Monday, December 11th

Jim Bible bought 16 acres of cranberry marsh near Millston in the early 80s, and has since expanded the operation to 32 acres using his own blood, sweat and tears.

“It was first founded by Art Janke Jr. and his father in the 1930s, who had about 16 acres when we bought it,” Bible said.

Bible is selling his marsh to the Wisconsin Cranberry Grower’s Association this year to make room for a new research center.

Bible said he hadn’t really considered selling his land until he received the letter from the WCGA looking for land for a research center.

WCGA sent out a letter to a lot of marsh owners to let them know they were looking to purchase land, and Bible thought his land would make sense for them and allow him and his family to restructure their business as well.