PENFIELD, Ill. — There’s something for everyone when it comes to food options at this year’s Historic Farm Days.

Debbie Deremiah has been organizing the food vendors for the celebration since 2007 and offered a summary of dining options, many of which are non-profits using their profits for fundraising projects.

“This is such a great group of people to work with and they enjoy the farms day crowds,” she said.


Mission’s Arrest will serve traditional breakfast fare from 6 a.m. to lunchtime. This will include pancakes, biscuits and gravy and such.

Lunch And Supper

Those vendors starting the day with lunch will open at 10 a.m. and will tend to stay open through each night’s entertainment.

The Illini Pork Palace again will serve up its traditional boneless pork chops sandwiches while the St. Lawrence Catholic Church will offer polish sausages, hot dogs and homemade French fries.

The Methodist and Catholic Women of Penfield are known for their popular ham and bean dinner.

All kinds of barbecue can be found at Silver Creek BBQ, which will plate up ribeyes, burgers and all of the fixings.

Deep-fried menu items at Ron’s Fish and More not only will include fish, but also veggies and onion rings.

Special Dinners

On Friday night at the elementary school cafeteria is the ribs or chicken dinner presented by Rube’s Catering.

On Saturday in the cafeteria, the Gifford Lion’s Club takes over with its fish dinner.

Sweet Treats

Look for ice cream and other items that those with a sweet tooth crave at the Dairy Barn’s “moomobile,” Pittman Enterprises’ gas engine-churned ice cream, Sarah’s Sweet Shop and Mom and Pop’s Kettle Corn.

Karen Binder can be reached at 618-534-0614 or Follow her on Twitter at: @AgNews_Binder.


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