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great place. everyone there is friendly and helpful. Lovely grounds. The kids will love it. Plan... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Shelley S
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Carver, Massachusetts
Authentic, friendly, fun

Some of the friendliest people we met on our trip. We had just been to another bog where you need... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Brad M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t want to give them 1.

We called ahead to ask about tours and were told we would have a tour available and just show up. When we arrived there was not a tour per se. we were told to go and watch the harvesting and come back and they would answer any of our questions. They also said, nobody would come off the bog and speak with us. When we returned the personnel were too busy to answer our questions. We left confused.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

great place. everyone there is friendly and helpful. Lovely grounds. The kids will love it. Plan on being there for more then an hour

Thank Shelley S
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Some of the friendliest people we met on our trip. We had just been to another bog where you need to reserve a trip to the field in advance. Not the case at Flax, although we spent most of the time watching them load the antique sorting equipment. They carry a nice variety of cranberry candies and other products. They gave us samples and answered all our questions patiently and thoroughly. If you like agrotourism, this is a great place to visit.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Massachusetts is famous for cranberries and there are a number of farms open to the public. We researched and decided to visit this traditional dry cranberry farm. The owners were really enthusiastic and eager to tell us about growing cranberries, farming techniques, how to sort them and where they went off to make Ocean Spray products. We saw them harvesting the crop with the old-fashioned machinery and learned so much about cranberries we did not have a clue about. They have a well-stocked shop, perfect for buying gifts to take home.

Thank Swedishtomcat
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

This cranberry farm is low-key, but oh, so welcoming! And it's free, no reservations required. The kindly older woman in the shop urged us to go to the field to see the people harvesting cranberries--no water required! People pushed machines to gather the cranberries, which were put into canvas bags and then to crates, awaiting a helicopter. Inside the shop, family members shared the history of the farm and demonstrated the sorting machine. Charmed, we chose some cranberry items: honey and taffy and lots more. When we asked for some fresh cranberries, that same lovely older woman scooped some out of a wooden box. What a treat!

1  Thank CityHiker73
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Working, old style, Cranberry farm, just a short drive from Plymouth Town.
In business since the 1890's, much of the old equipment is still in use today and you are shown the equipment in use. Well worth a visit to see a large Cranberry bog, be shown how the fruit is grown and harvested.
This is not the "wet harvesting" type of farm, as usually shown in adverts for Cranberries, but a "dry" cropping farm using the traditional methods.
If you've ever wondered why Cranberry products are quite expensive, this is a good place to find out just how much work is involved in their production.
Note: the farm is not open to visitors in the Winter and Summer seasons, except for group appointments.

Thank cooperwolves
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This is one of the few cranberry farms that offer a tour without reservations and we loved it. Very informal, but packed with information and we actually got to see dry harvesting of the cranberries. Highly recommend.

Thank sabrina1222
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

We arrived about 20 minutes before they were closing and Frank the owner came out to greet us and gave us a very informative tour telling us everything you ever wanted to know about Cranberries. There were so many things we learned like to only time bogs have water is when they harvest although this farm dry harvests. Wet harvest can only be used for juice and sauce. Also some cranberry plants can last 50 years.After the outside tour we went inside and learned how they are sorted and processed. Jamie was our guide inside and she was wonderful !!! She gave us a sample of Cranberry iced tea (which we bought to make at home) We also bought some other things as well. The place is less than a half hour from Plymouth and is worth a look see. .

Thank Petergun1962
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Great cranberry learning experience and tour. The owners are lovely, gracious people who provide a wonderful visit. There is something for everyone in their gift shop. Oh, and it's Chritmas tree farm too! Well worth a visit.

Thank FDR4321
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

I was visiting a friend in Massachusetts and she thought of going here. It's a little hard to find (our gps took us to a deadend road at first, but we eventually figured it out after calling the farm for help) - but, it's well worth finding. It was a nice day. There were 2 sisters minding things that day. One took us out to the bog and explained the entire process of farming cranberries. Most bogs do "wet" harvest - think of the Cranberry Juice commercials with the guys standing in water with all the cranberries floating around them. This farm does "dry" harvest. The berries are collected in the gray boxes (you can see a picture of them in the back of the truck, in my pictures). When each box is full, the owners call for a helicopter to swing by and pick up each box, separately, which they fly over to the truck. Very interesting and a great learning experience for all ages. When the tour is over, you'll be invited into the store. You'll find great cranberry products to choose from and there's an old cranberry sorting machine that they'll also explain, and turn on, so you can see how the berries are sorted by ones that bounce and don't bounce. Hint: the fresh ones are bouncy ones. The ladies also serve you a wonderfully delicious sample of their cranberry tea. This destination is not to be missed if you're looking for something different to do for a day... :D

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