We aim to connect history with food, to serve as a source of inspiration and point of reference, where visitors can learn to eat more responsibly and joyfully, sharing in the pleasures of sustainable, organic and locally sourced ingredients. Visitors to Farm Table will learn about Thomas Jefferson's enthusiasm for local agriculture and his love of seasonal produce, along with the culinary legacy of generations of Monticello enslaved gardeners and cooks who raised the vegetables and prepared the food for Jefferson’s table.
Open most days, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.*
(*Check Monticello's hours for most up-to-date hours. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day and on Tuesdays in December, January, and February.)
Our menu is rooted in 200 years of history and the unique blend of European and African cultures that shaped Monticello’s legendary cuisine.
Visitors learn about the culinary legacy of generations of Monticello enslaved gardeners and cooks who raised the vegetables and prepared the food for his table.
Monticello Farm Table showcases produce from Monticello’s farm and gardens, and local, sustainable food suppliers.VIEW PROVIDERS
EDWARDS COUNTRY HAM, SWISS CHEESE, WHOLE GRAIN MUSTARD & GREENS ON ALBEMARLE BAKING COMPANY BAGUETTE
SOUTHERN STYLE CURRY CHICKEN SALAD, HOUSE MAYO & GREENS ON ALBEMARLE BAKING COMPANY BAGUETTE
APPLEGATE FARM’S SHAVED TURKEY BREAST, WHITE CHEDDAR, HERB MAYO & GREENS ON ALBEMARLE BAKING COMPANY BAGUETTE
(VEGAN OPTION AVAILABLE)
CURRENT SPRING OFFERING: ROASTED CARROT SANDWICH WITH HERB MAYO, SHAVED ONIONS & GREENS ON ALBEMARLE BAKING COMPANY BAGUETTE
WITH CHICKEN & HOUSE DRESSING
WITH HOUSE DRESSING (NO CHICKEN)
ON GOODWIN CREEK FARMHOUSE WHITE BREAD (ALMOND BUTTER AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST)
ALL BOX LUNCHES COME WITH A CHOICE OF A SMALL MIXED GREEN SALAD OR A BAG OF CHIPS, SEASONAL FRUIT AND A BOTTLE OF WATER.
Many of our products contain or may come into contact with common allergens including wheat, peanuts, soy, tree nuts, milk, eggs, fish and shellfish. Please see a café employee with any questions or allergen concerns.
Inspired by traditional recipes and made from scratch; your choice of vegetarian or meat.
VEGETARIAN ~ 7 MEAT ~ 8
We use organic bread from Albemarle Baking Company and Goodwin Creek Farm and Bakery.
SUMMER GREENS, GARDEN VEGETABLES, FRESH HERBS, AND JEFFERSON’S TARRAGON
VINAIGRETTE ~ 9 WITH CHICKEN ~ 12
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES, MARINATED BABY BEETS, MOZZARELLA AND TURMERIC
VINAIGRETTE ~ 10 WITH CHICKEN ~ 13
For 2 or more people.
GRILLED LOCAL FRUITS, AND WARM BURRATA, EDWARDS SURRYANO HAM, GRILLED BREAD, & JEFFERSON’S FAVORITE OLIVE OIL ~ 18
A ROTATING SELECTION OF LOCAL AND ARTISAN CHEESE WITH SALAMI SERVED WITH HOUSE MADE ACCOUTREMENTS, DRIED FRUIT, CANDIED NUTS, AND FRENCH BREAD ~ 25
GRILLED VEGETABLE (GROWN ON PROPERTY) MARINATED IN HERBS AND JEFFERSON’S FAVORITE OLIVE OIL SERVED WITH FLAVORED HUMMUS AND BREAD ~ 17
ROASTED LOCAL MUSHROOMS WITH HERBED GOAT CHEESE, PICKLED RED ONIONS, ARUGULA, AND JEFFERSON’S FAVORITE OLIVE OIL ~ 20
ROTATING DAILY LOCAL AND SEASONAL GRILLED VEGETABLES ON FOCACCIA BREAD ~ 11
GRILLED EGGPLANT WITH WALNUT PESTO, HERBROASTED TOMATOES, GREENS ON CIABATTA BREAD ~ 12
EDWARDS BACON WITH WHIPPED GOAT CHEESE, FRESH HEIRLOOM TOMATOES AND ARUGULA ON SUNDRIED TOMATO BASIL BREAD ~ 10
LIGHTLY TOASTED WHITE BREAD WITH EDWARDS BACON, HEIRLOOM TOMATOES, GREENS, AND DUKES ~ 9
FARMHOUSE WHITE BREAD WITH ADAMS WHITE CHEDDAR ~ 6
TOMATO PEPPER JAM WITH ADAMS WHITE CHEDDAR ON JEWISH RYE BREAD ~ 11
EDWARDS SURRYANO HAM, MANCHEGO CHEESE, ROASTED GARLIC AIOLI, AND ARUGULA ~ 12
ALL BEEF ORGANIC HOT DOG ON ABC BRIOCHE ROLL ~ 6
Locally baked goods, made from scratch, both savory and sweet
MEAT OR VEGETARIAN ~ 8
MEAT, CHEESE OR VEGETARIAN ~ 7
MADE WITH TIMBERCREEK GROUND BEEF ~ 8
A changing selection of sides inspired by Jefferson’s gardening experiments and determined by what’s growing fresh outside
A selection of house-made and locally baked goods
Cookie ~ 1.25
Lewis and Clark Bar ~ 5
Brownie ~ 2
Biscuit ~ 3
Ham Biscuit ~ 4
Selections of cheeses and snacks and house-made dips and spreads
Vegetable Snack Box ~ 7
Pimento Cheese ~ 5
Hummus ~ 5
NOTE: Many of our products contain or may come into contact with common allergens including wheat, peanuts, soy, tree nuts, milk, eggs, fish and shellfish. Please see a café employee with any questions or allergen concerns.
Located at Monticello’s David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center, the café is open to the public, and does not require an admissions ticket to Monticello. Parking is free and easy.