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Setting the bar for crave-worthy food, superb cocktails, a deep wine list, and the ultimate early boozy farm summer treat… cue FRAMEbar’s next up residency: farmBAR, a month-long shared plates concept solely focusing on Michigan farmers, ranchers and growers who power our good food community, led by Grand Rapids-based chef, philosopher, and community organizer, Evan Edwards, PhD, moving in for the month of June, creating something that’s marvelously satisfying.

Expect your farmhouse experience to start the moment you are seated. Pop in our open-air dimly lit bougie side-yard patio for house-made udon and a drink… or plan a convivial dinner with friends ( think handmade pasta and lamb shoulder with chimichurri and dukkah )inside our modern lush farmBAR. Creating an immersive experience to nourish your senses with vintage woods and minimalistic bleached natural textures to go with this residency that centers around the central hub of the farm.
We’re talking seriously amazing vegetables from incredible humans cultivating small plots of land and the highest quality of produce that travels the least miles possible to our tables (within 75 miles of us) alongside ethically raised local meats from Frame’s favorite butcher, Marrow Detroit.

Plan on bottles upon bottles of wine by the glass or bottle from producers of Old Mission, Leelanau, Fennville, and the Lake Michigan Shore. As well as a shaken and stirred local-and-wild cocktail bar takeover by Adam Accivatti and the FRAMEbar team of alchemists. We insist you try ‘The Farmhouse Flip’ with Weiss Distilling royal rum, Blakes “rainbow seeker” pineapple cider reduction, and locally sourced raw whole egg. And/or the ‘Maize in Michigan’ with DCD butcher’s bourbon, amaro meletti, nixta licor de elote and lemon.

We think of these residencies as month-long parties, hand selected by us, for you. And farmBAR has a distinct personality and vibe all its own. Not to miss on Evan’s hyper-seasonal menu: smoked carrots on their greens with yogurt sauce, pickled hot peppers, and sesame; tender Marrow-sourced and butchered lamb shoulder with rhubarb agridolce and bright chimichurri; barbecue vegetable sambousek stuffed with pecans and sorghum chili sauce; a beatiful beet panisse with dukkah; and chicken wings with charred garlic scapes, spicy Ras El Hanout, and cool mint aioli. Yum!

Hosting the hands that feed us by continuing our core mission of building Michigan food connections…
Look who is coming to farmBAR:
Our Friends with Benefits:
Slow Farm
Oakland Avenue Urban Farm
Stella Matutina
Fisheye Farms
Marrow Detroit Provisions
BOS Wine
Woodward + Vine
Black Star Farms
Shady Lane Cellars
Left Foot Charley
2 Lads Winery
Modales Wines

Omnivores, vegans, vegetarians, and everyone in between — at farmBAR, the food will make you feel good and feel good about eating it, too, by doing your part in supporting our neighbors (i.e., sustainable family farms) in the process. Feeding our bodies and souls while voting with our dollars for a better food future — a month-long party devoted to the FARM, aligning what the Frame mission is all about.

No pre-purchased tickets needed for farmBAR at FRAMEbar; just pull up and grab an open seat.
(Although we recommend reservations to guarantee one.)
June 7th through June 30th

A June 11th much-anticipated elevated Sunday farmBAR Brunch by Chef Evan Edwards with a coinciding bustling Frame WINE+FARMERS Market as we welcome our most treasured Michigan winemakers to Frame for a delightful casual Sunday of wine tastings and walk-up seminars, in celebration of Michigan agriculture with our friends at Taste the Local Difference.
We call this winemaker magic as we also get to know our beekeepers, learn how our food is grown — from eggs to goat milk — taste locally made bread, and shop for just-picked produce and farm-fresh goods. 

See you at the farm(bar)!

FARMbar at FRAMEbar
June 7th – June 30th, 2023

Smoked Carrots on their Greens
(vegan, gluten-free)
Yogurt Sauce, Pickled Hot Peppers, Sesame

Barbecue Vegetable Sambousek
Pecan, Seasonal Vegetable, Sorghum Chili Sauce

Beet Panisse
(vegan, gluten-free)
Crème Fraîche, Lemon, Chimichurri, Dukkah

Fried Asparagus
Panko, House-Made Lemon Aioli

(vegan, gluten-free)
House-Made Brown Butter Hollandaise, Black Garlic Labneh, Strawberry-Tarragon Sauce

Grilled Chicken Wings
Charred Garlic Scapes, Ras El Hanout, Mint Aioli

Tatsoi & Tofu
House-Made Udon, Toasted Sesame

Carrot Cavatelli
Handmade Pasta, Basil, Peas & Tendrils, White Chocolate Shavings

Lamb Shoulder
Rhubarb Agrodolce, Rainbow Carrots, Chimichurri

Panna Cotta
(vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan option)
Sorrel Sauce, Candied Nuts, Vanilla

(vegetarian, vegan option)
Chocolate, Ice Cream, Raspberry