Just seven miles outside of Corvallis on Highway 99 you will find Farm Food nestled in across from the Peavy Arboretum hiking trails. Haven’t heard of Farm Food? That’s okay—as owner Jim Jones puts it: “We’re a small restaurant and we like it that way… we’re just about serving good food.”
Farm Food offers a humble menu of down-home cook’n. Vittles like pork ‘n’ beans, lamb chops, and perfectly crisped lemon sage fried chicken are what’s for dinner here. As any self-respecting Willamette Valley restaurant should, Farm Food also boasts an extensive local wine list to pair with your meal—order by the bottle or by the glass.
Jones’ simple vision has been meticulously carried out, too. The environment is relaxed: moody lighting, low bluesy music in the background, complete with framed pictures of his great grandparents and their local store hanging on the walls. Small slips of paper on each table instruct customers not to tip.
“There’s no drama around here. Everyone does the dishes, including me,” said Jones. All these details add up to an inviting, stress-free atmosphere to simply enjoy good food.
Farm Food is open Wednesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays for brunch. To end, Jones added, “We’ve got all the heart surgeons from the hospital eating here!” Hey, if the heart surgeons like it, it’s gotta be good, right?
By Keely Corder