By Jesse Wood
April 29, 2013. F.A.R.M. Café celebrates its first anniversary with live music, fresh food and an awesome atmosphere on Saturday, May 4, from 12 to 4 p.m.
The F.A.R.M. acronym stands for Feed All Regardless of Means, and the concept of the community café is that customers pay what they can afford. Some may pay more – others less, and those who cannot pay may volunteer for an hour in exchange for a meal. (See this initial article about the F.A.R.M. Café opening to learn more about its mission.)
“It’s been a very good year. We are very excited to be coming around to one year and we’ve had good community support,” said Executive Chef Renee Boughman. “Like everybody else in the High Country winter months have been a little tough. We got through January and February and feel good about moving into the spring.”
The anniversary meal includes beef tenderloin donated by Earth Fare and other delicious dishes. Check out F.A.R.M. Café’s Facebook page for updates to the menu.
Local musicians – the Dashboard Hula Boys and Brian Swanson – provide the live music, and the Appalachian Rollergirls, who are the guest volunteers for the day, will help serve up the good food.
In addition, organizers ask folks to consider donating a gardening tool (shovel, gloves, trowel, etc.) to support the F.A.R.M. Café Garden Spot in Valle Crucis.
Starting on Saturday, the F.A.R.M. Café will open on Saturday’s. Currently, the pay-what-you-can restaurant is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, click to www.farmcafe.org or call 828-386-1000.