Photo by Katherine Harris
Jeez, I guess I might be a bit sensitive. But when the Associated Press sent out a piece about their “discovery” of pizza farms in early July, things got a little cray cray.
“WHAT?!? This is a thing? People are eating pizza? On farms? Wait, is pizza grown on farms?? That’s so cool! God Bless America! I simultaneously love this, mock this, wish I had this, and plan to somehow claim credit for it!” – Everyone not us.
Never mind that the first time we wrote up A to Z Produce & Bakery it was like, 2007 or some ancient mad pre-4G time. Whatevs. Bygones. Imma let you have your moment of fascination, and then get back to stuffing my face with a slice of farm fresh.
However, I did happen to think a few more farms in the metro would be raising the bar this summer and adding pizza nights, and yet, not so much. Hauling the fam across state lines for midweek four-hour dinner is fun, but lets admit it’s not always fun. When Long Lake’s Two Pony Gardens popped onto the scene in 2013, they were swamped to a point they never thought possible. Such is the power of a 20-minute-drive pizza farm.
Last summer they reigned it in and only held a few events. But they’re at it again, in a very cautiously ambitious way, and I thought you'd might like to get on board early.
In the name of adorning the pizzas, there will be a round of mushroom hunting on the property, perhaps a carriage ride, and then a lecture on bats! Yes, I already have my tickets, so see you there!
September 19: Music in the Garden Pizza Night
Live music (think more opera than Har Mar Superstar), beautiful dahlias, and pretty pizza pies.
Oct 11: Walk in the Woods Pizza Brunch
A Sunday morning breakfast pizza feast and then a romp in the woods.
Oct 24: Halloween Horses Pizza Night
I have no idea what might happen on this night, but I keep thinking of Ichabod Crane. This one is almost sold out.
You'd think more people would figure this gig out! Maybe YOU should go buy a farm and build an oven, because if you build it ... Well, if you or your favorite farmer are so inclined, check out the Pizza Farm Field Day by Renewing the Countryside which is like a field trip workshop to learn how these babies work.
Meanwhile, I already told you about the pizza church in Berne, yeah?