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THE Farm

4285 Hwy 57, Sturgeon Bay, WI,
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This is a terrific find in Door County, and perfect for kids of all ages!

The Farm genral shot 2014We have delighted in going to The Farm for many years, and kids just love being up-close to the animals and being able to feed the goats!   This is interactive fun for all!

Read on!  We spoke with one of the owners, David Tanck, who along with other family members, purchased The Farm in 2002, and are continuing its rich tradition.   David actually worked at The Farm in high school and college and loved it – so what a great story that he and his family now own it!

This is a delightful farm, operating since 1966,  where kids can feed the goats from milk bottles, watch goats getting milked, learn about farm life and tools used in the old days, see cows, horses, chickens and a whole lot more for one low admittance fee and about a small charge per bottle of milk. You can stroll around the grounds, which are quite extensive, and see ducks swimming in the ponds (they like some of the corn you can feed them too), and walk some of the trails.  See corn growing, a corn crib and more.

Want to help milk a goat?  You can!   Even hold the kitties (a favorite of our daughter’s).  There are piglets and cows and calves, horses, mules, donkeys, and poultry.  The Farm is like a living farm museum – you can see antique farm equipment, and imagine farmers of old plowing their fields or harvesting their crops.   There’s even an old Model-T Ford!  This place is not only recreational but educational as well.  The kids will learn something and not even know it!  There are Farm staff on hand to help show you how to hold or pet an animal, should you need to inquire.

Chicks hatch just about daily at The Farm, and there are posted hours for milking the goats.

Historical Log Buildings.  There are about 5 log buildings that have been moved to the farm.  One, The Bassford House, was originally built in 1856 – the first building in what is now the town of Sevastopol.  You’ll also find sugar houses, granaries and woodsheds that you can explore and enjoy for their simple beauty.

The Farm boy and goat 2014Gardens!  You’ll also find flower gardens (see the sunflowers and poppies) as well as vegetable and herb gardens too.  The grounds are fun to stroll around – so take your time and spend a half-day here at The Farm - we think you will enjoy your time!

there is so much here including hiking trails, a pond with geese, fields and so much more.

There is also a gift shop where you can purchase a variety of items.  Kids like it!  And so do the adults – there is something for everyone!  Season passes (worth it if you go more than once!) and group rates are available too – ask them about it.

We have brought so many people to The Farm – of all ages – and everyone loves the experience.  The thrill of feeding a goat alone is worth it!  So brighten up some facesThe Farm group of kids with chickens, put a huge smile on kids’ faces and truly enjoy some of the nature in Door County on this interactive farm where everyone has a good time.  Visit their website now!

Open Memorial Day through mid-October, you will return again and again to The Farm.  There is nothing else like it in Door County.

So head out to The Farm with your whole group and enjoy a unique and delightful day!  And please tell them when you are going in that sent you - that helps keep this site alive & well for you!

For your convenience, here is a peek at their website. To open it fully, click the link on the lower left of the frame. Click here to open full page