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Neutral doug5k
(1 review)
On Nov 21, 2011, doug5k Alpha, NJ wrote:

We bought 30 plants last year as a test to see how they would grow. Planted them on two different properties. Wow, what great plants, huge berries the first year. I've had so many friends who can't believe what great plants we bought. We are planning a two pick up run to the farm for more. I've had berriy plants for years but after learning how to prune them the correct way. My old plants produced huge berries. Don't buy from lumber stores or fake nurseries. these are great plants. Follow what the Dimeo's tell you and you'll be coming back for more. The neighbors kids will love them.



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Neutral betterberries
(1 review)
On Oct 14, 2011, betterberries Los Angeles, CA wrote:

Posted on October 11, 2011, updated October 14, 2011
Well after reading everyones experience on here i am kind of left with the thought that i am not going to be purchasing plants from this place anytime soon! I see on his site that he has over 32 varieties of blueberries and barely any of them are listed... why is that?


On October 14th, 2011, betterberries added the following:

I have no clue where you are going with all this competitor trying to tarnish your name stuff. All I was saying was that i was trying to get feedback on what kind of plants you were selling and I was looking to DG for feedback. All i was questioning about your company was why it claims to have all these varieties and none of them are shown or listed on your site. I was hoping i could find some Stars, Rebels, and Jewels on your site but it seems to me that you don't carry them. I had my girlfriend call to question what varieties were available and she said whoever answered the phone whether it was the owner or a worker was very rude with her. Im sure it was just a misunderstanding and I am going to try and get this all sorted out this week because i am eagerly trying to get some plants
On Oct 14, 2011, Dimeo Blueberry Farms responded with:

"On Oct 11, 2011 10:21 PM, Dimeo Blueberry Farms responded with:

OUR COMPANY RESPONSE TO ABOVE POSTER: First, the majority of hater "experiences" on this Dave's Garden website are totally fabricated in a pathetic attempt to try to sway some of the plant business toward our compeitors who had lots of the business all to themselves until we stepped into the online scene and impacted their business -- it's a fact. If you don't want to buy plants from us, that's fine... go buy from one of our so-called competitors who can't even come close to comparing to the 4 generations of experience that we have in this speciality plant industry. Of course most people already know this, as do our repeat customers. I guarantee that you will be buying from us in the future after you see what our competitors actually send or sell you. Second, as to our current varieties, it's totally NOT TRUE that "barely any of them are listed" on our website as the majority of them are listed on the PRODUCTS section of our website. Of course always subject to change, which is why everyone should always check our website for frequent updates. Thank you."


Neutral valleyfarmer
(1 review)
On Sep 23, 2011, valleyfarmer King of Prussia, PA wrote:

I was writing to thank your Forum and other poster's like Chunx and FOP Hammonton.

As of today's date this company has an F rating by the BBB. I actually called and they told me these are real complaints by real people.

I would not have done any of this research if it wasn't for your site and the people that posted. Thank you so much.


On Sep 23, 2011, Dimeo Blueberry Farms responded with:

"On Sep 25, 2011 2:48 PM, Dimeo Blueberry Farms responded with:


OUR COMPANY RESPONSE TO ABOVE POSTER: This “valleyfarmer” poster is just another accomplice poster that has been skillfully recruited to publicly support the fake “hater posters” who not only post fabricated horror stories about our farm-nursery, but often go totally off track and maliciously launch personal attacks or other non-related political attacks that have nothing to do with the higher quality of our well-known plants and products. The ONLY FACT in “valleyfarmers” above post is that as of today’s date our company does have an “F” BBB rating. The reason for this is quite simple. We had a “B+” BBB rating until just a about a month ago when a BBB membership rep called us and she stated that basically unless our family owned company paid a $500 fee to BBB and became a “BBB Accredited Member” that they were going to reduce our BBB rating down to a C. Of course, this did not go over well with us and we respectfully advised them to save everyone some time and just immediately give us an “F” rating and to not contact us anymore, because we were NOT going to pay a yearly fee to the BBB just to keep our rating up. Furthermore, we will not have the BBB advising us how to properly run our long-time family business. Nor do we need the BBB in order to be remain successful. In addition they even clarified on our BBB listing that the “business indicated that it will not work with BBB” and thus the current rating. However, for Dave’s Garden posters like “valleyfarmer” to try and maliciously make people think that our current BBB rating is a direct result of only issues with customers, is a total and complete deception and effort to mislead. If any customer has an issue they can deal with us directly in a fair and honest manner. We will always do what’s right and what’s fair and don’t need pay-to-play BBB advising us. Our family owned business does not see the value when it comes to the BBB, as there are so many other productive things a company can do to establish and retain trust with long-time customers. In our opinion, the BBB has outlived their usefulness. Even a top global brand like Google has an “unsatisfactory” rating with the BBB because they won’t pay-to-play and neither will our company.

