The Farmery has opened its Airstream Kitchen at The Fronteir in Research Triangle Park, serving lunch on weekdays.
If you don’t know about the Farmery, it’s a cafe-and-farm business that aims to grow and sell healthy food at the same site. Many of the ingredients served at the Airstream Kitchen are sourced from converted shipping containers growing crops at two Raleigh locations.
The Farmery is the brainchild of Ben Greene, who came up with the business idea for a student design project while studying at N.C. State University.
Right now, the Airstream Kitchen will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays outside the Frontier, a collaborative co-working and event space that is home to more than 30 companies. By mid-February, Greene hopes to add breakfast service with entrees, espresso drinks and smoothies and delivery to RTP companies shortly after that. An expansion by late spring will include an outdoor pavilion and event space, as well as placement of Farmery crop boxes on site.
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The Farmery will offer a healthy menu including flatbreads, salads, wraps and melts. A press release highlighted “bowls loaded with balsamic sweet potatoes, gourmet mushrooms and quinoa, along with healthy proteins like housemade pesto hummus, fresh chicken and chorizo.” Vegan and vegetarian options include cashew miso cheese, ‘cillyantro’ tofu triangles and a Sea Earth Salad, a take on tuna salad made with chickpeas, seaweed and a collection of fresh herbs.
Airstream Kitchen is at 800 Park Offices Drive in RTP. Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Info: thefarmery.com/index.html, or on Twitter at @the_farmery.