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Posted on: February 16, 2022

City Council approves agreement with Boots and Shorty for Bromley Hishinuma Farm

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At its February 15 meeting, City Council voted unanimously to approve a farm maintenance agreement with non-profit organization Boots and Shorty for Bromley Hishinuma Farm. As part of the agreement, Boots and Shorty will operate and manage the nine-acre farm owned by the City of Brighton, which includes the main house, barn, silo, wash house, landscaping and farm grounds. The agreement is effective for five years, starting on March 1, 2022 and ending February 28, 2027 (with the possibility of extension). 

Current and future activities and events for the farm include urban farming classes (in-person and virtual), a propolis honey class, the Bromley Lane Car Show, a colt training clinic, a wedding expo and more. 

“We’re so glad that Boots and Shorty will be taking on this new role at Bromley Hishinuma Farm,” said Travis Haines, Director of Parks and Recreation. “This will serve as a great historic space for the community to learn, celebrate and connect through urban farming.”

If you have questions, please contact Travis Haines at or Boots and Shorty at

About Boots and Shorty:
With backgrounds in ranching and farming in Nebraska and Northern Colorado, Anna “Boots” Frye and Lisette “Shorty” Debevec operate Historic Bromley Farm. The team have over 40 years of agricultural, educational, hosting and planning experience. Prior to this agreement, Boots and her husband funded all 2021 events at the farm, as well as the recent improvements at the farm. To learn more, visit the Boots and Shorty website or Facebook.

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