Country Ovens, Ltd. is celebrating 30 years of Door County dried cherries with Cherry De-Lite. Mike and Kathy Johnson are farmers from the Clay Banks area. Kathy purchased a Ronco food dehydrator from a garage sale and began to experiment with drying the Door County Montmorency Tart Cherry. After the first batch, Mike and Kathy quickly realized they had to take their idea to the next level. They immediately purchased 14 more home dehydrators and began production in their kitchen labeling their newly found product, Cherry De-Lites. Country Ovens employs eight fulltime and six part-time employees and is open all year long. Country Ovens will celebrate 30 years at their annual Cherry De-Lite Festival on July 15, 2017. This event is a family fun-filled day with kids activities, food, samples of Cherry De-Lite products, stage shows by Mad Dog and Merrill and Chef Ace Champion, and Green Bay Packer Alumni to meet, greet and sign autographs.