National Cherry Month “Interesting Cherry Fact” #15

Let’s celebrate National Cherry Month with “Interesting Cherry Fact” #15

Here we go with more of the history of the cherry industry in Door County Wisconsin!

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In January of 1918 a group of growers organized The Fruit Growers Canning Company to create another outlet for cherries besides the fresh market. With the prediction of a large cherry crop in 1919, pickers were recruited and brought in by train and steamboat. With the cannery, larger amounts of cherries could be handled in a day. A pickers camp was opened up at the county fair grounds, housing 400 boys.

We’ll add a bit more history tomorrow – but in the meantime, celebrate National Cherry Month by heading to http://www.seaquistorchards.com, and get some Door County cherries!

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