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Ashcombe Farm and Greenhouses

906 West Grantham Road
717-766-7611

Ashcombe Vegetable Farm was started in 1956 as a wholesale vegetable farm principally growing blueberries, asparagus, strawberries, sweet corn and other vegetables. About 1961 a small roadside stand was set up to sell vegetables grown on the farm.

In a year or so, several small greenhouses were added to grow spring bedding plants. From this small beginning of 25 acres of vegetables and two or three greenhouses, the present business emerged. Glenn and Mary Ellen Gross were the founders of the organization, renting the land from Mr. Henry Thornton, owner of Ashcombe Farms.

For a number of years, the Grosses worked with one or two helpers, plus seasonal workers, to plant the flowers and vegetables, trim blueberries, harvest asparagus and do the many chores that such an operation requires.Over the years, the vegetable farm doubled in size and fruits and vegetables were purchased from outside sources t at the constantly changing roadside market. Major expansion occurred between 1970 and 1978. A fire destroyed a number of buildings in 1974. The rebuilding of the produce department took place in 1975 and a fire protection (warning) system was installed.



Reviews

Alisha Lynch

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Thursday, March 29, 2018
Cute little greenhouse and store. They have just about everything from fresh baked goodies to flower pots! The staff are very friendly and there is plenty for kiddos to do while mom and dad shop. For the kids they have parakeets to observe, a fish pond, dirt to play in, and even a couple of bunnies to watch. My daughters loved it all! They also have a wide variety of home decor and clothing. The cafe is reasonably priced and you won’t pay an arm and a leg for some tasty stuff!

Kelsy Purnell

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Sunday, May 6, 2018
Lovely posies and houseplants. I come here for serenity on slow days. It's great just too walk out to the green house and get rid of winter it rainy blues. Staff are friendly and so are the plants. They have a great collection of gifts for Mom or friends in the shop..... And they have Adams county winery inside now too! You can't go wrong with plants, soap, and wine. Visit this place. Warning: a bit more expensive than expected.... The experience is worth it and they're women's clothes have a 50% off rack. Worth it.

Colleen Heilman

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Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
I loved the butterfly release! I added some silkweed to keep the butterflies from becoming extinct. I wish they would have allowed those in attendance who didn't pre-purchase butterflies to bu them at the event. It would have been great to release one myself! I'll plan ahead for next year by calling in July to order my butterflies.

Kevin Lansberry

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Sunday, May 13, 2018
Very nice green house and store. Very large, with indoor and outdoor sections. Large parking lot. Special events held throughout the year. Many different areas inside to shop around for items other than plants and flowers. Always friendly and helpful staff. You can shop for clothing items, food, and even wine. Definitely worth stopping if you are in the area or in need of good plants and flowers.

Monica Shirey

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Saturday, April 21, 2018
I love to walk through the greenhouse in winter. It's such a pick-me-up. Year round, they have a great selection of plants, beautifully displayed. They also have nice gift and gourmet foods sections. Even if I'm not looking to buy anything, it's a great place to wander around.

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