Our Winter Jamboree

 

Our Winter Jamboree

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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.

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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.

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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!

 

National Cherry Month!

It’s National Cherry Month!  We love February!

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It’s National Cherry Month! It seems to come every February, doesn’t it? We thought it would be fun to share news, fun facts, and even fictional information regarding cherries. You may need this info some day!

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The view down Seaquist Road may look a bit dreary today, but we don’t mind it!  Our cherries are resting, getting ready for another summer bursting with cherries, hopefully!

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Do you know the name of the most popular tart cherry? It makes up about 95% of the tart cherries in the world, with the Morello coming in a very distant second. It’s the Montmorency cherry!  If you intend to do some baking, these tart cherries are the ones to use, because they have such a wonderful flavor! Here in Door County, Wisconsin, we at Seaquist Orchards raise Montmorency cherries, and lots of them! We have them fresh, when it’s cherry season, and frozen in a variety of sizes at Seaquist Orchards Farm Market. We also put them into our jams, pie fillings, and salsas at Seaquist Canning, along with pies, doughnuts, and other baked goods, not to mention our smoothies too! They are delicious!

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Special Offers – now through July 27!

What’s New at Seaquist Orchards Farm Market

Special Offers – now through July 27!

Dried Cherries Free Dried Cherries with $20 Order!

Free dried cherries? Are you serious? Yes we are! If you order $20 or more from Seaquist Orchards Farm Market, we will send you a free 2 oz. bag of dried cherries! Place multiple orders, get multiple bags! This terrific offer ends July 27.

Promo Code: FREEBAG

Seaquist Orchards Jammin' Gift Crate $9 Shipping!

We here at Seaquist Orchards Farm Market are “Jammin”! Order our “Jammin” gift box, filled with 4 12 oz. jars of a variety of cherry jams, and our Cherry Nut Bread Mix and we will send it to you for only $9 shipping (regularly $16.50). Where are the jams made? Right here, at our Seaquist Production Facility! From our orchards, to your table, our products are locally grown, locally processed, and loved worldwide! This fantastic offer ends July 27.

No promo code needed – we’ll take care of the details for you!

Specials may not be combined.  Only one special available per order.  Thank you!

National Cherry Month!

February is National Cherry Month, and we would like to share interesting cherry facts with you every day this month.  Keep checking back – we really will do this!

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 Interesting Cherry Fact #1

“Tart cherries are loaded with antioxidants that are believed to relieve the pain of arthritis and gout and help fight cancer and heart disease. They’re also especially high in the antioxidant melatonin, which may help prevent or reduce brain deterioration associated with aging. And to top it off, they’re high in vitamin A and beta-carotene.” (from choosecherries.com)

This weekend is the Fish Creek Winter Festival – a time of fun games, great food, and a chance to get out and about a bit.  It may be chilly, – but warm and inviting smiles will take the chill off, as you enjoy shopping, eating and playing in Fish Creek.  While you are out, be sure to drive up to Seaquist Orchards Farm Market.  The market is closed, but check out our observation area at our production facility.  You may see some jam or pie filling being made!

It’s a snowy day at Seaquist Orchards Farm Market

It’s a snowy day at Seaquist Orchards Farm Market, in winter white Door County!  As you can see, we don’t have cars lining the parking lot today, nor do we have lines at our checkouts. That might be because of the snow, or simply because we aren’t open!

You may, however, shop online at Seaquist Orchards Farm Market.  If you are in the area, take a peek at Seaquist Canning, our production facility right next door to the market – you will see them making jam and pie filling!  Delicious!ImageImageImage

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It’s a sweet deal! Free fabulous fudge!

It’s a sweet deal! Free fabulous fudge! 

Place an order of $30 or more, and we will send you a piece of homemade fudge, – made right here in our fudge kitchen by Joy!

Enter promo-code JOY.  Offer ends 10-13-2012

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Grand Opening September 29,2012

Sale – bration!  Really? Yes!  In conjunction with the Grand Opening of our production facility, you will receive a 10% discount on all Seaquist Canning products purchased Saturday, September 29, 2012 in store or online.   Only on Saturday September 29, 2012.

Pie Under Door Sky is happening today!

July 14th, 2012 – 630pm-830pm

Please come and join the fun!

If you were able to join us in 2011 for our first ever Pie Under Door Sky, you know that you won’t want to miss it in 2012.  We offer pie, music, a special evening of discounted shopping, and hopefully, a beautiful night to be outdoors.  All activities are held indoors if the weather is inclement, so plan to come, no matter what the weatherman says!

Jim’s jobs at Seaquist Orchards

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Seaquist Orchards is a busy place, even during the winter months, and especially for Jim Seaquist!

This winter has been especially hectic for Jim, as he has been planning and advising on the building of our new production facility, located next door to the farm market.  Be sure to check out our new facility, where you will be able to watch us make jam, press apple cider, and grade our apples.  Jim is Chairman of the Board of Cherrco, an innovative cooperative marketing organization  that markets cherries throughout the country.  If Jim isn’t flying to and from Michigan for meetings, he can be found in his office, working on land purchases or leases for orchards, preparing for the upcoming cherry harvest season and for the processing of the fruit at Seaquist Processing, in Egg Harbor.  During his free time during the winter, Jim enjoys ice fishing, hunting, being with his family, reading, and snowmobiling.  However, cherries are never very far from Jim’s thoughts!

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!