on July 16, 2013
This is one of many local roadside markets that features Door County cherries. While I did stop at several, I thought this one had the widest variety of products and provided the best "one stop" shopping experience for anyone on a tight schedule. Not only do they have rows and rows of cherry trees, they also have a vineyard producing grapes for their winery.Inside their market guests can sample and shop for a variety of products made with Door County cherries. I was surprised at just how good the "Medium" Cherry Salsa was . . . so I had to buy a jar. I also found Cherry Chutney, which may or may not be as good as what we enjoyed in Ireland last year, but I bought a jar of that too.Their bakery area featured a number of freshly baked goodies including turnovers, strudels, donuts and pastries. I did buy a cherry turnover for breakfast. It was very good, still warm inside. I really wanted to buy something to take home with me on my last day in Door County, but since I was heading home via the eastern side of the Peninsula, I didn't plan my route well enough to include Orchard County Market. Bad Von!In the back of the market, they had a lovely wine bar offering sampling to those 21 and older. Since my visit was early in the morning, I did not take in the sampling although they do offer them as early as 9am. Guests may try up to six varieties on a complimentary basis.For those interested in a more detailed winery experience, consider taking their tour which is offered daily May 1st through October 31st at 11a, 1p and 3p. Plan for 30 to 45 minutes with some walking. The price is $4 and includes a free souvenir glass to keep.Of course, they also sell pint and quart baskets of cherries as well as strawberries. For those looking to fill a picnic basket, check out their case of meats, cheeses and local beers.
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