GEARHART, Ore. — Located just off Highway 101 near Gearhart, is an agricultural operation that many people might more closely associate with the state of Washington than Clatsop County. But cranberries are grown here and when the time is right, they have to get out of the field and into a waiting truck. That’s when the Bogh family puts on their waders, grabs tools and trudges out into the water. They spend more than a month flooding bogs and gathering the berries that float to the surface.
The family tradition of growing and harvesting cranberries goes back a generation but now, it is Dan, Trinda, Justin and Travis Bogh who spend over a month flooding bogs and gathering the berries that float to the surface. Trinda Bogh said, while 2015 was a record-breaking year for the Oregon cranberry harvest, this year is poised to be just as bountiful.