I have long yearned for a true fall day, filled with activities that match a harvest spirit.
It’s even noted in my fall goals post: “It’s pumpkin spice season and I want to embrace that energy, even if it’s just once. My goal is to do something super festive, whether it’s pumpkin carving or candle making or apple picking or fall color chasing. It’s now or never.”
I’m happy to report that I fulfilled my goal, with a morning at the Elegant Farmer in Mukwonago, Wisconsin.
About The Elegant Farmer
The Elegant Farmer is like a one-stop shop for all-things fall. There’s an indoor market with various stalls offering fresh foods of all sorts, including cheeses, meats, seasonings, cooking ingredients, local items, ice cream, baked goods, and probably much, much more. It’s bustling and busy with traffic, especially during the weekend seasonal hours.
Specialties from The Elegant Farmer include apple cider donuts, spiced apple cider to drink, and their trademarked “Apple Pie Baked in a Paper Bag,” which is as delicious as it sounds intriguing.
Across the street from the market, The Elegant Farmer has a seasonal setup for harvest activities. They offer a pumpkin patch, hay ride, hay maze, and apple picking.
If you’re interested in learning more, check them out:
1545 Main St, Mukwonago, WI 53149
Our Elegant Farmer Experience
Chad and I went to The Elegant Farmer with our Colorado transplant friend (also of Seven D.’s of Texas Trivia fame) Haley, and we got our fill of the Fall Experience. We arrived on a Sunday morning by 10 a.m., and it was already busy; luckily, we nabbed a great parking spot before the parking lot filled up shortly after.
First, we went dizzy inside the store, walking a few laps around and trying to take in all the new-to-us products. I was dazzled by the giant sugar cookies and enticed by the sugary smells of the bakery. We walked away with the famous Apple Pie Baked in a Paper Bag, plus a package of their apple cider donuts (both were DELICIOUS. If I had to choose, the donuts were my favorite!).
Fresh hot apple cider was available to purchase to go with donuts, though we couldn’t nail down any coffee.
Next, we wandered across the street to the seasonal outdoor activities, where we paid upon entry. We decided to jump on a hay ride, then picked out a giant pumpkin to take home with us, plus several smaller cuties on our way out. We opted to skip the maze, apple picking, and laser tag, though they all looked like fun! We got our fill with the bumpy tractor-trailer ride and the patch wandering.
Overall, it was a cute and fun experience (especially for families with kiddos), though we might prefer a place next time that’s all inclusive for one price, rather than paying for each activity separately.
Afterward, we celebrated finding the perfect pumpkin by drinking our first ever Wisco bloody mary in a local bar—the ideal end to a fun outing.