Have you ever seen Mama’s Caboose driving by, or stopped on the side of the road in Harrisonburg or Rockingham County? Established just weeks ago, this cheery red mobile kitchen serves up home cooked meals like Chicken Parmesan, Ham and Green Beans, and Steak and Cheese Sandwiches. The owner, Diane Roll, features one selection each week — a $20 meal for four — and is available for pick-up on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
Mama’s Caboose can also be found at Monger Park in Mount Crawford serving the public from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM on Wednesdays. (This park is located on Route 11, just North of what used to be Mrs. Rowe’s.) Lunch anyone?
Roll also caters from Mama’s Caboose, and serves meals to factories in the area. Flexibility is part of Roll’s business plan. She takes orders by any means — text, phone call, email, Facebook — and advertises the week’s menu (and future menus) on the Mama’s Caboose Facebook page.
Those who appreciate a good home-cooked meal can also take relief in knowing that all of the food prepared in Mama’s Caboose is minimally processed. Potatoes are cut by hand, meatballs are made by hand (no mystery meat here!), and everything is fresh.