LONG BEACH — Cranberry bogs were a sea of crimson over the weekend as the annual harvest was underway at local farms.

Favorable weather conditions and new cranberry varieties coming into full production are expected to produce a bumper crop for farmers across the Peninsula, perhaps rivaling the record 2016 harvest.

“This will be a record for this farm,” said Chase Metzger, one of several people on hand to help with the harvest along Pioneer Road.

“Last year we had around 1,800 barrels. This year there will be between 2,200 to 2,500.”

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