Buy Local: Where to Find Door County Foods
Not all orchards have them, but some hold seasonal festivals to celebrate the harvest. Farm festivals in Door County typically include a lot of family activities, including cherry pit spitting contests, hayrides, cherry/apple picking, berry and fruit picking, food, live music, and more.
There are a number of country stores dotting the sides of highways and backroads all across the peninsula and Washington Island. Most are larger stores with a wide selection of local foods and goods, as well as other attractions, making country stores great for pitstops in between activities or an activity all on their own.
Another way to experience local agriculture is through farmers markets. Many farmers and growers will bring their fresh produce, homemade food products, flowers and plants, crafts, and more to sell. Door County has quite a few markets around the region—find a list here.
Roadside Farm Stands
If you keep your eyes peeled while driving, you can also find locals behind roadside stands selling their wares fresh from the farm. As you drive from place to place, see if you can spot a sign advertising fresh produce. They might take you off the beaten path, but the flavor is well worth it.
Come fall, many farms open their fields for picking, pumpkin harvests, and family activities as well.