Here in Oregon, we call cranberry harvesting "mining for red gold." Our history goes back to 1885, when Charles Dexter McFarlin started our state's first cranberry bog. In fact, that bog is still producing cranberries today - nice dark, juicy ones. Because of the longer growing season on the Pacific Coast, our berries are darker in color. Among the 173 growers in Oregon, we currently cultivate approximately 2,500 acres and harvest about 40 million pounds of fruit each year.
The Gant Family
- Bandon, Oregon
- 3rd Generation
"We live on the farm and we want to protect that environment as much as we possibly can...it's our home."- Gary Gant
One of the things we love most about our lifestyle is the small-town vibe. Everyone watches out for everyone else's welfare and lends a helping hand. It means we all get more time with our families and time to do some of the other things we love to do. And to think that all that we have today evolved out of the $300 my grandfather borrowed to buy 160 acres of land during the Great Depression. We sure are grateful.