The Farmer’s Daughter in Urbana: beyond the tractor

Restaurant: The Farmer’s Daughter

Location: 904 Miami St., Urbana

Website: www.thefarmersdaughterllc.com

Telephone: (937) 653-FARM (3276)

Background/overview

John and Kim Organ are Urbana farmers who started their family concession/catering business in 2007, using a mobile unit they proudly named their “glorified kitchen on wheels.” “The Farmers Daughter,” Jenni (Organ) Eby, and her mom dreamed of owning a sit-down restaurant, and realized that wish in September 2010.

Jenni is the operations manager of The Farmer’s Daughter. Her husband Matt with their children, and her brother Bryan and wife Karadie along with their children, help Jenni and her loyal employees when need be. As important, Uncle Dave is a regular in assisting the staff in maintaining smooth working conditions.

The Farmer’s Daughter offers home-cooked, family favorite recipes that have been passed down for generations and served in its family-friendly atmosphere. What’s more, it’s a place every birthday is congratulated and celebrated with a free piece of Texas sheet cake.

The menu

Beverages: GFS coffee - $1.25; milk or hot chocolate - $1.49; juice, iced tea or Pepsi products - $2.19; “Old Fashioned Hand Dipped Milkshake” - $2.99.

Breakfast (served until 11 a.m. weekdays; served until 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday): cinnamon roll - $1.99; Fried Mush - $2.39; french toast (three) - 3.99; pancakes or crepes (two) - $5.99; “Rise & Shine” - $5.99; “Farmer’s Breakfast” - $7.99; chopped steak (8 ounces) and eggs with sides - $8.99.

“Li’l Farm Hands” menu: chicken and noodles, grilled cheese and fries or Pig in a Blanket - $3.99.

Country Starters: corn nuggets - $3.49; cheese curds - $3.79; deep fried green beans - $3.99.

Soup of the day: broccoli and cheese, french onion or stuffed green pepper - $2.59/$3.99.

Salads: tossed salad - $2.99; chef salad - $7.99; chicken bacon salad - $8.49.

Sandwiches: hamburger (¼ pound) - $2.79; fried cod - $4.99; meatloaf - $4.99.

Sides: beets and eggs, cucumber and onions, glazed carrots, lime Jello salad or warm cinnamon apples - $2.19; sweet potato casserole - $2.38.

Homestead dinners: baked talapia - $8.49; ham with pineapple glaze - $8.49; Southern style fried chicken (four) with sides - $8.99; “House” sirloin (8 ounces) - $9.99.

Desserts (made daily in their bakery): pie - $2.99; Texas sheet cake - $2.79; apple dumpling - $2.99; bread pudding - $3.59.

Hours

6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday

7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday

Sun., 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday

More information

Look for the old red I.H. tractor parked outside the front entrance of the restaurant.

The Farmer’s Daughter is a supplier of Walnut Creek jarred jellies, sauces, foods and packaged candies all on display for purchase just inside the entrance.

Farmhouse Bakery and Gift Shop is next door to the restaurant in the tall white house. Its hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Its telephone number: (937) 508-4072.

The Organ family will gladly cater your next event with up to 300 guests with a seven-day notice. Call (937) 215-7847.

Look for local restaurant profiles by Glenn and Kim Creyts every other week. For inquiries regarding this column and ideas for other restaurant profiles and suggestions for future columns, contact Glenn and Kim via e-mail at glenncreyts@att.net.

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