By Sam Kislia
A recent trend has Midwestern farms converting themselves into gourmet pizza parlors across the state. Farms have found a new way to utilize 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!
AtoZ Produce and Bakery – Stockholm
AtoZ Produce and Bakery, located just east of the Mississippi River, has developed quite the following for their highly regarded pizza nights. Once winter is behind us, AtoZ opens their doors to serve unique, wood fired pizzas to hoards of hungry customers. Wait times increase significantly as the days get warmer, but pizza will be served rain or shine. AtoZ now also serves wine and beer by the bottle. If you’re in a rush and can’t stay to enjoy the atmosphere, the folks at AtoZ would be more than happy to fix you up a pizza to go!
Stoney Acres Farm – Athens
Stoney Acres offers a range of seasonal pizzas in addition to their rotating selection of specials. If pizza isn’t enough on your visit, don’t forget to check out the farmer’s market stand for some fresh produce (and maybe even some sweets!) to take home with you. They also feature various local area and artisan cheeses from across Wisconsin. Think of Stoney Acres Farm as your one stop farm shop!
Stay up to date with the latest specialty foods articles!
Suncrest Gardens Farm, settled in the serene Yaeger Valley, is the perfect farm for a pizza dinner. Wood-fired pizzas are cooked in less than two minutes, thanks to their handmade, Italian-style oven! Suncrest also offers a gluten free option for those with special dietary needs. Be sure to check their website for a full schedule of live music throughout the season!
This Wisconsin cheesemaker is a natural spot to enjoy some "Pizza by the Pond." LoveTree bakes their wood-fired pizzas using the best ingredients they have to offer, like cave aged cheeses and dough. The farm has lots of animals to visit, from sheep to llamas, and plenty of space to spread out for lawn games or a hike.
The Stone Barn in Nelson will have you raving about their hand rolled crusts and homegrown toppings. All of the meats used as toppings are locally raised and hand seasoned so that every bite bursts with flavor. Don’t forget dessert! The Stone Barn also serves ice cream so you won’t have to leave without satisfying that sweet tooth. New pizzas are added to the menu often, but you can always customize your pizza with the “build your own” option.