Life really is a bowlful of cherries in Door County Wisconsin—especially if you know what bowls to look in.
You may not have visited Door County, Wisconsin, but if you've eaten an American-grown cherry recently, there's a good chance it came from there. The farmers there produce roughly 12 million pounds of cherries a year and Wisconsin ranks fourth in the nation's cherry-producing states, all of which are grown in Door County. If you can't make it there in person, try ordering straight from the source.
Door County Cherry Sources
Check out these mail-order sources for everything from wine to preserves to dried and fresh cherries by the pound or crate.
- Orchard Country Winery and Market: orchardcountry.com
- Seaquist Orchards Farm Market: seaquistorchards.com
- Wienke’s Market: atasteofdoorcounty.com
- Wood Orchard Market: woodorchard.com
- Country Ovens: countryovens.com
Pitted whole cherries, floating in a brilliantly colored sauce, make a terrific topping for ice cream, sorbet or cheesecake.
This salad is the ultimate in flavor contrast—peppery arugula, crunchy walnuts, tart cherries and creamy feta cheese.
If you can’t find skin-on, boneless breasts, purchase bone-in ones—it takes only a minute to trim them yourself.
Door County, Wis., dried cherries stud these flaky scones.