2017 Event Calendar

harvest party

All events listed here are held on our farm located at 901 N. Marsh Rd, Brodhead, WI 53520.

June 17th: CSA Open House on the farm, 3-7 p.m. with a potluck meal beginning at 5 p.m.
All CSA members are invited out to the farm to meet your farmers and see where your food is grown! There will be farm tours, yard games, beer brewed by CSA members, kid-friendly activities and a sprawling potluck! This event is free, but only open to CSA members and their friends and families. If inclement weather, event will be held June 18th at same time.

August 4-6th: Soil Sisters Weekend
For three days, the jam-packed SOIL SISTERS culinary event celebrates Wisconsin’s family farms and rural life in and around the farming communities of Monroe, New Glarus, Blanchardville and Brodhead, Wisconsin. There will be many opportunities to visit the farm during this weekend!

August 4th, 1-3 p.m. Join The Barmadillo for an early start to the weekend. Attendee will learn the basic of shaking your own cocktails from this mobile cocktail bar and create three alcoholic beverages with vegetables and herbs from the farm. Early registration required. Tickets $30 per person and can be purchased here.

August 5th, 9-11 a.m. Pesto isn’t just for basil anymore! Join Lauren on the farm to explore the wild world of pesto. Made with cilantro, parsley, kale, arugula, or carrot tops, every green you use imparts a different flavor into this versatile sauce. Sample an array of different pestos, choose your favorite and work with Lauren to create your own recipes. Attendees will take 2-3 jelly jars of homemade pesto back home with them when the day is done! Early registration required. Tickets $25 per person and can be purchased here.

August 5th, 1-3 p.m. Join three Madison-based food bloggers for an afternoon of photography and food-styling. After a quick farm tour, guests will gather on the back deck for a grilled pizza demonstration. Attendees will take turns creating their own grilled pizza while Lauren of The Leek & The Carrot, Vicky of Things I Made Today and Sarah of Wisconsin From Scratch give hands-on lessons in photography, composition, food styling, plating, lighting and editing. Bring your cameras (iPhone or DSLR recommended) and your appetite! Kids 18 and under are welcome to attend for free, but will not be given any instruction.  Early registration required. Tickets $30 per person and can be purchased here.

August 6th, 11-6 p.m. Raleigh’s Hillside Farm is honored to be a part of the Soil Sisters Farm Tour this season! We’ll have a farm stand set up with produce and pickled goods for sale. My mom will be running a food stand. Our friends will be selling artwork and rustic barn wood signs. We’ll also be giving extensive farm tours and just generally sharing our farm with the general public. Open to all supporters of agriculture!

September 17th, all day. Featured farm on FairShare CSA Coalition’s Bike & Bus the Barns route. Find more details here. 

***New date: October 1st: Chef four-course brunch on the farm, 11-2 pm.
Enjoy weekend brunch on the farm with your farmers and other CSA members. Local chefs will each create a brunch course featuring our veggies. Chefs include Shannon Berry of Fromagination, Jennifer Mans of Humble Sweet & Savory Pies, Jenny Weidel and farmer Lauren. Find tickets and more information here.

Rain date: Sunday, October 8th

October 14th: Fall Harvest Festival on the farm

Music, good food, hot apple cider, farm tours, big ass bonfire from the trees cleared for our new driveway, field camping, and morning pastries.

Join us out the farm for our biggest party of the year!

MUSIC: We’ll have an open mic situation from 4-6 p.m. for anyone who wants to share their music with the group; from 7- 9 p.m. we’ll be joined by the Momotaros.

FOOD: We’ll be serving up Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Coleslaw, Grilled Jalapeno Poppers, and Assorted Pickles; please bring a dish to share.

BONFIRE: We’ll be lighting the bonfire just before sunset to help with warmth but still be sure to bring lots of layers. Obviously there will be smores.

CAMPING: Anyone is welcome to spend the night and in fact its encouraged! We’d love to invite you all to share in the beautiful sounds and night sky we have here at our farm. We’ll have plenty of space for camping so bring your gear!

BADGER GAME: We don’t know what time the Badgers will be playing this Saturday yet but we’ll be broadcasting it from the side of our greenhouse if it falls during the party.

BRING: lawn chairs, a dish to pass, beverages, musical instruments if that’s your thing, warm layers, and a tent for sleeping



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