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Monkton berry farm turning over a new leaf: Land conserved as young couple launches new enterprise

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Posted on April 6, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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SARAH AND STEPHEN Park prune blueberry bushes at the Norris Berry Farm in Monkton last week. The young couple took up a lease on the 108 acres last month and plan to purchase it in the coming year. (Photo 1) STEPHEN AND SARAH Park won a competitive process to lease the Davis Road berry farm in Monkton. On track to eventually own the property, they plan to rename it Full Belly Farm. (Photo 2) Independent photos/Trent Campbell

MONKTON — Forty-four years ago, a young couple bought 108 acres on Davis Road in Monkton and started dairy farming. Over the years the farm changed its focus to berries and became beloved throughout the community as Norris Berry Farm.

This spring a new young couple will begin farming those same acres.

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