Weekend Adventure: Wyebrook Farm in Bucolic Chester County
perfect for foodies, conscious carnivores & conservationists
Wyebrook Farm is a unique place where you can buy meat from their animals (heritage breeds of cows, pigs & chickens) that were treated humanely & see how they live. You are encouraged to wander the property (which is truly magnificent), meet the animals & ask questions. The point of Wyebrook Farm (beyond sustainable agriculture) is so the consumer can see where the food comes from & support their local community. In the age of styrofoam & cellophane wrapped meat from who knows where the transparency is as refreshing as spending a few hours on the farm. If you can’t make it they have delivery to 3 Philadelphia area locations every Tuesday (more info below).
what to do?
Shop in the market.
Explore the farm on your own!
Take a farm tour from late April to October.
Attend a chefs dinner on Friday or Saturday night (often featuring some of Philly’s best chefs).
Take a class.
Lunch on Friday & Saturday from 11-5.
Sunday Brunch from 9-3.
Fun events…coming up on April 26th there is a bluegrass festival.
Anyone who loves food will love it here. The market, housed in the beautifully restored barn, is full of local cheeses, raw dairy products, gorgeous freshly butchered cuts of meat & beautiful locally grown seasonal produce.
Animals are treated with respect at Wyebrook Farm. They are fed “a species appropriate diet” & are given plenty of space “to carry out their natural behaviors such as grazing, rooting or pecking.” This sounds basic, however, industrially farmed animals are not treated this way. If you can’t make it to Wyebrook but want to buy from them they offer 3 free delivery locations on Tuesdays for Philadelphia residents. Their meat is fresh not frozen which can be hard to find if you are looking strictly for humanely certified meat.
Tuesday from 12-3 p.m.
253 S. 20th Street
Philadelphia PA 19103
Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.
Crossfit Center City
1229 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19107
Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m.
401 City Avenue
Bala Cynwyd PA 19004
Pre real estate crash this land was slated to become a huge subdivision with hundreds of homes. The would-be developers decided to sell instead of develop due to the bad market. The property was snapped up by Farmer Dean Carlson who had been on the hunt for farmland with contiguous acreage; 355 acres to be exact. Thanks to a deed restriction this beautiful property will remain farmland & a reminder of Chester County’s pastoral past.