The cranberry is a little, red, tart fruit with a big punch, and Wisconsin produces more of this power-packed berry than any other state in the U.S. In fact, Wisconsin cranberry growers annually harvest enough cranberries to supply every man, woman and child in the world with approximately 26 cranberries. In 2004, the cranberry became Wisconsin’s official state fruit.
Explore the world of cranberries by visiting the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center at many times throughout the year, including at the height of the cranberry harvest from as early as late September into November.
Learn more about cranberries at our museum and through various resources below.
- The Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association (WSCGA) is a member-based organization designed to cultivate Wisconsin’s cranberry industry and support its growers through useful educational resources, responsible environmental stewardship, sound governmental policies and effective public communications.
- The Cranberry Institute is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1951 to further the success of cranberry growers and the industry in the Americas through health, agricultural and environmental stewardship research as well as cranberry promotion and education. The Cranberry Institute is funded voluntarily by supporting members that handle, process and sell cranberries.