But HOMEGROWN is really special. Its focus is local, seasonal, affordable food and Claui, who works there, has been tantalizing me with descriptions of the specials of the day.
Miki Kilpatrick, one of the owners, describes HOMEGROWN as “slow food right quick.” HomeGrown, she says, will offer as many local foods as possible on the menu. “We’re going to try to hit a 90 percent bench mark, and do lots of canning and preserving to get us through the winter with local food,” she says. “We’re really trying to make it our mission to make local food affordable and convenient.”
Though that sounds like no small feat, Miki says, “I grew up on a farm in Madison County putting up vegetables for the winter. That was just a part of life then."
That farm is just around the mountain from us. We've known Miki all her life and are so proud of what she's doing.