Eating Arizona: The Farm at South Mountain

On Black Friday I skipped the malls in favor of a lunch with one of my favorite people in the world.  I love Thanksgiving weekend because my friends scattered across the states migrate home to spend some time with their families…and me.  And I get to do what I do best–drag my friends to cool restaurants all over the valley.  In this case, my friend Stephen actually chose the restaurant and I was thrilled!  I’ve been wanting to eat at The Farm for a long time and now that I’ve been there, I’m happy to say it lived up to (almost) all of my expectations.
The Farm at South Mountain
The atmosphere is downright adorable.  It feels like an old school family picnic in the south with rows of picnic tables on a sprawling lawn covered by gorgeous trees.
The Farm at South Mountain
Much of the food they serve is grown on-site and they have a few restaurants with different offerings.  We ate at The Farm Kitchen which serves sandwiches, salads, soups, and hosts a collection of locally curated goods (Queen Creek Olive Oil…).  We each ordered a sandwich then went splitzies so we could try more of the menu.  I picked the Farm Garden Sandwich which was topped with sprouts, avocado, tomato, cucumber, havarti cheese, herb mayo, and field greens and it was divine.  My favorite, however, was Stephen’s pick of the Flank Steak Sandwich–a baguette topped with arugula, Gorgonzola, caramelized onions, and perfectly prepared flank steak.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
The Farm at South Mountain
Not only was the food amazing, but the conversation was delightful as well.  There’s something so special about spending time with old friends and reminiscing.  The backdrop at The Farm provided the perfect atmosphere to relax in the fall sunshine and chat for a few hours.  I cannot wait to go back again–this restaurant is a true gem in the desert.
The Farm at South Mountain

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2 thoughts on “Eating Arizona: The Farm at South Mountain

  1. The farm is one of my favorite spots, the secret garden is also run by the same people and i herd is equally enchanting.

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