Checkered skipper butterfly on Crooked-stem aster

Our Mission

Hungry Hook Farm is dedicated to promoting the native plants of the Eastern Woodlands. Every backyard and each landscape has the potential to contribute to plant and animal biodiversity in a positive way. Native plants are an integral part of biodiversity because they are the building blocks of a healthy and sustainable ecosystem. Genetic diversity is also important for the continuation of native plant species. We work to ensure this diversity by growing plants from open-pollinated seed collected from local ecotypes whenever possible.

Species Information
Get information on native plant species.

Article Archive
Learn more about the ecology of native plants.

Current Inventory
See the currently available species list.

Bumble bees on Green Milkweed

Our Plants

Hungry Hook Farm makes a conscious effort to grow all plants from local, sustainably-collected seed whenever possible. Our potting soil is peat-free and all plants are organically-grown. Plants are priced between $4.00 and $10.00, depending on the species and its age. Discounts are available for non-profit organizations and orders over 50 plants. Advice on the right plants for your site is always free.

Hungry Hook Farm Events and Sales

You can find our plants at Lemon Street Market in Lancaster, PA.

May 4, 2019-- Manada Conservancy Native Plant Sale; Boro Park, Hummelstown, PA Saturday 10 am to 3 pm

May 5, 2019-- Garden Faire at Fort Hunter; Harrisburg, PA; Sunday 10 am to 4 pm

May 10 and 11, 2019-- Landis Valley Herb and Garden Faire; Lancaster, PA; Friday and Saturday 9 am to 5 pm

June 2, 2019-- Haldeman Mansion Strawberry Festival; Bainbridge, PA; Sunday Noon to 4 pm

June 5-8, 2019-- Native Plants in the Landscape Conference; Millersville, PA

June 15, 2019-- Duncannon Appalachian Trail Festival; Duncannon, PA; Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

June 22, 2019-- Pollinator Festival at Flinchbaugh's Orchard and Farm Market Hellam, PA; 10 am to 12 pm

Our Work

Hungry Hook Farm is currently engaged in research involving germination and seed increase of native annuals--both forb and graminoid species that thrive in areas of soil disturbance. We are also working with a local agency to propagate Viola species for habitat restoration.

Gray hairstreak on Turk's cap lily

"A conservationist is someone who is humbly aware that with each stroke he is writing his signature on the face of his land."
--Aldo Leopold