PVGA Life Member – Amos Funk

PVGA Life Member – Amos Funk

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PVGA President Glenn Hetherington (left) and PVGA Life Member Amos Funk

Amos Funk was a well-known Lancaster County vegetable grower and roadside marketer.  Mr. Funk served as the president of the Association on two different occasions for two-year terms.  He retired as a PVGA director in 1974 after many years of leadership.

Funk’s Farm Market was a well-known landmark in the Millersville area.  Later it was operated by his son Fred Funk and the operation included a greenhouse, garden center, gifts and crafts, bakery and prepared food sections in addition to fresh fruits and vegetables.

Mr. Funk was particularly interested in small fruit crops, especially brambles.  He cooperated with numbers Penn State research projects over the years and was a noted celery grower.

He was active in his local conservation district and served on various soil conversation committees and boards at the regional and state level.  He was also a leader in the effort to preserve farmland in his native Lancaster County.