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 or local delivery orders.

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

Bumble bees on Green Milkweed

Nursery Hours

Do you have questions about the nursery inventory? See the HHF Square Store to view the species that are in stock.

Note: The Nursery is closed for the summer. However, the Square store is open for pickup orders through July and August--even when the nursery is closed. Simply indicate on your order when you would like to pick up the plants. 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

Note: We have had reports of certain species, bought here at the nursery in Spring 2022, not surviving after planting despite good care. We believe this is due to a different potting soil mix that was used for the following plant species: Shrubby St. John's wort, any fern species, Hoary mountain mint, Culver's root, Foxglove beardtongue, Butterfly milkweed, Bush honeysuckle, Red chokeberry, Wild columbine, Wild ginger and possible others. If you bought any of these species and would like a replacement or refund, please email and include the following information: your name, species and quantity purchased and date of purchase. We value your business and want to make this right. Thank you for understanding.

Hungry Hook Farm Events and Sales Fall 2022

24 September, 2022-- York County Parks Native Plant Sale; John C. Rudy County Park, 400 Mundis Race Rd, York, PA; Saturday 9 am to 2 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