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.

Native Plant Species' Descriptions
Get site-specific species information.

Article Archive
Learn more about the ecology of native plants.

Current Inventory, Delivery and Shipping
Updated July 2021

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.

For delivery and shipping information, please see the Current Inventory and Shipping Information page.

Nursery Hours

The nursery is open for visitors
April 1, 2021 to June 27, 2021
September 2, 2021 to October 17, 2021
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 2021

September 25 2021-- York County Parks Native Plant Sale; John C Rudy County Park, 400 Mundis Race Road, York, PA; Saturday 9 am to 3 pm. The HHF nursery will be open, with guest nursery hosts from Ladybug Earthcare.

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.

Plant-Insect Interactions
HHF has compiled butterfly and host plant checklists for you to print or download.

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Get answers to frequently-asked questions about the nursery.

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 indigenous 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