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.

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

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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

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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

 

39 Responses to Road Trip to a Pizza Farm

  1. Vicki September 23, 2014 at 8:24 AM #

    How fun! I’ve never heard of this before! Now I can’t wait to try it!

  2. Teresa Shaw September 23, 2014 at 10:53 AM #

    I love the Pizza Farm…but this is also an AMAZING place for family fun day on the weekends!! Now that Fall is coming the drive is GORGEOUS and once in the Valley you will be amazed!! https://www.facebook.com/#!/VinointheValley

  3. Melissa Oprish
    Melissa Oprish September 23, 2014 at 10:52 PM #

    Thank you thank you thank you for the best idea ever!! I can’t wait to go!!!

  4. Angela September 26, 2014 at 6:53 PM #

    Another great pizza farm! About 20 minutes NW of Rochester, MN, and this one has great live entertainment every Wednesday night all summer. Great pizza too!

  5. Tammie March 31, 2015 at 10:21 PM #

    Borner Farm Project in Prescott, WI has a great pizza night, too and its close to the Twin Cities. http://www.bornerfarmproject.com/pizza.html

    • The Borner Farm Project October 15, 2015 at 10:16 AM #

      Tammie, belatedly, thanks for visiting our pizza farm and thanks for leaving a recommendation here! We are so curious about Red Barn Pizza Farm; we keep hearing great things about it and we really want to visit. We thought we’d read up on it here but we didn’t expect to see our own farm mentioned in the comments!

  6. Ana April 1, 2015 at 11:12 AM #

    Is this in Wisconsin?

    • Karri
      Karri April 3, 2015 at 10:42 AM #

      yes, this is in MN, just 20 minutes south of the metro in Northfield

      • Carly April 4, 2015 at 11:48 AM #

        Wait. If this is in Wisconsin then it’s not in Minnesota. If it’s in Minnesota then it’s not in Wisconsin. A link in the body of the post might be helpful.

  7. andy April 2, 2015 at 9:49 AM #

    This is located in Minnesota. Not Wisconsin! lol….

    • Karri
      Karri April 3, 2015 at 10:43 AM #

      Yes, it is in MN. I had been hearing about pizza farms in WI (there are many more there and I think A to Z was one of the first) but decided to go to one in MN since it was closer and this is Twin Cities Moms Blog. Northfield is practically a suburb. 🙂

  8. Carrie April 2, 2015 at 1:26 PM #

    Have you been to the one in Spring Valley, MN?

    • Karri
      Karri April 3, 2015 at 10:45 AM #

      no, but thanks for the suggestion. We will have to check it out!!

  9. anna April 2, 2015 at 2:14 PM #

    YOu should also check out Berne wood fired pizza on Wednesday nights from 5-8pm

    • Karri
      Karri April 3, 2015 at 10:46 AM #

      thank you Anna for the suggestion. You are one of many to suggest this so I will have to check it out. Thanks.

  10. RoxAnn April 3, 2015 at 6:44 PM #

    how can someone find these pizza barns? I live in Rochester, MN and would like to visit a few of the ones mentioned in Northfield, Spring Valley, and NW of Rochester.

    • Karri
      Karri April 3, 2015 at 8:51 PM #

      RoxAnn, if you go to the bottom of the post, there are links to the websites of the various farms. On each website there are directions and information about when to visit.

    • Angela April 13, 2015 at 10:11 PM #

      Check out Berne a Wood-Fired Pizza. It’s located in the middle of nowhere but within 30-40 minutes of Rochester, Owatonna, Northfield…. It’s great. Pizza is wonderful. They have parking! The best part… An amazing outdoor concert series every week. Open Wednesday nights. They take orders from a little before 5 – 8 PM. Here’s their website: https://sites.google.com/site/bernewoodfiredpizza/. They have an active Facebook page too!

  11. Jan April 4, 2015 at 7:49 AM #

    This sounds awesome and another one to try is Barn Again Lodge in Mondovi, WI. The barn has been made into a lodge and they have home made pizzas only on Wednesday evenings. It’s out of Mondovi a ways, but worth the drive!! Check out their website!

    • Karri
      Karri April 6, 2015 at 8:45 PM #

      thanks for the suggestion. I love the name and look forward to trying it out!!

  12. Jenn April 4, 2015 at 9:49 PM #

    Stone Barn in Nelson, WI is also a great pizza farm!!

    • Karri
      Karri April 6, 2015 at 8:46 PM #

      thank you for the suggestion!

  13. Heather April 4, 2015 at 10:41 PM #

    There is a great place in West Concord, MN. An hour south of the cities. It’s call Ginny’s Drive In it is seasonal opening in April on Saturdays and Sunday’s 11:00am-9:00pm its all outdoor seating and has great food and Ice Cream! opening June 2 Tuesday thru Sunday 11:00am – 9:00pm. http://ginnysdrivein.weebly.com

    • Emily W. May 26, 2015 at 11:19 PM #

      Stone Barn in Nelson!!!

  14. Jan Flaherty April 5, 2015 at 11:32 AM #

    do you have gluten free?

    • Karri
      Karri April 6, 2015 at 8:53 PM #

      yes they do have gluten free pizzas!!

  15. Jodi B April 6, 2015 at 1:29 PM #

    I was given the website and the idea to go this summer 2015. I have a 6 and 4 year old and my husband loves the country farm land and enjoys taking pictures of land scape. There seems like many things to do. We are excited to come as we live in Farmington area/.

    • Karri
      Karri April 6, 2015 at 8:47 PM #

      This place is definitely picturesque. I hope your family enjoys it!

  16. Wendy Schoggins April 8, 2015 at 6:55 PM #

    Don’t forget Sawmill Pizza in Clear Lake, WI (about an hour Northeast of the twin cities) https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=430537960372144&fref=ts

  17. Marlene Masberg May 17, 2015 at 11:36 PM #

    Could you please give an address for Northfield. I didn’t see one saying where you are located. We are not far away.

    Thank You

    PS Sounds like a fun place to bring 3 young boy cousins that like pizza and may enjoy. If not I would.

  18. Kathy May 19, 2015 at 1:12 PM #

    This is also a great place as a reception venue. We just had our daughters wedding there and everyone was so impressed by the Red Barn Farm. They now have big bulb lighting throughout the barn which makes for a great wedding look. We also held our grooms dinner there so we got to enjoy pizza one night and the wedding night a more formal typical wedding dinner.

  19. Lacey Krambeer May 30, 2015 at 9:47 PM #

    Brand New opening in August, will be the best yet!

    https://www.facebook.com/pleasantgrovepizzafarm

  20. Jennifer Burt May 20, 2016 at 9:16 AM #

    There is a new one in Waseca (an hour south of the Twin Cities). You can check it out on FB. https://www.facebook.com/pleasantgrovepizzafarm/?fref=ts

  21. eric August 30, 2016 at 10:15 AM #

    Went to this place last weekend. Pizza was amazing and the view on the river on way back to St.Paul was worth the trip!

    http://www.thenelsonstonebarn.com/

  22. Dana April 17, 2017 at 10:53 PM #

    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.

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