Hot Days, Cool Nights…. Fall is upon us

It’s here, our favorite time of year, cranberry harvest! The cool evenings and hot days for the next month are what help turn the cranberry it’s deep crimson red tint and ready to harvest for your enjoyment. Our family is very busy preparing the harvest equipment and setting up our very busy fall schedule of tours, visits and of course planning our annual Harvest Day, Saturday October 3rd.

The growing curiosity across the world regarding how our food is grown makes us thankful! We’re thankful people continue to take a great interest in visiting farms and agi-business’s. 3rd generation grower here at Wetherby, Nodji Van Wychen has held the passion for educating the public about Wisconsin’s #1 fruit crop since she was a child. It is a treat to host tours from all over the country during harvest.

Harvest Day here at Wetherby is open to the public, free of charge and guarantees guests to see harvest in action rain or shine. From 9am to Noon, visit us for tours of our marsh, enjoy an irresistible cranberry cake with hot butter sauce and coffee and shop our onsite store featuring the freshest picked cranberries you can buy!

Although my husband snacks on handfuls each day of the tart berry right off the vine, others prefer a little something sweet with their cranberries. Here is one of the most popular recipes known by every grower in the state!

Cranberry Caramel Fondue

  • Fresh Whole Cranberries
  • Hot Caramel
  • Melted Chocolate
  • Toothpicks

Skewer the cranberry with a toothpick and simply dip into the hot caramel then the chocolate and enjoy!

This is a great dessert after a large meal to include everyone. Who doesn’t love Fondue?

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