By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published May 18, 2020 at 1:30 PM Photography: Lori Fredrich

The time has come to enjoy your last carry-out meal at The Farmer’s Wife, 6533 W. Mitchell St. in West Allis

The sobering news was shared in a message on Facebook, which noted that the restaurant will be closing its doors beginning May 30.

Owner, Robin Mastera, says that she’ll be releasing a schedule of specials in the coming days for folks who’d like to come and support the restaurant or say farewell in the coming days.

She says she also hopes that she can host guests in the dining room during the last few days before the closing, if she is able.

 "I never imagined that we would close due to these uncontrollable circumstances," says Mastera, whose business would have hit the four-year mark on Oct. 1.

"But I’m so thankful to have had such amazing customers. Every day there were at least ten reasons to smile, even amongst all the challenges. And I remain grateful for all of it. But I’m really looking forward to what comes next; it’s not the last that people will see from me."

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.