Food is not only a vital part of our day to day existence, but an integral pillar of connection to our land and agricultural systems. Around the state, farm to table restaurants aim to bridge the gap between the food we eat and where it comes from.
Wisconsin restaurants need our help now more than ever. We want to remind travelers to follow public health guidance, taking necessary precautions for safe recreation while supporting their local restaurants as much as they can. Each of these eateries have options for outdoor seating when the weather permits. Ordering takeout to enjoy at home or a local park is a great option too!
With incredible food, locally sourced ingredients and a stunning location, there’s not much else to ask for in a restaurant. Their focus is on making simple comfort food in a sustainable way and using fresh, local ingredients. Their menu features local, pasture-raised meats, Wisconsin cheeses and vegetables grown on area farms.
They also have a great drink menu, whether for you that means pairing your weekend brunch with a specialty coffee or enjoying one of their seasonal handcrafted cocktails before dinner. In addition to delicious food and drinks, The Watershed Café is in an unforgettable location. They are nestled within the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway alongside the gorgeous Cascade Falls
Their name is a nod to how they approach food a little bit differently than most, perhaps in a way we all should. Working with area farmers, Chef and Owner Tyler Salisbury creates mouthwatering dishes that highlight the seasons freshest ingredients. The team at Black Sheep is known for sometimes even going to the farms to see how the animals are cared for and land is protected.
Make sure to check out their Old Fashioned of the Month! October’s flavor is an Apple Pie Old Fashioned with apple cinnamon biters, butterscotch liquor and of course, Korbel. When weather allows, their food truck “The Little Lamb” serves up great eats at area breweries and wineries. Local food and local beverages… a perfect pairing!
Marie and Matt Raboin’s longtime dream to open a cidery has now grown into Brix Cider, a gorgeous and delicious cidery and farm-to-table restaurant located in the heart of downtown Mt. Horeb. Their menu rotates to reflect the flavors of the season and they strive to source only the highest quality, sustainable grown ingredients to make their items from scratch.
Their ciders use 100% locally grown apples from Wisconsin, all grown within 60 miles of their tasting room. Each batch develops of unique flavor character of its own, reflective of the unique variety of each orchard itself.
Located just steps off the Military Ridge State Trail and right in the charming downtown of Mt. Horeb, Brix Cider has a gorgeous patio offering the perfect spot to unwind with a flight of cider and bite to eat. This winter, they have added ‘globes’ to their patio for guests to stay warm while enjoying a delicious meal or flight of cider.
We love helping listeners dream up their next Wisconsin adventure, but please call ahead to businesses to check if their hours or offerings have changed, and learn what necessary health precautions are in place.
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