Have you ever been to a Pizza Farm? Did you know that Pizza Farms exist and they’re one of the coolest concepts I’ve heard of in a while? According to a recent Huffington Post article, riding on the tales of the farm to table concept, these farms are popping up across the U.S offering visitors a ‘little slice of heaven.’
A pizza farm is a farm that serves pizza made from the freshest ingredients – ingredients grown right there or from other local area farms. In the case of "R" Pizza Farm in Dow, Illinois the crops and livestock are even grown or raised in ‘slices’ made into the shape of a giant pizza. At ”R” pizza farm each of the eight wedges represent something used on a pizza. Tomatoes, peppers, rosemary and sage are among the ingredients grown fresh at the farm.
These farms serve as both culinary and educational destinations. “R” Pizza Farm offers tours to visitors, during which owner Walt Gregory briefs guests about the ingredients whilst walking them through each slice of the farm. Gregory aims to educate folks on organic gardening and does not hold back his opposition to corporations behind agricultural biotechnology. "Someone's got to stand against them. That's what I try to accomplish with the pizza farm," said Gregory. After the educated tour there is pizza and soda in a pizzeria inside a log cabin. Sounds like an awesome weekend adventure to take the kids on to me!
Pizza farms exist all over the country but are concentrated in the Midwest. Most of these pizza farms host a pizza night in which guests are encouraged to bring a blanket and a beverage and enjoy the fresh pizza, often cooked in a wood-fired oven. With any luck the concept will spread to my home state, Kentucky, before too long. After all, we are an agricultural hubbub here.