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. Discounts are available for non-profit organizations and orders over 50 plants. Advice on the right plants for your site is always free.

The nursery is currently closed until September 6, 2020. You are welcome to make an appointment to pick up plants. Online ordering though the Farm's Square store WITH SHIPPING will be available begining in September 2020 as well. This years seedlings are quickly growing into their pots and arealmost ready. We are excited to offer new species that we've never had for sale before!

Nursery Hours

The nursery is open for visitors
April 19, 2020 to June 25, 2020
September 6, 2020 to November 1, 2020
Sunday: 8 am to 6 pm
Tuesday: 8 am to 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am to 6 pm

By appointment for days and times not listed above

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

Brown-hooded owlet caterpillar on Smooth aster