Tuesdays in the summer are meant to be spent in Stockholm, Wisconsin. This tiny town, which pays homage to the Swedish capital, is the host of one of my favorite summer traditions, Pizza on the Farm. I’ve been visiting AtoZ Pizza for over 5 years, and it’s one of my go-tos when out of town guests come to visit.
The farm is outside of Stockholm, and can be hard to find. Every Tuesday it is opened to the public, and the owners churn out hundreds of brick-oven fired pizzas, with ingredients from the farm. The only thing they provide is the pizza, everything else is up to you. Some people take the pizza to go, but in my opinion, it is best enjoyed on the farm. When I go, I usually get there around 5 or 6. They only take orders til 8, and some nights there are hundreds of people, so we usually have some waiting time. This is, to me, one of the best parts. The farm is adorable, with cows and kittens. There are fields to explore, and plenty of photographic opportunities.
Since it’s only pizza, you must provide your own drinks and any other snacks you want. When I go with friends, we usually bring some wine, maybe olives, some cheese and bread. A deck of cards is also a must. Some people go all out-with tables, chairs, even candlesticks! Inevitably, there will be someone with a guitar that will serenade the crowd waiting for their food. I even attended a rehearsal dinner there, for my friend’s wedding. Just remember to take your trash with you when you leave!
The pizza is the freshest I’ve ever eaten, with doughy crust and amazing veggies that taste like they were just picked that day (and probably were). The pizzas are enormous, and taste just as good the next day. It is something I look forward to every year, and hopefully it’s a tradition that continues for a long, long time.
You can check out AtoZ Pizza’s website here, and get more information on Pizza Night and the produce they sell.