Mark Johnson has informed me that December 22, 2012 will be the last day for The Farmer's Kitchen of Atlantic, Iowa (Roadfood.com review). Health concerns for both himself and his mom, Charlene, force the closing. It is a sad day in the food world, for this restaurant quickly became a culinary beacon unlike any other -- one of the great Roadfood restaurants, anywhere, any time. We thank Mark and Charlene for the unique and exemplary place they created, and lament its closing ... but sincerely wish them a swift and happy recuperation. Mark says they are planning to see us all in New Orleans in the Spring at Foodfest: America's Hometown Eats.