Pizza + Prairie = Perfect Summer
Come to the prairie on Friday nights June 2 – September 29 for handmade-from-scratch brick oven pizza packed with straight-from-the-farm veggies & local meats! House-made sides, desserts and a signature drink are all crafted from the garden produce harvested just steps away from the kitchen. Beer, wine and soft drinks available, too. Live music from 5:30 to 9 pm (5 to 8:30 pm in September). There’s plenty of room for yard games; bring your own or borrow ours. Walk the prairie path and enjoy the outdoor art along the way: 5 permanent sculptures + the temporary Prairie Art exhibit. Seating is limited, so bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.
Reservations required for this award-winning event. Reservations open Spring 2023.
Know Before You Go
This handy Things to Know list can be forwarded to others in your group or printed.
Arrival/Reservations: The grounds are open for visitors at any time during the day, but each group attending Pizza on the Prairie must reserve an ordering time. All ages are welcome, and a ticket is required for anyone age 12+. If tickets are sold out, check back often as there can be changes. Tickets routinely open up on Fridays. Call 641.337.5019 or email Lisa if you’d like to be on the wait list.
Deposit: To make check-in and ordering easier, no deposit is required. A deposit might be reinstated later if a significant number of expected guests don’t attend. Please understand that we release a limited number of tickets each week so no-shows greatly impact our event and nonprofit operations.
Cancellations: Please let us know if you need to cancel for any reason so we can accommodate someone on the wait list. Any deposit (minus a transaction fee) will be refunded if made by 5 pm Wednesday before your reservation date. We can move your tickets to a different week if requested by noon Thursday.
Westbound: Take the I-80 exit at Stuart then south to Hwy 92. Go west on Hwy 92 to the Henry A. Wallace Road (P-33). Another 5 miles south and turn right on 290th (1/4 mile gravel).
Eastbound: Take the Greenfield exit from I-80, south to Hwy 92, and about 5 miles east to the Henry A. Wallace Road (P-33). Another 5 miles south and turn right on 290th (gravel).
Check in & Ordering: Stop at the check-in station next to the Farmhouse to pick up your menus, then choose a space on the lawn for your group. Place orders at the ordering station in the Barn. A server will deliver your food and drinks. Sorry, no coolers, outside food or drink permitted. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.
Seating: Limited picnic tables are available first come, first served. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Shade is limited. Pop up tents should be erected at the edges of the lawn to not block views.
Weather: In case of rain, orders can be made to go. There is limited inside seating.
Trash & Recycling: Please watch for the different trash & recycling containers by the Gathering Barn and follow the instructions provided.
Pets: No pets except for service animals. Leashed dogs are typically welcome on the property outside of special events like Pizza on the Prairie.
Safety Practices: Please do not attend if you are feeling sick or have COVID symptoms: temperature, cough, body aches, sore throat, shortness of breath, etc. We will monitor changing conditions and may need to adjust protocols thru the season.
Our Food Values & Beliefs
We embrace local food and sustainable agriculture. Sourcing fresh, seasonal ingredients locally results in tastier, more nutritious food and showcases Iowa’s ability to produce high quality ingredients. Our restaurants connect patrons to our garden, land and historic sites and to other members of the local foods community.
Core Food Values:
• Menus reflect our garden, land, & historic properties
• Seasonal, housemade dishes
• Quality ingredients
• Local sources support Iowa’s family farms & small businesses
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2022 Live Music Schedule
Subject to change without notice
June 3 Rusted Steel String Band
June 10 Les Goering: sponsored by FNB
June 17 Bill Matykowski
June 24 Eric Van Patten & Vickie Strawn
July 1 Scott Davis & Linda Oleson
July 8 Marilyn Jerome
July 15 Patresa Hartman
July 22 Low Plains Drifters
July 29 Bill Matykowski
August 5 Tim Earp
August 12 Marilyn Jerome
August 19 Les Goering
August 26 Low Plains Drifters
Sept. 2 Imperial Mud Puppies
Sept. 9 Eric Van Patten & Vickie Strawn
Sept. 16 Les Goering: sponsored by FNB
Sept. 23 Rusted Steel String Band
Sept. 30 Tim Earp
Unless noted otherwise, all live music sponsored by: