Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Farmer's Diner

We do not eat many meals out these days. Everything seems to taste pre-frozen, boxed, processed, salty, and very expensive to boot.

I have been doing quite a bit of reading on farm sustainability and supporting the local farm. In my readings I stumbled across The Farmers Diner site. They seem to have a great concept started for bringing back a network of restaurants that utilizes locally grown food. What an ingenious way to make money (through their own idea) and to help bring the local economy(s) back as well!

What a mission statement!

Quotes from the Farmer's Diner About Us page:

"The Farmers Diner. Food From Here. We're a great diner based on a simple idea: prepare and serve hearty meals with fresh ingredients from area farmers and small-scale producers."

"Our goal is a national network of The Farmers Diner restaurants, serving typical diner food sourced from local area farmers and producers. We expect The Farmers Diner to be a leader in family/casual dining because local fresh food tastes superior, customers prefer to support their neighbors and communities, and we will always provide great service at reasonable prices."


Anonymous said...

We try not to eat out a whole lot though but there are very few good places to eat around here.

Heidi said...

That is awesome! I've been looking for restaurants around here that use local produce. I'm glad its a growing trend. Have you read "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver? Its amazing.

Joanna said...

It would be fine with me if they didn't have a printed menu, you walk in, and have a few things listed on a chalkboard, such as wahtever is in season that that they could get.

We don't eat out anymore at all for the reasons you listed.

As Heidi stated, I love - Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

That sounds like a great book! I'll look it up on the library catalog, see if I can bring it in. I love to read. :)