Wetherby Cranberry Company is hosting Cranberry Blossom Day on Saturday, June 26. Third-generation cranberry grower Nodji Van Wychen will present a free one-hour educational starting at 9 a.m.
Along with giving visitors a chance to see millions of cranberry blossoms up close, Van Wychen will explain how cranberries are grown and harvested. The event is held rain or shine. Some walking on sandy ground is involved.
Diana Hobson of DnA Vintners will be pouring samples of her award-winning cranberry wines at the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center in downtown Warrens from 10 a.m. to noon. Hobson makes her wine from locally grown cranberries and other fruits.
Lunch will be available at the Cranberry Discovery Center: choice of cranberry BBQ pork sandwich, walnut cranberry chicken salad sandwich or cranberry brat with chips and a scoop of cranberry ice cream for $5.
The museum at the Discovery Center will be open for tours during Cranberry Blossom Day. There is an admission fee for the self-guided tour of the interactive exhibits and displays showcasing Wisconsin’s cranberry growing heritage. The 120-year-old building housing the Cranberry Discovery Center was once used as a cranberry sorting warehouse.
The Wetherby Cranberry marsh is 4.5 miles east of Warrens on county Highway EW. For more information about Cranberry Blossom Day, call (608) 378-4813 or see their website at www.freshcranberries.com.