The smell of your favorite flower or the sound of a hummingbird are easy reminders of how beautiful spring and summer are in the Cumberland Valley. Our garden centers and farmers' markets have everything you need to get your yard and house ready for the new season and to bring some brightness into your life after a long period of social distancing and working from home.
If the location has posted guidelines for in-store shopping, we have tried to include that information below. If you are unsure of proper protocol, please contact the store directly for guidance.
Ashcombe's expansive greenhouse, garden, and floral centers, and produce and food sections are a must-stop location year-round, but particularly in the warmer months. Stock-up on garden supplies and plants. While the cafe is currently closed, they are keeping their freezer cases full. The store is open for regular shopping Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm, Friday & Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Masks are required at this time. If you feel uncomfortable shopping in person, curbside pickup is available. Currently, they are not offering online shopping or delivery. Address: 906 West Grantham Rd, Mechanicsburg
In business for over 50 years, this family-run gardening center specializing in dwarf evergreens, perennials, annuals, and herbs. With over 1,500 kinds of perennials and everything else you need to have a successful growing season, stop by Highland Gardens before starting your picturesque outdoor garden. Spring hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm. Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Open at 8 am on Tuesdays for senior shoppers. Please feel free to call in your order for curbside pickup or delivery. If you shop in person, please be mindful of maintaining a 6-foot distance from our staff and other customers. Also, in abiding by Gov. Wolf's directives, you must wear a mask or face cover on the premises. If you feel ill, have a fever or upper respiratory illness, to please come back when you are 100% better. Address: 423 South 18th St, Camp Hill
Maplewood in Shippensburg is a produce market and greenhouse selling vegetables, melons, berries, tree fruit, pumpkins, deli items, preserves, cider, eggs, dairy products, baked goods, honey, flowers, herbs, bedding plants, country decor, and bulk foods. You will find it all at this one-stop-shop, including a small deli area. Customers are currently not allowed to dine-in but the deli is open for takeout orders. Conveniently located off of Interstate 81. Address: Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm. Address: 8564 Old Scotland Rd, Shippensburg
Oak Grove Farms operates a farm and country store offering fresh produce, baked goods, homemade bread and soups, dairy products, 50 types of homemade jams and jellies, as well as hanging baskets, bedding plants, and vegetable plants. They also offer a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program, giving members the opportunity to share in the bounty. Current hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm. Curbside pickup is also available. Call the store at 717-766-2216 to order. Address: 846 Fisher Rd, Mechanicsburg
Paulus Farm Market's open-air facility offers a selection of plants, gardening supplies, and hanging baskets that are ideal for the growing season. Enjoy the variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, deli items, and baked goods. The market and greenhouse are open for in-store shopping Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. Their online order form is open each Monday afternoon through Thursday noontime for curbside pickups on Thursdays through Saturday. Please check back each Monday afternoon for an updated order form. Paulus will continue to provide a safe and comfortable shopping experience for all. Feel free to honk and a staff member will come to your car. Or come on in, but be aware that they are following mandated protocols. Address: 1216 South York St, Mechanicsburg
Stauffers has what you need to create a beautiful outdoor oasis including flowers, statues, fountains, trees, mulch, plants, patio furniture and more. Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Contactless curbside pickup or delivery are available options. Address: 51 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg
Find more fresh flowers, fruits, and vegetables at the collection of farmers' markets spread throughout Cumberland Valley. View our Support Local Farmers blog for a more complete list. TIP: Double-check hours of operation. Many locations are open seasonally.
Hanover & High Sts, Carlisle; Hours: Wednesday from 3 pm to 7 pm. In order to make it as easy as possible to limit contact and maintain social distancing, customers can pre-order and pre-pay from vendors. For more information, click here.
Adams-Ricci Community Park, Enola; Hours: Thursday from 3 pm to 7 pm. Customers are requested to maintain proper social distancing (6 ft.) between fellow shoppers and at vendors’ tables,
comply with steps for payment/pickup at each vendor’s stand, and convey choices verbally to each vendor (do not touch produce or products). Many vendors are offering pre-order/pre-pay options for customers who prefer grab-and-go shopping. See updates on their Facebook page.
900 Market St, Lemoyne; Hours: Friday from 8 am to 4 pm and Saturday 8 am to 2 pm. Many of the vendors remain open. Call them directly to place an order for curbside delivery. Call the market office at 717-737-9881 if you need contact information for a vendor. Shoppers are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing as per the directive of the Governor. In order to comply with social distancing, the market may at times control the number of shoppers in the market at one time. They also request that only one person from your family comes to shop. Check their Facebook page for updates.
1452 Holly Pike, Carlisle; Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. If you don’t want to come in, Clair's offers curbside pickup. Order online through their website or their Facebook page.
Whether you have a green thumb or are just starting your first garden, these locations offer classes that help you learn more about flowers and growing your own food. Currently, in-store classes are canceled but as soon as they are allowed again, you can find dates, times, and more information on our Events Calendar.
Ashcombe presents a variety of classes throughout the year, but spring and summer classes are great for any gardener. Some events require pre-registration.
Provides a variety of informal workshops, conferences, and educational programs throughout the region focusing on topics such as trees, lawns, and landscaping, health; animals and livestock, and forage and food crops. They also work closely with the Cumberland County Master Gardeners program to host a series of lectures about home horticulture, plant science, and environmental stewardship through gardening.