By Tom Jordan
The best time to come to The Farm is the moment they open. That’s when the baby goats are hungry and will climb all over you to get your baby bottle filled with milk. They usually reserve the bottles for the smaller children because it’s one of those incredible experiences children will remember forever.
Of course, everyone can buy the small bags of corn and work their way around the forty plus acres that house roosters, chickens, ducks, pigs, Brouma bulls, Shetland bulls, sheep, and goats, lots of goats (Some of them you can milk.) The animals, except the horses, will eat the corn right out of your hand.
The Farm was started over forty-two years ago by Ruth and Carl Scholz, along with several friends, on the property that was the first commercial orchard in Door County. Today it is owned by the Tanck family.
Open from Memorial Day until mid-October, seven days a week, The Farm is a must-see for anyone visiting Door County. And if you pay the equivalent of two day passes, you can have a season pass. Which really works out well because if you come here once…you’re coming back.