Ferris, IL: population 168. My father’s birthplace. And, currently home of Farmer’s Junction Cafe!
These were taken from inside the car while my father was driving through Ferris – a few highlights of Ferris.
You CAN get to Ferris by taking the “hard road” but I like to go the scenic route.
Why in the world would anyone go to Ferris, you may ask. YUM!!! The Farmer’s Junction Cafe! Talk about home cooked comfort food. This is THE place for dinner.
Now, most of my blog visitors have dinner at night for their evening meal. But, in the country, dinner is the noon meal.
I’ve been at Farmer’s Junction when a farmer (actually my cousin’s son) would leave his tractor running outside while he went inside to eat dinner. I’ve also been at Farmer’s Junction when the local attorneys would drive the 10 – 12 miles from the Hancock County Courthouse to eat their noon meal. The large tables and special of the day insures a quick and tasty meal in a relaxed, comfortable environment.
Farmer’s Junction Cafe is located in the former Ferris High School building; the small cafeteria serving as the restaurant.
The Farmer’s Junction Cafe has little vignettes all over the place — the the hallway, throughout the cafe, even in the restrooms. The manager graciously allowed me to photograph some of the personal touches that simply aren’t found in many other restaurants. Thanks Coco!