bogs lie on two distinctive soil types: rich peaty soil also commonly
found in Wisconsin cranberry farms, and soils heavy with silt and clay.
We sometimes employ different types of growing mediums on our silt and
clay bogs by using either sand or sawdust to improve the growing medium.
Our varieties were chosen based on their strength in maximizing annual
yield, berry size, and berry quality.
By cultivating cranberries on clay-based bogs, Golden Eagle has expanded
an opportunity that small growers have understood for years. Even though
it requires a period of pH adjustment and weed control, it subsequently
produces consistent large yields and high quality berries.
An Agreement has been made with Ocean Spray to process the cranberries before shipping to their warehouse for storage. The harvested cranberries
are trucked from the fields to the company's processing facility. The berries are put into a pool, conveyed into a separator that removes the debris,
then into a washer that scrubs the berries and removes all the defective berries and finally weighed and into a tote. The totes are transported to Ocean Spray's
warehouse for storage to be used when required.