On a recent trip to Stockholm, WI, I got to have dinner at one of the most interesting places I have ever been to. We had pizza on the farm.
Weaving in and out of the rolling hills of hardwood forest in the Mississippi River valley and corn fields of western Wisconsin, I was taken down this little back road that was just barely bigger than a driveway. The signs guiding us were barely marked and the locals just told us to “follow the crowd of people driving east out of town.” With directions like that, I had to check this place out.
Suddenly, my car took a turn left and square in front of me was this sign: “Pizza Tuesday 4:30-8. No Dogs. Wear Shoes. Fences Zap.” That’s when I knew I was where I wanted to be.
To the left of this barn I saw a very inviting looking building with a big red “Order” sign. My family ordered two pizzas and found some grass to spread out on. While we poked around the farm, we found all sorts of stuff from antique tractors to cows, crops, and lots of really happy customers.
Here’s some pictures of what we found:
What we tumbled across was a working farm that grows all of their own food. Through the summer, they have wood fired pizza that operates on Tuesdays only. There are no chairs, no tables, and no garbage. You take out what you take in, plus your leftovers. I can assure you that the leftovers are worth taking too.
Every minute of the drive is worth it for this fun experience. The kids got to run around a real farm and the adults enjoyed a nice glass of wine with some fresh from the garden wood-fired pizza.
The staff was great and the food was too. This is a can’t miss place if you visit Western Wisconsin, Lake Pepin, or are looking for a day trip outside of Minneapolis or St. Paul.