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.
New Dental Office at Rosebrook/in General /by Linda Burke
WAREHAM – Local officials, the A.D. Makepeace Company, and the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of a new full-service dental practice at Rosebrook Place Thursday. […]
ADM Donates ATVs to Carver PD/in General /by Linda Burke
CARVER – The A.D. Makepeace Company has purchased two all-terrain vehicles and a trailer to the Carver Police Department to assist in the development of an off-road patrol function in […]
Christine Beech Named Controller/in General, Real Estate /by Linda Burke
WAREHAM — The A..D. Makepeace Company has promoted Christine Beech to the position of Controller. Ms Beech, 39, previously served as finance manager for the company, where her responsibilities included […]