The Seaquist Family is Busy!

We thought you might enjoy learning what each Seaquist family member does during the winter months.  You may think that we leave Door County, and put all thoughts of cherries, tractors, pies, jams and apples on the back burner, as we head out of town.  We all do try to get away for a week or two, but we are busy in the winter, getting ready for the next season.

We will tell you about our family in a very diplomatic way – from the oldest to the youngest!  So, today we will fill you in on Dale Seaquist, the patriarch of Seaquist Orchards, Seaquist Orchards Farm Market, and our family.

Most of you know Dale as the “man in the back who samples the apples” – and that’s who he is alright, along with so much more!

Dale’s comment about winter often goes like this, “There are two things the matter with winter:  it’s too short, and there is never enough snow.”  This winter seems to exemplify that more than any other winter in recent history.  We have had very little snow this year, – and the days seem to be filled and flying by.  Dale took off on his motorcycle shortly after the market closed for the season in October, for what he considers to be a relatively short trip – to Alabama to see some family members. He and Kristin have also taken a couple of shorter road trips, and have a few things in the works yet, as far as traveling goes.

Much of Dale’s time is spent repairing, building and dreaming about what we can do next in our family business.  He’s the inventor of the family, and has built some amazing things over the years!

Right now, Dale is working on restoring a 1930 Model N Fordson, like the first tractor Dale drove.  You will have to see it when you come to the market this next season – it’s quite the tractor!

Dale will likely never retire from being a farmerImage  Why would he?  He loves what he is doing!

It’s a busy time!

People often wonder what we do during the winter in Door County.  It’s a different kind of busy, but it is still a very busy time.  Today we’ll fill you in on what the Seaquist Orchards Farm Market crew is doing.  Keep following, because you’ll also learn what’s going on in the jam making end of the business, along with the equipment maintenance, and office work too.

Plus, we will be showing you pics of our new building. It looks very large! It will definitely be a busy place!

In the market, we are preparing for our upcoming season.  We’ll be opening mid-May, and before then we have lots of evaluating, analyzing, planning, ordering, hiring, and dreaming to do!  But, we are not here from 8:30 – 6:30, like we are during 6 months out of the year – so it does feel like a break!