A group of 215ers headed to beautiful Honey Brook, PA on Saturday afternoon to meet our friends at Wyebrook Farm. The farm hosted the 4th Annual PASA Grass-fed Beef Cookoff where 11 local farmers from the PA area entered their best grass-fed ribeye steaks for judging. We also had a chance to eat lunch from the cafe where everything is made in house and the food certainly did not disappoint.
After lunch we headed off to tour the farm and see some of the animals. One of the first things you notice when you pull up to Wyebrook is the scenic landscape. This is by far the cleanest and most beautiful farm I have ever been to. There is no scent of manure, and the animals have tons of clean grassland to graze on. We had a chance to speak with Dean Carlson, owner and farmer, in person about the land and some of the farming practices used. Dean is also the same guy who drops off your meat orders to 215 every Tuesday! It was evident he is very dedicated to educating people about the differences between food from sustainable farms and factory farms. From the breed of animals they raise, to the type of grass they grow, there are many small details that go into running a sustainable farm. We learned that the chickens are moved to new pastures every single day so they can fertilize the land and have fresh green grass. As we walked back to the car we saw the laying hen house was actually on wheels!
Visiting Wyebrook was a great opportunity to be educated and see first hand where our food comes from. It is an experience that I recommend everyone takes part in at some point. We will definitely be coordinating another trip out to the farm in the spring time. For more information about Wyebrook’s sustainable agriculture practices read here.
Don’t forget CrossFit215 offers the opportunity to order meat and produce from Wyebrook Farm weekly. All you have to do is email [email protected] and cc [email protected] with your order by 5PM on Friday. Dean personally drops off all deliveries on Tuesday evenings where you can pick up your order between 5:30 – 8:30pm. For more information please see the previous blog post or email [email protected]
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