Checkered skipper butterfly on Crooked-stem aster

HHF Mission

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

Learn more about plant/insect interactions, plant communities and individual plant species

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The store is open for pickup, local delivery or shipped orders.

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Contact information, nursery facts and answers to frequently-asked questions about the nursery.

Bumble bees on Green Milkweed

Purposeful Plants

Hungry Hook Farm makes a conscious effort to provide plants grown from local, sustainably-collected seed (see the Current Inventory species list for seed provenance). Our potting soil is peat-free and all plants are organically-grown. Plants are propagated in cold frames designed to maximize thermal retention without the use of electricity or fossil fuels.

Nursery Hours

Due to crop loss over the winter and strong spring sales, the nursery inventory is very low. Please see the Square store to view the species that are still in stock. Thanks!

The nursery is open for visitors
April 1, 2022 to June 26, 2022
September 1, 2022 to October 23, 2022
Thursday: 8 am to 6 pm
Friday: 8 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 8 am to 4 pm
Sunday: 8 am to 4 pm

By appointment for days and times not listed above

Just like taking your own reusable bags to the grocery store, it is always appreciated (and keeps our costs down) when you bring your own boxes to carry your plants home. We will also gladly recycle pots and trays that came from our nursery.

Hungry Hook Farm Events and Sales 2022

You can find a selection of our plants at Richard Nixon Park Nature Center in York County, PA.

May 7, 2022-- Manada Conservancy Native Plant Sale; East Hanover Township Nature Park, Grantville, PA Saturday 10 am to 3 pm

May 6 and 7, 2022-- Landis Valley Herb and Garden Faire; Lancaster, PA; Friday and Saturday 9 am to 5 pm

Current Projects

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

The ecology of the Pennsylvania Piedmont region is amazing! Learn more about plant/insect interactions, plant communities and individual plant species

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Brown-hooded owlet caterpillar on Smooth aster