Wisconsin farmers mark start of cranberry harvest season after slow start
JUNCTION CITY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- This week marks the start of cranberry harvest season. Farmers say it's later than usual, but the cranberry crop is on track.
They say this is the perfect weather to harvest cranberries. Wisconsin is home to the largest production of cranberry crops in the world.
At DuBay Cranberry Company, they have already harvested more than 40,000 pounds of cranberries.
"We had a little bit of a slow start," said Dave Hansen, manager of DuBay Cranberry Co. "It's still a slow start, because it has been such a mild fall. Now with cooler weather, the color is coming on, so harvest will be peaking pretty soon."
Around 250 farmers in 20 counties grow cranberries.
Farmers say they're hoping for a frost soon to bring a little more color to the cranberries. They're also hoping to finish harvesting in the next 20 days or so.