Tebbs Farms and Greenhouses was started in 1948 by Dick and Mable Tebbs in a small tent on Four Mile Drive. They grew their own produce at their farm in Montoursville. With the success of farming, they swiftly moved to greenhouse growing with bedding plants and Easter Flowers — this kept their business open longer through the year and cementing their place in Loyalsock Township.
Today, 70 years later, their son John Tebbs and daughter-in-law Robin Tebbs now own the business.
They grew the business into a successful, seasonal based staple in Loyalsock.
Tebbs starts planting their vast number of flowers, perennials, and bedding plants early in the spring, preparing for their seasonal opening with Easter week.
Moving right from Easter into the spring planting season with gorgeous hanging baskets, bountiful trays of bedding plants, hardy perennials, and, of course, vegetable plants for your own garden.
As the planting season dwindles, Tebbs Farms is in full bloom with the beginning of fresh fruit season, bringing strawberries, blueberries, and cherries. It isn’t long until their famous sweet corn is ready, usually around the 4th of July. Along with sweet corn, many other fresh vegetables become available including zucchini, bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, onions, cucumbers, etc.
As the weather turns colder, Tebbs prepares for fall crops including pie pumpkins, carving pumpkins, apples, squash, etc.
And it doesn’t stop there. They then open Black Friday with Christmas trees, poinsettias, wreaths, green arrangements, etc.
And it all starts all over again in January.
For the last 70 years, their business has employed family members and friends that feel more like family. Dick and Mable Tebbs have instilled the value of hard work and dedication into their family and employees. Because of this, their once big dream in that small tent on Four Mile Drive has allowed Tebbs Farms and Greenhouses to grow to a well-known family business that has become a go-to for locals for everything from healthy plants, decorating their homes to delicious homegrown produce to fill their bellies.
So as spring turns to summer, be sure to get out and see all that Tebbs has to offer throughout the year.