Travel Scenes: A to Z Pizza Farm in Stockholm, Wisconsin

By Amanda Paa – Updated April 12, 2020

On Tuesday evening I had one of the most humbling, grounding experiences I will remember forever. Around 5:00 Brian and I hopped in the car to make the drive down River Road to Stockholm, Wisconsin whose population sign reads 66 as you approach. We turned onto County Road J and wound our way through the fields to the gravel road that would lead us to the iconic A to Z Pizza Farm.

My first breath of fresh country air was like a drug….I felt my worries, my stress, my judgements leave me and relaxation flow through my blood. It’s no wonder why people drive a hundred miles to get here. The sounds of horse hooves hitting the ground, a girl playing the fiddle, birds chirping, and laughter among friends rang in my ears. We found Jen and Sawyer admiring the beautiful stallions while Scott was finding a spot for us to occupy amongst the many blankets and tables covering the area. Here is a glimpse of the night that doesn’t need many words to explain.

It was a time to nourish our bodies and our souls……..

It was a time to appreciate the work of people who follow their hearts, who embrace community, to provide for us not because they have to but because they live to…………..

It was a time to be with friends who I am so fortunate to have had come into my life just one year ago…..

It was a time to enjoy a perfectly chilled Austrian rose’………………

It was a time to make a “Wine Treehouse” in the notch of the building built just like a treehouse, with no screws or bolts – just wood and manpower………

It was a time to listen to others make music while sipping boxed wine and put thoughts of the 1960’s when peace and love were the hippie anthem…….

It was a time to enjoy the woodfired pizza covered in fresh vegetables that grow from the beautiful earth we call home………

It was a time to, as Crosby, Stills, and Nash once sang “love the one you’re with“……….

Slow down. Live. Breathe. Just Be.

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June 15, 2012


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  1. Jen {The Wholehearted Life}

    Such a beautiful post from a beautiful friend!!!!!! We def. need a girl’s night to pizza farm. You captured the moments perfectly.

    • amandapaa

      Thanks girl! I think we are planning on a Sunday in late July – keep you updated!

  2. Amy @ fragrantvanillacake

    Looks like you had a wonderful time :)! That pizza must have been amazing!

  3. Kelli

    Lovely post. You made me cry. I love pizza farm for all of the same reasons, and I love both of you. GREAT post.

  4. Lynne

    Breathtaking. Keith still isn’t sold on the idea of the pizza farm. I’m sending him this post and he won’t be able to resist!!!

    • amandapaa

      Thanks Lynne :) You really need to convince him to go. I know you guys would love it!

  5. megzp

    how do you make your pictures look so cool?

  6. Mellissa

    Fun night! Sounds so relaxing and much needed. We need a girls night there!

  7. Kate

    I went to this place in 2008, again in 2009 and it hasn’t changed a bit. So glad you got to experience it.

    My only thought was…. why didn’t you invite me? ;-)

    • amandapaa

      I am so glad we made the trip too. Let’s get one on the calendar for all of us girls with advanced planning – I think it would make a great girls night!!