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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