Agritourism connects consumers with food and nature

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Six varieties of pizza come out of a piping-hot brick oven, are cut and served in a cardboard box. If they want them, customers bring plates, silverware, other food, beverages and a blanket or chair.

Bartz arranges for bands and other entertainment, like a fall festival, and people can sit in a field and listen while children run around and play games.

The pizza farm sits in the midst of land in a conservation program. Looking around, Bartz said, “It’s a blank canvas out here.”

He’s started filling it in with this agritourism venture. Agritourism blends agriculture and tourism in which people can visit producers, see how something is raised or made and sometimes participate in the process.

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