About Our Farm
Charles started vegetable farming in high school as part of his FFA Supervised Agricultural Experience. After that, he took time off to work on his degree and his career in Agricultural Education.
Charles and Cheryl DeBerry began their fresh produce farm the year they were married, in 1998 with a half acre of tomatoes and peppers sold at one farmers market.
Since then, DeBerry Farm has expanded to eight to ten acres of fresh produce, including over 50 types of vegetables, melons, herbs, gourds, and berries. We sell our fresh-picked items at area farmers markets and through Garrett Growers cooperative to local restaurants and grocery stores.
Our farming roots grow deep. Charles and Cheryl were both raised on farms with diverse activities such as beef, sheep, logging, goats, horses, hay, grains, and of course, fresh produce.
Charles is a full time farmer, who also is raising up little Anna and Carla, the newest addition to the DeBerry family. Cheryl serves as the Natural Resources Business Specialist for Garrett County Economic Development.
How We Farm
We take pride in being “low input” farmers, meaning we use as many organic and all-natural methods of controlling weeds, insects and disease as we can. We are not certified organic, though, and will use minimal over-the-counter conventional products if we find we may lose our crop. And importantly, we do not grow GMO crops.
Our daughters are in the fields with us every day, and we won’t do anything that we feel would harm our precious little girls.