About Us

The story of how we got here goes back to the early 1940’s when the Rhodes family first started in the cranberry industry as the Edgewood Bogs Cranberry Growers. At the time, Southeastern Massachusetts was a prime location for cranberry production and was responsible for the majority of the world’s cranberry supply. Over the years, Edgewood grew to become one of the top producers of Massachusetts cranberries. Still owned and operated by the Rhodes family today, Edgewood remains an innovator and a leader in the Massachusetts cranberry industry.

sunset over bogsThe Cape Cod Select brand however has a more recent history. Like many entrepreneurial stories, it started with a founder who was fed up with a void in the market. In 2009, Cindy Rhodes, a 3rd generation owner of Edgewood Bogs, found that it was almost impossible to find frozen cranberries in local supermarkets. She just couldn’t understand why nearly every frozen fruit or veggie is available in the freezer aisle but not our very own native cranberry? So, yep - you guessed it, she took on the challenge and made it happen.

There were two basic goals of Cape Cod Select:
1. Provide the public with “Cranberries for All Seasons” by putting the whole fresh-frozen berries into retail packages for year-round use. No longer limited to the holiday season.
2. Make them THE BEST quality on the market by using Edgewood’s premium supply then cleaning, sorting, and packing the product in our own on-site purpose-built cleaning facility.

Rhodes combined her years of experience in the cranberry industry with a new outlook on frozen fruit and took
the market by storm. Well, maybe we made that sound too easy.

To start, Cindy spent days on end driving to individual Whole Foods locations to pitch her product. See, at the time, each Whole Foods store had the authority to stock and sell new local products at the manager’s discretion. Many of these stores gave her product a shot and found success in it. She built a small local footprint one store at a time.

When it was time to pitch to the big guys, she’d run into a new challenge. The product quality spoke for itself, but convincing the grocery store buyers that consumers wanted frozen cranberries was another story. Cranberries were just a “holiday fruit” right?. But Cindy knew the health benefits and versatility of the little red berries would resonate with consumers so she kept pushing. Sure enough, her determination prevailed and she was able to prove her product in the big chains.

Soon, store-by-store turned into chain-by-chain and made her dream a reality. Today Cape Cod Select products can be found across the United States as well as beyond, thanks to a little story of determination.

Rhodes still runs the company and takes pride in keeping her company humble and true to its original values. Quality, Sustainability, and Food Safety are top priorities while we continue on the mission of providing cranberries for all seasons.

About Our Grower, Edgewood Bogs

Cape Cod Select and Edgewood Bogs (the sole supplier for Cape Cod Select) are owned & operated by the Rhodes Family. Edgewood Bogs LLC is a 4th generation independent cranberry grower with over 800 acres of producing bog and associated support land in Southeastern Massachusetts, the heart of "Cranberry Country", and the same place cranberry farming began in the early 1800’s.

Edgewood Bogs is committed to producing a superior cranberry product for both the U.S. and export markets. Over the past several years more than 80% of our bogs have been renovated with hybrid vines to further insure our buyers of a premium quality berry. Cutting edge technologies allow us to be more efficient, sustainable, and environmentally friendly.

As the first United States cranberry grower to achieve GLOBALG.A.P. (then known as EUREPGAP) Certification, we can assure you that our cranberries are grown to very stringent standards following an extensive set of compliance points. GLOBALG.A.P. is a private sector body that sets voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural products around the globe.

We adhere to strict guidelines for traceability, record keeping, production, harvest, worker health and welfare, along with environmental issues. The end product is a premier quality cranberry. Edgewood Bogs & Cape Cod Select consistently receive top scores on all audits and certifications simply because we believe in leading the cranberry industry in proper practice and quality products.