Thank you to those who shared their time and a cranberry harvest experience with us! It is through understanding the bigger picture, that we become a more responsible and caring generation.
Change is inevitable, and we regret to inform you that we will not offer daily harvest tours in 2017. Our business model has changed and we need to devote more of our time and energy to Honestly Cranberry. There is still potential for other events in the future, just not the daily harvest tours.
To everyone who has shown interest in cranberries, been to our Visitor Center, or on a Glacial Lake Cranberries tour in the last 18 years - it's been a pleasure to meet all of you, near and far, and thank you, thank you, thank you!
Photo Courtesy of Bruce Taubert
The property now known as Glacial Lake Cranberries, Inc. has been producing cranberries since 1873. The 6,000 acres of property is located in central Wisconsin, about 15 miles west of Wisconsin Rapids on the north shore of old Glacial Lake Wisconsin. This lake disappeared thousands of years ago and left behind some of the finest wetlands in the state. The high water table, available sand, and acid soil conditions make the area conducive to cultivating North America’s native red fruit – Vaccinnium macrocarpon - the cranberry.
Cranberries were found growing wild on this property. Sandhill Cranes and other diverse wildlife are also native to this landscape.
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The name Cranberry came about because the blossom resembles the head of a Sandhill Crane!