Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Lunch at The Farmer’s Daughter

going local badge

This week is Going Local Week in Indiana.  In honor of that (and because we love this restaurant), John and I had lunch at The Farmer’s Daughter Bakery and Cafe today, my favorite restaurant in Princeton.

FD entrance
The owners, Sarah and John, are friends of ours.  (She’s a farmer’s daughter.)  They use as much local (and organic) food as possible.  They also grow quite a bit of the produce for their restaurant on their own farm.
I started lunch with some sliced peaches and golden delicious apples from Nesbitt’s Orchard in Vincennes.  (The best peaches I’ve had all season!)  The main attraction today was their specialty Creole meat loaf sandwich.

meatloaf sandwich
Oh, yum.  The pork, beef, and eggs they use in their meat loaf are all locally grown.  The meat is from Hasenour Farms in Huntingburg, IN.  The eggs are from Bob McDaniel (a local farmer in Gibson County).  All the veggies on (and in) the sandwich were from the owner’s farm, Homeward Bound Farms in Patoka, IN.

We finished with their classic crème brûlée…  So decadent…  They torch the top right at the table!

creme brulee 1
creme brulee 2

creme brulee 3
 Tell me you don’t want some right now…

And, in case you’re really curious about where your food comes from, they keep this map with the locations of their ingredients updated on a daily basis!  How neat is that?!

local map 1
If you’re ever anywhere near southwest Indiana, be sure to stop by The Farmer’s Daughter for lunch! 


  1. This sounds like a really neat place! Now it is on my list! Thanks!

  2. We don't make it to Princeton that often, but sounds like a neat place. Are they open in the evenings too or just for lunch?

  3. They Farmer's Daughter is open 11:00-2:00 for lunch every day; 10:00-2:00 on Sundays for brunch (with John's famous hash browns!). Right now they only do dinner on Friday 4:00-8:00pm, and they do a special theme night about one Saturday a month. They are doing some great expansion, and plan to increase their dinner hours soon... Follow them on Facebook to get all the details!!

  4. Sounds like a great place to be and probably standing room only! It's great that small towns these themed places to go to so people to not have to take the Big Drive to the Big City! Brookston is a great little town with several shops and eateries just like yours.

  5. Sound like a place I want to eat. The same reason we have our beef and veggies it is good to support yourself. And support our Farmers


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