Door County typically harvests anywhere between 8-15 million pounds of cherries each year.Got it!
Door County is among the top cherry-producing regions in the country and has more than 2,000 acres of cherry orchards.Got it!
Cherries are harvested mid-July to mid-August, and several area farms and orchards will let you pick your own cherries.Got it!
The first successful cherry orchards in Door County were planted in 1862 and yielded three acres' worth of tart Montmorency cherries.Got it!
Door County’s cool spring weather, unique soil composition, and geographic location and features make it ideal for growing cherries as well apples, grapes, and lavender.Got it!
There may be no more iconic symbol of Door County than the sweet, sour, tart, and delightful cherry pie.
Wind in the Cherry Trees
A gentle breeze fills a quiet cherry orchard as you pluck fresh fruit from the trees.
Door County is packed with local farmers growing some of the freshest and loveliest fruit you can find in Wisconsin, including vegetables, flowers, and other growables.
In the summertime, cherries are just about everywhere you look, from restaurants, bars, farmers markets, and roadside stands to rustic highway signs inviting you to pick your own. Spend an hour or a day ambling up and down the cherry orchards admiring the scenery, feeling the breeze on your face, and collecting the ripest ones to cook or bake with later. In spring, drive along cherry tree-lined highways and hike through orchards-in-bloom to see the beautiful white and pink blossoms up close and take in their pleasant aroma.