Red Bog is a small organic cranberry bog in Sedgwick, Maine, tended by sisters Kipp and Dale Quinby. We work to grow great berries and tend healthy habitats in and around the bogs. As a native, perennial species, cranberries grow best with the full diversity of native insects and other plants that support them; we look at these surrounding communities as a vital part of our cranberries’ health. We hand rake berries dry so that they can be used fresh or processed and provide our customers with the best storage life—cranberries will last many months in refrigeration if picked this way. As a small bog, we also get to wait for full flavor and color development in our berries before we harvest to give you better tasting, healthier cranberries.
Our bog is located on stolen Wabanaki lands used by the Penobscot and Passamaquoddy. We are trying to grapple with this history and know that we grow a crop of traditional importance to indigenous people, many of whom no longer have access to cranberries. We encourage people to learn about and support the efforts to bring more balance to these relationships from Wabanaki Reach (wabanakireach.org) and Eastern Woodlands Rematriation (rematriate.org).