Made in Washington: Cranberry Harvest at Starvation Alley Farms

Our photographer visits the Long Beach Peninsula for the fall harvest of this organic grower/processor.
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Kristina Cruz corrals floating cranberries inside a flooded bog at Starvation Alley Farms on the Long Beach Peninsula during this year’s harvest shortly before Halloween.

Starvation Alley, a grower/processor certified as a social purpose corporation in Washington state, operates organically and encourages other growers in the region to wean themselves off chemical herbicides and farm sustainably.

The company pays these farmers more than three times the going rate for their fruit to incentivize the three-year transition to organic certification.

Starvation Alley makes pure cranberry juice and cranberry sauce, available locally at New Seasons Market, QFC and PCC Community Markets, and at starvationalley.com.

Scroll through bonus photos from the shoot at Starvation Alley Farms below, or click through the slideshow above. See more Made in Washington photo galleries here

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