The A.D. Makepeace Company, based in Wareham, is North America’s largest cranberry grower, the largest private property owner in eastern Massachusetts, and a recognized leader in environmentally responsible real estate development and stewardship. Cranberries are our heritage and our livelihood. Our 169-year history in the cranberry industry affects the way we do business, and it strengthens the communities we build.
LIFE on the BOG
Renovating Cranberry Bogs
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.
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North America's largest cranberry grower. Proud Ocean Spray member. Environmentally responsible real estate developer.
Official Ribbon Cutting for Southcoast’s Newest Luxury Rental Community/in General, Real Estate /by Linda Burke
Dignitaries and residents joined the A.D. Makepeace Company Tuesday at a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of 35 Rosebrook, the region’s newest luxury apartment community.
Ground Broken for BID, Long Pond Physical Therapy Building at Redbrook/in Events, General /by Linda Burke
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth and Long Pond Physical Therapy will soon be a part of the Redbrook community, as ground was broken Tuesday for a new building that will house both.
Baker-Polito Administration Announces $1 Million MassWorks Award for Plymouth/in General, Real Estate /by Linda Burke
Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined Plymouth Town Manager Melissa Arrighi, Plymouth Selectmen Chairman Ken Tavares, Senator Vinny deMacedo, Representative Mathew Muratore, President/CEO Michael Hogan of the A.D. Makepeace Company and other local and state officials to announce a $1 million MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant for the reconstruction of Wareham Road.