Fresh air, open land, and an honest day’s work — even if you aren’t cut out for farm life full time, getting a taste (figuratively and literally) of the impact and influence of farmers, ranchers, and artisans is a special experience. Agri-tourism may be a steadily growing trend, but it’s what we’ve been doing and respecting in Chester County all along.
More than a farm-to-table exhibit, a visit to our working establishments gives you a real view of where your food comes from and the hard work and skill that goes into creating it. You’ll have the chance to get your hands dirty, understand the unique skills that go into farming, and maybe even green up your thumb a bit. If it turns out you can’t bring a new hobby home with you, you’ll at least be able to bring home delicious handcrafted treasures from places like the Artisan Exchange or September Farm. A day at the farm or in the fields in Chester County is truly a taste of something special.
Millstone Cafe at Brandywine River Museum of Art
Guests come for the seasonally inspired and locally sourced menu by celebrated chef MacGregor Mann and stay for the art collection. The café features floor-to-ceiling windows and the menu showcases food grown and produced by artisans in Pennsylvania, the Tri-State Area, and especially the fertile Brandywine Valley.
Yellow Springs Farm
Yellow Springs Farm raises a variety of plants perfect for your garden, but the real draw is their goat nursery and dairy. Call in advance to set up a tour of farm, try your hand at milking a goat, and get a taste of the freshest cheese available.
Brandywine Branch Distillery and Bistro
Brandywine Branch Bistro lives the same philosophy as the distillery it is housed beside. Grain to bottle, handcrafted to table. Local produce, local artisan cheeses, freshly picked orchard fruits and berries along with locally raised free range poultry, heritage pork and free range beef grace every dish at the Bistro. From small plates, salads and finger foods to full dinners, the menu at the Bistro changes frequently as the seasonal availability of local supply changes.
Springton Manor Farm
Springton Manor Farm is a hands-on destination that allows all ages to tour a historic barn, meet baby animals, and learn about the history of farming in Chester County through special educational workshops and demos.
September Farm’s cheese is processed on site at their Honey Brook country market. Grade A milk is used to create a wide range of Artisan cheese and yogurt. State-of-the-art equipment, time-proven traditions and a family that is committed to producing the highest quality dairy products available.
Northbrook Market Place
Family-owned and operated, the market operates in a beautifully restored 1850s fieldstone barn. Enjoy the aroma of freshly made famous apple cider donuts, fresh baked pastries & pies, will tantalize your senses. The deli and hot food bar beckons you to savor the moment with some delicious BBQ from our smokehouse, freshly made salad, sandwiches and daily specials.
With over 200 acres of growing crops, there’s always something going on the farm. Highland offers all crops already picked for you in their Farm Market or you can Pick Your Own. They also offer fresh produce from neighbor farms in Chester County. The Bakery features great tasting Pies and Apple Cider Donuts that are always in season.