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Dr Young’s Pond Berry Farm 2021 OPEN

WE WILL BE OPEN THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 19th from 9 – 12 for Blackberry, Blueberry, and Raspberry picking!

This year has been a challenge with late freezes and variable temperatures.

We are happy to report that we will have a fine crop of blackberries, blueberries,  and
raspberries. The berries will be a little later than last year because we lost a lot of our
earlier fruiting blueberries in the freezes.

Please share with friends.

New Fields!

More fields, more parking, MORE BERRIES!

With the new season comes new changes to the farm and we’re pretty excited about them! Instead of the old barn, we’re moving up the hill to the top of the parking lot by the new field. (The entrance and exit haven’t changed.) Prepaid buckets were so popular last year we are doing them again, AND we will have a bucket tent at the edge of the old field if you need to grab more.

Another popular return will be Jonathan’s fantastic Fruit Plants. If ever you’ve wanted interesting plants that will bear fruit, Jonathan is the guy to talk to.

What’s Happening Right Now

Life on the farm is blooming! From ducklings in the lake to berries in the field, the farm is full of new energy. Nearly everyday the dogs are announcing the presence of a turtle laying its eggs. These hatchlings are always an adorable sight as they make their way through the berry field towards the lake. You will find them on the farthest reaches of the farm, working hard to build the strength they need to live in the lake.

Raspberries

The new planting of Raspberries has taken off a bit beyond our expectations. As always, be prepared to show up early to get them!

FARM STAFF

COVID 19

We were very aware of the limitations that Covid 19 placed on us this season and we heartily thank everyone for abiding by the guidelines in place!

HOURS OF OPERATION

Season can go from early June to early August. Open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9 AM to 12 PM until further notice.

DIRECTIONS

We are 8.5 miles west of the intersection of US 40 and NC 210 at exit 319. We are also 2 miles northeast of the intersection of NC 210 and NC 55 in Angier. More detail.

BERRIES FOR HEALTH

Berry Important Info

2020 WAS A BERRY GOOD YEAR! WILL 2021 BE BETTER?

The field is looking fantastic so far this winter. What will happen next? 

Check out our Blog for crop updates straight from the field!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for inside peaks into our berry farm life. 

Hours of Operation

Season can go from early June to early August. Open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 7 AM to 1 PM.

Directions

We are 8.5 miles west of the intersection of US 40 and NC 210 at exit 319. We are also 2 miles northeast of the intersection of NC 210 and NC 55 in Angier. More detail.

About Us

Dr. Young’s Pond Berry Farm has been selling pick-your-own berries since the late eighties. Originally we were quite the prickly endeavor. The berries were gigantic, but the thorns matched. It took patience, cunning, (or a reckless abandon) to pick in the old days. But no more! Over the years the Trustmans’ have found better and better thornless blackberries. And its not just blackberries. Few blueberries hold up to those that you’ll find on the farm. 

So who are the Trustmans, and why are they running Dr Young’s Pond Berry Farm? Also, why do they make their whole family work on the farm?

Well the story begins with a man named…you guessed it…Dr. Young. The pond (which is actually a lake) was once owned by Dr. Young, and was known for decades by the locals as his pond. The good doctor died a long time ago, however. 

An important note about Dr. Young… he never grew berries. The property itself is quite storied. It has acted as a trash receptacle for one owner. Another took advantage of the dozen natural springs to run some liquor stills in the dry county. The lake was home to countless baptisms as well as an alligator for a couple of years. And, on few occasions, a car has found its way over the railing and into the deep, dark waters.

In the late 1970’s Stan and Betty Trustman took out the trash, brought in the berries, and along with them, a unique experience to Angier! 

In the summers you’ll meet the whole family–three generations of them! Betty and Stan believe that  hard work is good for making you tired, and wants rowdy kids running roughshod all over the house? So off to the fields the kids go!

The other good thing about having kids working on a farm is that they learn no job is too small. Also, working on a farm teaches that no matter how gross it might be, if you want it done you better learn to do it!

Our Products

Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Japanese Persimmons,  Garden Vegetables, Blueberry Plants

Check out an article about us in Raleigh’s the News and Observer here.

Want to learn a little something about berries? Read “Blueberries—The World’s Healthiest Food” by William Faloon
and Berry in Black Makes Comeback by Frank Mangano,
and be sure to check out these little-known Ten Blackberry Facts.

Like us on Facebook! See you soon!

Directions

We are 8.5 miles west of the intersection of US 40 and NC 210 at exit 319. We are also 2 miles northeast of the intersection of NC 210 and NC 55 in Angier. More detail

Hours of Operation

Berry Season can go from early June to early August. Open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9 AM to 12 PM until further notice.

Blueberry Plant sales begin in the early spring and run until late fall.

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Contact

Dr. Young’s Pond Berry Farm
Betty and Stan Trustman
10865 NC 210 N
Angier, NC 27501
HARNETT County
Phone: 919-639-6360
email: bettytrustman@gmail.com

 

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