It’s finally (finally!) jacket weather, but that doesn’t mean pizza farm season is over. Pleasant Grove Pizza Farm in Waseca, 70 minutes south of the Twin Cities, fires up its brick oven every Friday and Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 7 p.m. through October.
Unlike other pizza farms we’ve frequented, Pleasant Grove brings in musicians to play low-key sets on a rustic stage. The property has trails you can stroll, pumpkins for kids to paint, sweetly decorated barn vignettes for Instagram photo opps, and a llama, alpaca, and two goats to admire—all good time killers when the pizza orders inevitably back up.
One bite and you’ll understand why these pies are such a hit. The 16-inch Buster, pictured above, features wild mushroom and sage olive oil, sausage, caramelized onions, mushrooms, basil, and fresh mozzarella.
Next time we go, we look forward to chomping into the Pig + Pork (red sauce, pepperoni, sausage, green olive) and saving enough room for the dessert pizza: a 12-inch round with cheesecake, basil-infused olive oil, blueberries, honey, and fresh-squeezed lemon.
Pleasant Grove is a BYO blanket/lawn chair/plates/utensils/trash bag situation. Coolers and drinks are OK, too, though the farm just got its license to sell beer and wine. Cash are credit are accepted, and both vegan cheese and 10-inch gluten-free crusts are available upon request. 🍕😋
Pleasant Grove Pizza Farm
41142 160th St., Waseca, MN; 715-523-0857.