Eat Fresh, Buy Local

Welcome!

The LOCK FARM is a small produce farm located in Shippensburg PA.
Our goal is to provide you with quality products
that are fresh, tasty and healthy.

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For more information contact

Farmer John

email – farmerjohn@lockfarm.net

phone – 301-639-6988

 

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Growing Cucumbers on the Lock Farm

March 27 the high tunnel is made ready

 

 

 

 

May 29th — plants are attached to strings around the time the first cucumbers appear.

the vine goes up the string

 

 

 

 

 

 May 29th — Farmer John check on the growth and notices the cucumbers are almost ready to pick.

Farmer John holding cucumber

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 26, Farmer John needs a ladder to pick cucumbers.

 

 

 

Cucumbers can be enjoyed right from the garden, on vegetable trays, in salads or soups. They are low in calories and supply fiber to the diet.
cucumber sandwich spread

First Day of Summer

It’s the first day of summer and the Lock Farm has:
cucumbers, broccoli, kohlrabi, beets, kale and garlic for sale at the farm at 822 Ritner Highway, Shippensburg.
Cucumbers, Broccoli, Kohlrabi

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green beans, zucchini and tomatoes are on the way.

Where’s the Sun???

Little Bear Is Checking the Weather
Lock Farm’s Little Bear is wondering if the sun is going to shine today.
Despite the many rainy days Farmer John has many delicious crops ready for sale at the Lock Farm and through the Thursday Market.
For more information contact Farmer John (farmerjohn@lockfarm.net or 301-639-6988) or our website: http://www.lockfarm.net
Current List of Available Produce
Continue reading Where’s the Sun???

It Does Not Take Long

In a short amount of time the cucumber plants have grown to be over ten feet tall. Cucumbers, peppers and much more will be available through the Lock Farm during the summer months.
Check out the Lock Farm’s Fields To Meals, our Thursday Market and hours of our sales directly from the farm.

 

They Start Out Small
Farmer John holding cucumber
Farmer John checks on the cucumbers growing the the high tunnel. Note the height of the vines.
Farmer John looking at sweet peppers
While In the high Tunnel Farmer John also checks on the sweet peppers.

 

Cucumbers Arrive at the Lock Farm

In less than a week these ‘little ones’ will be all grown up and ready to go into the Lock Farm Fields to Meals. Others will be sold through Lock Farm’s Thursday Market or at our farm stand in Shippensburg.

 

 

Here is what our cucumbers look like in the high tunnel:
Up They Grow

The Lock Farm Celebrates Earth Day

Here is how we celebrate EARTH DAY!
Put Up Sign Along the Road
Plant  Violas in the Garden
Fill the Bird Feeders
Place Pollinator Habitats Around the Farm

 

 

 

Farmer John Plants Corn

Getting Ready for Summer

Garlic Growing in the Snow
      On the Lock Farm we have been getting ready for spring and summer for weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

plants

 

Our garlic was planted in October. Weeks ago we started crops that will be planted in our high tunnel.
Even the Soil Is Made Ready
We are getting ready to serve the local community with fresh, seasonally grown vegetables and fruits.  Spring into action and find out about the LOCK FARM’S offerings.
We serve the Shippensburg PA community and the Frederick MD community with our Fields To Meals and our virtual Markets.
Don’t be left out in the cold this spring and summer. Sign up now for the Fields To Meals.

The Lock Farm Is Wearing GREEN

Onions
Sweet Corn
Broccoli and Peppers
Beets
Kohlrabi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is what is going on in the Lock Farm’s greenhouse and high tunnel.
The Lock Farm will have these delicious greens and more available through our Fields To Meals and the Thursday Market and at our farm stand on Ritner Highway in Shippensburg.
The Lock Farm is presently taking applications for the Spring Sensations FTM  and the Summer Delights FTM. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to provide you and your family with fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruits.
For more information about the Lock Farm and the service it offers to you contact us at www.lockfarm.netlockfarm@lockfarm.net or call Farmer John at 301-639-6988.

 

 

 

Spring IS Coming

crocus

Spring IS coming!!! And now is a great time to consider participation in the Lock Farm’s FIELDS TO MEALS.

 

Join now and receive a price reduction.

What is Fields To Meals? Click here and get more information. Lock Farm’s FIELDS TO MEALS Q AND A
Take a look at the Fields to Meals application.
Look over the Fields to Meals choices.
 For more information or to request and application contact Farmer John at farmerjohn@lockfarm.net or call 3301-639-6988

It Is Never Too Early…

The purpose of signing up for a Fields To Meals program now is to provide the funds for the farmer to purchase the seeds, fertilizer, and the supplies necessary to produce the delicious and tasty vegetables and fruits that you and your family need to maintain  a healthy lifestyle.

Sign up now and don’t spend another summer buying and eating ‘bar code’ foods.
For more information check out our website or contact Farmer John at 310-639-6988 or email: farmerjohn@lockfarm.net.