Wayside Farm is owned by brothers Philip and Mark Shenk and their wives Theresa and Beth. The 120-acre family farm is rooted by a nineteenth century ‘big red barn’ and Victorian house that feels like Grandma’s house. Philip and Mark grew up on Wayside Farm breeding cows and raising beef for the feedlots out west. They grew corn and hay for the cattle and wheat and soybeans as cash crops. Their parents, Peanut and Phyllis, instilled a passion for agriculture in the boys that still lives on strong today. In recent years, the farm has been home to black Angus cows.
Philip and Mark teamed up with Tyler and Harriet Wegmeyer 2013 to open the farm to friends, neighbors and all others who like to have a little fun on the farm. The Wegmeyer’s, along with their three young sons Torsten, Tucker and Colden, own and operate Wegmeyer Farms in Loudoun County, a successful pick-your-own strawberry and pumpkin farm. Together, the four farmers love doing what they do!