Marcella’s Farm to Fork: Mt. Vernon, KY

January 16, 2022
Pie at Marcella's Farm to Fork Mt. Vernon, KY

Hey, y’all! The Commonwealth of Kentucky is chock-full of delicious restaurants – and I’m on a mission to try them all. I was recently invited to lunch at Marcella’s Farm to Fork, which is located in Mt. Vernon. The food was incredible + I am excited to tell y’all more about my experience today!

Meatloaf, Marcella's Farm to Fork Mt. Vernon, KY

Marcella’s Farm to Fork

The food at Marcella’s can best be described as down home southern cookin’. On their website, the owner claims to cook food “just like mom” – and I completely agree with that sentiment. Each bite, though I was at a new-to-me restaurant, was familiar; nostalgic; and, above all else, absolutely delicious.

Marcella’s name is also important to note: Farm to Fork. This indicates their promise to source the highest quality ingredients for their dishes + local when available. You can taste the difference.

What I Ordered: Marcella’s Farm to Fork

My main course at Marcella’s was the meatloaf. My friend Tal praised it prior to our arrival and I knew that I had to order it. Though the accolades expressed were high, I must agree: it’s the best meatloaf that I have ever put in my mouth.

Meatloaf at Marcella's Farm to Fork Mt. Vernon, KY

Along with the meatloaf, I ordered three of my favorite southern foods: collard greens, soup (pinto) beans, and cornbread. That’s a holy trifecta as far as I am concerned.

Collard Greens Marcella's Farm to Fork Mt. Vernon, KY

While I was too full for dessert, someone ordered the chocolate pie and I was automatically enamored by the mile-high meringue. I am definitely saving room for dessert when I visit next.

Chocolate Pie, Marcella's Farm to Fork Mt. Vernon, KY

Visit Marcella’s Farm to Fork

I’m excited to continue dining at Marcella’s, a true Kentucky gem in Mt. Vernon. You can visit them at 216 Cedar Rapids Road, Mt Vernon, KY 40456. Phone: (606) 256-2000.

Learn more on their website & stay up-to-date on their delicious food on Facebook.

About Mt. Vernon, KY

Mt. Vernon is nestled in the foothills of Appalachia and is conveniently located off I-75 at exits 59 & 62, just 45 miles south of Lexington. Mt. Vernon is home to Renfro Valley, “Kentucky’s Country Music Capital” since 1939, and continues to be one of Kentucky’s premier tourist destinations. Small town charm awaits in Mt. Vernon!

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,


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  • Reply
    Lori Cundiff
    January 22, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Do you have a Hot Brown?

    • Reply
      January 25, 2022 at 6:56 pm

      Lori, I am not sure if they serve a hot brown — but would definitely be worth a call to check and see. If they did, I’d bet on it to be delicious!

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