October 5, 2014

Fall Day Trip Idea: Wyebrook Farm

We visited Wyebrook Farm at the tail end of fall last year, so we held off sharing that experience until now. Just about an hour from Center City in Honey Brook, PA, it's a great destination to get your fix of fall colors, farm animals, hot cider and a delicious farm-to-table lunch.

Grab a burger and cider at The Café window and sit outside at one of the picnic tables. We got there early but by 12 or 1pm all the tables in the photo above were packed with families making a full afternoon out of their visit. As you can see, dogs are welcome, too.

The grass-fed beef, heritage pork, pastured chicken, lamb and goat dishes served are all raised at Wyebrook Farm and vegetables are sourced from other local organic farmers. Some days there is live music and you can always bring your own wine or beer. The Café is open Wednesday - Saturday, 11AM - 4PM.


You can see some of the chalkboard menu for the day we visited above, followed by the grass-fed burger with fresh shredded squash on top of a pretty awesome, juicy patty. We were impressed! Good fries, too.

As if the architecture of the beautiful, modern stone barn wasn't fascinating enough, inside is Wyebrook Farm Market, where you can buy locally-raised meat, cheese, vegetables, fresh baked goods, jams and much more to take home. Check out the Wyebrook Farm website for info on Farm Dinners and brunch served regularly inside the market, too. It's part of a movement to bring restaurant concepts into local farms, instead of the farms just supplying the restaurants. Craig LaBan wrote an insightful article about this being done at Wyebrook by chef Eric Yost, formerly of White Dog Cafe, and elsewhere in the Philly area.

Warm up by the fire pit if it's chilly out. The day we went there was also pumpkin carving, bobbing for apples, farm tours and other activities for the kids (big and small!). There's plenty of room to run around and just enjoy being outdoors for a day. 

Don't leave without saying hello to the GIGANTIC heritage pigs raised on the farm. Hey buddy!

Enjoy a break from the city bustle. It's worth the trip for a fresh taste of Pennsylvania's great outdoors. Happy Fall friends!

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