New eatery planned for former Riverhouse Cafe space in Greenfield

  • The Hungry Goats Eatery is set to open Dec. 9 in downtown Greenfield. Courtesy photo

  • The Hungry Goats Eatery is set to open Dec. 9 in downtown Greenfield. Courtesy photo—

  • A new restaurant is set to open on Dec. 9 in the space vacated by Riverhouse Cafe in downtown Greenfield. Staff photo by Abbe Hamilton—

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 12/2/2019 8:55:17 PM

A West Deering couple plan to reopen the former Riverhouse Café in Greenfield as the Hungry Goats Eatery.

The new restaurant owners are anticipating a soft-open in downtown Greenfield in December in the space vacated by the Riverhouse Cafe in 2018.

June Holm, who will run The Hungry Goats Eatery with her husband Duane, said she is waiting on a temporary license from the state, but hopes to open the second week of December. 

The Holms run Dollar Shy Farm in West Deering, where she keeps 30 goats. 

“What else would I possibly call it?” she said.

She said the restaurant will specialize in farm fresh and locally grown, locally made foods.

“I want to keep it right around here,” she said, and anticipates a menu of homemade soups and pies made daily, breads, baked ham and turkey dinners.

Holm said she anticipates sourcing local jams, maple syrup, as well as local produce once gardens pick back up in the spring.

Holm said she would like to eventually include dishes featuring milk and cheese from her goats. 

Holm said she and her husband had been looking for a space to open a restaurant and store when she looked into the Greenfield location.

“Everyone I talked to said Greenfield was looking for it,” she said, and the location and space appealed to her. 

Holm previously ran the restaurant associated with the American Legion in Hillsborough, and said she’d applied a similar local focus to the menu. 

“Duane and June ... are wonderful people and I absolutely think they'll do very well there,” said Mark Daniels, who bought the property at 4 Slip Road in January.

“The main thing we wanted ... was to make sure there was a restaurant tenant that could anchor the building,” he said. He said he had been looking someone who understood small town Greenfield and what the area would be looking for, and said he expects the Holms can deliver. 

Holm said the restaurant will initially be open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with a breakfast buffet brunch on the first Sunday of the month.


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