Lastly, if the Dave’s Garden poster “valleyfarmer” was in fact a real farmer and was actually from “King of Prussia, PA” as his Dave’s Garden profile currently states (where there are no farms by the way – only malls, offices and commercial areas) then he could have VERY EASILY gotten in his car and taken the only 1 hour ride out here to the farm to PERSONALLY TOUR OUR OPERATION to see for himself that our plants are much bigger and higher quality than any others. Once again, these childish personal attacks or malicious hidden agendas of “hater posters” mean nothing…but the higher quality of our plants and products means everything! Come and see the difference for yourself and you will see who is actually telling the truth here on Dave’s Garden.
"


Neutral chunx
(34 reviews)
On Aug 13, 2011, chunx San Diego, CA wrote:

Posted on March 15, 2011, updated August 13, 2011
Posted on March 15, 2011, updated March 15, 2011
I read this forum each day and find it quite amusing and a wealth of knowledge. As a moderator on another complaints and review board unrelated to gardening, I know shills when I see them, I know an owner that will go to any lengths (even if shady) to justify their actions and pump up their ratings. Mr. Dimeo has done just that but what he fails to realize is that each time he responds or has one of his shills do so, it just places him at the top of the search engines and brings this particular forum to light.

With most companies that have a less than stellar reputation, the owner has made many accusations that he's unable to prove, he's recruited numerous posters to falsely post, and has done so himself and been caught. This is quite the common ploy of these types of businesses that feel the need to boost their ratings because they have to. It doesn't work though and the average person can spot a desperate person a mile away. Making threats against the posters with legal action is one ploy, another is stating he has their IPs. That's impossible to obtain from a site such as this. This particular business seems to be going in the direction of Growquest in the way the owner responds and threatens. If you follow the forum, you'll soon realize what has happened to Growquest and it's many other names. It's failed.

To any of the posters that have and continually post a follow-up immediately after a negative is posted, it doesn't boost the rating. It simply makes it more obvious that the poster is an accomplice. My advice is that the buyer beware, play close attention to the demeanor of the owner's posts, and the overall reviews. You'll have your answer contained within all reasonable doubt.


On March 15th, 2011, chunx added the following:

Thank you, Mr. Dimeo for just proving my point and verifying everything I stated. I couldn't have personally handed you a shovel to bury yourself any deeper.
On August 13th, 2011, chunx added the following:

Well Mr. Dimeo, I see you're still quite busy planting shills to boost your ratings and some of them got caught again. I also challenge you to hold me accountable for anything I've posted and sue me. Possibly it will turn out like your other well publicized lawsuit which you lost. It's really not wise to threaten people especially when it can be proven that your positive ratings are mostly false.

