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Cranberry harvest in Minnesota
Shannon Forster harvests cranberries at her family's farm in Aitkin, Minn.
By Adam Hester
When you start your workday by stepping into a pair of hip waders, there’s a good chance you enjoy your job. That’s the case for Shannon Forster as she spends fall mornings knee-deep in frigid waters, raking in bobbing crimson cranberries.
Forster runs a soybean and cranberry operation in north-central Minnesota with her mom, Billie Jo, and dad, Randy. They love sharing their brilliant cranberries with local wineries and restaurants throughout Minnesota.
Many of the farm chores fall to the capable 20-year-old as her parents continue second jobs driving commercial trucks. The family has been part of the Ocean Spray cooperative for 18 years and purchases farm inputs from CHS based in Herman, Minn.
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