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Dining FAQs

Who is the chef?

Abra Berens is the Chef in Residence at Granor Farm. She strives to make simple, delicious food that celebrates the Midwest. She believes that the meals we eat should change with the seasons and that their ingredients should come from nearby. She has been cooking since 2006, from the storied Zingerman’s Deli, to chef driven restaurants in Chicago. In 2017, she left her position as Executive Chef at Local Foods to join the Granor team. As the chef at Granor Farm, Abra combines her love of Michigan, cooking vegetables just-pulled from the ground, and sharing them with others around one big table.

What type of food is served?

We use the best of what's in-season from our farm to prepare a multi-course, family-style meal. The dinner starts with our Relish Tray, moves to 4-5 composed dishes to pass, and finishes with a local cheese course, dessert and coffee.

When will I know what is on the menu? 

We do not release menus in advance. We often harvest produce the same day as your dinner.

Will I be dining with other people not in my group?

Yes, unless you have reserved all the seats.

Is alcohol served?

Granor Farm does not provide or serve alcohol, but has a “BYO Decanter Policy” that allows you to bring your own beer, wine, and cider.  No other alcohol or spirits are permitted. 

What is the cost of the meals? 

Each event is priced according to the volume of food and style of dining. Details and reservations can be processed here

Are there bathrooms?

Yes, there is one bathroom in the farm house and one bathroom in the Tall Barn.

What should I wear?

Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable, although we strongly discourage suits, ties, high heels, fancy loafers and open toed shoes. Remember Granor is a working farm.  Our roads and paths are loose stone, gravel, and dirt, which means they are often uneven and muddy. Occasionally, a chicken or duck will also leave an unwrapped present for you. Use common sense and dress accordingly.  

Can children come to the dinner?

If you have reserved all the seats, feel free to bring the kids.  Note that we do not have separate seating, pricing, or a “kid’s menu”.  Otherwise, we will rely on your judgement to determine if your children will join us for dinner.

Can you accommodate my dietary restrictions?  

Possibly. If you have reserved the whole table we can more easily accommodate restrictions. It is important that all dietary restrictions be shared at the time of booking. Be aware that our kitchen is not allergen free.  If you have any food allergies (e.g., peanut, shellfish, gluten), our dinners may not be suitable for you.

Do I need to pay in advance?

Yes.  Full payment is due at the time of booking. All tickets are non-refundable. 

When do dinners begin and end?

Start times vary with each event. Please reference the event listing and your confirmation email for the most accurate timing. Without exception, dinner concludes at 10:00 PM EST.  In the summer, most of our staff living on the farm work from nearly sunrise to sundown. They need their sleep. Accordingly, we ask that you leave quietly and with respect for the people living on and near the farm.

What happens if it is raining? 

You might get wet. Our events will go on rain or shine as the meals take place in our climate controlled farm house. In case of extreme weather, we will modify the farm tour accordingly.

Can I bring my dog, cat or other pet to dinner?  

Please do not. Our chickens and ducks need their rest. Also, coyotes, raccoons and our other nocturnal friends may not be welcoming. 

Is there parking at Granor Farm? 

Yes, guests can park in our gravel parking lot (east of the Farm Store) accessed from Warren Woods Road. Parking is limited, so we encourage our guests to carpool. 

Is there smoking allowed at Granor Farm?

We do not allow smoking anywhere on Granor Farm, including the parking lot. Smoking causes serious damage to our plants and soil (sometimes staying in the soil for up to 40 years!) that can not be remedied through organic practices.