December 08, 2019
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Dry cranberry harvest in Troy

Stanley Luce and his wife Jennifer Wixson of Highland Farms in Troy harvest their cranberries using the dry method. Fresh cranberries are harvested using this method.  To harvest this way, cranberry growers use a mechanical picker with metal teeth that comb the berries off the vine and put them in a box or burlap sack at the back of the machine.  After Stanley harvests the cranberries, Jennifer sorts the berries to remove any that may have frost, bug or picking damage.



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