Dr. Young’s Pond Berry Farm has been selling pick-your-own berries since the late eighties. Our thornless blackberries typically come in from early June to the end of July. Our blueberries come in from mid-June into August. For the early birds, we have a small but expanding planting of red raspberries which usually come in from mid-May until mid-June. During the fall, we often have a harvest of Japanese persimmons.
We are a family business, but our name is not Young. Dr. Young owned the property many years ago, and we kept his name because the people of Angier know the pond, our landmark, by this name. We are the Trustmans. Betty is the voice on our answering machine and the face behind the sales counter. She is also the baker of delicious berry treats, available in limited quantities throughout the season. Stan is the head farmer who does the main work in the field and plans the care of the plants. There is David, the son with gigantic beard and Sarah, his memorable fiance. Lauren and her crew of three are there on Saturdays. Jonathan, the less-bearded son, helps pickers learn which berries are the sweetest and where to best find them in the field.
At Dr. Young’s Pond Berry Farm, we strive to provide the public with a top quality product and an enjoyable picking experience. We accept cash and checks, but, sorry, no credit or debit cards.
Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Japanese Persimmons, and Garden Vegetables
Check out our recent article 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.
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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
Season can go from early June to early August. Open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 7 AM to 1 PM.