Along the Monon Trail and stocked full of fresh local and semi-local food, a great selection of quality food pantry items and dish wares sits Locally Grown Gardens.
Rustic tables sit out front making a perfect spot to soak in the sun while eating a picnic food lunch that feels indulgent on the large serving dishes that they use (and sell). Taking a buddy for good conversation is a good idea because the portions are large. Without a buddy it will go past indulgent and into gluttonous.
I was unaware so it was a gloriously indulgent day. I sat at a community table with my feet propped on a second chair soaking in as much sun as possible holding my enormous arnold palmer. From the taste the lemonade is fresh squeezed and just the right amount of tart. The pulled pork was delicious and the side of ginger coleslaw, which was not a normal side portion, was a perfect accompaniment. I wanted to have a piece of pie, but they were already sold out of the sugar cream pie. I am told it is delicious and I am holding out for a piece of that next time. The apple pie did look delicious when I saw it coming out of the oven when I was ordering my food. As a Hoosier that has never had a slice of the state pie, Sugar Cream I really want my first slice to be a quality slice. From that chatter I heard around the tables and my brother’s recommendation it is worth a return visit.
I was enamored with the dishes, glasses and other cooking plates and food accouterments. As mentioned they sell many of the dishes they use for serving. I most want to go back for some glasses and some steak knives. They also stock some pantry items like olive oil, vinegar and the like.
As the summer continues more and more of the produce will be truly local. When I was there the peaches were from the South Carolina, which is better than having them shipped in from California, and they were a better price than the grocery store at the time. If you need firewood for camping or your backyard fire pit they have that covered too. They will even deliver it.
Such a quaint spot, I am going to find it hard to resist this summer. Next time I will be sure to take company and get there early for a slice of pie.