Hometown Farmer: Silk Road Café

After 23 years in the restaurant business, Stanley "Skitch" Donald knows what a good vegetable should look and taste like."Nice and crunchy, a real bright green," said Skitch."Skitch" has been serving vegetables at his family owned restaurant, "The Silk Road Café" in Vermillion, South Dakota, for years now."Five years this September," said Skitch.But he's been going to an out-of-the-way spot on the edge of Vermillion for a lot longer than that!Growing the fruits and vegetables that end up on the plates at "The Silk Road Café.""It's fresh and you can tell it's fresh," said Skitch, looking around his garden and the many varieties of vegetables that are growing.His mother and grandfather had gardens while he was growing up, so Skitch says he's always had a passion for watching things grow."You can grow something from a seed, you can nurture it, you can feed it, then you can eat it," said Skitch.It's not hard to see "Skitch" Donald's passion for produce, from garden to restaurant.If you know of anyone that would be great on "Proud to be a Hometown Farmer," please email Jake at: