(Bill Kalina bkalina@yorkdispatch.com)

Deb Markey of J-Mar Farms loads a bunch of rudbeckia onto a cart while harvesting flowers from the family farm's garden in York Township. She grows several varieties of flowers, including sunflowers, lisianthum and zinnia, shown at right. She sells the bunches at the farm's market stand. Markey said she harvests the flowers from the acre plot from mid-June through September four times a week.