Once at the cleaning station, the berries are dumped into a pool.
The cranberries are elevated into a washing station where a pressure washer rinses/blows away any leaves. The fruit also moves over a "bouncing" machine. Fresh, ripe berries bounce, rotten berries do not. The good berries continue on while any rotten ones drop into a waste box.
The cranberries make their way to another hopper where they are metered out into large wooden boxes - 1000 pounds at a time.
The forklift operator picks up the boxes and transfers them to a semi trailer which in turn drives the cranberries to a freezer until ready to be made into sweetened dried cranberries or juice.
It was a fun outing. Just me and the hubs alone in a dump truck. It was almost a date.