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Tomatoes and Garlic a Great Combination

and they are both available at the Lock Farm.
Soft-neck Garlic
Hard-neck Garlic
Yummy Red Tomatoes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come visit the Lock Farm in Shippensburg at 822 Ritner Highway for locally grown fresh vegetables (like green beans, kale, zucchini, beets, onions and sweet corn.
The Lock Farm is open daily from 10 am to 7 pm , except Thursdays.
The Lock Farm –  Where Eating Fresh Begins!!!          
Market List for August 9th…
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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

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

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.

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.

 

NOW Is the Time…

Now is the time to prepare for the fresh foods of spring, summer and fall.

One way to do this is to join the Lock Farm’s Fields to Meals.                                   With the Fields to Meals you are providing you and your family                           with fresh, wholesome food.

Lock Farm’s Fields to Meals vegetables and fruits are picked up by you weekly, usually on the same day that they are harvested.                                                                                                                                                              The quality and nutritional benefits of the foods are superior.
For information about the Lock Farm’s Fields To Meals check it out on the Lock Farmwebsite: http://www.lockfarm.net.

Lock Farm Gets Ready for Late Fall and Early Winter Harvest

Beets
Green Beans
Tomatoes
Cucumbers
It All Happens Here

 

As these ripen they will all be available at the Lock Farm in Shippensburg and in Frederick. Maryland.

 

Summertime’s Tasty Partners

Eggplant

 

 

and

 Corn

 

 

 

Both are available at the Lock Farm and through our Thursday Market.

Recipe for grilled eggplant and corn salad.