Care to take this person on (me) whom is not afraid of you and would be able to expose you for the fraud which you are? I'll be waiting but I won't be holding my breath.
On Aug 13, 2011, Dimeo Blueberry Farms responded with:

"On Mar 15, 2011 6:08 PM, Dimeo Blueberry Farms responded with:

OUR FARM RESPONSE TO ABOVE POSTER: We do in fact already have a stellar reputation proven by the many years of repeat business, almost constant referrals and countless satisfied customers (list available upon request). This poster “chunx” has made TOTALLY FALSE accusations that he is unable to prove. BOTTOM LINE: Our DG haters can’t stand when our REAL customers give us any kind of praise. It really “strikes a nerve” with them for some strange reason - just as it did with poster “chunx.” We don’t have to “pump up or boost our ratings” on Dave’s Garden, of all places. Our REAL customers know the quality of our plants. OUR ADVICE: If anyone doubts, then just make an appointment now and physically come to visit our farm-nursery to see for yourself. As many will tell you “Don’t believe the “childish haters” and “DBF competitors in disguise” here on Dave’s Garden.” What they fail to realize is that everyone can see how hard they try to constantly trash us here on DG. The truth always comes to light and we shall uncover (of course not all) but many of you and hold you fully accountable for all this libel you are posting."


Neutral kosteld
(1 review)
On Jul 22, 2011, kosteld Phillipsburg, NJ wrote:

Posted on November 17, 2010, updated July 22, 2011
After a lot of research and a few phone calls, I decided to give Dimeo Blueberry Farms a try. My friend and I drove 2.5 hours to the farm. I was delighted to see such healthy plants and to know that we could pick the 30 plants that we wanted was an extra treat. I have blueberry bushes already that I picked up at a box store for twice the price and had to nurse for two years to get them to be as nice as these plants. I was so impressed with the blueberry bushes that I picked up red raspberry and black raspberry plants while we were there. One of the workers dug them right in front of us and bagged them and brought them to us. Nice healthy plants that will add to my current berry rows.
We were given a planting and pruning talk to make sure that we understood exactly how to plant and how to treat them. We talked about the fertilizers to use. I could have stayed there for hours just walking and looking at the different stages of growth and the quality of the plants.
Don't waste your time at the box stores, take a drive to hammonton and buy plants that you'll be happy to own.
It's well worth the trip.
PS, the only thing missing was a few chickens walking around the yard. : )
Doug K


On July 22nd, 2011, kosteld added the following:

In reading some of these post I believe that they have the wrong company. I just finished my first season in northern new jersey. We fought off the deer and had the biggest berries I ever seen. I have other older plants and these plants are great along with the service we recieved from the first phone call to picking our own plants from hundreds that were avaialable. I have so many people who want plants this fall that we plan on loading two trucks. make sure you listen to the planing instructions and then have plenty of recipes ready to go. DK

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Neutral yertle78
(1 review)
On Jun 11, 2011, yertle78 Bethlehem, PA wrote:

As a very beginner gardener, I decided I wanted to plant blueberries. After researching for a company to buy blueberry plants from (and all about how to grow blueberries), I found Dimeo. I came here and read all of the negative comments about shipping and unfriendly customer service, but I wanted to form an opinion for myself. I scheduled an appointment to come and visit the farm to talk with them in person about growing blueberries. After my 2 hour trek from PA, I arrived at the farm a little early, and Anthony yelled to me from a window that he would be right down. About 10 minutes later, he yelled down to me again to "go find one of my guys." I looked around the farm and finally found Juan. I started to ask Juan all the questions I had about growing blueberries and the types of blueberries he would recommend. Juan told me to wait for Anthony. Finally Anthony came down and was very rude to me, ridiculing me for bringing "a competitor's chart." (I brought it so I could understand what they were talking about, but I never got to explain that because he went on to ridicule me some more about how I was like every other customer, wanting the same thing... ) He was very rude to me and did not want to spend time explaining anything to me. He told me that he would pick out some plants for me. He did help me choose 2 early, 2 mid season, and 1 late and showed me how beautiful the berries were. (They really are.) But he did not want to explain the varieties I had picked out. He did not want to answer any of my questions, saying that I wanted what everyone else wanted. (I really wanted to know how to grow them, how to protect them from the winter, how to prune it so it makes a hedge, what color the leaves will be in the fall, what color the flowers will be in the spring, which ones would be best suitable for the harsh winter, etc.) He did not have time to spend the time with me I had thought, especially after reading the description on here. He briefly explained how to plant them. (He was nice about that part.) However, I am a brand new gardener and have no idea what I am doing. I planted my blueberries in the garden today, and I am praying that they grow. I think that this company is good for people who know what they are doing, but how busy he must be, Anthony does not have time for novices like me. It is not like the family farm businesses I know, where you get a warm, welcoming, and caring feeling. I drove 2 hours to pick up these plants so I did buy 9 plants to make my time worthwhile, but I think if I would have to do it over again, I would buy from someone that could spend the time with me to explain things in detail to me. I was very excited about growing blueberry bushes, but the whole buying process was really disappointing, and who knows whether the plants themselves will stay as pretty as I bought them. If these plants actually make it, I want to go buy more because their plants are that gorgeous (and organic) but I am afraid to go back because of how Anthony treated me. Nobody should feel that way about a business. I just want others to be warned that this family owned business is very busy and does not want to deal with people who don't know anything about growing blueberries. But, if you know how to get their plants to grow, doing business with them would be worth it because their plants are so awesome!

