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Learn to make our Stuffed Iowa Chop!

In honor of the Iowa State Fair – learn to make the Machine Shed’s Stuffed Iowa Chop from Chef Brian Pomerenk of the Urbandale, IA Shed.

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Show your state pride with an official Home Tee! Now available at all Shed locations – in raglan, t-shirt or sweatshirt.

Rockford Machine Shed at the Boone County Fair



20160809_143207_resized_1If you are in the Rockford area this week – stop by to see the Machine Shed at the Boone County Fair! The Rockford Shed is serving up Shed classics – like Pulled Pork and Ribs. You can also indulge your sweet-tooth by trying our yummy baked goods – like a cinnamon roll, or a fresh-baked cookie.

The Boone County fair is going on August 9th-14th, and is the largest county fair in the state of Illinois! Check out their website for more information.

Wisconsin State Fair

Fair fun continues at the Wisconsin State Fair! This year the Machine Shed is serving up Pretzels Bites with Beer Cheese. Nothing says Wisconsin like BEER and CHEESE! Stop by and try some of you favorite Machine Shed Fair staples as well – like the Deep Fried PB&J or a Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger.


IMG_3695Also, don’t forget to register to win this John Deere Mower, sponsored by WMIL and Proven Power. You can register to win right at the Machine Shed tent at the fair!






It’s Fair Time- Come See us at the Mississippi Valley Fair!

IMG_3637There are so many things we love about summer, and spending time at the fair is one of them. The Mississippi Valley Fair started Tuesday in Davenport, Iowa – and we will be there serving your Machine Shed favorites, and some food with a fair twist all week! Come try the Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf, Bacon and Pulled Pork Nachos – or a Walking Pot Roast! 



IMG_3652Read more about The Machine Shed at the Mississippi Valley Fair – featured in the Quad City Times.

Our Gardens are in Full Bloom!

FullSizeRenderGrowing season is at its peak- and we are reaping the benefits from our Machine Shed Gardens! Stop into your local Shed to see what fresh vegetable they are serving up this week.

Our Davenport Machine Shed just picked tomatoes and cucumbers- that means fresh BLT’s and a new batch of Shed Pickles!

IMG_3629Don’t forget to check out our eBook, Farm to Fork to learn more about fresh produce at our Machine Sheds!

The Machine Shed at EAA Airventure

imagesIt has become a Machine Shed tradition to participate in EAA Airventure each year in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This year EAA Airventure takes place July 25-31. What is Airventure? It is “aerobatics, informative programs and hands-on workshops, diverse aircraft spanning all eras of flight, concerts to keep you rockin’ into the night, and much, much more.” The Machine Shed is serving up some of your favorite dishes in their Hanger and Ultralight Cafe. Come check out the airshows and activities, and stop by and see us if you are in the area!

Local Beers at the Shed!


Not only is the Machine Shed Restaurant Dedicated to the American Farmer, but we are dedicated to our local brewer! Each of our Sheds feature a selection of rotating craft beers from our favorite local breweries. Stop by your local Machine Shed to check out the selection.

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New Glarus Brewing Company


Ale Asylum

Capital Brewery

Fox River Brewing

Stone Arch Brew House

Davenport, IA

Great River Brewery

Lake Elmo, MN

Grain Belt Beer

Summit Brewing

Pewaukee, WI

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Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

Rockford, IL

Goose Island Beer Co.

Pecatonica Beer Co.

Urbandale, IA

Confluence Brewing Company

Backpocket Brewing

Exile Brewing Company

Fair season is here!

Come visit the Machine Shed at these fun summer fairs and attractions – and be sure to check out our eBook to learn more about what is going on at the Shed this summer!




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