September 7 – 13:
On Sunday, Sept. 7 a “Kermiss,” or Belgian harvest festival will take place.
Tuesday, Sept. 9 begins at 9 am with a talk about sustainable living through wind and solar power, followed by a garden visit and introduction to a flock of dairy goats. After Orcharding 101 at Zeke’s Farm, take a break for lunch before heading to Cherry DeLite. Next, visit one of Door County’s agribusiness specializing in raising heifers. The day ends at Heaven Scent Gardens, which uses natural ingredients to produce body care products.
The first stop on Wednesday, Sept. 10 will be to Jim Robertson’s orchard, a 107-year-old family orchard business. Then it’s on to Cherry Lane Farm for insight into the ups and downs of fruit farming. After lunch, tour Olson’s Carnelian Farm to learn about naturally fed beef. Malvitz Produce will be the last stop on Wednesday.
September 14 – 20:
The second week of activities will kick off with tours and coffee flights at Door County Coffee & Tea on Tuesday, Sept. 16. Then walk across the street to Bistro 42 for a specially prepared lunch made from local ingredients. A tour of Carmon Mabry’s organic garden will be followed by a tour of the county’s only elk farm and then a tasting of fresh vegetables at Green & Grains.
Wednesday, Sept. 17 commences with the Settlement Shops Farm Market. A tour of the Door County Kraut Company, as well as lunch where guests may purchase sodas and brats with DCKC sauerkraut, will precede a trip to Pat’s Patch and green house. The day concludes with a visit to Country View Dairy Farm’s Swedish design open stall barn.
Thursday, Sept. 18 takes everyone to the “Top o’ the Thumb” with a first stop at Seaquist Orchard for tours and tastes of their farm-made products. Savory Spoon is hosting a day-long tasting of Wisconsin Artisan cheeses, and the Viking Grill will prepare a special lunch of fresh-caught whitefish. Then, the tour will move over to Turtle Ridge for a talk about the ins and outs of establishing a vineyard. A visit to Narrow Gate Farms grass fed beef and, close by, a tour of organic gardens, chickens and eggs, will end the day.
September 21 – 25:
Tuesday, Sept. 23 starts at Kuehn’s Dairy farm to learn all about milk production and delivery to market. Then it’s down to Cherrydale Farm for a grand tour of garlic, green houses, gardens, blueberries and maple syrup. Everyone will reconvene after lunch at Peninsular Research Station for “The Buzz on Bees,” celebrate the International Year of the Potato, a “Grapes to Glass” tasting, and tours of “Herb’s Garden.” Before an evening talk about the Mushrooms of Door County, guests may stroll the Heritage Garden at Crossroads.
Wednesday, Sept. 24 and Thursday, Sept. 25 are reserved for the unique tastes and culture of Washington Island. Take the ferry over starting at 8 am and take in the sights before meeting the fishing boat at Jackson Harbor. Then it’s on to KK Fiske to consume those fresh fish, as well as learn about Island Wheat Beer and Death’s Door Spirits. There’s a special tasting of Wisconsin artisan cheeses paired with wines of the world at the Washington Hotel. Finally, join the Jessens at Karly’s for a talk about how they grow the produce that supports their restaurant.
Thursday, Sept. 25 participants will convene at Bread and Water for breakfast and a talk about the island’s school hot breakfast program before going up the road for a talk about raising heritage animals. Dan Olson will let tour members into his organic gardens, where the produce picked will transform into a cooking demonstration at the Washington Hotel’s Culinary School and finally lunch.
For a complete schedule of Kingdom So Delicious Events visit doorcounty.com.
Please note that many of these venues are open for special Kingdom So Delicious tours only at the times posted on the calendar. Please respect their privacy.