The Homesteader's Kitchen
5411-51 Street, Stony Plain, AB
Farm-fresh foods with multicultural leanings make for delicious and healthy eating every day!
|Store Type |||Food/Drink|
|Neighbourhood |||Stony Plain|
Profile Last Updated: January 12, 2009
Underneath the Old Brick School in the Multicultural Heritage Centre, you will find a quaint little restaurant that focuses on farm-fresh, or close to it, cooking. They strive to stick to the 100-mile rule—as in, if all goes according to plan, all of the food will be made within 100-miles of their location. That way, it’s fresher, healthier and it likely will contain fewer impurities and preservatives. Actually, many of the foods in the kitchen are grown on the demonstration farm they have to teach about farm life. So, guests will get to learn about farming and then reap what we sow, in the most literal way.
Made from Scratch
What separates this kitchen from most restaurants is that everything—and I mean everything—is made from scratch. The bread is baked daily and the sandwiches and soups are fresh-as-can-be. The from-scratch pies are what gives them their reputation—and oh boy, is it deserved. We’re talking delicious, lip-smackin’ pies. It’s recommended you come hungry. Since they are the Multicultural Heritage Centre, they are moving towards being more diverse in their cultural representations. Thus far, they’ve created Ukrainian Fridays and they’ve incorporated English-style roast beef with Yorkshire pudding on Saturdays. Look out for more delicious and diverse treats in the future.
The days when you’d do a day of work on the farm for your room and board are long gone. Though the farm-life is often romanticized, few people miss the work associated with a good meal. Luckily, for a little over what you’d pay for a fast-food meal, you can get a meal with drink in what looks, smells and tastes like an old country kitchen. They get a lot of regulars, not to mention the tourists, so prepare for a busy lunch. It’s open to the public and all proceeds go back into operating costs, so come one, come all.