Farmr is a hyper-local eatery with an emphasis on ingredients provided by the likes of K2 Milling, Pilot, 100 KM Foods and more, also serving wine and craft beer, complete with a side patio. Compose platters family style from a range of proteins and sides.
Owned by Kyle Webster, formerly of Globe Bistro, the core concept is a menu of simple plates, staying true to the idea of the farm and the classic Sunday dinner that brings together family and friends through sharing food. Order at the counter and your food is brought out to you.
The architect of the clean space is Steven Fong, the person behind other stunning spaces like The Anne Boleyn and Kiin. Lightyear Developments helped Farmr with their design and build, the folks who also did locations of Tokyo Smoke.
All cooking stations are visible within the restaurant, including a set of stovetops with simmering crock pots on the go that sides and bases are spooned right out of onto your plate.
Ricotta toast ($6.99) is made with a thick slice of Fred’s Bread, a generous helping of creamy Ontario ricotta and house made peach apricot preserves that add a kick of slightly sour sweetness. A baked egg, bacon or sausage can be added to the side of any toast for a buck.
A “Classic FARMR” plate ($12.99) includes one protein, one base, and two sides. We select hay roasted chicken with chimichurri sauce for our protein, smashed new potatoes for our base, and seasonal root vegetable slaw with fresh herbs as well as Ontario mushrooms and kale with cracked wheat.
A sandwich ($9.99) puts your choice of protein on a Fred’s Bread bun with cheese, served with a simple side salad of high quality, simply dressed earthy greens. For the protein here we go spiced turkey meatball, swimming in a luscious tomato braise.
About five beers are on draft ($6.50), all local brands like Creemore, GLB, and Collective Arts, with local wines from such areas as Prince Edward County.
Local drip ($2.25) is provided by Pilot, their Ana Sora from Ethiopia used to create the cup I had, creamy but clean with notes of vanilla and berry.
This spot which used to be a dingy old sports bar also has a charming side patio with picnic benches and string lights.
Folksy art of cows adds a touch of farmhouse kitsch, and that along with a giant mural by Romana Kassam remind the diner just where everything on their plates comes from.