Category: Buy Local

  • An Economy in Limbo

    With each day that passes, Door County business owners get more nervous about the upcoming summer season.  At Kitty O’Reilly’s in Sturgeon Bay, business is down 75 percent, said Buster Crook, who owns the establishment with his wife, Amy. “We have cut down to tighter staff, but we are staying open with takeout and curbside […]

  • Sage Conrad’s Journey Home

    A young artist hangs a shingle from a garage in Baileys Harbor Making and selling cheerleader-style denim skirts to her friends in fifth grade was a precursor to Sage Conrad’s career. She always knew she wanted to have her own business, but she said that the chance to open a shop — and one in […]

  • Goose & Twigs Announces a New Dining Concept: Vivir

    The green lodging establishment Goose & Twigs in Sister Bay, which opened in the spring of 2019 with an attached coffee shop and marketplace, is reinventing the dining portion of the business. With the assistance of its newly hired chef, Cait Ciaccio, Goose & Twigs owners Gustavo and Renata Gallardo are reshaping their business to […]

  • Weekly Luncheon Club to Benefit Climate Change at Goose & Twigs

    Goose & Twigs, the new Sister Bay restaurant whose menu stresses local foods, sustainability and culinary imagination, is hosting a weekly luncheon club on Wednesdays, 11 am – 2 pm, November through February, to benefit the Climate Change Coalition of Door County. The luncheons will include food, coffee, fun and a brief conversation about climate […]

  • Tony Menzer and the Music Exchange: Boss Bass and Pottery

    Tony Menzer’s interesting life is on display at Sturgeon Bay Music Exchange Like the pal who introduced him to Door County, Tony Menzer can light up a room with his enthusiasm for certain subjects: music, pottery, guitars, bass guitars and fellow musicians. It was the late guitar player Chris Aaron who took Menzer to the […]

  • VIDEO: History of Door County Tourism

    Door County has been a revered destination for vacationers for more than a century, but it didn’t become popular by accident. Not long after settlers arrived in the 1800s, they recognized the lure of the peninsula’s natural beauty, and by the turn of the 19th century residents organized to market Door County’s unique charms, vistas, […]

  • Kick Coffee’s Creative & Locally Sourced Cuisine

    The story began with great coffee, but it has grown to incorporate so much more at Kick Coffee in Sturgeon Bay. The cozy cafe opened in 2001, becoming the city’s first dedicated coffee shop. Two years before that, Colectivo Coffee got its start in Milwaukee, and Kick began sourcing from Colectivo to serve its roasted […]

  • This Weekend in Door: Pumpkin Patch, Apple Fest & Lighthouse Festival

    Fall festivals are back and it’s a busy weekend in Door County! Outside of the big events, there’s still a lot on the calendar too, with live music, theater, art galleries, markets and outdoor spaces to explore. Pumpkin Patch Weekend in Egg Harbor One of the great weekends for family fun in Door County returns […]

  • Uncle Tom’s: This Schoolhouse Rocks with Candy

    by Craig Clayton for the Peninsula Pulse Carrying bags full of tasty loot, a 40-something brother and sister, their spouses and their mom strolled out of Uncle Tom’s Newport School Candies. “I have peanut brittle, pancake mix, milk-chocolate caramel-cashew sea-salt bark …” said Val (Stahl) Edwards of Sister Bay as she approached her father, who […]

  • Harvest Fest in Sturgeon Bay Sept. 20-21

    Get into the fall spirit Sept. 20-21 in Sturgeon Bay! Starting Friday at 6 pm, the second annual Classic Car Parade, sponsored by the Old Bolts Car Club, will leave from Tractor Supply on Egg Harbor Road and end at the Lodge at Leathem Smith. At dusk, the City of Sturgeon Bay and the Sturgeon […]

  • Wienke’s Market: From Roadside to Statewide

    In 1967, when Don and Jane Wienke moved to a farmstead on Highway S between Algoma and Sturgeon Bay, they not only found an idyllic setting in which to raise a family that would eventually include four children, but they also nurtured a garden that produced more fruits and vegetables than their family could use.  […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Marina Fest, Sausage Fest & Wilderness Day

    Sister Bay Marina Fest All weekend long join the festival of fun in Sister Bay where you can find live music, kids’ carnival, food vendors, a vintage boat show and fireworks. See the full schedule here. Sausage Fest at One Barrel Brewing Company Find an Oktoberfest beer tent from One Barrel Brewing Co., hot sausages […]

  • Country Ovens’ Customer Appreciation Fest

    Country Ovens is holding their seventh annual Customer Appreciation Fest on July 20, 10 am to 4 pm. Taste the local flavors Door County has to offer alongside non-stop entertainment for both adults and kids. There will be live music from Freddy Beyer, Cherry De-Lite samples, wine samples, bounce house, a food tent, ice cream […]

  • Cherry Festival at Sister Bay Moravian Church

    On July 18, the Sister Bay Moravian Church’s Women’s Fellowship will hold their annual Cherry Festival. The festival runs from 10 am to 2 pm and features lunch, a craft fair with local artists, handwoven rag rugs, good-as-new items, bake sale and cherry desserts of all sorts. The proceeds of the Cherry Festival will benefit […]

  • 18 New Food & Drink in Door County

    If you like to keep tabs on what’s new and happening in the foodie arena of the county, here’s your 2019 updates! As things change and open, we’ll keep the list fresh. Recently Opened Pearl Wine Cottage Find this cozy cottage nestled on Church Street in Ephraim, where you can indulge in fresh small plates […]

  • 2019 Door County Farmers’ Markets Have Begun!

    One of the many gratifying things about living or spending time on the peninsula is the easy access to bountiful produce during the spring, summer and fall seasons. There’s a farmers’ market somewhere nearly every day, along with farm stands, CSA programs and seasonal markets. Now that June has arrived, we can change our routines […]

  • One Health WI Cuts Ribbon in Algoma

    The Algoma Area Chamber welcomed One Health WI – a veteran-owned, woman-owned CBD oil company at 219 Steele St. in Algoma – with a ribbon-cutting and light lunch on May 17 for 40 attendees. They learned about CBD oil and the face, bath and body products and services that One Health WI will offer. Owners […]

  • Settlement Shops’ Plant Sale and First Farmers’ Market: May 25

    The Settlement Shops will hold their first 2019 farmers’ market – and annual plant sale – on May 25, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm. The farm market will offer local, in-season produce such as salad greens, arugula and asparagus. And just in time for spring planting, the plant sale will include shrubs, trees, bushes, annuals, perennials, organics, tomato […]