How South Haven-area farm harvests cranberries

SOUTH HAVEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A farm near South Haven is opening to the public this weekend so you can see firsthand how cranberries are harvested.

"It's fun. It's fun time of year. Harvest is probably the best time of the year," grower Mike DeGrandchamp said.

DeGrandchamp Farms has been growing blueberries for 60 years and cranberries for 25.

"There's only about three or four of us growers in the state that grow cranberries," DeGrandchamp told 24 Hour News 8 Friday. "Michigan is a good place to grow cranberries, there just isn't a lot of growers here right now."

Harvest is already underway at his cranberry bogs off 20th Avenue in South Haven Township. The cranberries are knocked off their plants. The fields are then flooded with water pumped in from a nearby reservoir.

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