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.
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!
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!
Interesting Cherry Fact #6
Are the winter blues getting you down? Do you feel like the sun hasn’t been shining in months?
“Oh, Cherry up!”
Life is good – eat cherries! It really will help chase away the blues!
According to Dale Seaquist, Door County cherries are so good for you, – they’ll put a smile on your face, and make your insides feel good, just thinking about them! But don’t just think about them, – eat them! Shop online at http://www.seaquistorchards.com
and order up some dried, canned, chocolate covered, or mixed in with just about anything you can think of…cherries!
Interesting Cherry Fact #3
It’s the Super Fruit!
Today, there are more than 50 studies specifically on tart cherries and scientists continue to uncover new and important benefits of today’s hottest Super Fruit.
Research has linked tart cherries to anti-inflammatory benefits, reduced pain from gout and arthritis and an extensive list of heart health benefits. Recent studies even suggest tart cherries can help reduce post-exercise muscle and joint pain.
(from Choose Cherries.com)
This was a great day at the Fish Creek Festival! The soup at the Peninsula Arts School was delicious – and the bowls that we purchased with the soup are beautiful, – that may be because they were made by Bonnie and Laura Seaquist! All the bowls at the soup event were very creative, pretty, fun, interesting, – and useful! Thank you to all who worked so hard to make that such a great event!
Remember, our online store at Seaquist Orchards Farm Market is a great place to buy Door County cherries!