 Rosebrook

Wareham, MA — September 13, 2018 — The A.D. Makepeace Company and Jack Conway Real Estate yesterday celebrated the opening of the new sales office for the apartments at 35 Rosebrook, a new luxury apartment community conveniently located at the I-195/I-495 interchange.

The 65 apartments are scheduled for occupancy beginning in October. Pre-opening pricing for one- and two-bedroom apartments ranges from $1,695 to $2,400 per month.

“Rosebrook is a unique community offering opportunities to live, work, and play,” said A.D. Makepeace Company President/CEO Michael P. Hogan. “The residents at 35 Rosebrook will enjoy easy highway access, and a view of one of the most picturesque cranberry bogs in Massachusetts.”

The sales office is located at 20 Rosebrook Way and is managed by Jack Conway and Co. Realtors, exclusive leasing agent for 35 Rosebrook. Inside the sales office, an apartment mockup shows finishes and appliances available inside the apartments.

Other businesses located at Rosebrook include TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Southcoast Health, All American Assisted Living, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, Rogers and Gray Insurance, ICB Eye Boston, Fresenius Medical, and the Rosebrook Event Center. Restaurants include 99 Restaurant and Pub, Saga Fusion, and Five Guys.

For information about leasing, visit 35rosebrook.com.

The A.D. Makepeace Company, based in Wareham, is the world’s largest cranberry grower, the largest private property owner in eastern Massachusetts, and a recognized leader in environmentally responsible real estate development and stewardship.

Makepeace, Campanelli to Develop Apartments at Redbrook

Plymouth, MA — March 26, 2018 — Two multi-generational family businesses with deep ties to southeastern Massachusetts will team up to build a new rental neighborhood containing 184 apartments in the heart of Redbrook.

The A.D. Makepeace Company will partner with Campanelli, a third-generation developer based in Braintree, to create the apartments at Redbrook.

The new neighborhood, which was scheduled for review by the Plymouth Planning Board on Monday, will feature four buildings arrayed around a generous courtyard with a swimming pool and fitness center. The community will connect to abutting nature trails and open space.

“This is the most important milestone in the evolution of Redbrook since our first pioneering residents selected their homesites here,” said Michael P. Hogan, president and CEO of the A.D. Makepeace Company. “Campanelli’s quality and integrity make them a perfect fit with our first seven neighborhoods and the work that our first three residential homebuilder partners have done.”

“Campanelli is truly excited to partner with the A.D. Makepeace Company to bring another first class residential option to the residents of Redbrook,” said Dan DeMarco, partner of Campanelli.  “Our goal is to use our experience building luxury apartments to complement the inviting environment for residents that Redbrook already represents.”

The neighborhood will feature mostly one- and two-bedroom luxury apartments, with a small number of three-bedroom units. The buildings’ design features will be consistent with the Cape Cod feel of the existing Redbrook neighborhoods. Parking will be available under two of the buildings, which will be located across from The Green. Ten units are planned to be set aside as affordable.

Construction is scheduled to begin in late spring, with occupancy in summer 2019.

Three neighborhoods at Redbrook are complete, and four others, including one that features a new townhouse offering, are under construction. Existing builders are The Valle Group of East Falmouth, The Stabile Companies of Nashua, NH, and Whitman Homes of Canton.

Redbrook also currently features a full-service YMCA, and The Meeting House community center, which also contains the Redbrook sales and management offices as well as The Farmers Table, a café-style restaurant with a menu designed around their farm-to-table culinary philosophy.  At buildout, which will occur over a decade, Redbrook will include up to 1,200 homes, all within easy walking distance of the village center with some 60,000 square feet of commercial space. The village features more than 1,400 acres of preserved forest, with walking trails, kayak launches, ponds for fishing, swimming, and more.

Campanelli recently completed two other award-winning rental communities, in Norwood and Norton, MA and is currently leasing a 398-unit luxury apartment new development in Ashland known as Cirrus. With over six decades of successful experience having developed, built and acquired over 22 million square feet of property, Campanelli’s impeccable reputation in real estate development and investment stands as the foundation of our lasting relationships with an extensive list of repeat clients.

The A.D. Makepeace Company is developer of the award-winning Redbrook. The 164-year-old company is the world’s largest cranberry grower, the largest private property owner in eastern Massachusetts, and a recognized leader in environmentally responsible real estate development and stewardship.

Information about the village is available at redbrookplymouth.com

Make It Better With Cranberries

Region, MA — November 6, 2017 — Are you known for your delicious cranberry dessert, the most unique cranberry entrée, or the best tried-and- true cranberry sauce?  If so, we have a contest for you! The A.D. Makepeace Company, in conjunction with the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association, Trucchi’s Supermarkets and edible South Shore & South Coast magazine, invite you to participate in the 9th Annual “Make it Better with Cranberries” Cooking Contest.

