BYO Picnic Gear to the Pizza Farm

Notable Edibles Summer 2017 Issue

BYO Picnic Gear to the Pizza Farm

By Wendy Allen | Photo By Jim Klousia 0

No, not farms that grow crops of pizza. (But how amazing would it be to see rows of veggies already in pizza form sprouting from the ground?) “Pizza farms” bake and serve pizza right on the farm, typically using ingredients grown themselves or sourced locally, and guests bring their own picnicking supplies. Whether you enjoy your pizza on a blanket with a beer in hand, or on a white tablecloth by candlelight, here are a few pizza farms to put on your calendar this season:

2016 Local Hero Award winner Jeff Ford and his merry crew at Cress Spring Bakery, in Blue Mounds, serve wood-fired pizzas on Wednesdays, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., May through October. They sell beer and wine, so no carry-ins, please (it’s against Wisconsin law anyway). “We accept cash, checks, credit cards and chickens as payment.” (We made a visit to their pizza night last year - you can read about it here.)

New this year to the pizza farm scene is Vesperman Farms, in Lancaster. They’re offering pizza nights on the second Thursday of each month from April all the way into December. 

For a fun, themed road trip, consider taking a few days off to meander north along the Mississippi River, hitting all the pizza farms on the way:

Always check pizza farm websites to confirm hours and things to know about their particular location.

Wendy Allen is digital editor, copy editor, and a writer for Edible Madison. She reads style guides for fun, believes stories have power, and is fascinated by the evolution of the English languageā€”for better or worse. Her mission: to wrestle the wily comma into submission.

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