The beautiful apple and cherry tree bloom is approaching soon! Each tree across the farm will slowly break out of dormancy with the warming temperature and longer days, and begin the growing season with a burst of colorful flowers ranging from white to pink.
As the blossoms open local bees and other flying pollinators begin their work of carrying pollen from blossom to blossom. Seaquist Orchards also brings in additional beehives which aid in ensuring pollination in less than ideal weather conditions. These pallet sized hives arrive first in our southernmost fields where blossoms generally open first, and are then moved North as the bloom works its way up the Door Peninsula.
A few brave souls rise well before the sun to move these sleeping beehives before they wake to the day’s warmth. The pallets are carefully loaded onto a flatbed truck, and driven to their next field to be carefully unloaded, all before the hive rises for another busy day of pollinating.
As warm spring weather patiently makes its way up to wonderful Door County, watch as our orchards put on their finest as our growing season kicks off, and keep an eye out for the beehives and the trucks carrying them in the early predawn hours!
Cherries have been important in Door County for a long time. Over 100 years ago, Anders Seaquist and his son Carl planted their first cherry orchards in northern Door County. Now, millions of pounds of cherries are an important part of our economy. The beauty of orchards in bloom is a spring time wonder. Fruit harvest in summer is a beauty to behold, and cherry products are a flavor thrill in fall and winter. These days, the 6th generation of Seaquist family members is busy with cherry production and can authenticate our product byline: Locally grown. Locally processed. Loved worldwide.
Our Winter Jamboree
In the height of summer, people often ask us at Seaquist Canning what occupies our winters. While Seaquist Orchards Farm Market is quiet, the Seaquist Processing is closed up tightly and the cherry and apple trees are taking a deep sleep, our canning kitchen is hosting a loud, fragrant and fun Jamboree. These are the months we have to prepare the many delicious jars of products you purchase all season long.
So what does our jamboree sound like? It is the sound of jars clanking, lids popping, music blasting and laughter. What does it smell like? It is almost indescribable! Today it smells like fragrant, sweet, mouthwatering raspberries. We can always tell the flavor of the day by the smell in the air. What does our jamboree look like? We have 7 full time staff working so hard to make and perfect each jar of jam, jelly, salsa and pie filling. We appreciate them so much! In just three weeks’ time that staff made over 36,000 jars of our top flavor, Chopped Cherry Jam. They are a super team! This week we are working on “small” flavors and then we move onto another top flavor, Cherry Pie Filling. This year we will make about 17,000 jars of our famous cherry pie filling.
The Seaquist family is very thankful that we are able to bring our fruit full circle, from our orchards to your kitchen. We hope that you taste the love and commitment in each bite of our products!
Special Offers – now through August 10!
Cherry Concentrate is so good for you!
Cherries are one of the only known fruits that contain melatonin. Melatonin is an antioxidant that helps regulate your body’s biorhythm and natural sleep patterns. Scientists have found that cherries contain more of this powerful antioxidant than what is produced by your body. For instance, drinking cherry juice concentrate before and during a long trip can provide a natural way to ease jet lag. How about that? Cherries, dried cherries, cherry concentrate, cherry juice – it’s all good!
Read more: www.livestrong.com
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