Title

In the past seven years, Pete Grant and Gordon Kelly of Cherryfield and nearly a

Authors

Ken Textor

Source

Down East

Date

10-1-1996

Pages

40-43, 64-66

Abstract

In the past seven years, Pete Grant and Gordon Kelly of Cherryfield and nearly a score of other Washington County residents have taken up the daunting task of building and cultivating cranberry bogs in the area's rough, remote terrain. Maine cranberry growers got a boost from a study that linked consumption of cranberry juice to a decreased risk of bladder infections. Constructing and maintaining cranberry bogs, protecting the cranberries from frost, and hand-weeding them are just some of the tasks of growing the fruit. At least seven agencies approve new bogs because of the water that is used. Brooks Holmes of Jonesboro had to see a total of 116 regulation agents in three years, but remains optimistic about the industry because of a shortfall in cranberry production and steadily rising prices. With a history of cranberry growing in Maine, information on how cranberries are grown, tips on using them in cooking, and a look at several growers.

Subjects

Cranberry industry, Grant, Peter, Kelly, Goprdon

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