Individuals interested in learning about specialty crop growing techniques in Door County can attend two Specialty Crop Field Days hosted by DATCP. The field days will be held July 19-20 and will feature site visits to four Door County farms where specialty crops are grown.
Field Day participants will tour four farms during two days featuring different specialty crops, as follows:
- July 19, 9 am – 4 pm, Green Gate Farm, Washington Island, juniper berries; Second location TBD
- July 20, 9 am – 4 pm, Carlson’s Island View Orchard, Sister Bay, cherries; Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery, Fish Creek, grapes.
Registration ($25 for one day; $50 for both days) includes lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, a resources bundle and the farms tours. Registration also includes ferry fare to Washington Island on July 19. Register at: uwccs.eventsair.com/dccrop/reg. The registration deadline is July 12.
DATCP will forward itinerary, ferry information and any other pertinent details to registrants prior to the event.
The Field Days, hosted by DATCP’s Agriculture and Food Center, are designed to showcase the unique variety of specialty crops grown in Door County and help spread the knowledge of savvy growers who cultivate these crops, said Angie Sullivan, DATCP organic, grazing and specialty crop specialist. “This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about this important segment of Wisconsin agriculture.”
DATCP’s Agriculture and Food Center hosted similar Specialty Crop Fields Days in the Bayfield area in May.