Recipes must include a cranberry product (fresh cranberries, cranberry juice, dried cranberries, or prepared cranberry sauce). The contest is open to all ages and skill levels. First, second and third place prize-winners will be selected in both the adult and student/youth (8-16) category. Selected recipes will also be printed in the 2018 Edition of the “Make it Better with Cranberries” Cookbook, published by Rock Village Publishing, Middleborough.

Examples from last year’s winning recipes included Cranberry Pineapple Salsa, Cranberry Orange Turnovers, Cranberry Apple Stuffed Pork Loin, and Cranberry Glazed Chicken Wings.

Entries must be dropped off on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at one of the following locations: Makepeace Farms, 146 Tihonet Road, Wareham, MA between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Trucchi’s Supermarket, 534 County Street (Route 140) Taunton between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. or Trucchi’s Supermarket, 438 West Grove Street (Route 28), Middleborough between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.

More Awards for Redbrook

Boston, MA — October 25, 2017 — Plymouth’s Redbrook team was a big winner once again at the annual real estate industry awards for excellence in building and design, netting one gold awards and three silvers.

The awards, presented by the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston, recognize “the finest projects and outstanding achievements” of builders, developers, project owners, architects, and other professionals in the home building industry.

Awards to the A.D. Makepeace Company, Redbrook’s developer, sales firm The Collaborative Companies, and builders The Valle Group of East Falmouth and The Stabile Companies of Nashua, NH included Gold for Best Direct Mail, and Silver awards for Best Website, Community Spirit, and Landscaping.

“We are pleased to be recognized for our work in creating a community at Redbrook,” said Michael P. Hogan, president and CEO of the A.D. Makepeace Company. “Redbrook is very different from other planned communities because it fosters a genuine connection among neighbors, through the natural beauty of its setting and the partners that help make Redbrook a true New England village.”

The Community Spirit nomination narrative credits the Old Colony YMCA, whose full-service fitness and child care facility at Redbrook has exceeded all membership expectations.

“The YMCA is universally known as an inclusive organization whose number one goal is to promote health, however you define that word,” said Mr. Hogan.  “I could think of no better partner to become the heart and soul of Redbrook.”

The Redbrook team has sold out two neighborhoods and completed major infrastructure work.  Four new neighborhoods are under construction, with homes available for sale there. The first neighborhood of spectacular water-view homes is available now, and the Townhomes on the Green, introduced by Whitman Homes of Canton, MA, recently broke ground.

Redbrook has garnered 14 Prism awards to date. Information is available at the two-time award-winning website, redbrookplymouth.com.

The A.D. Makepeace Company, with properties in southeastern Massachusetts, is a recognized leader in environmentally responsible land development and stewardship.  The 163-year-old company is the world’s largest cranberry grower, a founding member of the Ocean Spray co-op, and one of the largest private property owners in Massachusetts.

Acclaimed Builder Joins Redbrook Team

Plymouth, MA — September 6, 2017 — An acclaimed regional homebuilder has joined the Redbrook team to offer a new type of home option – attached townhomes at a highly competitive price point – at the Village being developed by the A.D. Makepeace Company.

Makepeace President and CEO Michael P. Hogan announced Monday that Whitman Homes of Canton, MA will join Falmouth’s The Valle Group and The Stabile Companies of Nashua, NH as a builder at Redbrook.

“We partnered with the Whitman Homes team a decade ago to develop a beautiful neighborhood in nearby Carver, so we know first-hand that their company shares our approach and standards,” Mr. Hogan said.  “Whitman Homes plans a unique product that will be appealing to first-time buyers, young families, and empty nesters alike.”

The new neighborhood, dubbed Townhomes on the Green, will feature 32 townhouse-style homes located just north of Redbrook’s Meeting House in its first phase.  Prices for two-bedroom homes are in the $300,000s, a rarity for new construction in eastern Massachusetts.

Since it was established in 1993, Whitman Homes has earned praise from both its home buyers and the homebuilding industry. BUILDER Magazine cited Whitman Homes as one of the “Top 10 local Leaders in New England” and the Builders Association of Greater Boston honored Whitman Homes as the “Builder of the Year.” From national award-winning home design awards to individual professional service awards for their sales and project management excellence, Whitman Homes’ commitment to their buyers is one reason why Guild Quality has awarded Whitman Homes six times with their prestigious “Guild Master Award with Highest Distinction.”

“We are honored to be selected to join the award-winning team of builders already at Redbrook,” said Tim Porter, vice president and principal of Whitman Homes.  “We look forward to adding our unique Townhomes on the Green.”

The Valle Group has completed two neighborhoods and has a third under construction. Stabile’s Winterberry neighborhood is well under way.

Redbrook also currently features a full-service YMCA, and The Meeting House, containing the Redbrook sales and management offices as well as The Farmers Table, a small café-style restaurant with a menu designed around their farm-to-table culinary philosophy.  At buildout, which will occur over a decade, Redbrook will include more than 1,200 homes, all within easy walking distance of the village center with some 60,000 square feet of commercial space. The village features more than 1,400 acres of preserved forest, with walking trails, kayak launches, ponds for fishing, swimming, and more.

Information about the village is available at redbrookplymouth.com