Cranberries are grown in rectangular fields surrounded by 5-foot (1,5 m) high dikes.
Here is how they are harvested :
- The fields are flooded until the water rises about 1.5 foot (0,5 m) above the plans.
- Mechanical threshers stir the water and the plants to separate the fruit from the plant; the berries then float on the water's surface.
- Employees enter the flooded basins wearing special pants; they push the cranberries to one end of the basin where a pump is located.
- The cranberries are pumped to a small collector station to be cleaned and then loaded onto a truck.
- Once the truck is full, it leaves for Quebec city where the cranberries are processed into juice or dried fruit.