Feed All Regardless of Means
The idea for F.A.R.M. Cafe began in 2009 when a group of citizens from High Country United Church of Christ who were concerned about the area’s unmet hunger needs discussed a community kitchen concept that was operating successfully in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was called One World Cafe.
Convinced that a similar restaurant could work in the High Country, this group formed a committed Board of Directors and started ambitious community awareness and fundraising campaigns. They also befriended One World Cafe’s founder, Denise Cerreta, who visited Boone and offered valuable insight and advice for operating a successful community kitchen.
What is F.A.R.M. Cafe?
F.A.R.M. Cafe, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, pay-what-you-can community cafe that provides high quality and delicious meals produced from local sources whenever possible, served in a restaurant where everybody eats regardless of means. The cafe operates primarily with volunteers. It is based on the One World Everybody Eats business model.
How is F.A.R.M. Cafe different from other restaurants?
F.A.R.M. Cafe is different because our goal is not only to serve “real good food” but also to help relieve hunger in the local area while working to strengthen our community. This is accomplished by patrons helping their neighbors by paying more than the suggested donation or by volunteering along with other community members.