…for the Pizza Farm!
Let me tell you about the pizza farm, friends. The pizza farm is located in Stockholm, WI – about 90 minutes away from Minneapolis. I have some friends who have been long-time fans of the farm, and so last fall, my friend Heidi and I took a road trip with Owen to check out what it’s all about.
And it was kind of magical.
Basically, every Tuesday from about May to October, the pizza farm opens its barnyard up to hundreds of people and serves ridiculously unique and delicious wood-fired pizza. Most of the ingredients come straight from the farm itself.
You bring your own plates, utensils, drinks, sides – everything but the pizza. You’re invited to sprawl out on blankets or to set up your own camping table and chairs to chow down. The suggestion I’ve heard, and what I experienced, is to get there early (the hours are 4:30-8:00 p.m.) as waits can be up to an hour and a half during the evening’s peak. After you place your order, you can walk around the farm, oohing and aahing at the cows and sheep like the urbanite you are.
We had a lovely time, though Heidi was still a little first-trimester nauseous, and is eager to go back with a full appetite! The grounds are beautiful, the pizza outrageously good – a for sure once-a-year if not twice experience for us going forward.
Also, to make our evening even more magical…there happened to be a legitimate celebrity-sighting:
What, don’t you see him?
Here’s the same shot with some creepy, paparazzi-zoom:
While I’m definitely not one to be star struck, and am often hard pressed to remember any actor’s real name ever, I love Justin Vernon and his band Bon Iver. So when I saw him hanging out with a bunch of his friends (a mere hour away from where he went to college), naturally I did not go anywhere near him but instead took super creepy pictures from far away, pretending instead to shoot the cattle in the foreground.
I was so pumped to show Eric my pictures and sneaky prowess when I got home.
The reason I’m sharing the pizza farm with you now is that the farm was about to close its doors for winter when I went last fall. By sharing it now, I’m hoping, if you’re anywhere near the Midwest this summer, that you’ll make a stop in Stockholm…and take some super creepy pictures of your own so I don’t feel so weird about it.