Storefront – 12 Farms Restaurant, Hightstown, New Jersey

We discovered this restaurant and the charming Borough of Hightstown while travelling along I-95 and wanting a nice family dinner. As the name suggests, this farm-to-table restaurant that opened in February 2015 makes a priority of sourcing from local farms. Their supplier as they proudly share on their website is Zone 7 that works with over 120 sustainable farms in NJ and PA.

We were favorably impressed by the experience visiting this restaurant. In addition to the roasted butternut squash puree that I ordered, we also had some freshly made pastas. The restaurant highlights different cuisines, though their core dishes have an American and Italian influence.

Chalkboard inside the door with an artistically designed sign.
The dining space is long facing the street with an improvised and well lit rotating gallery.
Roasted butternut squash purée with a citrus crème fraiche.