The Home Plate Restaurant & Bakery opened in August 2018 in Murray River. Caroline and Paul Farrell emigrated to PEI from Ireland and England in 2010 in search of a better life.
Caroline brought with her years of culinary experience and a passion for cooking and baking. With confidence, she opened the Home Plate Restaurant & Bakery.
“We offer home-made meals using as much locally sourced foods from around the area as possible,” says Caroline. “The pork, chicken and turkey are free range from our own farm.”
The business has been a big hit in the community and surrounding areas since it opened. In spite of COVID-19, the restaurant and bakery are as busy as ever, and remain open year-round.
“We partnered with the province and non-profits to provide meals to children across the Eastern region,” says Caroline. The partnership is good news for Caroline, who has had to reduce operational hours and offer only take-out meals.
“I’m very fortunate the business is going strong during the pandemic. I prepare home-cooked healthy meals twice a week. The meals are delivered by bus drivers with the Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy to the doorsteps of 950 children in the Morell, Souris, and Montague family of schools.
“I work alone, cooking and packing meals, which takes about 70 to 90 hours a week. I strongly urge Islanders to support small businesses during COVID-19.”
“We will be looking for staff because we have expanded so much,” says Caroline.
For more information about the Home Plate Restaurant & Bakery, call 902-741-2110.
By Stella Shepard