After Five Generations, Wisconsin Family Cranberry Farm Going Strong

By Joe Astrouski and Anne Helke | November 26, 2014


More than 60% of the country’s cranberry crop is harvested in Wisconsin. That’s a lot of cranberries. Good thing Nodji VanWychen never gets tired of them!

For over 100 years, Nodji’s family has harvested cranberries on the Wetherby Cranberry Company marsh near Warrens, Wisconsin. With a fifth generation now on the Wetherby marsh, this Wisconsin family farming tradition is still going strong.

Joe Astrouski

Joe Astrouski is a reporter for the “Wisconsin Life” project who travels the state, telling the stories of people and their passions. In his spare time, Joe enjoys fishing, hiking and eating his way across the Midwest with his wife, Charity.  Astrouski is a reporter, field producer and narrator for “Wisconsin...

Anne Helke

Anne Helke is the online content producer for the “Wisconsin Life” project who grew up on a lone draft horse farm in the midst of dairy farms in north-central Wisconsin, which was great until she realized you can’t get string cheese from draft horses.

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