Interview with Andrea Falconer of Stone’s Throw
Show your guests how much they’re appreciated and welcome them to beautiful Bayfield with a bag of local goodies! The options are endless as this charming town prides itself on colorful local businesses and products. Take a look at our suggestions to get you started…
JAMS & FRUIT SPREADS
With 14 orchards and fruit farms, it’s no wonder Bayfield is called the “Berry Capital of Wisconsin“. Vibrant blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, apples and cherries are turned into delectable jams, jellies and fruit spreads. Have you tried apple butter? Mmm, mmm.
Where to buy
Apple Hill Orchard
Bayfield Apple Company
Blue Vista Farm
Erickson’s Orchard & Country Store
Hauser’s Superior View Farm
Highland Valley Farm
North Wind Organic Farm
Sunset Valley Orchards
Left: Highland Valley Farm honey Right: Hauser’s jam
Nothing compares to the real thing when it comes to maple syrup. Pick up local maple syrup at the Bayfield Apple Company, Chequamegon Food Co-Op, Highland Valley Farm, Hillcrest Orchards, and Sunset Valley Orchards. Don’t forget the buttermilk pancake mix from Blue Vista Farm!
Left: Local maple syrup from Sunset Valley Orchards. Right: Pancake mix from Blue Vista Farms
We’re not exaggerating when we say you can find all things apple here in Bayfield, including apple wine! Find a variety of unique apple wines at the Bayfield Winery at Hauser’s Superior View Farm. If grapes are more your thing, find tasty reds, whites, and roses at All Sisters’ Winery.
Don’t let your guests leave town before tasting Big Water Coffee; roaster of organic, specialty and fair trade coffees. Big Water Coffee Roasters create their own signature blends as well as single origin roasts. A favorite of both locals and tourists alike, Big Water is not to be missed.
You’ll find homemade fudge, chocolate, salt water taffy and more right in the heart of Bayfield. Your guests are sure to appreciate a sweet treat upon arrival. Check out Sweet Sailing and the The Candy Shoppe for homemade goodness.
Welcome your guests with a small flower arrangement. Flowers pictured are from Hauser’s Superior View Farm.
Don’t forget to include a Bayfield Visitor Guide in each of your guests’ welcome bags! For the adventurous guest, include a list of hiking trails and kayak outfitters in the area. Maybe shopping is more their thing, we’ve got a list of all our retailers and what they have to offer. Pick up a postcard at one of the local retailers in town to drop in their welcome bag so they can show friends and family the beautiful place they’re in.