Checkered skipper butterfly on Crooked-stem aster

HHF 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 and Shipping Information
See the currently available species list.

Bumble bees on Green Milkweed

Purposeful Plants

Hungry Hook Farm makes a conscious effort to grow all plants 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.

Thank you so much for your support through this unpredictable year! The Nursery will reopen for visits on April 1, 2021.
For shipping information, please see the Current Inventory and Shipping Information page.

Nursery Hours

The nursery is open for visitors
April 1, 2021 to June 29, 2021
August 26, 2021 to October 31, 2021
Sunday: 8 am to 6 pm
Tuesday: 8 am to 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am to 6 pm
Friday: 8 am to 6 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.

Current Projects

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 recent soil disturbance. We are also working with a local agency to propagate Viola species for habitat restoration.

Let's Collaborate!

One of the best things about a community of ecological-minded people is our ability to collectively envision and create. Do you have an idea? Or do you simply want to talk about native plants and imagine what is possible? If so, please see the Contact Information page to get in touch.

Brown-hooded owlet caterpillar on Smooth aster