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Hudson man transforms family farm to pizza kitchen « Back to Search Results

In March, Jeff Volovsek of Hudson sat in a crowded room at the University of Wisconsin — River Falls and watched his son, John, pitch an idea to a group of local business leaders. As a participant in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA), John launched Giftigami - an origami gift card holder. Inspired by his son's success, Volovsek decided to enter the world of entrepreneurship himself with his dream of starting a brick oven pizza restaurant.

With the opening of Wedges Creek Pizza, that dream is now a reality.

Located on the Volovsek family farm in Greenwood, Wedges Creek offers its visitors a slice of farm-fresh pizza from a brick oven that Volovsek built by hand four years ago.

"Wedges Creek was originally a small dairy farm with roots in logging timber. The family business in the 1970's transitioned into a production sawmill and employed local families for years," Volovsek explained. "After the recession hit in 2006, the sawmill was shut down and we were left lots of old buildings and no real focused on how to preserve the home farm."

The focus came when Volovsek and his wife Becky explored the countryside in France and found "dinner on the farm." They were impressed with the tastes and freshness of the farm to table experience.

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