Duration: Three days and three nights
Philadelphia may be known as the City of Brotherly Love and famous for its cheesesteaks and soft pretzels, but did you know the region is also home to some amazing agriculture as well? In fact, those fresh, local ingredients that are so plentiful is what's brought some of the nation's hottest chefs to the city and its surrounding countryside. So take some time from the hustle and bustle of the city, and stop and savor the tastes of Philadelphia and the Countryside.
Begin your journey through Philadelphia and the Countryside with a unique cheese tour at September Farm in Honey Brook. On the family farm, with more than fifty Holsteins, guests are invited to see the proven process of handcrafting, hand waxing and aging of artisan-style cheeses, and sample the award-winning flavors. Continuing your charming tour of Chester County, travel east to Read More >
Next on your trip, travel to Kennett Square, the “Mushroom Capital of World,” to discover surprising uses for these flavorful fungi. Stop at The Mushroom Cap to learn how mushrooms are grown. Visitors can also taste mushroom soup and salad, while discovering the history of mushroom farming in Chester County, where 65 percent of all mushrooms consumed in the United States are grown. Before leaving, visit the Read More >
Pairing the region’s freshest local and seasonal ingredients, you’re sure to enjoy the restaurant’s quintessential Pennsylvania farm-to-table experience.Read More >
This yummy cafÃ© offers delicious and healthy breakfast and lunch options for its customers. If you’re in the mood for breakfast, try one of the poached egg specialties or the gourmet whole grain pancakes with real maple syrup. If you’re stopping in for lunch, maybe try a delightful salad or a juicy burger. To accompany your meal, be sure to take advantage of the 25 premium loose teas available.Read More >
Tucked away in the “Heart of Mushroom Country” is the glorious Kennett House Bed and Breakfast. This beautiful granite mansion offers its guests not only a comfortable stay, but also elegant due to its rosewood woodwork, antique furnishings and oriental rugs. Whether you’re resting your head in one of the rooms or the suite, you’ll be sure to get a great night’s rest.Read More >
Spend your night relaxing in the quiet and comforting rooms of Bancroft Manor, located in Kennett Square. This Queen Anne Home was built circa 1909, and has maintained tasteful period decorations to honor its heritage. With private bathrooms, a front porch swing and numerous books to read by the wood-burning fireplace, the Bancroft Manor is your perfect home away from home.Read More >
As you venture into Philadelphia, you may think of history and culture, but the City of Brotherly Love is also home to some of the oldest and most recognized facilities for urban farming and gardening. Start the day off with a quiet morning at Bartram’s Garden, America’s oldest living botanical garden started by John Bartram in 1728. This west Philadelphia estate lets you explore the historical grounds including four different garden areas, Bartram’s house, cider press and Philadelphia’s... Read More >
Next, head towards center city for a taste of eclectic handmade cuisine you surely won’t forget. Spanning six city blocks, the Reading Terminal Market has been serving up fresh meats and produce, baked goods and exquisite meals at this market for more than 100 years and is now home to more than 80 local food vendors. The Reading Terminal Market is loved so much, it was awarded by American Planning Association as one of the greatest public spaces in America in 2014.Read More >
End the day with a stop at Greensgrow Farms. What was once a trash-filled brownstone located in one of Philadelphia’s oldest industrial neighborhoods is now a thriving agricultural center. The farm is continually recognized as a nationwide leader in urban farming and houses a nursery, a farm market and a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Founders of the farm transformed this section of an abandoned neighborhood into a luscious three-quarter acre hydroponic farm and have been... Read More >
This popular restaurant fuses urban trendiness with simple, organic and locally grown ingredients to create enjoyable dishes for every type of appetite. Bring your own wine and enjoy the savory taste of Farmicia’s healthy, creative and seasonal cuisine.Read More >
Located at 3rd and Market, this nationally acclaimed New American bistro offers delicious food that is seasonal, fresh and inventive. The menu is printed daily and reflects influences from around the world. Part of Fork's allure is its hip, stylish, sophisticated interior.Read More >
Take a nice stroll to Rittenhouse Square and enjoy the bustling park before turning in at Hotel Palomar. Throughout this unique boutique hotel you'll find original artwork to continue to pique your artistic interests.Read More >
Start your day off at Snipes Farm in Morrisville, Pa., where you will get to experience a firsthand, modern-day farming experience. At this outdoor classroom you can pick fruit, meet the farm animals, harvest crops and do so much more! The mission of this eleventh generation farm turned education center is to teach sustainable farming to the community and reconnect people to the land.Read More >
Continue to explore the county with a stop at just one of the many terrific Bucks County wineries located on the land that William Penn originally deeded to his daughters. Rose Bank Winery is situated on a picture-perfect landscape with a three-story stone barn built in 1835 that has astonishing views of the vineyard. Rose Bank specializes in producing a variety of award-winning fruit wines made from their French-American hybrid grapes. Not to mention the winery has a large tasting room so... Read More >
Head north and bring your appetite with you when you stop at None Such Farm and Farmer’s Market in Buckingham, Pa. This family owned produce market sits right across the street from the multi-generational farm where the food is grown. None Such Farm has everything you need for a great meal, including fresh produce, their own farm raised Angus beef and a plethora of dairy products, fresh breads, dry goods and flowers. You can also find other local products at the market including honey,... Read More >
At the Landing Restaurant you can enjoy your delicious meal by the fireside in the cooler months, or next to the river during the warmer months. With its seasonal menu and spectacular views, this restaurant offers its guests a memorable, and delicious, experience.Read More >
After a long day it’s time to take in some delicious grub. Stop in Marsha Brown’s to get a sampling of some Creole flavors right in the heart of New Hope. Like an extension of her own family dining room, Marsha Brown’s offers the authentic taste and charm of New Orleans.Read More >
The Pineapple Hill Inn Bed & Breakfast is so named because in the 1700s when this inn was built, it was customary to place a pineapple on your front porch to indicate to friends and neighbors that you’re welcoming guests. Once part of a hundred-acre farm, this inn has six guest rooms and three suites, all decorated and furnished with period antiques, artwork and more.Read More >
The perfect place to unwind and gear up for another art-filled adventure, the Golden Plough Inn is situated right in the middle of Peddler's Village in Lahaska. The Inn is surrounded by specialty shops, restaurants and the Giggleberry Fair family entertainment center. So there's no shortage of things to do and see at any time.Read More >
With owners trained in beer-making from Bavarian purists, you’d think these guys would know a thing or two about brewing. And you’d be right. Stop in for free tours on Fridays and Saturdays. They’ll be happy to show you around and let you sample the goods.
A stunning horticultural display set on more than 1,000 acres of the former DuPont estate. Stroll the gardens, meadows and woodlands or explore four acres of beauty that even non-gardeners can truly appreciate.