The latest trend to take America by storm is not kale or squid ink cocktails, but apparently pizza farms. These are not farms where saucy, cheesy pizza pies grow off of vines. Instead, it's a strange play on the farm-to-table movement that offers diners the chance to eat pizza on a farm. According to the Associated Press, the pizza farms — which are a form of agro-tourism — are opening all over the country and are especially popular in Midwestern states like Wisconsin and Minnesota.
So how exactly does a pizza farm work? The farms invite customers to picnic on certain nights and while the guests typically have to bring utensils, plates, drinks, and throw out their own trash, the farms will whip up the pizzas. Typically they are made in wood-fired ovens and are topped with items grown on the farms. While diners wait for their food, they can explore the farm and "pet the horses."
The real advantage of the pizza farms, notes Consumerist, is that it provides typically small farms with additional income. Andrew Bernhardt — a community food systems specialist — explains why these so-called pizza farms are so successful: "They're selling an experience by letting people come to their farm, and I think there are a lot of people out there hungry for this experience."
If eating pizzas on a farm quite isn't your thing, this pizzeria pop-up set up inside of an old double decker bus in London might do the trick.
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