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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

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
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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.

 

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