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Cherry orchards welcome first pickers of the season

Sweet or tart, you will find the cherries you have been dreaming of waiting for you on the trees of area orchards. The first pick-your-own fields opened earlier this week, first with the sweet cherries followed by the tart cherries depending on where you are visiting. According to the University of Wisconsin, Door County produces seven million pounds of cherries annually and accounts for 95 percent of all of the tart cherries grown in the entire state. Toni Sorenson from Soren’s Vahalla Orchards in Sturgeon Bay says the early returns from their customers are good so far despite the lack of rain this year.

Sorenson added thanks to the uniqueness of Door County's climate that orchard owners across the area are excited to welcome you to their fields. You only have about a month to get your fill of cherry picking with the peak season running from now until mid-August. 

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