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Dr Young’s Pond Berry Farm 2021 CLOSED

WE ARE CLOSED FOR THE SEASON!

As we prepare for Fall we have pruned back
the Blueberries for next season. Looks a
whole lot different than it did in the summer!
As the year goes on we will be examining the
plants and pulling out any old or corrupted
growth.

The Blackberries on the other hand are
keeping us even busier! The plants can grow
several inches in a day and with almost a mile
of plants, it can be challenging to keep up
with their growth rate. After pulling out all the
old plants we now tend to next year’s fruiting
vines. (For fun, since we didn’t take a picture,
imagine how big a pile, and how many trips it
took to pull out almost a mile of plants
without damaging new growth!)


New Fields!

More fields, more parking, MORE BERRIES!

Keep an eye here for more changes to the farm. We’ve got some really cool additions for next season that you’re going to LOVE.

What’s Happening Right Now

Life on the farm is still springing to life! Aside from pruning, we have Persimmons coming in. While still several weeks away, keep an eye out for when they become available. There is even a chance we will have a FEW Chocolate Persimmons.

WILDLIFE SIGHTING

Over these middle weeks of September we have begun seeing a large family or families of otters. One is between 5 and 8! One adult is out front showing when and where to dive, and another brings up the rear. They’re fairly active in the morning making it hard to get an accurate count as the sun reflects off of their thick coats. Pictures will be posted if possible!

Raspberries

The new planting of Raspberries is still amazing! Its looking like a similar yield for next season.

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 7 AM to 12 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 12 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 12 PM.

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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