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Ocean Spray to buy Quebec cranberry processor

Quebec cranberry processor Atoka Cranberries is set to become an arm of the U.S.-based cranberry grower co-op Ocean Spray. Massachussetts-based Ocean Spray on Friday announced it would buy the Atoka processing plant at Manseau, Que., about 70 km east of Trois-Rivieres, along with the Atoka brand from berry producer Canneberges Bieler. Financial terms of the […] Read more


A worker walks across a field of flooded cranberries during harvest.

A cranberry harvest is unlike any other

Farming cranberries is big business in Quebec, but it’s unlike anything you see on the Prairies

If you’re ever looking for a completely different harvest experience, Quebec is the place to go. Cranberries are a big deal in La belle province and getting a close-up look at the harvest was a highlight for a group of ag journalists during a recent Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation tour. Yes, a tractor is involved […] Read more