Local Foods Week: Partnership Between Farmers and Restaurants
Mankato, Minn. (KEYC) – Amboy Cottage Café has been serving home-cooked family-style meals, made from scratch, for more than 20 years.
Lisa Lindberg grows her own vegetables, herbs, fruits, and serves locally sourced meals.
So when Region Nine Growers asked her to connect with local farmers, it wasn’t something unknown to her and her business.
“We’ve been focusing on local as a business for quite a long time, since we started 22 years ago,” says Amboy Cottage Café owner, Lisa lindberg. “But I was going to be introduced to a farmer that I hadn’t used very many things from before, and so he introduced me to Rebel Rooster, and we have Becky Harhaj, who’s the farmer there.”
For a full week, the Amboy Cottage Café and Pleasant Grove Pizza Farm, in Waseca, will be featuring menu items with ingredients sourced from local crop and livestock producers.