PROJECTED OPENING THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE (date to be determined)
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 5/11/2015
The berries have gotten through the early spring freezes with hardly any trouble. A couple of plants at the perimeter of the field show traces of the 24 degree freeze in March but that's about it. We anticipate opening the first week of June with a little cooperation from the weather.
Without question this will be our biggest crops of both blackberries and blueberries. We have a new blackberry that is very early and very large. Even our older thorny blackberries look like they will be very productive this year. Some of the blackberries are already an inch long or larger. Picking should be the easiest ever.
.Blueberries are producing at the maximum. If you drive past the farm and glance at the first row, you will see what I mean. I don't think you can get more berries on a bush. We still have a way to go until we see ripe berries and all sorts of problems can arise, but so far we are really happy with the way the berries look. We will have blueberry plants in a couple of weeks. they will be the same varieties that we raise. If you need some plants, let us know and we will save some for you. Remember that you will need at least two varieties for pollination.
The raspberries have been a surprise to us because we are never quite sure what will survive. they really dislike our heat and humidity. But low and behold it looks like we have some great rows.
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
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