About Straight to Your PlateStraight to Your Plate by Marcus Restaurant Group is a celebration of local flavor. Every month, our innovative chefs search out local purveyors who are doing an outstanding job in sourcing and supplying unique, interesting, and just plain tasty foods. Our collaborations with these partners are documented with online videos. You can sample our chef’s creations featuring ingredients from these purveyors at our downtown Milwaukee restaurants: Mason Street Grill, Milwaukee ChopHouse, and Kil@wat. We invite you to join us in this ongoing culinary adventure.
Just The Facts
One of the most popular sour cherry varieties, the Montmorency cherry earns its namesake from the historic commune in northern Paris. This tart fruit is used extensively for baking purposes and is a favorite in pies and other sweet treats. It is the main crop at Seaquist Orchards and is sold in its many forms at the family’s market, one of Door County’s premier destinations for freshly farmed fruits.
A Door County Delicacy
Nestled in the northern reaches of Door County is a charming stretch of land known as Seaquist Orchards, the site of a 5th generation family tradition. Located in Sister Bay, Wis., the property produces some of the region’s ripest cherries, picked fresh from 950 fertile acres. Throughout the month of August, our master chefs will be using the orchard’s tart Montmorency cherries to craft a variety of delectable dishes at our signature restaurants.
acres of orchards
As of 2010, Seaquist Orchards consisted of 950 acres of cherries, along with 30 acres of apples and a few acres of apricots & pears. These numbers change, as new acreage is purchased or leased.
of Door County cherries
75% of the cherries raised in Door County are processed and packed at Seaquist Orchards. The bulk of the cherries raised by the Seaquists are of the Montmorency variety, a tart cherry used for baking.
years as a farm market
For more then 25 years, people have shopped in person at the Seaquist Orchard Farm Market in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. Seaquist Orchards also offers over five hundred of their most popular items online.
11482 Highway 42 Sister Bay WI, 54234