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Friday Lunches and Dinners at the Country Life Center

The Gathering Table restaurant is located inside the historic barn replica at the Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center near Orient, IA. Open to the public on Fridays, the restaurant offers lunch and dinner menus centered around the more than 40 varieties of fresh produce grown in the 12 acre on-site garden and orchard. Seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables that are rich in flavor and beauty are complimented by beef, pork, lamb, poultry, cheese and grains. Menu options change almost weekly.

Walk-ins or reservations are welcome for lunch. Please make your reservation by 3 pm for dinner. Live music is on hand every Friday evening; call us to find out who is performing.

The Gathering Table may need to close because of private events such as reunions and wedding receptions. These dates are posted in advance. We apologize for any inconvenience. No lunch or dinner will be held on Friday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving. Our final dinner for the season is November 30. Lunches end for the season on December 14.

Please call 641-337-5019 for reservations or email Lisa Swanson.

Please note: A 3.5% transaction fee will be added for credit/debit card payments.

(photo courtesy Anita McVey, Picnic Life Foodie)

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