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Farmer and the Fork, located at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, serves a menu of locally-sourced, healthy, delicious and prepared-to-order meals in a fine-casual setting. The always evolving menu works on a six-season schedule, allowing chefs to use the freshest produce as it comes into season and utilize partnerships with local farms. Some of the menu features are grain bowls, soups, sandwiches, and baked goods. Beer and wine are also served daily, with offerings from local breweries, as well as standard favorites. Patrons can eat inside at the café, on the patio overlooking the Wachusett Reservoir or have picnic meals packed to enjoy anywhere on the grounds.

Local Farm Partners | Wards Berry Farm (Sharon MA), Lilac Hedge Farm (Holden Ma), Springbrook Farm (Littleton MA), Cabot Creamery (VT), SWAZ Potato Farm (Pioneer Valley MA), Carlson Orchard (Harvard MA), Pioneer Valley Growers Assoc. (Deerfield MA), Red Fire Farms (Montague MA), Carr’s Cider House (Hadley MA), Little Leaf Farm (Devens MA), Indian Head Farm (Berlin MA), Davidian Farms (Northborough MA), Great Hill Farm (Marion MA), and Tougas Farm (Northborough MA).

SUMMER AND SPRING WEEKEND SPECIAL:  Enjoy our "Make Your Own Bloody Mary Bar" every weekend. First weekend of every month our Waffle Bar will be available with caramel bananas, fresh bananas, seasonal berries, berry compote, chocolate sauce, caramel syrup and whipped cream.  


508-869-6111, x 147


11:00 - 2:30 Monday Through Sunday. Dessert and beverages available until 3:00. 

Special Event Hours 

Free After Three on Thursdays Through June, July, & August. Cafe and beer garden open until 8:30 (last call 8 pm)

A café visit is included with admission to Tower Hill

Current Menu


Vietnamese Tofu Bowl

Brown Rice, Sliced Cucumbers, Sliced Radish, Lemon-Tamari Tofu, Pickled Carrot Daikon Salad Spring Greens, Sriracha Aioli, Ginger Soy Vinaigrette

South of The Border Bowl

Brown Rice, Cumin-Lime Scented Black Beans, Pickled Red Onion, Avocado, Chayote Squash, Cilantro Marinated Grape Tomatoes, Spring Greens, Cumin Lime Vinaigrette

Spring Bowl
Red Quinoa, Confit New Potato, Poached Asparagus, Carrot Ribbons, Sliced Radish, Salt and Pepper Edamame, Spring Greens, White Balsamic Vinaigrette 


Grains: Brown Rice or Quinoa
Salad: Local Farm Greens
Additions: Your Choice of 5 Seasonal Makings

Lemon Thyme Grilled Chicken


Turkey and Bacon
North Country Smoked Turkey, Cheddar Cheese, Smoked Bacon, Sliced Tomato, Avocado Spread, Ciabatta

Thai Salad and Cauliflower Rice Wrap
Ginger Lime Scented Cauliflower, Thai Salad with Water Chestnuts, Spring Greens, Sweet and Spicy Thai Dressing





Classic Hot Dog 
All Beef Frank, Ketchup

Mac and Cheese




Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Riesling, Merlot, Prosecco

Rotating Selection of Season Craft Beer

Mimosa, Bloody Mary

Spindrift, San Pelligrino Sparking Water & Flavored Water, Sparkling Cider, Apple Cider, Bottled Water, Milk, Chocolate Milk, Tropicana, Sun Coffee Roasters Coffee, Still Thyme, Maine Root Beer, SAP! Maple Soda

Weekends Only

White Bean and Escarole

Chicken Tortilla





June 8th Dinner Special
Roasted Jamaican Jerk Half Chicken
with Pineapple Jerk Glaze, Coconut Scented Jasmine Rice, and a Celeriac Fennel Peach Slaw.

Beer Garden Concessions Open 3-8:30 (last call 8 pm)
Rotating Seasonal Draft Beers, Wicked Twisted Pretzels with Mustard Sauces, Smoked Chicken Thighs Wrapped in Bacon with Honey-Cherry Glaze, and Assorted Snacks. 


Free After Three Thursdays!

Join us for "Free After Three" on Thursdays through June, July, and August. The cafe will be open extended hours and offering a dinner special in addition to the current summer seasonal menu. The beer garden will have snacks to enjoy on the grounds, Wicked Twisted Pretzels, a rotating selection of local draft beers and more!