Sep 11, 2018Perdue visits Rhode Island cranberry bog
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Chief of Agriculture Ken Ayars on Monday afternoon visited a cranberry bog at The Greene Company in Coventry, Rhode Island.
In a Twitter post, Perdue said the land was converted to cranberry bogs in 1860 and continues to produce the tart red berries – although, he noted the berries were not quite ripe yet this season.
At The Greene Company, this land was converted into cranberry bogs in 1860 and has produced cranberries ever since. These berries aren’t quite ripe yet, but in two weeks the bogs will be flooded for harvest to begin. pic.twitter.com/1gO7akBGGl
— Sec. Sonny Perdue (@SecretarySonny) September 10, 2018
According to farmfreshri.org, “The Greene Company is a 103-acre farm run by Gregory Underwood and Ralph Pratt,” and sells wholesale cranberries that are GAP-certified.