Cornman Farms Wins Barn of the Year Award!

Michigan Barn Preservation Network Selects Cornman Restoration Project for Accolade

Zingerman’s is honored that the Michigan Barn Preservation Network has chosen the barn at Cornman Farms for inclusion in this year’s awards. From the MBPN press release:

“The Michigan Barn Preservation Network (MBPN) announced their 2015 Michigan Barns of the Year Awards at the 20th Annual Conference and Meeting this year. “Keeping it Local”, the 2015 Annual Conference was held March 14 at Kellogg Center during Michigan State University’s annual Agriculture and Natural Resources Week activities.

“This is the 18th year the network has presented “Barn of the Year” awards. Including this year’s awardees, a total of 61 barns from across Michigan have been recognized for their unique qualities and/or preservation efforts.

“The Barn of the Year program annually honors existing Michigan barns that exemplify outstanding character in our state. Nominated barns must have been built before 1957 and be in-use for one of four purposes. Barns must retain their overall appearance — both interior and exterior barn characteristics. Nominations are open to the public, reviewed and determined by MBPN Awards Committee members and awarded to the barn owners at the MBPN annual conference each spring during MSU’s ANR Week.”

The barn at Cornman Farms won in the best Commerical Agricultural or Adaptive Use category. To read the full release and see all the 2015 winners, please visit the Michigan Barn Preservation Network website.

Congratulations to Cornman Farms managing partner, Kieron Hales and Cornman staff!

Special thanks also to our architect Charles Bultman; Zingerman’s Project Manager, Louie Marr; Barn Restoration experts Rudy and Laura Christian, of Christian & Sons; and David Haig, who led the dismantling and reassembling crew from D.A.Haig Construction.

We literally couldn’t have done it without you!

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See you soon!