Whether it be the journey or the destination, there are some places that will always be memorable. For me, it’s the pizza farm in Stockholm, Wisconsin.
Back a few years ago, it was a word of mouth thing. There were whisperings of a farm that made pizzas in a wood-fired oven once a week and showing up early was a must to avoid a long wait. After gathering some information (including a possible address), my husband and I drove the 1 ½ hours to Stockholm, waited in line to order pizza and waited 1 ½ hours for our number to be called. It was a fun experience and one that I wanted to share with family next time.
A few years have passed since that road trip and the pizza farm now has a website and a devoted following of their Tuesday pizza nights, but I had yet to return with my family as planned. Luckily, I had the perfect excuse to get them to drive to Wisconsin on a Tuesday night: my birthday.
We arrived prepared with chairs, coolers, snacks, and games for the kids and spent a few lovely hours outdoors on the farm. Since it was after Labor Day, the wait for a pizza was a mere seven minutes, significantly less than our wait in the middle of summer. The menu was a bit different too, offering variations on the pizzas we tried last time along with a few new menu items like Bacon Pizza! It was the group’s favorite and was eaten quickly. Next time we’re ordering two.
It was a gorgeous evening to enjoy the outdoors and eat pizza on a farm and it was a fun experience for my family. I went to bed a very happy birthday girl!
The pizza farm is open every Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. from mid-May until November. The ingredients used are straight from their farm and it’s BYO-everything except pizza. There is plenty of room to lay a blanket on the grass and they also have indoor spaces for when the weather gets colder (which I hear is on its way). If you visit the pizza farm, drop me a note as I’d love to hear about your experience.