The lush, green, countryside rolled on for acres behind the landscape of stone barns and wooden farm tables. I've been meaning to stop into this 18th Century working farm/restaurant and Mother's Day was a beautiful time to immerse ourselves in their fresh brunch menu. Wyebrook Farm, in Chester County, PA, offers a variety of fresh, farm raised meats paired with locally sourced produce, and dairy (brunch orders at our table included: beef hash, roasted mushroom and ricotta omelette, grass fed burgers). There is plenty of seating outdoors under their pavilion adorned with wooden beams, fresh flower-set farm tables, and baskets of blankets for the still chilly spring mornings/evenings. Inside the classic stone barn, you can find more seating, next to the butcher and market full of local artisan cheeses, jams, condiments, ice cream and baked goods.
I ordered the slow roasted pork belly topped with fried eggs and it was even better than it sounds; melt in your mouth freshness; dippy eggs and tender pork, atop a buttery, grainy slice of bread with grilled greens and veggies to compliment. They also offer bottled Peloton Cold Brew Coffee from West Chester, PA which was delicious and they are BYOB with pints and pitchers of their own orange juice and bloody mary mix for brunch (noted for my next visit). All the food at Wyebrook is either farmed there or nearby, organically. We picked up some market goods to go, headed outside where the babe could play (imagine: open fields, farm animals, an old country tire swing beneath a treehouse) and headed home with full bellies and hearts. Wyebrook Farm is the perfect pastoral setting to "be still" and soak in life and its blessings over good food. They have live music weekly and plenty of outdoor seating as the summer days slowly creep up on us. If you're looking to take a country outing a bit off the beaten path, with great culinary reward, Wyebrook Farm is your place.
If you're interested in this locally sourced farming concept, the owner, Dean Carlson, recently published a book "Field & Feast" and is visiting Wellington Square Bookshop (another local favorite) this Sunday morning.