About Us

Our family grew up in the farming industry, and we wanted to share our passion by bringing fresh berries and produce to our community and the Durham region. We are a family-owned and operated business with a focus on sustainability and growing healthy food that is both delicious and good for you.

It's been a busy few years. To date, we have planted over 50,000 strawberry plants, 1,000 Raspberries, and 1,000 Blueberry bushes. We recently added an orchard and expect to offer Apples and Pears in 2024. We’re excited to announce that we have built a greenhouse and expect to start selling fresh produce and seasonal vegetables.

We have a young family with two kids that are always enthusiastic about helping out on the farm. Our goal is to encourage those to enjoy a day out on the farm and to provide an affordable and healthy option to buy fresh local produce.

Frequently Asked Questions

A bare root tree is a dormant tree with no soil around its roots. This is how most commercial growers plant their orchards because the trees are cultivated directly in the soil. This enables them to grow a strong root system, which allows them to flourish and grow into healthy and productive trees. It's also the most economical way to plant trees. 

Container-grown trees often become root bound, which hurts the trees and prevents the roots from growing productively once planted. The downfall of bare-root trees is their limited planting window. Once a bare-root tree is received, it should be planted as soon as possible. 

We started out as a berry farm offering both u-pick and pre-picked berries, but we are now so much more. We expanded and planted an orchard that includes apples, pears, cherries, and peach trees. We also sell bare root fruit trees along with other deciduous and coniferous tree seedlings. We recently put up a greenhouse and will be adding seasonal fruits and vegetables. Every year, our goal is to keep expanding our products and services.  

We limit the use of pesticides and focus on growing long-term crops to help protect our soil and engage in sustainable farming practices. We do not spray our strawberries or raspberry plants. This makes the berries both delicious and good for you! 

No, we believe that you should only pay for what you buy! There are no entrance fees to enter any of our pick-your-own fields.  

Strawberry season typically starts the second week of June but can vary a week depending on the weather. At Blackstock Berries, we plant early, mid, and late-season varieties to try to extend our season as much as possible.  

Yes! We pick fresh berries daily while they’re in season. We try our best to keep the shelves stocked, but the selection is limited and is subject to availability. We also offer our customers the ability to order ahead on our website.  

No, any age is welcome. We kindly ask parents to supervise their kids and to be respectful of other pickers and our crops.  

Due to health and safety standards, no pets are permitted in the fields. If pets are on a leash and supervised, they are permitted on the farm. It is possible that they may interact with our animals, so pet owners should be mindful that there are other animals on the farm.  

Due to health and safety concerns, no taste testing is permitted in the fields. 

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