Pizza farms are a thing, guys. Not only are they a thing, but as things go, they’re among the most awesome things around. A pizza farm is like a Willy Wonka-esque fantasy that was plucked out of a hungry child’s imagination and brought to bear in the Midwestern countryside.

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Okay, so that’s not exactly what a pizza farm looks like. A real pizza farm looks more like this.

Photo: Flickr/Stacy Spensley

Photo: Flickr/Stacy Spensley

Photo: Flickr/Lee Davenport

Photo: Flickr/Lee Davenport

Photo: Flickr/jmehre

Photo: Flickr/jmehre

Photo: Flickr/Leedav

Photo: Flickr/Leedav

Pizza farms serve pies made with hyper-local ingredients that were grown on, or close to, the farm; you’ll probably see the fields of potential toppings as you approach. Even fresher than farm-to-table dining, pizza farms in Wisconsin and Minnesota let visitors picnic on the same soil their food was pulled from hours before.

Photo: Flickr/jmehre

Photo: Flickr/jmehre

Photo: Flickr/massdestraction

Photo: Flickr/massdestraction

Photo: Flickr/massdestraction

Photo: Flickr/massdestraction

While this sounds like a new locavore trend, it’s not: The slice of heaven pictured above comes from A to Z Produce And Bakery in Stockholm, WI, which has been slinging al fresco pies since 1998. Their weekly pizza night takes place on Tuesdays from February through October, and is so popular that wait times can be up to an hour in peak season.

We can think of worse places to wait for dinner.


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Scenes from the #pizzafarm #northfield

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Golden hour. #lovethislight #pizzafarm #inaweoftheCreator #rollinghills #Wisconsin

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If you’re already looking up a route on Google maps, note that some pizza farms are BYOB and others sell beer and wine on premises. Like any picnic, you should bring everything you need to be comfortable, and make sure you take all your garbage with you when you leave.

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Cobb Ranch Pizza Farm in Madera, CA looks like a pie! (Photo: Cobb Ranch)

[via Huffington Post]