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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). Only beverages and dessert served after 8 pm in the cafe. 

A café visit is included with admission to Tower Hill

Current Menu


Chef John's Chicken Salad Bowl

Grilled Free Range Chicken, Fresh Asparagus, Fennel, Smoked Ham, Sweet Pepper, Bits of Great Blue Hill Cheese and a Lemon Vinaigrette set on a Bed of Greens

Miso Cauliflower Bowl

Brown Rice, Sugar Snap Peas, Miso Roasted Cauliflower, Sesame-Ginger Mushrooms, Teriyaki Cucumbers, Sliced Radish, Summer Greens, Ginger-Soy Vinaigrette

Mediterranean Bowl
Red Quinoa, Paprika Dusted Chickpeas, Oregano Marinated Tomato, Pickled Red Onion, Sliced Cucumbers, Feta Crumble, Mint, Summer Greens, Lemon-Oregano Vinaigrette


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

Lemon Thyme Grilled Chicken


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

Turkey & Bacon
North Country Smoked Turkey, North Country Smoked Bacon, Caramelized Onion, Sliced Tomato, Avocado Spread & Cheddar Cheese on Sourdough Bread

Grilled Cheese

Brie, Cheddar, Mozzarella Cheeses, Country White Bread





Classic Hot Dog 
All Beef Frank, Ketchup

Mac and Cheese

Grilled Cheese




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

Rotating Selection of Seasonal 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


Cold Canteloupe Soup





Beer Pairing Dinner

Friday, July 26th 

Join us for a four-course beer dinner featuring local craft brewer Cold Harbor Brewing! Each course will be expertly paired with a complimenting beer from Cold Harbor.

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