Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association / 1893 sixth annual meeting of the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers' Association, held at the City Council Chamber, at Grand Rapids, January 10th and 11th
Treat, J. H.
Afternoon session, pp. 13-16 ff. PDF (930.6 KB)
-15- leave the marsh and by the time they are retailed out they will be poor enough. Many of our merchants here in Wirsconsin are handling the eastern berry in preference to ours. One merchant in LaCrosse told a man this fall, that went to his store to sell lihln some berries, that he would not handle any more Wis- cousin berries. He said that the last barrel he bought was about one-fifth rotten. He had to pay a little more for the eastern berry but they were larger and he could sell inuore of them. Be sure and put your berries up good even if they cost you a little more than you think they ought to. Ii order to put berries up good and cheap, you need to have the very best tools to work with. Your buildings should be convenient to do the work in. Your mill for cleaning should be the very best. You should see that your pickers till your boxes with berries instead of moss and hay. Have your boxes of such a size that three of them will clean up one barrel of berries, so as not to fall sh6rt a hun- dred barrels or so after you have the crop gathered, on ac- couint of the boxes not holding out. Another inlltortant point is, raise a good many berries ou an acre and have a good many acres close together. flave plenty of water on frosty nights and see that the lIerlies are well covered so as not to have to pay for picking frozen berries and then pay for sorting them out. Put your berries up as cheap as you can and have them good, aIl (you ovill find the profit in a better demand for your berries." The committee on program for the next annual meeting reported as follows: "Our Market, Present and Future."-G. H. Kruschke. "What has the World's Fair done for us?"-A. C. Ben- "ett. "Meteorological Observations."-R. C. Treat. "Our Water Supply, Past and Future."-Andrew Searls. A vote of thanks was tendered to Messrs. Bennett and Krusclike for the instructive papers presented; to the City officials of Grand Rapids for courtesies extended; to the various railroad companies for carrying the frost warning signals and for statistics of crop shipments furnished, and to the director of the State Weather Bureau for the interest shown in sending special frost warnings. The Secretary was instructed to procure if possible enou11gh copies of the N. J. Agricultural Experiment Station
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