Please note – photos from this article were take prior to a tornado that hit Red Barn Pizza. They have since rebuilt their beautiful facilities. Please visit their Instagram or website for up to date photos!
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.
As soon as we got there, we ordered our pizza from the menu board
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.
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
where inside white lights twinkled
and we devoured our sour pig and greek pizzas
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
that overlooks the garden where the fresh ingredients used in these delicious pizzas are grown
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
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.