PARK FALLS - You won't find store bought eggs or bagels at a new restaurant in Park Falls.
You'll recognize the sunnyside up eggs, but they don't come from a grocery store.
None of these ingredients at Valerie Mae's are store bought.
Owner Jacob Griepentog literally takes fresh ingredients from his family's farm and serves them every day at his restaurant.
"The fresh mint. I pick it up and I smell it. And all a sudden my brain is creating dishes I want to eat, and thus I want other people to eat," said Griepentrog.
Jacob created his not-so-traditional menu using the same mindset his parents have at the family farm.
Curry tree leaves, lemon grass, and fig trees are some of the other exotic plants grown at the family farm.
And at some point, they'll be on the Valerie Mae's menu, too.
What Jacob can't get at his family's farm, he turns to other local farmers.
"I see 45 days, 50 days, 90 days, 120 days of a farmer's life: wind, rain and weather."
Jacob says farm to table style dining might be a little intimidating at first, but it's worth a try.
After all, the menu changes week to week. So if you don't like it, just wait.
"I spend hours, maybe a week testing them preparing them, whatever the season is."