There’s nothing like it. Enjoying a meal made with colorful and crisp ingredients just picked from the garden. Knowing where your food comes from and the love and care put into making it, makes eating it that much more enjoyable.
It’s that kind of food that people want to eat, and it’s the kind of dining experience that local restauranteur, Chef Tim Payne, strives to create in his recently opened restaurant in downtown Lyons. One step inside of Payne’s Farmer Girl Community Bistro reveals a chef that values locally-grown ingredients and close-knit partnerships with local farms. A chalkboard in the entryway is adorned with a list of farms that supply Payne and his team with ingredients at the peak of their growth. Dishes on Farmer Girl’s menu change with the season and the readiness of each farm’s crop.