Road Trip to a Pizza Farm

For a couple of years now I’ve been hearing friends talk about a pizza farm selling made-to-order pies that are so good they were making the drive weekly just to get a little slice of heaven. A pizza farm? Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it?

We decided to check one out and see what the fuss is all about.  Boy, am I glad we did…it was so much fun!

On a sunny Sunday after church, we packed up the van and headed to the Red Barn Pizza Farm in Northfield, only 20 minutes south of the Twin Cities. The drive is just long enough to build your anticipation of the unknown experience that lies ahead. This place was easy to find, had ample parking and a stroller friendly path to the idyllic Red Barn where the magic happens.

Note: In Fall of 2018, Red Barn Pizza Farm was destroyed in a tornado, but we’re thrilled to say they have rebuilt and are ready to begin making new memories in their new barn for the 2019 season!!

Road Trip to a Pizza Farm | Twin Cities Moms Blog

As soon as we got there, we ordered our pizza from the menu board

Road Trip to a Pizza Farm | Twin Cities Moms Blog

and while the pizza baked, we had fun exploring the farm, chasing cats, tasting samples

in the General Store, and visited with other patrons while  enjoying the beautiful scenery.

Road Trip to a Pizza Farm | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Road Trip to a Pizza Farm | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Road Trip to a Pizza Farm | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Soon (almost too soon, we weren’t done exploring yet) the pizzas were done and our name was called

and this cute delivery boy picked up our pizzas and delivered them to the red barn

Road Trip to a Pizza Farm | Twin Cities Moms Blog

where inside white lights twinkled

Road Trip to a Pizza Farm | Twin Cities Moms Blog

 and we devoured our sour pig and greek pizzas

Road Trip to a Pizza Farm | Twin Cities Moms Blog

with the drinks (and plates and napkins) that we brought along with us.

Don’t worry, that’s all part of the fun.

If you prefer to sit outside, there is an outdoor terrace

Road Trip to a Pizza Farm | Twin Cities Moms Blog

that overlooks the garden where the fresh ingredients used in these delicious pizzas are grown

Road Trip to a Pizza Farm | Twin Cities Moms Blog

and gives new meaning to the term farm-to-table.

 This was a fun family adventure indeed, and we can’t wait to try out some of these other pizza farms:

A to Z Produce and Bakery in Stockholm, WI

Borner Farm Project – Prescott, WI

Dream Acres Farm – Wykoff, MN

LoveTree Farmstead Cheese in Granstburg, WI

Red Barn Pizza Farm in Northfield, MN

Suncrest Gardens Farm in Cochrane, WI

Two Pony Gardens in Long Lake, MN

Vino in the Valley – Maiden Rock, WI

Most are open May through the fall season on select days and nights, so be sure to check the website before you embark on your own farm-venture.

Shine On-

Karri

 

Karri Larson
By day, Karri is a Pediatric Dietitian By night, she is a Curator of Adventure for her 2 wild and carefree boys. Together with her husband of 10 years they like to travel (Disneyworld is a yearly destination), go to concerts, and attend many of the happenings the Twin Cities has to offer. Karri loves spending time in the kitchen and is introducing her boys to the joys of fine dining (one burp at a time). She is a self proclaimed music junkie and is constantly looking for ways to be crafty, with her money not art.

40 COMMENTS

  1. We went to the Northfield one- it was a great place but the night we went it took two hours to get our pizza. There were soooo many people there. Not sure if we went on an unusual night?? So next time we will bring activities to do to keep my kids entertained.

  2. The Red Barn Pizza Farm was wiped out in a cluster of tornadoes that hit the area from Mankato to our town, Cannon Falls on Sept. 20, 2018!!

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