With Karyn Ring
Eagles Nest Berry Farm is a fifth generation family farm. The family’s great-grandfather maintained a tobacco farm on the land back in the 1950s. Today, much of the original acreage is in timber, but the farm features an extensive selection of blueberries and blackberries. Their father, Larry Richardson, who retired from the military, operated the farm and began planting the first blueberries in 1999.
The farm is in the process of transitioning from conventional farming to organic farming. They have a greenhouse to start bedding plants for summer crops. They also grow lettuce, chard, kale, herbs, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, Asian greens, baby beets, carrots and much more for local restaurants, farmers markets, Sandhills Farm to Table Cooperative and Sandhills Farmers Cooperative.
In 2017, the farm opened The Landing at Eagles Nest Berry Farm, which is an outdoor learning environment to teach children where their food comes from and encourage them to lead an active lifestyle, outside and away from electronics. There are fun activities for families including a child-sized garden, an architectural area, outdoor kitchen and music wall. There is also a giant sandbox, obstacle course, and a swing set. Experiences typically lasts 1.5 to 2 hours.
Pick your own berries: charged by the pound
PRICE STARTS AT $60 PER GROUP UP TO 5 PEOPLE FOR A TOUR
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