Great Food Down On The Farm

Hi it’s John Calhoun. Although I’ve never lived on a farm, I’d like to tell you about a very unique farm I’ve visited many times. It’s White Fence Farm in Romeoville.

Back in the 1920’s, it was an actual working farm owned by the Peabody family. In 1954, Robert and Doris Hastert purchased the farm and started White Fence Farm. Over the years, it has expanded into a 12 dining room operation that can seat 1,100 people. Their specialty is the World’s Greatest Chicken. I don’t know if it’s the world’s greatest, but it is absolutely delicious!

Apparently, many people agree. On an average week, they sell about 7,500 chicken dinners (on Mother’s Day weekend alone, they serve over 4,000). They also go through 80,000 pounds of potatoes each year. Steaks, fish and shrimp are also on the menu, and their corn fritters are the best.

While there, check out their extensive collection of antiques, including a half-dozen classic cars (see Cadillac photo). Outside, you can see farm animals, including goats, cows, Alpacas and a llama.

And if you just want to enjoy their famous chicken, but Romeoville isn’t convenient – no worries – White Fence Farm has several carry-out locations, including Downers Grove, Plainfield, Joliet West and Riverside.

Bon appetit!