Restaurant Week Event: Fabulous Fall Colors & Food Tour
Explore area farms first hand & enjoy a countryside lunch
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!