By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Jun 05, 2018 at 3:01 PM

There’s a beautiful new venue to consider for your next wedding or celebration, thanks to a new partnership between Bartolotta Catering & Events and Peck & Bushel, an organic orchard located just 20 minutes north of Milwaukee at 5454 Waukesha Q in Colgate.

Peck & Bushel is one of the largest family owned organic apple orchards in the Midwest. It’s a picturesque property, comprising over 70 sprawling acres, along with an elegantly appointed barn, which sports 3,000 square feet of event space along with a commercial kitchen.

As requests to use their barn for private boutique events increased, owners Joe and Jennifer Fahey made the decision to partner with the Bartolotta’s, an organization known for their expertise in delivering world-class service and cuisine.

"We are truly excited," notes Joe Fahey of the partnership. "The expertise of their chefs and management team will allow us to provide the type of events that we envision can be held here at Peck & Bushel. It is truly a special place and we know that Joe Bartolotta and his team can help us bring it to life."

The new partnership will kick off later this summer with a special "Dinner at the Orchard" event, which will take place on Saturday, Aug. 11.

The evening will include a reception in the orchard followed by a dinner in the barn featuring courses created by Corporate Executive Sous Chef Aaron Bickham and Mr. B’s Executive Chef Amanda Strandt using herbs, fruits and vegetables grown on premise. Tickets are limited to 100 guests and can be purchased at

For more information on availability and booking your next event at Peck & Bushel, visit or email

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.