Wisconsin Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Wisconsin grows more cranberries than any other state or province with more than half of the entire world's supply of the bouncing berry coming from the Badger State. Cranberry cultivation began here around 1860, thanks to Edward Sacket, who first harvested them in the town of Berlin. In the early days, marshes (please don’t call them bogs here) were developed by digging ditches around vines. While early cranberry pioneers faced frost, insects, weeds, diseases and fires, Wisconsin and cranberries were a natural pair, and by the end of the century, cranberry production had spread to several areas in the state. Today, planted vines cover about 18,000 acres in 20 of the state's counties throughout central and northern Wisconsin. The counties with the greatest acreage devoted to cranberry production are Wood, Monroe, and Jackson. As a group, cranberry growers own and manage an additional 120,000+ support acres. Wisconsin cranberry growers annually harvest enough cranberries to supply every man, woman and child in the world with 26 cranberries, and the tart berry is the official state fruit. Ocean Spray first entered into the state’s cranberry operations in the 1940s, when growers in the state joined the cooperative. Today, we’re proud to say we have close to 200 Grower-Owners from Wisconsin, along with processing facilities in Wisconsin Rapids, Tomah and Kenosha, as well as several receiving stations throughout the state’s growing regions.