Visit Ann Arbor: The Historic Zingerman's Cornman Farms

You know you’ve arrived at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms when you pull up to a multi-story, historic, white farmhouse with large wooden pillars and a wrap-around porch with rocking chairs perfectly in a row, sitting on the edge of sprawling farmland. Look a little further and you’ll begin to see the magic that truly makes this venue and garden so special and unique. Welcome To Cornman Farms.

Visit Ann Arbor: The Historic Zingerman's Cornman Farms

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Visit Ann Arbor: The Historic Zingerman's Cornman Farms

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A traditional English Yorkshire Pudding served at Cornman Farms.

Yorkshire Pudding//Zingerman’s Cornman Farms//Photo by Kaitlan Foland

When Hales begins to speak about Cornman Farm’s he lights up the room. His eyes dance as he talks about the venture that led him to the farmland, and the passion he holds for every single vegetable and herb grown. Hales is quick to flash his large smile when speaking to our group about the community aspect of Cornman Farm’s, and the English-influence that shapes the food experience and cuisine offered.

English-influenced hommity pies served at Cornman Farms.

Homity Pie//Zingerman’s Cornman Farms//Photo by Kaitlan Foland

Hales readily admits that his European influence causes him to focus on simple dishes that evoke the sense of nostalgia. His passion to understand the history of food has only aided his journey to Cornman Farms. Specifically, he has a passion for traditional foodways, such as canning, jarring, and farming. These interests were a propelling agent to his current position as a managing partner.

I was lucky enough to be treated, courtesy of Cornman Farm’s, to its ‘wedding brunch buffet,' which would typically be served when an event is hosted. There were roasted tomatoes, traditional Yorkshire pudding, savory homity pies, and the traditional fresh fruit and yogurt, bacon, fried potatoes, and eggs.

The Traditional Wedding Brunch at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms//Photo by Kaitlan Foland

I was lucky enough to be treated, courtesy of Cornman Farm’s, to its ‘wedding brunch buffet,’ which would typically be served when an event is hosted. There were roasted tomatoes, traditional Yorkshire pudding, savory homity pies, and the traditional fresh fruit and yogurt, bacon, fried potatoes, and eggs. As we ate, we were reminded that a large amount of the ingredients were grown on the farm specifically for its events. Every single dish was packed full of flavor, with each ingredient tasting fresh and cooked to perfection.

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