Washington Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Cranberries have been a part of life along the southern coast of Washington for more than a century. It all started with a visitor from Massachusetts who noticed the climate and soil conditions were similar to those on Cape Cod. He put together a group of investors who purchased the original bogs for $1 an acre and began commercial cultivation in the area during the 1870s. Today, most cranberry farms reside along a stretch of Washington shore, from Westport to Grayland, and have earned the area the nickname of the Cranberry Coast. More than 100 of Ocean Spray’s Grower-Owners call Washington home. The Cooperative also has a processing plant (one of only two locations where we make our iconic cranberry sauces) and receiving facility in Markham, as well as a receiving facility in Long Beach.