A beautiful evening and you’re sitting in the middle of a farm field — no wind, not too hot, not too cold, no bugs, not even a mosquito in sight — and you are about to take a bite of one of the best stone oven baked pizza you have ever tasted. The Red Barn Farm of Northfield is one of the few eateries known to mid-westerners as Pizza Farms.

I’d trade an evening meal at the best restaurant in the city for pizza on the farm any time. Picnics for most of us are a memory, but this memory comes alive on the Red Barn Farm.

Pack your picnic tote with plates, utensils, napkins.  Bring your own beverages (beer and wine are okay to bring), and appetizers.  Don’t forget your chairs and a table or blankets. Find your perfect picnic spot on the grounds and you’re ready to order your pizza.

After you’ve found your spot it’s time to order your pizza.  They have a great variety and you won’t be disappointed.  Do plan on a bit of a wait though…  they baked 210 pizzas on Wednesday, June 4th.

While you’re waiting for your pizza or while you are  relaxing after your meal you will find much to do.  Children and yes, adults too, like the Climbing Tree.


Children and adults make friends with the animals.  And behind the arbor is a huge field where kids were playing with their frisbies.

It is rare today to be able to find a peaceful, beautiful retreat to have a meal and enjoy time with your friends and family.  And there is more…  the Winter family also invite local musicians to come out to the farm and play during the pizza events.  There were no musicians when we were out there, but we look forward to being there when local musicians are entertaining.

You can visit the Red Barn Farm every Wednesday from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM and the third Sunday of each month from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM.  The ending time is the time that the last order is taken.

This is an amazing experience and one you will want to repeat time and time again.

Be sure to check out their website:

Other Pizza Farms in the Midwest are:  If there are pizza farms near where you live (wherever you live, whatever state you live in) please comment and  let us know about them.

A to Z in Stockholm, WI

Love Tree Farmstead Cheese in Grantsburg, WI

Dreamacres Farm in Wykoff, MN


  1. The pizza farms are just great! Thanks loads for showing us these fantastic and innovative farms!


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