History of Lucas Farms
Lucas Farms is a third-generation family farm founded, in 1890, by John and Catherine Lucas, in Town Hill, Pennsylvania. On their hundred-acre farm, John and Catherine were self-sufficient, making their own soap, as well as, relying on a smokehouse for their meat. John and his brother, Mike, used horses to pull their plows and till the land allowing them to grow a variety of vegetables. In the 1940’s their son, Edward, took over the farm, and in addition to keeping up with the chickens, pigs and cows, they began pedaling eggs door-to-door in the Wilkes-Barre Area. In the early 1970’s “Pick-Your-Own Strawberries” became the newest addition to the farm’s crops.
In 1975, Lucas Farms underwent a few changes. Edward’s son, Jon, became the owner, and he began growing grains and vegetables. At this time, the farm also expanded to include a new location in Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. The Hanover Township location currently, operates as a farm market, and wholesale business delivering produce to local restaurants and supermarkets.
With the aid of modern machinery, we currently farm more than a thousand acres. Today, Lucas Farms produces an abundance of sweet corn, field corn, string beans and soybeans, as well as, pumpkins, wheat and oats.
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