Home Grown, Local, & Fresh - What's the Difference?
When we say it’s HOME GROWN, it means we actually grow it here on our own farm!
When we call a product LOCAL, we have obtained these items from someone we know has produced that product themselves in the Lancaster County or surrounding area.
When we label something as Fresh, it means we provide only those products to be of the highest quality that are fresh as they can possibly be from suppliers we know and trust!
Local Harvest Dates
• Hydroponic Lettuces: All Year
• Strawberries: May - June
• Sugar Peas: May - June
• Broccoli: June & September - November
• Cabbage: June & September - November
• Cauliflower: September - November
• Summer Squash: June - September
• Cucumbers: June - September
• Zucchini: June - September
• Beets: June - October
• Radish: May - June
• Eggplant: July - October
• Leeks: September - December
• Green Beans: July - October
• Tomatoes: July - October
• Specialty Tomatoes: July - October
• Peaches: (from Local Grower) July - September
• Cantaloupes: July - September
• Specialty Melons: July - September
• Sweet Bell Pepper: July - October
• Hot Pepper: July - October
• Yummy Pepper: July - October
• Sweet Corn: July - October
• Watermelon: August - September
• Apples: (from Local Grower) August - March
• Pears: (from Local Grower) August - November
• Sweet Potatoes: (from Local Grower) August - November
• Pumpkins: September - October
• Gourds: September - October
• Kale: June, September - November
• Turnip: October - November
• Spaghetti Squash: September - January
• Winter Squash: September - January
• Brussel Sprouts: October - December
We believe that we need to be good stewards of the land that God has blessed us with in an area, Lancaster County, which has some of the richest, most fertile soil in the world! With this in mind we have adopted several practices to help ensure the sustainability of our farm along with conserving this rich soil for future generations.
Some practices we employ as part of our commitment to sustainable farming include No-till farming methods, cover-cropping, and field contouring to conserve soil. Meck’s Produce uses an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to help deal with insect pests as well as plant diseases and weeds. Recently, we have converted to using Biodegradable plastic mulch to reduce our waste produced on the farm.
We love what we do and pride ourselves in providing you with exceptionally fresh tasting food for your families.