It all goes back over 170 years ago to 1852, when N.B. and Mary Grover first settled on our farm and, like their ancestors in New England, planted apple trees. Two generations later, Henry and Evelyn Grover thought the growing orchard business needed a more formal name. With our farm being right on the migratory bird path due to its proximity to the Mississippi River, many ‘winged’ guests found a ‘haven’ in the apple trees. So, the name Winghaven Orchards was chosen. Though we no longer commercially grow apples (our next door neighbors, Ferguson’s Orchards, do an incredible job of that), the now 5th generation of the Grover Family is proud to honor our ancestors by using the name Winghaven Pizza Farm! Come visit us to add yourself to the history of the farm.
Meet The Team
Rob Grover - Owner
Rob is the 5th generation to live and own land on the original Grover homestead where Winghaven Pizza Farm is today. He is passionate about rural Wisconsin and is proud to call this area home. He deeply enjoys local history and being involved in his community in any way he can. When not at Winghaven, he works as The Advancement Director for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse. Before that, Rob served as Trempealeau County’s Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator, so you know his passion for our area is strong! Most nights, Rob works as the restaurant greeter or at the bar, so he can’t wait to see you at Winghaven Pizza Farm.
sarah grover - general manager
Sarah, along with Rob, is part of the 5th generation to live on the family farm. She is passionate about cooking and baking, and is the creator of our new Caramel Apple dessert pizza which showcases her Grandma's famous apple crumble recipe. When she isn't at Winghaven making pizzas, you can find her spending time in the woods or trying out new dessert recipes. She looks forward to seeing you at the farm.