Local Cranberry Growers Expect Excellent Harvest

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WAREHAM, Mass. (AP) — Cranberry growers and state agriculture officials are celebrating what they hope will be a bountiful harvest.

The state’s cranberry crop is projected at about two million barrels this year, an 11 percent increase that would put the state — which has more than 14,000 acres of cranberry bogs — on track for one of its best harvests on record.

Massachusetts is the second largest cranberry producer in the nation behind Wisconsin.

The Cape Cod Cranberry Association is sponsoring a weekend festival in Wareham to celebrate the harvest. The event includes cooking demonstrations, activities for children and a chance to view a working cranberry bog.

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