BY KENDRA MURRAY
Situated right on Main Street in Easton is a great eatery full of local ingredients. The Farmer’s Daughter, which opened just two years ago has already become a staple in Easton. You can expect to see lines out the door on a Sunday, and even have a full restaurant during a weekday lunch. The taste of local food cannot be matched, and Easton residents have embraced this farm-to-table establishment.
As you walk in to The Farmer’s Daughter, you’re immediately hit with a rustic, country vibe that also has an upscale feel to it. Water is served in mason jars and specials are written on a blackboard that takes up the entire back wall. The decor is well-thought out and classy, and you can almost sense how fresh your meal is going to be just by how the restaurant looks.
The Farmer’s Daughter offers an extensive menu for breakfast and lunch, and has also recently expanded to offer an “after dark” menu. Todd and I stopped in for lunch, but I couldn’t help but notice what great offerings they also had for breakfast. The Farmer’s Daughter puts a spin on the traditional morning meal. Specialty omelets, “Green Eggs and Ham all Grown Up,” huevos rancheros, unique sandwiches, brioche french toast, and hearty pancakes made with whole grains all sound delicious. I’m hoping to make it back to sample some of these great breakfast offerings.
I chose the salad on the special board for my meal; Todd opted for the Bangkok wrap. The salad was full of fresh local spinach and kale, and also full of dried cherries, feta, edamame, grape tomatoes, and toasted seeds. Todd’s wrap was packed with Thai chicken, fresh carrots and cabbage, and coated with a peanut glaze. The wrap was served with a chickpea salad. Both of our meals were fantastic. The blackboard on the back wall gave us a good sense of where the ingredients in both of our meals was from. Not to be redundant, but it is amazing how much better farm fresh food tastes.
In addition to breakfast and lunch, a new After Dark menu is served on Friday and Saturday evenings from six to midnight. This menu features a large list of craft cocktails as well as a different take on traditional bar food, including a cheese platter, sliders, chicken wings, ribs, and flatbreads. As with the breakfasts and lunches, this isn’t your average American fare. This is upscale, local, and delicious twists on the burgers and wings you’d expect at any other bar.
Northern Bristol county is lucky to have such a great restaurant! The Farmer’s Daughter sources from several farms in Massachusetts and throughout New England when ingredients cannot be sourced in state. Everything is fresh, delectable, (and affordable!) and owner and chef Chandra Gouldroup certainly knows how to jazz up bacon and eggs, as well as sandwiches and salads. Most importantly, as a real farmer’s daughter, Chandra realizes how important fresh ingredients really are.