Pitspone Farm is a modest suburban farm specializing in small fruit and berries, including fig, elderberry (American and European), currant, gooseberry, aronia, jostaberry, goumi, serviceberry and alpine strawberry. At the moment this is a one-person operation which I do when I'm not working at my full-time job as a school librarian.
Since 2007 I have been selling to fine dining restaurants and other food establishments in the central NJ area. Last year I established a nursery to make many of these plants available to nearby nurseries and individuals. My plan in the next year or so is to offer the largest selection of ribes (currants and gooseberries) on the east coast.
My plants are all sold in containers, which allows them to be planted year-round with minimal disturbance. This coming season (2014) I will begin shipping plants and cuttings to customers outside my local area.
The plants I sell are all suitable for the midatlantic region. I focus on cultivars with good vigor, disease resistance and great tasting fruit. Most of the plants I sell are growing at my nursery as in-ground plants so customers can see for themselves the eventual size of the plant they are purchasing.
My nursery and growing area is a third of an acre in my back yard. If you come to visit the house from the front will appear to be a perfectly ordinary suburban home. Dont worry - All the action is in the back. Because this is my private residence, I no not encourage unannounced visits. Please contact me beforehand to arrange a time to stop by.