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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HARVEST GOODNESS™

Act Tiny Be Mighty

HARVEST GOODNESS™

Ocean Spray farmers harvest goodness every day. We do tiny things to care for our tiny berries, because we know that the tiny choices of today can help harvest a better tomorrow.

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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

Our Farmer Owners & The Cooperative

Our Farmer Owners & The Cooperative

Who owns Ocean Spray? Ocean Spray is owned by the 700 cranberry growers across the United States, Canada and Chile who are part of our vibrant cooperative. As farmer-owners, they are returned 100% of the profits from products made from their fruit. Our farmer owners trust us to put their cranberries into innovative, exciting products that consumers are looking for, so they tend to put more time, energy and care into producing the absolute best. In most of our farms, this tradition is passed down from one generation to the next. Over the decades, it has helped us meet our shared commitment to making the healthiest, most wholesome cranberry products available. It’s how we connect farms to families for a better way of life.

Interested in learning more about the Ocean Spray cooperative and how it works?

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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

At Ocean Spray, we appreciate the little things. Like this tiny berry. It may look tiny, but it acts mighty. It supports 700 mighty families. Does mighty things like give habitats to eagles and osprey. Most importantly, it's packed full of mighty stuff for you. Mighty nutrients. Mighty antioxidants. A mighty amount of vitamin-C. So, yeah, this cranberry may look tiny, but, for us, tiny is mighty good.

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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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