Ferry takes over New Home Cafe

Cathy Juelsgaard, Carolyn Ferry, Katie Ferry, and Stephanie Remiger with the New Home Cafe. Katie and Stephanie are Carolyn's daughters. Photo by Kacey Ginn

The New Home Café, possibly the oldest restaurant in Clarion, has a new manager.

Carolyn Ferry, an Eagle Grove resident for the past 15 years, heard through a co-worker that the owners were looking to rent or sell the café. Previously a nurse, Ferry went to cooking school in 2014 in the hopes of doing something with it in the future.

Since August, she has been renting the restaurant from the previous owners, the Etters. Running a restaurant is new to her, and though she’s still getting used to the change, it’s going pretty well.

She’s kept with the restaurant’s home-style menu with few changes from the Etters’ longtime staples so far. But while the Etter family ran the restaurant for twenty-seven years—since 1990—that’s not even a third of the time the restaurant has been in Clarion.


For the full story, see the January 25 edition of the Monitor.