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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Pizza Farms

July 24, 2013 9:39 AM

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(credit: Suncrest Gardens Farm Facebook Page)

(credit: Suncrest Gardens Farm Facebook Page)

You’re now asking, “what’s a pizza farm?” Good question. It’s a farm that on a certain day of the week makes pizza in a wood-fired oven using ingredients grown on the farm. It’s a great idea and it makes for a perfect snack or meal while driving through the countryside. When did Minneapolis-St. Paul become the world’s center for the pizza farm movement? Who knows but it is happening and it’s a trend that is starting to rock the metro! Is there a more fantastic way to showcase fresh, local ingredients than matching them on a delicious pizza? We think not. Dara shares her top 5 so you know where to find the best!

(credit: Two Pony Gardens Website)

(credit: Two Pony Gardens Website)

Two Pony Gardens
1700 Deer Hill Road
Long Lake, MN 55356
(763) 473-0783
http://www.twoponygardens.com/

Two Pony Gardens is a brand new farm just outside the metro in Long Lake. They only do this a few Saturdays a month (with reservations) so you need to plan ahead. They grow fantastic heirloom tomatoes and you can enjoy these on one of their special pies.

(credit: Suncrest Gardens Farm Facebook Page)

(credit: Suncrest Gardens Farm Facebook Page)

Suncrest Gardens Farm
Yaeger Valley Road
Cochrane, WI 54622
(608) 626-2122
http://suncrestgardensfarm.com/

Suncrest Gardens Farm in Cochrane, Wisconsin is probably the farthest outside the Twin Cities on Dara’s list but oh so worth the drive! In the beautiful Mississippi River Valley north of Winona, sits Suncrest Gardens. They do pizza on Thursday and Friday nights, plus private events for as few as 30 people. Also, you can enjoy a delicious New Glarus Beer, a terrific Wisconsin-made craft brew, along with your pizza!

(credit: Red Barn Farm of Northfield)

(credit: Red Barn Farm of Northfield)

Red Barn Farm of Northfield
10063 110th Street East
Northfield MN 55057
(507) 664-0304
http://www.redbarnfarmofnorthfield.com/

Just south of the metro in Northfield, Minnesota is Red Barn Farm. They make pizzas every Wednesday plus every third Sunday of the month. It’s just a sweet, pesticide free working farm with a great-big Italian pizza oven. They put greens grown right on their farm on the pizzas and it’s a fantastic trip just south of the metro.

(credit: A to Z Produce and Bakery Website)

(credit: A to Z Produce and Bakery Website)

A to Z Produce and Bakery
N2956 Anker Ln
Stockholm, WI 54769
(715) 448-4802
http://atozproduceandbakery.com/

It’s know by several names. Stockholm A to Z Produce Bakery, just A to Z Produce and Bakery, some by just Stockholm Pizza Farm, etc. Whatever you call it, call it tasty. As Dara says, this place is so pretty it looks like Martha Stewart designed it. Photo perfect and beautiful, it’s still about the pie on this list. A to Z does pizza on Tuesday nights, and they did a fantastic job creating their pizza spot. People bring their own tables, napkins, tablecloths, wine, beer, and more. You should be checking it out. It’s a lot of fun!

(credit: Anna Berend)

(credit: Anna Berend)

Love Tree Farms Pizza By the Pond
12413 Cty. Rd. Z
Grantsburg, WI 54840
(715) 488-2966
http://www.lovetreefarmstead.com/home.htm

So, if you know Dara, you will know quickly her love of Love Tree Farms Pizza By the Pond. We’ll call it an obsession of the finest kind. This is a farm that makes fantastic cheese. Starting there, what could be bad? Their pizza oven is built into the side of a hill, it’s supported by tires, and it’s downright crazy. As you eat your pizza, you can see the actual sheep grazing in the background. Visit them on Sundays for their pizza. You may also find an obsession with what is one of the most special settings we have in the Midwest!

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