Agritourism in Eau Claire
Here in Eau Claire, we take pride in our farmers and agriculture industry because our visitors and locals all share a passion for locally grown foods. Discover the role farmers play in Eau Claire's local economy by exploring our restaurants, orchards, farms, farmers market, and wineries during your visit to Eau Claire, WI.
Experience the fruits of labor from local Eau Claire farms at a handful of Eau Claire's restaurants. Places like The Lakely, The Informalist, The Nucleus, and The Coffee Grounds all use local and regional food suppliers to make their handcrafted and delectable cuisine. From meats to produce, you can expect the freshest ingredients on your plate at Eau Claire's farm to fork restaurants.
Take advantage of everything fall brings in Eau Claire by exploring our orchards. You can pick your own apples, pumpkins, plums, and several other locally grown products all while having fun. One of Eau Claire's largest orchards, Ferguson's, is one of the Midwest's largest commercial apple growers that attracts thousands of visitors and locals each year to their farm. Apart from their many varieties of apples, they also have a variety of things to do at their farm for family fun. Same goes for places like Leffel Roots or Connell's; a visit to Eau Claire's orchards is a fall bucket list item you'll want to cross off each year.
Spread throughout Eau Claire County are several farms that not only contribute locally but nationally as well. While several of them provide their products to our local restaurants, farms like Farm to Fork Retreat and Together Farms offer food right on site. Farm to Fork at Dancing Yarrow is known for their summer pizza nights while Together Farms hosts their infamous Thursday night Burger Nights. One Eau Claire farm delivers a product that you've most likely seen on your grocery store shelf; have you ever heard of Silver Spring Foods Horseradish? Silver Spring products come from Huntsinger Farms in Eau Claire who happen to also be the world's largest grower and processor of horseradish. Throughout the Chippewa Valley and in neighboring cities like Osseo, WI, there are many farms to be grateful for when it comes to our agricultural economy.
Starting each May, the Phoenix Park pavilion hosts the Eau Claire Farmers Market every Saturday, As the season progresses, visitors and locals can get fresh produce at the week-day markets as well. Winter doesn't keep the market from taking place too; Eau Claire is also home to an indoor Farmers Market. Many of our local farms are vendors at the Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market, so you can buy fresh, local produce right from the source. Some typical things you can find at the market are fruits, vegetables, homemade breads, honey, flowers, and much more. Learn more about Eau Claire's Farmers Market here.
Believe it or not, Wisconsin soil is great for growing grapes. Eau Claire and the entire Chippewa Valley are home to several wineries that make some delicious bottled wines and offer wonderful experiences to both visitors and locals. You can enjoy a nice, chilled glass of wine right on site or grab a few bottles to bring home with you at places like Autumn Harvest or Infinity Beverages Winery and Distillery.