Delaware March 10, 2021
Hook Family Farm Is A Tiny Delaware Farm That Grows Fresh Produce, Flowers, And More
Slower Lower Delaware is a mish-mosh of farms and towns, and we’re lucky to have such easy access to fresh produce! If you’re looking to support a local farm and get involved in a CSA, you’ll want to hear about the tiny Hook Family Farm.
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When Randy and Sheena Vanderhook moved onto their one-acre micro farm in 2007, they had no idea what the next decade would bring!
They planted a garden the next year, and it has grown steadily ever since.
Together, along with their son Jackson, they have turned the Hook Family Farm into a little slice of paradise.
Just a few years ago (in 2018), they ramped up their farm's production and began offering a Community-Supported Agriculture program, or CSA. With a CSA, neighbors purchase shares of produce and products, and get a box every week. Two years later, they began to offer other local goods, like meat, mushrooms, coffee, and even ice cream - all from local farms.
Next up for the CSA is another expansion! More veggies and even cut flowers will be added, much to consumers' delights.
Even though the farm is just over an acre of land, it produces a ton of fresh veggies, thanks to the Vanderhook's smart farming techniques.
The farm grows a huge variety of produce, including delicious greens like swiss chard, kale, arugula, and spinach, along with root vegetables like beets, turnips, and carrots, and a whole lot more. If you're ever looking for local okra, eggplant, peppers, or asparagus - you're in luck!
If you love fresh veggies, support a local farmer and join their CSA! You won't be disappointed by the amazing variety that arrives.
Along with vegetables, the farm is home to a flock of chickens and guinea fowl, who produce fresh eggs that are so tasty. They also have a pet turkey!
There's a Monarch Butterfly Waystation on the property, too, offering a welcome reprieve for pollinators. They also grow more herbs than you can even imagine!
The cut flower garden is expanding every year, and beautiful bouquets will soon be a part of their offerings as well as fresh produce, eggs, and homemade apothecary offerings.
The farm was designed with native plants, so you can feel good about supporting a farm and garden that gives back to the environment!
Learn more about this charming farm in Frankford, Delaware, by
visiting their website, here. Address: Frankford, DE 19945, USA