cran2Here at Ricker Hill we utilize machines to aide in the dry harvesting of our berries. We dry harvest our cranberries unlike many other bogs that are flooded since we sell our berries whole and to a fresh market.

The physical machine that is utilized to harvest the berries resembles a push lawnmower, but this machine has rakes that pick the berries off the vine. A conveyor belt on the back of the harvester takes the berries from the rakes and deposits them in a bag located on the back. Demonstrations could be available on harvesting within the harvesting season which takes place in mid October.

Cranberries are generally harvested in October , depending on the variety of the berry and if it is for processing