Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Restaurant Week Event: Fabulous Fall Colors & Food Tour

Explore area farms first hand & enjoy a countryside lunch

V1 Staff

This four-stop, easygoing tour of the Chippewa Falls area will take participants on a relaxing bus ride through the countryside amid a rainbow of autumn foliage.

Enjoy samples, sightseeing, or shopping at every location, starting at Farm Sweet Farm. Here, guests will be able to meet cows, calves, chickens, horses, dogs, or even a cute little bunny and hear the history of the Flashinski farm.

The next stop is Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard, where you’ll hop aboard a wagon ride to the orchard. Pick a half peck of your own apples to take home, and then peruse the winery selection and even sample a few sweet local flavors. Enjoy a specially packed box lunch by Chef Amy Huo of Locavore Mobile Kitchen – a seasonal snack made with locally sourced ingredients.

When everyone’s had a chance to rest and refuel, we’ll move on to Harvest Moon Organics, a certified organic farm and home of the Old Laughing Lady General Store, which stocks local meat, cheese, canned and pickled goods, coffee, and more. They’ll have meat samples for snacking, and host a fun wagon ride, weather permitting.

The final stop is Blaeser Farms, a Chippewa Falls beef farm that raises high-quality meats. A walking tour will take visitors through pristine pasture where they can view (and maybe even pet!) gorgeous Highland cows and hear Josh and Amy Blaeser’s hilarious and educational stories. Tour participants will be able to purchase Blaeser meats with a 10% discount during their visit.

The tour leaves from The Local Store, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire, at 9am. When purchasing your ticket, you’ll have the option to select a pack lunch preference (vegan, gluten free, meat, vegetarian, or standard), and indicate any additional dietary considerations. Please bring appropriate shoes; farms may be muddy!

Tickets are available from Volume One Tickets »

Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.