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After years in the works, ‘farm to plate’ RE Farm Cafe is now open

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BY ALEXIS TENY
UPDATED JULY 17, 2019 

After years of planning and repurposing, Duke and Monica Gastiger have unveiled the project they have been working on for the better part of seven years — RE Farm Cafe.

Wednesday is opening day for the restaurant, which is located at 1000 Fillmore Road in Patton Township and takes farm to table to a new level. The menu rotates meals often depending on what produce is in season on the farm. Customers are encouraged to visit the website in order to see what the cafe will be serving weekly.

“All the ingredients come from the farm, so it really is farm to plate here,” Monica Gastiger said.

The idea for RE Farm came from the Gastigers’ decades of experience in the restaurant industry. After participating in a composting project, Duke Gastiger said he realized their restaurant Spats Cafe and Speakeasy, which closed last year, wasted approximately 2,600 pounds of food a month.

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