Despite weather challenges, it was a good year for cranberry producers
Despite weather extremes, cranberry production fared well this year.
The executive director of the Wisconsin Cranberry Growers Association shares more about current supplies.
According to Tom Lochner, “Fresh fruit is very seasonal. It only accounts for about 3 percent of the crop, but the other 97 percent of the crop is sold as processed products like dried cranberries, juice, cranberry sauce, and other processed products and those should be an ample supply in grocery stores for consumers throughout the holiday season and the rest of the year.”
Wisconsin leads the nation and the world in cranberry production, producing about 65 percent of the U.S. crop every year.