Tom and Gretchen Griffith, Growers/Owners   Photo Credit: John F. Oncken, The Capital Times

 Tom and Gretchen Griffith, Growers/Owners   Photo Credit: John F. Oncken, The Capital Times

The Door Creek Orchard family team (from left to right): Noah, Liz, Matt, Gretchen, and Tom. Orchard Dog Georgia in the front row.

The Door Creek Orchard family team (from left to right): Noah, Liz, Matt, Gretchen, and Tom. Orchard Dog Georgia in the front row.

The orchard sits on two sites in the middle of what once was a typical Norwegian-American dairy farm dating back to the early 1800's. The farmhouse, dating to 1860, still remains and has sheltered our family since the orchard opened its doors in 1984. What isn't composed of orchard is wetland, prairie, rolling fields, and woodlands.

In addition to wonderful fall fruit and cider, we provide our customers with a quiet place to enjoy nature, a harvest experience, and an escape from the pressure of fast-paced urban life. We are less than 10 minutes from Madison and a little over 1 hour from Milwaukee, yet visitors frequently express that they have "gotten away".

Our agricultural philosophy rests strongly on a foundation of sustainable farming and integrated pest management. Our family-run orchard strives to produce quality and healthful crops with minimum environmental impact.

Each fall we look forward to sharing Door Creek Orchard with you.  Please treat our land and our crops with the same respect that we do, and they will be here for your enjoyment for many years to come.  You have all helped to make this a special place.