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JUNE 11th OPEN AT 8am to 1pm!

We are OPEN Tuesday JUNE 11th! 8am to 1pm. We’ve got blackberries, and blueberries and even raspberries! (Come early for the best raspberry picking.)

SUMMER KIDS GROUPS

Got a group of kids and need a summer outing? We’ve got the experience for you for only $12/child! Get a picking cup to fill with berries and take home, go into the Goat petting Zoo, and take a walk with the goats!

The Fields!

We’ve got even more fields of berries!

GOATS!!!

When our Dr Young set up the farm, he wanted goats. Throughout the years the goats, traditionally French Alpine goats, have provided a great introduction to farm animals for countless children and adults. When we moved the sales counter away from the barn, the goat interaction dwindled. We kept hearing that our visitors missed seeing the goats. And we missed the goats.

So we got more goats! For the first time we will be having a more interactive experience as well. We will be having a petting zoo with our various goats that are perfectly sized to interact with.

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WE DO NOT ALLOW DOGS OR PETS

We do NOT allow any dogs or pets on the farm, not even just to walk in the parking lot. We have small goats that will be walking around the farm. So no matter how sweet your dog might be, the safety of our goats comes first!

A Note on Spray

We do not spray chemicals on our berries. We use a natural organic product that is an insecticide, miticide, fungicide and nematicide. We have been using this product for about 4 years and although it is quite expensive, we think that its safety makes it worthwhile.  (Personally, we do not wash our berries before we eat them.)  We hope you like the berries as much as we do. Aside from being extremely healthful, they sure taste great!

PICKING CUPS

Every year people ask to use a picking cup. We finally solved the problem! We’ve created a picking cup that for just $5 you can leave the field with it full of berries as well as your bucket! Plus you get to have a pretty cup in the winter.

FARM STAFF

HOURS OF OPERATION

Season can go from early June to early August. Open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from Hours to be announced 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.

BERRIES FOR HEALTH

Berry Important Info

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Hours of Operation

Season can go from early June to early August. Open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday! We open at 8am

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.

FARM RULES

  1. Children must stay with Adults. The fields are large and it is easy to get separated.
  2. No DOGS or pets. We have goats that will be out from time to time and no matter how good your dogs might be, our goats come first, so leave your pets at home. If you absolutely HAVE to bring your dog, please expect to keep them in the car and have someone with them.
  3. No “extra” buckets. Only buckets that have been paid for go into the field.
  4. Be considerate! Give other pickers some space.

GOAT RULES

  1. Kids must be accompanied by adults.
  2. No running or screaming at the goats.
  3. No bending over the goats. They have horns that can poke you!
  4. No picking up goats. Sure they’re tiny and adorable, but that doesn’t mean they want a stranger to pick them up.
  5. No outside food. (Banana peels are an exception.)
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PETTING ZOO

Beginning Saturday June 1st we will have our goats available for petting! Come and feed them treats, rub their ears, scratch their heads, and join along for a walk! $5 per person.

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 8 AM to TBD PM.

Blueberry Plant sales begin in the early spring and run until late fall.

Blog

May 26, 2024 — The blackberries look amazing. They taste amazing too. We’re down to final prep for the farm; getting the parking lot ready, bucket counts, walking goats on leashes… the fun stuff!

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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