By Samantha
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Whenever someone mentions a farm, my ears perk up. I certainly don’t know every single farm from New York to Pennsylvania, so I love learning about new ones that focus on unique farm to table experiences. So when a client of mine had mentioned Wyebrook Farm and their guest chefs, I had to look into it some more… and I am so glad I did.

Sign up for a class, attend a chefs dinner or visit one night for their Summer Starlight Series. Their calendar is full of fun farm events just waiting for you.

It’s not often I’ll hop in the car and drive over an hour for lunch, but the promise of eating lunch on a farm while listening to live music and visiting with the farm animals was enticing. So on a beautiful Saturday afternoon with no plans on the calendar, we made our way down to Honey Brook, PA.

wyebrook farmThe farm itself was very well maintained and the stone barn onsite is quintessential, dating back to the late 18th century. And inside this refurbished barn is a market FULL of farm to table essentials. You’ll find many different cuts of meat here, including cheek, tongue, offal, tail, marrow bones, ears, and feet (thank you for not wasting any part of the animal!) Chef and butcher Alexi is there to be a resource for their customers, to teach you about the cuts and how to cook them. We played it safe with some country ribs and a rib-eye steak (which I cooked to perfection, I may add).

If you are looking for a special lunch experience, I would recommend making the drive down. The outdoor dining space is big, and there’s plenty of shade (a must for my fair-skinned husband). We started with a cheese plate that had a nice variety of textures and flavors, with some seasonal accoutrement (like brandied cherries). But the burger was really the star of the lunch… and I don’t typically order burgers. But how could I say no to a grass-fed burger topped with gooey cheese, crispy crunchy onion ring and… wait for it… bacon jam? I only got a bite of the brisket before it was wolfed down by my husband, but the bite I did get was delicious. After our meal we walked down to go see the pigs, sheep and goats, which was exactly what I needed after that gigantic burger. It’s BYOB, so go for lunch or dinner when they have live music and sit out on the lawn and enjoy the view.

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