'Farm-to-table' refers to a movement concerned with producing food locally and delivering that food to local consumers. Linked to the local food movement, the movement is promoted by some in the agriculture, food service, and restaurant communities. Lora Partyka (of Partyka Farms) is definitely a big promoter.
Re-purposing a vacant building that the Partyka's sold freshly harvested produce in front of for years, The Farmer’s Table restaurant in Hamlin opened in 2015 and is truly a farm-to-table experience — opening up the Partyka family kitchen to customers with a menu that includes dishes featuring fresh-from-the-farm seasonal fruits and vegetables. The Farmer's Table doesn't just utilize Partyka Farm grown foods, they also support neighboring farms, such as Triple Berry Farm in Kendall, Merle Maple in Attica, Bozard Farms in Medina and Leverenz Farms in Hamlin. Of course, the fresh produce is still available, as well as breakfast and lunch menus which include “build your own omelet,” Belgian waffles, Reuben sandwiches, and the Union Club – smoked bacon with ham or turkey and lettuce, tomato and mayo. All sandwiches and burgers come with homemade potato chips. Farm fresh butter and maple syrup are staples!
Farm-to-table supports the local economy by providing jobs, buoying local farms and utilizing real estate, producing tax revenue ALL while providing us with delicious, nutritious and healthy meals. Drive out to Hamlin soon for a locally produced meal at The Farmer's Table, located at 1700 Lake Road (at the intersection of routes 18 and 19)
Also, make the short trip over to Kendall and stop by the Partyka Farm Store at 1420 County Line Road in Kendall or find them at the following farm markets this summer:
- Genesee Country Farmer’s Market (Genesee County)
- Batavia Downs Parking Lot 8315 Park Road, Batavia
- Tuesdays and Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Mid-June to the end of October
- North Chili Farmers Market (Monroe County)
- United Methodist Church 2200 Westside Drive, (at Buffalo Road) North Chili
- Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- July to the end of October
- Irondequoit Farmers Market (Monroe County)
- Irondequoit Town Hall 285 Irondequoit Mall Drive, Irondequoit
- Thursday Evenings 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- June to mid-October
- Brockport Farmers Market (Monroe County)
- Market and Main Streets, Brockport
- Sundays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Father’s Day to end of October
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