There is a new berry in Cranberry Country!

30 Aug

Congrats to the Nemitz family for bringing Aronia berries to Wisconsin, well at least to cranberry country. And congrats too to Chris Krueger for his work as well. Read about it Here.

CMC crop forecast

30 Aug

I don’t remember the CMC releasing the crop forecast in this manner before, but the report is accurate and Here it is.  What do you think the crop looks like in your neck of the woods?  Wisconsin looks to be every berry of the 5.8mm bbl projection…but we will know for sure when that last truck drives off the scale.

A big day for Cranberry Growers Cooperative….CranGrow

13 Aug

New plant

We had a large crowd in Warrens to celebrate the opening of our new plant!  Thanks to everyone who joined us.  We look forward to the future!

I have to admit, we are pretty excited for our ribbon cutting at our new CranGrow processing plant in Warrens!

10 Aug

Oregon vs Wisconsin

8 Aug

United Cranberry update

7 Jun

All kinds of things are happening…just not at United Cranberry!  With the 2015 crop, all of our members transferred their contracts to Cranberry Growers Cooperative, or CranGrow for short.  CranGrow has a little bit different structure than UCGC and was organized under a different WI statute for business reasons.  You can find out about that co op at www.crangrow.com

United Cranberry members have reason to be proud!  Our efforts began in 2010 with a goal of organizing independent growers.  We led with the BeBerryAware promotion and used our resources to fingerprint a cranberry. UCGC started handling fruit in 2012-2014 and developed a significant customer base for our dried cranberries that we sold under Wisconsin’s Best Cranberries.  With both UCGC and WBC being wound down, the future is CranGRow!  All of the success of CranGRow will have started with a hand full of growers back in 2010 thinking that something had to change!  Thank you all.

CranGRow has a new processing plant under construction in Warrens, WI. We will keep the blog going under United Cranberry unless we find something better!  Stay tuned for pictures and info on CranGRow!

From the lawyers…

6 Jun

“There was a meeting of independent cranberry growers in Wisconsin Rapids on June 2nd, 2016. Attorneys from Lawton & Cates provided an update on the lawsuit against Ocean Spray and reviewed options going forward. Various growers expressed an interest in joining the case and proceeding as individual plaintiffs. If you missed the meeting and are interested in an update on the case and hearing about your options going forward, you should contact Jim Olson, Scott Hassett or Dan Lenz at Lawton & Cates, (608) 282-6200.”