Celebrate Pork Month!

MS-PorkMonth-2014-FBNational Pork Month begins tomorrow, October 1!

Click here to find out what’s on the menu at your local Shed.

Fall Harvest eBook coming soon!


Apple Orchard Season

Organic apples in a basketFall is here!  One of the best parts of fall is visiting apple orchards around the Midwest.  Here is a list of orchards near our Machine Shed Restaurants.  Stay tuned for recipes and ideas to use all the apples you pick!


Des Moines, IA

Center Grove Orchard http://www.centergroveorchard.com/

Davenport, IA

Stone’s Apple Barn http://www.stonesappleb.com/

Rockford, IL

Edward’s Apple Orchard http://www.edwardsorchardwest.com/

Pewaukee, WI

Weston’s Antique Apples http://www.westonapples.com/index.html

Appleton, WI

Hofacker’s Hillside Orchard http://www.hhorchard.com/

Lake Elmo, MN

Aamodt’s Apple Farm https://www.aamodtsapplefarm.com/

Fall has arrived at the Shed!

IMG_3911Fall merchandise has arrived at The Machine Shed gift shop!  Everything you need from cookbooks, canning materials, decorations and all your favorite pumpkin flavored items.  Make sure to check them out next time you are eating at the Shed!





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Cranberry Twist Bread

ms_cranberry_twist_breadLooking for a great brunch item, or just something delicious to snack on?  Try our recipe for Cranberry Twist Bread from the Now That’s Cookin’ Cookbook! Click here for the recipe, YUM!

Machine Shed Gardens

IMG_3754Our Machine Shed Gardens are in full bloom!  This week we stopped by the Davenport Machine Shed to see what Chef Jeff was picking out of his garden.  These days, he is picking over 50 pounds of tomatoes a day!  He also has plenty of cucumbers and peppers to serve at fresh at the Shed!  Stop in and try some of the fresh vegetables picked from the garden at your local Machine Shed.


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Carrot Cake Recipe

IMG_3746September has arrived, and that means its time to get out our favorite Fall baking recipes.  Click here to get the recipe.

No time to bake and still want a sweet treat?  Stop into the Machine Shed for one of our homemade desserts.


Follow Machine Shed Restaurant’s board Fall Baking on Pinterest.

Basil Eggs and Cornbread Toast Recipe!

ms_basil_eggsHere is one of our favorite recipes for breakfast from our Machine Shed Now That’s Cookin’ cookbook: Basil Eggs and Cornbread Toast.

Click here for the recipe





Spicy Deviled Eggs!

photoNew twist on an old favorite.  Give your deviled eggs a kick!  Start by making your hard boiled eggs the old fashioned way but switch up the filling.

Spicy filling: mayo, Sriracha, chives, and garlic powder.

Top with a pickeled jalepeno and more chives! Yum!

Iowa State Fair

frontThis year The Machine Shed was excited to work with The Iowa Food and Family Project out at the Iowa State Fair.  The Machine Shed Team helped to spread the word about where our food comes from and the importance of supporting local farmers.

The best part was seeing The Machine Shed building built into a GIANT sand sculpture right at the fair!shed

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