FARM is one of those restaurants that beckons you to return. With a warm, farm house like atmosphere, FARM is a memorable place. Without blogging about it, I have visited FARM a few times for lunch with my mom, and a Christmas dinner last year. Both occasions didn’t warrant bringing my camera in the restaurant, but this past weekend, Sam and I went to FARM with my camera in tow.
FARM is located on Calgary’s 17th Ave. S.W. Some of the ingredients used in FARM’s recipes are from local Albertan farmers, hence the name of the restaurant. The menu boasts of pork from Broek Acres, duck breast from Noble Farms, beef from Pure Vida, and canola seeds from Highwood Crossing. FARM also supports international suppliers who practice sustainable methods of producing food. In the entrance of the restaurant, FARM has a bulletin board with pins placed where the food came from.
Besides being extremely reasonably priced, the meals are delicious. Every time I have visited FARM, I have ordered the Mac n’ Cheese with Broek Acres Pork Shoulder, and I have yet to find a better tasting version. Served bubbling with homemade ketchup, I couldn’t dream up a better meal. I ordered the Mac n’ Cheese and a side salad with much anticipation. Sam ordered the Brunch Burger that was made with a homemade patty, 3-year-old cheddar, a fried egg along with lettuce, tomato, back bacon and homemade relish.
The food was absolutely perfect. Finishing off my meal with some organic Jasmine tea, our meal couldn’t have been tastier. FARM serves brunch on the weekends from 10:30 A.M. until 2 P.M. Make sure you come a bit early as FARM doesn’t take brunch reservations and it can be quite busy. Have a meal at FARM next time you’re strolling around the Beltline.
(FARM’s washroom is so wonderful I had to share a photo of it)