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 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?v=v_4OadR-WWo

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.

Our History

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.

Berry Important Info

2020 IS A BERRY GOOD YEAR!

The blackberries and blueberries are coming along nicely this spring. Since there have been no late frosts, we have had no obstacles to the progress of the fruit.

We are very aware of the limitations that Covid19 may place on us this season, but we are going to do everything we can to still get our fruit to you. We think that we can have plenty of space for you to pick safely distanced from one another.   We will also have picked fruit available so that you won’t even have to get out of your car to get it.

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. 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 wife and their two children, MJ and Cooper. Daughter, Lauren, and her crew of three are here 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.

Our Products

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.

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

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

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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