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.

Business update as of 25 March 2020

As an "essential business" engaged in nursery production, we are still planning to be open for visits beginning on 19 April 2020. However, the remote events where we normally sell plants may be cancelled. Please see below for details. As with anytime you are in public spaces, please use caution when visiting the nursery.

Nursery Hours

We are open for garden visits and sales from
April 19, 2020 to June 18, 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

Hungry Hook Farm Events and Sales 2020

You can find our plants at Lemon Street Market in Lancaster, PA.

Cancelled May 2, 2020-- Manada Conservancy Native Plant Sale; Boro Park, Hummelstown, PA Saturday 10 am to 3 pm

Under review May 3, 2020-- Garden Faire at Fort Hunter; Harrisburg, PA; Sunday 10 am to 4 pm

May 8 and 9, 2020-- Landis Valley Herb and Garden Faire; Lancaster, PA; Friday and Saturday 9 am to 5 pm

June 20 and 21 2020-- Summer Solstice Faerie Festival; Marshy Point Nature Center, Middle River, MD; Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

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

Gray hairstreak on Turk's cap lily