Recently we had the pleasure of celebrating a family birthday at Rosy Tomorrows Heritage Farm.Rosy Tomorrows might be the most innovative farm-to-table experience in all of Florida. – Jean Le Boeuf, Food Critic
Rosy Tomorrows is a 100 acre farm with a quaint farm-to-table restaurant, complete with a spunky farm dog, Sandy! They produce an organically, holistically and sustainably grown selection of fresh produce and heirloom vegetables along with heritage bred livestock. They also supplement their menu with ingredients from surrounding local farms and farmers markets. Their menu changes weekly as it is seasonally based and showcases the bounty of the farm.
Our Hundred Acres Lunch menu featured amazing dishes such as Slow Smoked Grass-Fed Burnt Beef Ends, Organic Lettuce Wraps and Smoked Kielbasa. I enjoyed the House-Smoked Ham and Gruyere Mac and Cheese, which featured organically-raised and pastured heritage breed Red Wattle ham! If you have the opportunity to try to the sweetcorn fritters, don’t let it pass you by – trust me on this one!Each week, every meal at our farm represents the story of the season – one we hope is engaging and memorable. – Rosy Tomorrows
You’ll also want to be sure to save room for the scrumptious desserts served up each week! Our selections included Salted Caramel Beignets (yum!), Buttermilk Creme Brulee, Strawberry Shortcake (my favorite!!) and a gluten-free Flourless Chocolate Cake.
While I was partial to the organic unsweet iced tea, Rosy Tomorrows had a delicious selection of hand crafted beverages (including a basil or lavender lemonade). They also offer local craft beers and Sommelier selected wines.
Thankfully we had a large party and we were able to sample almost everything on Rosy Tomorrows menu 😀
Exploring Rosy Tomorrows
One of the unique experiences of dining at Rosy Tomorrows is that you also have free range of all open aspects of the farm. Between lunch and dessert, the Hubby and I took a break to explore the farm and visit all of the animals. We were immediately greeted by the farm’s family of heritage breed miniature donkeys. These curious little fellas came to check us out and enjoyed a few good nose rubs before wandering off to graze the fields. We also got to meet Boo and Buttercup, two of the newest cows on the farm. Boo is quite the affectionate little guy and enjoyed lots of nuzzling and attention.
The baby chicks hang out in the Coop de Ville with their mothers until they are old enough to range free in the pastures. Once the chicks graduate to the pastures, they join a mixed flock — including Dominiques, Silver Laced Wyandottes and Australorps. The flock is protected by Roo, their head rooster, as well as a friendly turkey, who alerts them to nearby predators, including a local eagle.
Rosy Tomorrows also has Red Wattle hogs, which we were only able to see from afar during our explorations, as they were busy foraging in the pens.
After visiting all of the livestock we enjoyed a walk through the West Garden to take a sneak peek at all of the different vegetables and greens that may be making a future debut on the menu.
Visiting the FarmRosy Tomorrows Heritage Farm is a hidden gem, tucked away in the heart of North Fort Myers.
If you’re looking to visit the farm without staying for a bite, you can explore the farm Thursday through Sunday for a small fee. Although in all honesty, I can’t imagine why you’d want to skip the food! While you’re there, you can also purchase organically-raised and pastured meats, eggs, 24 hour fermented yogurt, freshly baked sourdough bread and prepared items from the Farm Store.
Rosy Tomorrows Heritage Farm also offers a “Friends of the Farm” annual membership with so many perks, it’s too good to pass up!