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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.

We use several local farms and suppliers including Flats Mentor Farm (Lancaster, MA), Myers Produce (Hadley, MA), Pioneer Valley Growers Association (Deerfield, MA), Carlson Orchard (Harvard, MA), Smith’s Country Cheese (Winchendon, MA), Wards Berry Farm (Sharon, MA), Eva’s Garden (Dartmouth, MA), Little Leaf Farms (Devens, MA), Hydroponics in the old Fort Devens, Rhode Island Mushroom Company (Kingston, RI), North Country (Claremont, NH), Backyard Farms (Madison, ME), Lioni Latticini Inc. (Union, NJ), Hepworth Farms (Milton, NY), Ronnybrook Dairy Farm (Pine Planes, NY)


508-869-6111, x 147


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

A café visit is included with admission to Tower Hill

Current Menu


Chicken Burrito Bowl

Herb Roasted Chicken, Brown Rice, Greens, Pickled Red Onion, Cumin Scented Black Beans, Cilantro, Tomatoes, Spiced Sweet Potato, Cotija Cheese, Lime-Cumin Vinaigrette

Smoky Tempeh Vegetable Bowl

Smoky Tempeh, Brown Rice, Greens, Julienne Carrots, Roasted Beets, Charred Onions, Hard Boiled Egg, Chili Marinated Cucumbers, Soy-Maple Vinaigrette 


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

Chicken or Tempeh


Turkey Sandwich

Roast Turkey, Honey Curry Mustard, Creamy Brie, Roasted Pear, Greens

Braised Short Ribs

Short Rib, Truffle Aioli, Caramelized Onions, Arugula

Grilled Cheese

Cheddar, Creamy Brie, Gruyere, Basil, Herbed Tomato





Classic Hot Dog 
All Beef Frank, Ketchup

Mac and Cheese

Turkey and Cheese
On White Bread





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


Creamy Tomato

Chipotle Squash

Rotating Soup of the Day




House-made Cookies, Fruit Bars, Blondies, and Brownies
Valentine's day dinner tower hill

Easter and Mother's Day


The café will be open normal hours on the weekends of Easter and Mother’s Day. In addition to our current seasonal menu, we will be offering a variety of specials on both Saturday and Sunday. No reservations required, it is first come first serve. Stay tuned for our specials menu.