Leighty's Farm Market, Inc. has been one of the area's best known landmarks for over one-hundred years. Founded by Lloyd and Harv Leighty (Lee-tee or Leek-tee, with the k being almost silent) in Newry, Pennsylvania around 1909, the market grew to it’s present size around 1960, when Lloyd’s son, Don, took over the market after returning from military service. He immediately started expanding the produce business, growing it in stages, plus adding a giant greenhouse to sell bedding plants in 1976. The old adage of 'treat the customer the way you want to be treated' and 'stock nothing but the freshest product always with an eye on quality' has paid off. The market has thrived through the decades and added many product lines over the years. In 1993 Don’s daughter, Donna and her husband, Brian, took the market over and have continued in the tradition of stressing quality.
The large complex has so much to offer in the way of diversity. Along with fresh produce, the store sports a gigantic Flower World, April through July, and Halloween decorations in autumn as well as a variety of locally produced goods, groceries and non-food items. Candy World offers tons of bulk candy and specialty sodas that will satisfy in any season. Adding to the uniqueness, the store also features several leased departments, including Mark’s Computers, Leighty’s Flooring by Knisley, Snyder Photography, Haunted Fright Fest in fall and Frosty's Christmas Tree Fest in early winter.
Across the street is Leighty's Boot Warehouse, a shop filled with plenty of clothing and footwear. Outside, on Sundays, visit the hundreds of vendors at Leighty's Flea Market, filled with a variety of goods throughout late spring, summer and fall. If you want to practice your golf swing, visit Golf World by Knisely, located next door.
So if you want a great way to spend an afternoon, plan on coming back to the farm and let us be your host.
See old photos to learn more about the history of our family!