For the past two summers, I’ve been seeing tweets and photos from friends who have been making the trek to pizza farm and raving about it and it’s been waiting patiently on my to-do list. Last night, on the spur of the moment, I got to join a group of folks who went and was able to experience pizza farm for myself.
90 minutes out of the city, pizza farm is the nickname for Tuesday nights at A to Z Produce and Bakery in Stockholm, WI. The pizzas are made from ingredients grown on the farm, right down to the wheat used in the crust. People come from all around to grab a pizza on Tuesday nights. There’s no service, no silverware, no beverages, no chairs or tables, no trashcans provided. Pack in, pack out. Order a pizza, wait up to 2 hours for your turn to have it made, camp out in the grass or on your blanket or in the chairs you brought and enjoy the country scenery until your number is up. From a simple blanket to elaborate tables, complete with table cloths and candelabras, people bring a variety of setups to enjoy the evening.
Last night’s weather was perfect for a night at pizza farm. The drive down was gorgeous and the 1 hour, 20 minute wait for our pizza was equally enjoyable. The pizza was delicious and the long walk back to the car we’d parked at the end of a very, very long line of cars gave us a great view of the sunset and settling fog. In a recent entry, I mentioned my love for escaping the city in the summer and this definitely fit the bill. I’m already looking forward to my next trip.
Have you been?