Eat in Door County: Wienke's Market is a family owned and operated market offering "A Taste of Door County." The owners put that catchy slogan on the many delicious homemade products made here. Visit the market located in a repurposed vintage barn at 292 Hwy. "S" North in Algoma.
Included is a bakery section, homegrown produce area, canned goods and much more. On weekends, they have sampling going on. You'll probably have an opportunity to try the dipping oils, pickles, beets and more. Wienke's Market offers more than 30 pickle varieties and more than 50 kinds of jam. They also make pie filings and canned fruits and vegetables. The Scandinavian heritage comes through in some of the bakery goods including the Norwegian Lefse.
Wienke's products can be found in many areas including those beyond Wisconsin. But we think you'll enjoy roaming around this building. You can see the farmland where many of the foods grow from the windows in the market. Note the photograph of the first produce stand (circa fall 1970) hanging on the white wood walls, and ask for help from the friendly staff.
Stay in Door County: AppleCreek Resort, Highway 42 and F, Fish Creek, is a 35-room resort (plus guest house with two bedrooms and two baths) offering six different room styles. This is a great place to come during the winter as the resort offers an indoor pool that is 40 feet long and three to five feet deep.
Accommodation options include a queen luxury suite, king suite, honeymoon suites, rooms with a single queen bed or two queen-sized beds as well as standard/economy rooms.
All rooms have televisions/VCRs, refrigerators, private balconies and more. AppleCreek Resort is conveniently located near Top of the Hill Shops, which offers about 24 boutiques, home shops and galleries. And it's just a block to the Peninsula State Park. Check out AppleCreek Resort and other properties open during the winter in Door County at www.DoorCountyNavigator.com.
Explore in Door County: G&J Glassworks, 59 S. Madison Ave., Sturgeon Bay, is a great place to explore. That's because it is not only a gallery. It is also a working studio for artisan Jim DuFrane and a place where he teaches classes in stained glass and glass blowing.
Jim and his wife, Gale, also do custom glass work. Displayed in the gallery are pieces including a clear glass picture frame with a wedding invitation etched into the glass. Awards for businesses may also be created here.
The gallery floor has a variety of pieces by Jim. Included are leaf-shaped sculptures, kaleidoscopes, decorative plates, jewelry and other designs. The pretty clear glass snowmen-each one telling an offbeat story-make great holiday gifts. "Snowmen are a basic shape, but the fun is giving them emotion and movement so there is a story being told," Jim said.