Public input wanted on Horseshoe Bay Farm's future

The new owners of the Historic Horseshoe Bay Farms are dedicated to preserving the property and the unique buildings that date back to the late 1800s.  The Horseshoe Bay Farms complex was recently sold to Horseshoe Bay Farms Incorporated, a historic preservation charity led by the family of Lorie and David Nicholas.  The organization is working in partnership with the Door County Community Foundation.  Bret Bicoy, the foundation president and CEO, says while the group has plans for the property it also values ideas from the public for future use.



Bicoy says the Horseshoe Bay Farms property is one of the most intact farms within Wisconsin.  In the 1950s it was Door County largest employer, especially during the summer cherry harvest when young people from urban areas would sign up for the Cherry Camps.



Bicoy says under Horseshoe Bay Farms, Incorporated ownership people will now be able to see this piece of Door County history up close.


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