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Door County food culture has matured since the earlier days of commercial fishing and newly planted cherry orchards, and today—in addition to fresh whitefish and cherries—you’ll find a plethora of locally grown produce, pasture-raised meats, and farm-to-table dining. Many small farms and CSAs have come to call the county home and, in turn, farmers markets have sprung up in each town and village, with one happening nearly every day of the week in-season.
Visitors and locals aren't the only ones benefitting from more access to fresh grown food - restaurants and chefs are also capitalizing on the ability to truly serve meals that are farm to table or lake to plate. Farms like Waseda Farms in Baileys Harbor grows certified organic produce and raises hormone free beef, pork and poultry to guarantee delicious, local and high-quality products. And local commercial fisherman like those who provide to Charlie's Smokehouse in Gill's Rock work hard to bring in the catch of fish to serve at local establishments or for tasty smoked whitefish.
Now, don’t just sit there—put your produce to work in one of these delicious, and seasonal, recipes perfect for pleasing your family’s palate!
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