Our Story

Our Story

Our Heritage

Our Heritage

Our Heritage

The Ocean Spray story starts in 1930 when three passionate, independent cranberry growers found the key to expanding the superfruit's success: a single cranberry-growing family! By coming together in one cooperative, Marcus Urann, John Makepeace and Elizabeth Lee worked together to create deliciously innovative products with the fruit they loved. The best part? They continued to grow their cranberry family along the way, which now includes over 700 grower families across North and South America!

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Act Tiny. Be Mighty™

Act Tiny Be Mighty

Act Tiny. Be Mighty™

We believe tiny actions can make a mighty impact.

That’s why we do tiny things every day to care for our berries that care for you.

Because the 700 farmer families of Ocean Spray know acting tiny can be mighty.

Ocean Spray. Act Tiny. Be Mighty™. Farmer owned since 1930.

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Meet our Grower Families

We're farmer-owned, so we’re proud to deliver 100% of profits from our farmer-owners' fruit back to them. At Ocean Spray, our farmers have been putting their hearts into growing the fruit for generations.

Meet All Our Grower Families

About the Harvest

About the harvest

About the Harvest

Every autumn, our cranberries reach their peak of color and flavor and are ready for harvesting. That's when our growers harvest millions of pounds of cranberries, deep in crimson color and bright with flavor. If you ask us, it's really quite beautiful.

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About the Cranberry

About the cranberry

About the Cranberry

For Eastern Indians, they were "sassamanesh.” Cape Cod Pequots and South Jersey Leni-Lenape tribes called them "ibimi," or bitter berry. And the Algonquins of Wisconsin dubbed the fruit "atoqua.” But it was the early German and Dutch settlers who started calling it the "crane berry” because of the flower’s resemblance to the head and bill of a crane. And finally, that was the name that stuck.

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Live Bog Cam

Live Bog Cam

Contrary to popular belief, growing cranberries is a year-round affair. It starts with frost protection in the winter and into the spring and continues with pest management, weed control and bee pollination in the summer, with lots of important steps in between. In the fall, the berries reach their peak color and ripeness and are ready to be harvested. See what’s happening right now at our bogs located at our Headquarters in Lakeville, Massachusetts!

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