2016 SEASON WILL SOON BE UNDERWAY!! OPEN MAY24TH AT 8 AM FOR LIMITED BLACKBERRY PICKING
Dr. Young's Pond Berry Farm has been selling pick-your-own berries since the late eighties. We have a small but expanding planting of red raspberries which usually come in from mid-May until mid-June. Our blackberries typically come in from early June to the end of July. Our blueberries come in from mid-June into August.
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. Stan is the head farmer who does the main work in the field and plans the care of the plants.
David and Jonathan are the tall, handsome, young ones who help pickers learn which berries are the sweetest and where to best find them in the field.
At Dr. Young's Pond Berry Farm, we try 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, and Garden Vegetables
Read "Blueberries---The World's Healthiest Food" by William Faloon
and also Berry in Black Makes Comeback by Frank Mangano
and also The Health Benefits of Bramble Fruit
CROP UPDATES 5/23/2016
Our very early variety is ready to pick. Unfortunately, we have very limited rows of them. Our main crop of blackberries has produced more berries than we have ever seen. However, they are just starting to get a little pink. When they come in, be prepared for the easiest picking ever. We are hoping they will be ready be the beginning of June. We will be picking the early ones on Tuesday, May 24th at 8 am until they are gone. After the 24th, we will announce other days to pick them.
We are anticipating a very large crop of blueberries with many clusters a foot long. We thought we had the plants pruned just right but we didn't figure there would be so many large clusters. The result is that some of the branches are starting to hang over the rows. Blueberry picking will be like blackberry picking == EASY!
A couple of the rows are not as productive as they have been in the past. However, one row is absolutely covered with berries. They should be ripe by the end of the month.
We have a new piece of equipment that we purchased this year. It is used to exterminate voles which have been giving us fits for many years. It doesn't use pesticides and is 100% environmentally friendly. Ask to see it.
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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 Operations
Season can go from early June to early August. Open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 7 AM to 1 PM.
Pictures of the Farm
See pictures of the farm and the berries you can pick yourself. Click here