I can never pass up a good brunch, even in this case after I have had breakfast already (I’m not ashamed).
John, the boys, and I were doing some exploring this Memorial Day weekend and decided to venture to Sunshine Valley Farms east of town (about 9 miles out east Sunshine) to sample Sunday Brunch at Harvest Restaurant.
Okay, let me start by saying this place is super adorable…I probably would have loved it without even trying their food. As I entered, my first thought was “I want to throw a party here!” So John and I started brainstorming excuses to host a party here: fourth of July, a birthday party, someone’s baby shower [note: we don’t have any pregnant friends right now, but if you’re preggers you totally should have your shower here]. It’s like a cozy home with great décor and a gorgeous farm view.
Sunshine Valley Farms grows a variety of apples, peaches, and plums and when in season, you can go and pick blueberries, raspberries, peaches, or blackberries, as well as apples (in the fall). They said in a couple of weeks, blueberries and possibly blackberries will be ready to come pick. They post all their fruit updates on their Facebook page here.
Harvest Restaurant is currently open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and for Sunday brunch from 11 am – 2 pm. They offer a full brunch menu with wine pairings and mimosas, my favorite!
I ordered the vegetable frittata, John ordered the Missouri Black Walnut Banana Bread, and Sawyer and Scout shared the Blueberry pancakes. Every thing was awesome! The pancakes were fluffy but crispy on the outside, the boys loved them and I even got to steal a few bites. My vegetable frittata was filling with two big pieces and came with perfectly seasoned potatoes. The serving sizes were large which warrants the price point, which honestly was reasonable for what you get.
We sat out on the patio, a perfect spot for the boys. As we waited, they ran around the large field and played with the resident dog, Nala. Our visit almost felt like a private dining experience, our table sat quite a bit away from the other guests. This was a blessing especially after Sawyer broke one of our glasses. The waitress was very forgiving.
I can’t wait to go back for date night dinner! I would assume from our experience, the dinner atmosphere would be super romantic
We also plan to return to pick blueberries, so I will report back.