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.
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; shop for home items such as dried floral arrangements, framed prints, candles, and pampering soaps and lotions; enjoy a to-go meal from their cafe; or purchase gourmet seasonal foods, baked goods, and specialty items They are resuming in-person classes and workshops in late April (with limited attendance; face masks will be required). 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 for their expert advice before starting your picturesque outdoor garden. 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 dine-in restaurant serving fresh food for breakfast and lunch. Conveniently located off of Interstate 81. Address: 8564 Old Scotland Rd, Shippensburg
Oak Grove Farms operates a farm and country store offering fresh produce, baked goods made fresh daily, homemade bread and soups, dairy products, 50 types of homemade jams and jellies, as well as hanging baskets, bedding plants, and vegetable plants. Check the harvest schedule on their website for pick-your-own peas, raspberries, and strawberries. They also offer a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program, giving members the opportunity to share in the bounty. 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. 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.