It’s National Cherry Month! We love February!
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!
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!
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!
We will be taking a look at the history of cherries in Door County for the next few days! The next time you come to
Seaquist Orchards Farm Market in Door County, you’ll be full of fun facts!
History of the Door County Cherry Industry
In 1896, A.L. Hatch & Professor E.S. Goff began planting cherry trees on land stretching north of the city of Sturgeon Bay. One by one, new orchards were planted farther north up the peninsula by men who had faith in Door County’s special fitness for growing fruit.
By 1909, the bountiful cherry crops had received national attention and a boom in fruit growing began. A number of large corporations started planting hundreds of acres. The first such corporation was the Sturgeon Bay Orchard & Nursery Company. Years later, over 3200 acres had been planted. In 1917 it took around 230 railroad cars to haul the harvest to markets.
(information from http://www.wisconsincherries.org)
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
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.
Get cozy! Warmup with a free soup mix from Seaquist Orchards Farm Market with purchase of $35 or more.
Enter promo code GETCOZY at checkout, and we will include a free Cream of Wild Rice Soup mix.
Offer end 9-22-2012
Meet Heather, at Seaquist Orchards Farm Market
Heather is our next family member we would like you to meet! She is married to Zach, and mother to Collin. Heather has many different responsibilities at the market, – depending on the needs, and on the day. Some days may be spent fixing computer problems, – or any other technological issues. She also works diligently on improving and maintaining our website, works with the online store, our fundraising program, and can be found working all over the market, doing whatever needs to be done. The computer is froze. Call Heather. Need office supplies? Ask Heather. Need help receiving products? Ask Heather. Is the smoothie/slush machine not working correctly? Tell Heather. Need a break? Ask Heather to fill in. Need help making pies? Ask Heather. Need a photo taken? Just ask Heather. Heather has been heard to say that she thinks her job is mainly to help Kristin, and that is exactly what she does! Thank you Heather, – for helping make things run smoothly at Seaquist Orchards Farm Market!