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Door County Cherries

A Sweet, Sweet County Tradition

Door County's cooler spring months and unique soil composition make it an ideal spot for growing cherries. Early farmers in the county observed this and developed some of the earliest and largest fruit orchards in the state. Some of the biggest names in the county—such as Seaquist, Lautenbach, and Zettel—got their start with a modest grove of cherry trees, eventually making the words "Door County" synonymous with "cherries."

Baskets of cherries.

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Door County's cherries shined on the Emmy-award winning show. The quickfire challenge in episode 3 featured the iconic Door County cherries and a mystery ingredient. 

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Cherry Blossoms Report

Stage 1 - Budding
Stage 2 - Blossoming
Stage 3 - Petals Fall
Stage 4 - Green Cherries
Stage 5 - Yellow Cherries
Stage 6 - Ready to Pick
Stage 7 - Out of Season

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Where to See Cherry Blossoms

Where to Get the Full Cherry Experience

  • Cherry De-Lite/Country Ovens Ltd.
  • Door County Fruit Connection
  • Grandma Tommy's Country Store
  • Koepsel's Farm Market
  • Lautenbach's Orchard Country Winery & Market
  • Seaquist Orchards Farm Market
  • Soren's Valhalla Orchards LLC
  • Wienke's Market
  • Wood Orchard Market
  • Bea's Ho-Made Products
  • Door County Wildwood Market
  • Choice Orchards
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8 Door County Cherry Recipes

Among the humble cherry's many virtues, its versatility in cooking may be one of its best. Check out this collection of our favorite cherry-infused culinary delights for pleasing your dinner guests or putting your cherry haul to good use.

People walking through blossoming cherry trees from above.

8 Door County Cherry Videos

If you just can't wait for your trip to see Door County's plethora of cherries, our many videos exploring the region's favorite fruit can help sate you. From historical perspectives and cultural significance to 360° tours and fantastic bird's-eye views of our glorious orchards, we've got your cherry curiosity covered.

Buckets of cherries on a sign that says Pick Your Own Cherries.

Where to Pick Your Own Cherries

Between mid-July and mid-August, Door County’s cherry crop will turn from a golden yellow to a deep red. Orchards offering pick-your-own experiences include Lautenbach’s Orchard, Sorens Valhalla, Seaquist Orchards, Schartner's Farm Market, Hyline Orchard, Alexander's Cherry Orchard, Paradise Farms Orchard, Cherry Lane Orchards, Choice Orchards, Kielar Akers Orchard, Robertson Orchards and Door County Wildwood Market. Grab your buckets and get picking.

A row of cherry trees.

Experience the Cherries from Afar

Want to experience the feeling of picking cherries in a breezy summer orchard but can't be up here in person? Explore the cherries in a virtual experience to learn all about the late-summer harvest that's come to define so much about Door County.

Cherry Orchards & Farms


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