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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ADM Recognized for Carver Elementary School Donation/in Events, General, Real Estate /by Linda Burke
CARVER – Members of the school community recognized the A.D. Makepeace Company and its Read Custom Soils division Monday for contributing special engineered soil valued at more than $50,000 for […]
ADM Issues $10,000 Challenge Match to Benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth/in General, Real Estate /by Linda Burke
CARVER AND PLYMOUTH, ISSUED DECEMBER 14, 2022 … Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth is pleased to announce that the A.D. Makepeace Company has issued a $10,000 Challenge Match to […]
ADM Supports Old Colony YMCA/in General, Real Estate /by Linda Burke
PLYMOUTH – The A.D. Makepeace Company has contributed $137,000 to the Old Colony YMCA to kickstart “Giving Tuesday.” The contribution, composed of several donations over the course of 2022, includes […]