News of Seasonal Produce Offerings, Auctions, Events, Agritourism and Farmers in Casey County, Kentucky ~ and the Old Order Mennonite & Amish Communities ~ located in the scenic Knobs Region and agricultural heart of Kentucky.

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Wagon Trail: Great Eats in Casey County

The Wagon Trail is located on South Fork Creek,
just down on the right from the Casey County Produce Auction.

In Casey County, dining options are few and locally-sourced family restaurants are even fewer. Chain restaurants are a dime a dozen throughout the land, even in our neck of the woods, so when you find some place that is unique, delicious and affordable, you want to crow about it. As GROW Casey County is about embracing all things local, especially food-related, this seems the perfect opportunity to do just that.

Recently, the Nathan and Amy Sizemore family, residents of South Fork Creek for several years, have hung up their shingle and dusted off the wagon wheels on their chuck wagon for some appetizing fare. It's a welcome site for those meandering through the valley on route to the many Mennonite offerings in Casey County and will provide a tasty pause and refreshment for tourists and locals alike. Who wants to hit the strip when they can hop over and sit a spell under the large umbrella-clad picnic tables and grab a sandwich or a shake?

Turkey-Avocado Sandwich and a homemade bun!

This is no ordinary hot dog stand, instead transcending the mere dog or burger (although you can get those, too) into an offering of delicious sandwiches––with homemade buns––and an appetizing variety of specials, even pizza. There are also many appealing salads, ice cream, and homemade desserts, made daily. I had the turkey-avocado sandwich special and was not disappointed. It was served with delicious homemade coleslaw and a hearty dish of fresh-cut pineapple chunks––all for $5.95. Produce is purchased locally and in season, when available, from nearby Lavern's Produce at the corner of South Fork Creek and Hwy 501.

Peach shake! I'd like one now, in fact.
You can even get homemade fountain drinks like limeade and fresh-brewed iced tea. I added an Orange Crush float, which hit the spot, but the whole time I was eyeing my husband's peach shake. He nicely gave me a sip...but just one. We had heard the prior ravings of Joberta Wells and were not disappointed.

Food is brought to your picnic table within minutes, and with a smile, by any one of the Sizemore children who help with the running of this family venture. We'll hope that the Sizemore clan will park their wagon for a long time in Casey County.

The Wagon Trail
730 South Fork Creek, Liberty, KY 42539
Open Monday-Saturday, 11am-7pm
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To go orders are welcome and taken daily/delivered for Liberty residents.
Call 606-706-5334 for further info.
[Currently planning to be year round.]


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