A Slice Above: Four Pizza Farms You Have to Check Out
your guide to fresh tastes at regional pizza farms
V1 Staff |
Scattered across the sunny Wisconsin countryside you’ll find a handful of farms that convert themselves into gourmet pizza places during the summer months. These farms have found a new way to use their resources by harvesting fresh, homegrown ingredients to craft mouth-watering pizzas that can be enjoyed right there on the farm. Round up your family and friends for a summer picnic on one of Wisconsin’s pizza farms!
1. Farm to Fork
S193 County Road BB • Mondovi • farmtoforkretreat.com/pizza-nights • distance from Eau Claire: 21 miles
Head to the Farm to Fork retreat 5-9pm, May through September, Thursdays through Saturdays for wood-fired pizza nights. They close for weddings, so keep an eye on their website or Facebook to stay up to date. Full service restaurant and bar.
2. The Stone Barn
S685 County Road KK • Nelson • thenelsonstonebarn.com • distance from Eau Claire: 45 miles
Open Friday through Sunday from 5-9pm through the spring and summer months, the Stone Barn boasts a hand-rolled thin crust and meats from locally raised livestock. They offer custom pizzas as well as wine, beer, and ice cream. New pizzas are added to the menu often, and you always customize your pie with a “build your own” option.
3. Stoney Acres Farm
7002 Rangline Road • Athens • stoneyacresfarm.net/pizza-on-the-farm • distance from Eau Claire: 88 miles
Pizza night at Stoney Acres is on Friday & Saturday evenings from late April to early November. They serve up simple, seasonal, organic pizzas, and have local beers, wines, and ciders.
4. Suncrest Gardens Farm
S2257 Yaeger Dugway • Cochrane • suncrestgardensfarm.com/pizza/pizza-on-the-farm • distance from Eau Claire: 51 miles
Suncrest welcomes diners May through September, Fridays and Saturdays. Everything is served local, seasonal, and wood-fired. Extensive menu with lots of options for both meat lovers and vegetarians. Bring your own chairs and blankets. Pies run $19-25. Featuring live music.
Editor’s note: One of the region’s best-known pizza farms, A to Z Produce & Bakery near Stockholm, does not plan to hold its weekly pizza nights in 2021. We’ll hold out hope for next year. As A to Z’s website states, “Pizza is in a state of re-invention.”