CLOSED FOR THE 2020 SEASON
We are now closed for the 2020 season. Thank you all so much for your patronage.
The birds have decided that it is their turn to enjoy the berries and we think that they will get their share and in very hot circumstances.
We are happy to say that we have made it through a difficult time with the coronavirus overshadowing the summer. Thank you for allowing us to operate with some restrictions and changes. We think that everyone handled the new system well.
We will be in touch when the persimmons come in, probably in late fall.
Our granddaughter June has made a third video introducing the family who work at the farm. You can see it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceduxgZmMok
Link to June’s second video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DljO6uMgvvo
Link to first video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Blueberry plants are still available in 5 varieties and in 3 gallon pots. We can provide you with pine bark mulch and detailed instructions for planting.
We will be selling picking containers instead of selling by the pound. You will pay for the container and then fill it in the field. You will not have to keep the berries separate as in the past. Pre-picked berries will be available by the gallon. It is helpful to place an order in advance by texting or calling me at 919-538-8111.
We will be wearing masks and social distancing. We encourage you to wear a mask until you are in the field at a safe distance from others. We want to respect that people may have elder relatives or immuno-compromised family members that cause concern.
CHANGES FOR THIS SUMMER’S SAFETY
In order to be as safe as possible this year for customers and staff, we are going to change our method of operation in a number of ways. We will no longer sell berries by weight. Instead, we will sell them by container size. Three sizes will come new out of the box, so you will take what you need, pay for them and then take the container home. We will not allow private containers. You will not have to come to the register to check out.
For the first time ever, we will be able to take credit cards, debit cards, Apple Pay, tap… all that Square allows. We will also take cash, but will no longer accept checks. You will insert your chip or magnastripe into the reader so that we will not touch your card.
We will provide wash stands to use before and after entering the field.
We have plenty of room in the fields for you to self distance and we will help you find good spots to pick.
During the season, we are open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 7 am to 1 pm. We do have some special off-season events, so keep an eye out here or join our email list!
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.
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.