what is a pizza farm?
have you heard the term “pizza farm?” but have no idea what is it? pizza farms are popping up all over the midwest. they sell pizzas made from ingredients from their farm or the area. visitors must “pack-it-in” and “pack-it-out.” just like camping. basically, bring your own plates, napkins, and beverages, and take everything with you. this includes the pizza box! pizza farms are a great way to spend an evening in the summer. and a great place for kids!
a few in the minneapolis area:
- two pony gardens (long lake, mn)
- red barn farm (northfield, mn)
- pleasant grove pizza farm (waseca, mn)
- a to z produce and bakery (stockholm, wi)
- borner farm project (prescott, wi)
red barn farm
on wednesday night we went to red barn farm. they are open wednesdays may through october. because they also host weddings, they are closed weekends. (p.s. this place is gorgeous if you are in the market for a venue!) due to the popularity of pizza farms, no reservations and no calling ahead. pizzas are first-come, first served. we ordered our pizza around 7 and the wait was 45 minutes. therefore, i would encourage heavy apps and drinks. wine and beer are encouraged!
the toppings are from their chemical-free gardens. they grow onions, peppers, spinach, eggplant, tomatoes, etc. the pizzas are $20-$25 and its cash or check only. hungry for dessert? they also have a $10 dessert pizza (which was delicious). gluten free? a gluten-free personal pizza is available for $10. occasionally, they have performances by local musicians. the night I was there were hosting a yoga class. fun for the whole family!