Baileys Harbor Yacht Club Resort

Baileys Harbor Yacht Club Resort     8151 Ridges Road Baileys Harbor, Door County WI    Reservations: 800-927-2492


Jacksonport – Door County Farmers Market at Lakeside Park

We pull off the side of Route 57, just South of Lakeside Park in Jacksonport, WI. It’s about 10:00am on Tuesday, and the Farmers Market is hoping. We say good morning to people we pass, my wife comments on a cherry pie that a happy looking couple was carrying. As we head into the park we see a good ten to fifteen vendors selling bread, cheese, candles, and all sorts of fruits, vegetables and some unusually big onions.

Big Dog Farms at Jacksonport Farmers Market

Big Dog Farms at Jacksonport Farmers Market

I am like a kid at a candy store at farmers markets. I get on my toes and take a look around, seeing the different tables I want to visit. My son is all about the handmade candy, sausage sticks and cheese samples. I stop at several stands and get mixed lettuce, beets, tomatoes, and sixteen inch red and yellow onions. At the end of the marketing we see our friend Randy from Big Dog Farms. We buy our honey, garlic and fingerling potatoes from Randy. There is something magical about his potatoes on the grill.

After chatting for about five minutes we take a last walk around the market. My wife chats with the some girls at the bakery table. We learned that we need to get to the market first thing in order to get one of their cherry pies. Apparently the couple we passed on the way out purchased the last one (maybe that is why they looked so happy). Instead we bought a baguette, which looked amazing, and then headed back to the car. I am already thinking about the roasted beet and goat cheese salad we will be having for dinner with fingerling potatoes and corn on the cob.

Birch Creek Players

Birch Creek students perform at the farmers market

The Big Band and Swing music coming from the Jacksonport shelter was being performed by some of the summer students from the Birch Creek Music Performance Center. You would never guess that these were teenage students if you didn’t see them. The band was complete saxophone, trumpet, trombone, electric guitar, keyboards and drum. These guys a worth a visit to the farmers market even if you not shopping for local produce and Door County candles, soaps and sundries.

The Jacksonport farmers market is held at Lakeside Park on Route 57 about, 10 miles south of Baileys Harbor. The farmers market is open on Tuesdays between 9am and 1pm, from mid-May through late October. Lakeside Park has access to a small beach on Lake Michigan, there are a couple picnic tables and a playground. We sometime picnic here on the way back from Whitefish Dunes.

Wood Orchard Market

One of the perks about visiting Door County is stopping by the numerous farm market stores that are rich in regional produce, food good and art. Wood Orchard in Egg Harbor is daily stop from the day we arrive and the day we leave and I believe they have the best fresh picked sweet corn in Door County.

Wood Market Sign

Wood Market Sign

Established in 1955, Wood Orchard Market has been family owned for three generations. Depending on what season you visit Door County will determine what fruits and vegetables will be available. Spring offers a selection Rhubarb, Asparagus and Morel mushrooms; summer is berries, cherries, peaches and sweet corn season; and fall is pumpkins and gourds. Their onsite bakery produces pies, strudels and breads as well as well as a selection of homemade fudge during the three seasons and you can order their canned jellies, jams and dip mixes all year long.

We make a stop at Wood’s each afternoon during our vacation to pick out some sweet corn and then spend another 20 minutes “browsing” their fresh fruit and dips, crackers and mustards, salsa and chips, and fresh baked goods. They have a small selection of cheeses, frozen meats, coffee and wine (most produced locally in Door County) that meets the needs of a weeklong vacation. There are also free frozen apple popsicles for the kids in the freezer section.

Wood Orchard Market Salsa

Wood Orchard Market Salsa

After buying some cherries juice, cherry jam, cherry salsa and corn my son and I head out to the peddle carts to give the misses some time to browse the yart. That is Yard Art, we have several of these metal creations, and our collection includes sunflowers, birds and yard animals.

The peddle carts are fun distraction for kids of all ages. There is a small crushed stone track around the big Wood Orchard sign and three or four carts available first come first serve bases. Even if you are not peddling it’s a nice area to sit on a bench, soak up some sun and snack on something for the market.

Wood Orchard Market
8112 State Highway 42
Egg Harbor, WI
Hours: May – October: 9am to 5pm CST
November: Friday – Monday: 10am to 4pm

Casual and Fine Dining in Door County

There are an incredible range of choices for both casual and fine dining in Door County.  Local restaurants serve up memorable cuisine, created by renowned chefs, with farm fresh ingredients. Some of the regional dishes served here have been favorites for many decades. Shop the local farmer’s markets for your own ingredients or make reservations for a night out on the town. If you are looking for family-friendly, rest assured you will not sacrifice taste. Door County has something for everyone.

Below, we highlight a few local restaurants, both casual and fine dining. Be sure to visit the Front Desk for personal recommendations during your stay!

Cornerstone Pub
Door County’s longest continual pan-fried Fish Fry
8123 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor

8041 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor
(920) 839-2000

Casey’s BBQ & Smokehouse
Open Tues-Sun
7855 Hwy 42, Egg Harbor
(920) 868-3038

The Cookery
4135 Hwy 42, Fish Creek
(920) 868-3634

Coyote Roadhouse
Bar has extensive Beer List
3026 Country E, Baileys Harbor
(920) 839-9192

Door County Ice Cream Factory & Sandwich Shoppe
Open May-Oct
11051 Hwy 42, Sisters Bay
(920) 854-9693

Harbor Fish Market & Grille
8080 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor
(920) 839-9999

Heirloom Cafe and Provisions

2434 County F, Baileys Harbor

Open May-Dec
10627 North Bay Shore Drive, Sister Bay
(920) 854-8111

PC Junction
Family-friendly Train-theme restaurant
7898 County Road A, Baileys Harbor
(920) 839-2048

Pelletier’s Restaurant & Fish Boil
Open May-Dec
4199 Main Street at Founders Square, Fish Creek
(920) 868-3313

The Shoreline Restaurant
12747 HWY 42, Gills Rock
(920) 854-2950

Culinary enthusiasts may also enjoy the brewery and vineyard tours and tastings, culinary classes, and artisan foods and confectionery stores that are scattered throughout the county.

Kitchens or kitchenettes are included in many of the rooms and suites at Baileys Harbor Yacht Club Resort. We also provide a number of outdoor grills and picnic areas to our guests. Please call us at (800) 927-2492 or submit your questions on our Reservations page.