Lancaster County PA Realty Check: After 48 Years, Funk's Farm Market, Millersville, PA Closes

After 48 Years, Funk's Farm Market, Millersville, PA Closes

After 48 Years, Funk's Farm Market, Millersville, PA Closes

Saturday, July 31, 2010, Millersville, PA:

After 48 seasons of fresh home-baked pies, local produce and colorful flowers. Funk's Farm Market opened Saturday for the last time.  Many local patrons were on hand to see once more and reminisce about this local landmark familiar for almost half a century.

Funk's Farm Market, Millersville PA

          Employees handed out the last remaining flowers and plants free to customers.

Funk's Farm Market, Millersville PA

An auction of the remaining greenhouse equipment and vehicles will be held September 8.  The 66-acre property is slated for Funk's Farm Village, a mixed-use retirement community.  Owner Fred Funk and developer John Hogan indicate that the farm market should be back in some smaller form once the retirement community is built.

Funk's Farm Market, Millersville PA

 

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Comment balloon 9 commentsBrian Schulman • August 23 2010 06:47PM

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It's a really big deal to lose something that has been part of a community for so long.

Posted by Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama) (Keller Williams Realty) about 8 years ago

Charita, thanks for your comment.  I was a customer of Funk's Farm Market myself, so I will miss it personally as well!

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) about 8 years ago

How prophetic the name!

How are you? This is just another sign of the times....but it doesn't get any easier does it?

Posted by Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire (Homequest Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Hi Joni,

Yes, the Farm Market is now "deFunk'd", so to speak...

However, this was one business that was not closed for lack of loyal customers (myself included).  Rather, the plans call for development of an upscale retirement village, which hopefully will open up opportunities in the near future for construction workers, real estate agents and retirees themselves!

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) about 8 years ago

Brian,

What a shame.  Unfortunately it is a sign of the times.  Looking back in time, there are many places that I have frequented that have closed due to progress and development.  I miss these places.

Brigita

Posted by Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around (Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.) almost 8 years ago

I just saw Fred Funk at the Lampeter Fair and told him how much our family missed his Market !!!

Posted by Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist (KW Elite ) almost 8 years ago

Brigita, it's a shame that some long-time family businesses have to be sacrificed in the name of progress.  Hopefully the farm markt will be back in some form at a later date once the retirement community is built.

MIke, I hope there are plans on the part of the development partners to bring a farm market back somewhere on the premises in the future!

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) almost 8 years ago

What a shame, this is the first fall that my kids will miss "pumpkinland" at Funk's; over the past 15 years it has become a tradition for us to go and see all of the pumpkin characters, play, and take home a couple gallons of cider, some fresh produce, and their yummy quiche!

Posted by Chris almost 8 years ago

Chris, I will miss it, too.  Autumn is a wonderful season for Pennsylvania farm markets, and it's too bad that this one is no longer here.

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) almost 8 years ago

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