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Blueberry Plant Sale

2021 BLUEBERRY  PLANT SALE !!!!!!!

Saturday, March 13th  from 9am to 2pm

This year’s plants all look really fantastic. They all have flowers and will produce berries this season.

We have the following:

In 1 gallon pots:          $10 each             

Rabbiteye :           Krewer                  early
                                   Brightwell              mid
                                  Powder Blue         mid
                                  Alapaha                 mid
                                   Ocklocknee           late

Southern Highbush:     Legacy                 early

In 3 gallon pots:          $20

Rabbiteye varieties:    Premiere              mid
                                   Vernon                 mid
                                   Ocklocknee          late

Pine Bark Mulch:        10 gallon bag         $ 5  each

Cash or credit card accepted.

We would ask that everyone wear a mask and maintain a social distance to respect everyone’s situation.

2020 was a great, and hopefully a unique season! We had tons of berries and plenty of people to pick them. And though we had to wear masks or face shields, our farm finally joined the 21st century by accepting credit cards! (If only we could get a consistent signal.) 

Jonathan, Erdnase the Pittbull, and the first pruning of Winter January 2021

BLUEBERRY PRUNING – WINTER 2021 — Blueberries! After the fruiting is done we do a large-scale pruning of the field. In the winter, however, Stan walks each row, examining plant after plant, carefully removing certain canes. David and Jonathan then collect the canes, selecting a number that will ultimately go back into the field as supports for branches and canes. The others can be seen in the picture with Jonathan next to them. (And that was just the first pass through.)

January 2021

WINTER 2020 – 2021 — There are a lot of unseen moments in running a berry farm. We want our customers to see what we see year round so we will be updating with more photos. In the summer everything is lush green, giant, and inviting. The winter provides rich contrast of colors, and a visibility through the field that allows for all kinds of viewing.

FARM STAFF

2020 SEASON

The blackberries and blueberries were fantastic! Since there were no late frosts, we had no obstacles to the progress of the fruit.

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 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.

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 7 AM to 1 PM.

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

Blog

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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