Yesterday, governor Charlie Baker declared that October will be known as "Massachusetts Cranberry Month." The cranberry growing industry is a staple in Massachusetts. The state is the largest cranberry growing region in the country. Around 13,000 acres of the state are commercial cranberry bogs with the majority residing in the Plymouth, Bristol and Barnstable counties.
This declaration is part of the governor's ongoing plan to support cranberry farms in the state and to encourage residents to buy local cranberry products, according to a statement from the governor.
As reported on wbznewsradio.iheart.com, Massachusetts produced around 23 percent of the nation's cranberries, which makes it the top commercial crop in the state. The cranberry industry in the state produced around $64.9 million in revenue in 2020.