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Classic Door County Cherry Picking

It’s getting to be the most wonderful time of the year… cherry season! The peak cherry season is mid-July to mid-August. All together, Door County orchards harvest 8-12 million pounds of cherries annually - making it the 4th largest producer of cherries in the nation.

Door County has 2,500 acres of cherry orchards and the average Door County cherry tree produces about 7,000 cherries… that’s enough to make 28 cherry pies!

It’s no surprise Door County is known for it’s delicious, red cherries. So much inspiration comes from these cherries and the trees they grow on - desserts, drinks, paintings, photography… the list goes on and on!

Sturgeon Bay alone has several orchards where you are welcome to pick your own pail(s) of cherries. Here are a few orchard locations where you can pluck the cherries from the trees:

Barnard Farms

5807 State Highway 42
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Pick your own cherries (limited time only)

Cherry Lane Orchards

7525 Cherry Ln.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 856-6864
Pick your own cherries

Choice Orchards Farm Market

4594 Co. Rd. HH
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 743-8980
Pick your own cherries

Meleddy Cherry Orchard

1038 Mill Rd.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(414) 379-6508
Pick your own cherries  $3 pitting

Robertson Orchards

2575 S. Shiloh Rd.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 743-1351
Pick your own cherries   $3 pitting

A few items you may want to consider bringing for your cherry picking experience: water, camera, picnic blanket for lunch, bug spray, sun screen, and containers/coolers (to transport cherries home).

As you may have noticed, some orchards offer pitting for a small fee. Pickers can save time by throwing their pails of cherries into the pitter machine. The machine will mechanically take out the pit inside the cherry, making the cherries much easier to eat and cook with.

Also offered at these farms and orchards are treats and cherry related products. Items such as fresh jams, wines, pies, and plenty of fruit are sold at these locations. Typically, the orchards will only accept cash or check, so please be prepared.

Don't miss your chance to pick cherries this season in Sturgeon Bay from the local orchards! Call  Destination  Sturgeon Bay   at (920) 743-6246 for more information or email Vacation@sturgeonbay.net.