Neutral maland
(2 reviews)
On May 24, 2011, maland Delaware City, DE wrote:

18 bushes and they are unbelievable. Thanks well worth the drive!!



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Neutral LikkaLogga
(1 review)
On May 24, 2011, LikkaLogga Charleston, SC wrote:

Unfortunately I did not read the above reviews before purchasing from Dimeo Farms. I spoke with an individual at Dimeo Farms about how I was wanting to plant a Blueberry hedgerow in my back yard. I didn't really know how many plants I would need, but he told me that I should figure the spacing at 2' between plants, so I came up with 20 plants for my hedgerow. I asked him what types would be best for my area and asked about cross-pollination. He said they'd give me different varieties that are suited for my area.

He gave me a quote of $298.56...Ok... 20 plants x $10/plant= $200, so I was paying $98.56 for shipping, which I was ok with because I was expecting them to come in pots on a pallet. Well, about a week or so later I notice a box on the front porch about the size of 2 shoe boxes...I think no way...it can't be! Yep...Dimeo Farms on the package and I notice it was delivered by the USPS.

Here's the kicker...the postage on the box was only $9.00! So, they made $90 just on shipping! Then...I hesitantly open the package and see 20 sticks bent over and stuffed into this little box. Not only that...none of the plants were labeled and they all seem to be the same variety. I was astonished! The roots were wrapped in plastic and tied up with rubber bands. Luckily I had my area ready to plant and the ph was perfect, so I thought...let's roll the dice and put these sticks in the ground.

About a month has gone by and the plants are still alive, but I still have no idea what variety they are and they all look pretty puny to me. I would not recommend this company, unless you can go by there and pick up your plants. People seem to have better experiences with that.

The only reason I didn't go with negative is because my sticks are still alive...

Neutral alberta516
(1 review)
On Apr 8, 2011, alberta516 New Rochelle, NY wrote:

Like an earlier poster, I was quite taken aback by the rushed and unpleasant manner of the young man who answered the phone when I called to ask a couple of quick questions about ordering blueberry bushes. I imagine they are busy this time of year, andI have no ax to grind against this company as I have not and would not ever do business with them. Again, I was so shocked by the rudeness I encountered that I went online to check for complaints against DiMeo's Farms and ended up here. Their blueberry plants may be wonderful, but I would never order from them. As it was a younger sounding man I spoke with, perhaps the elder Mr DiMeo is a lovely person. But someone should monitor their customer service!

Neutral pmabreu
(6 reviews)
On Mar 16, 2011, pmabreu Norton, MA wrote:

Thank you Chunx for posting your viewpoint. I have been reading the postings to Dimeo for a few months because honestly it is like a soap opera compared to anything else on the Garden watchdog. I agree the positive postings seem contrived, I am sure they have been customers but it just seems like they have been told to post right after a negative rating the pattern seems pretty obvious. It is insane that a company that only sells blueberry plants would have 21 ratings in just the past month. That has to be a record. Most of the other companies that receive a negative rating respond with some clarification or say they hope to do better. It never gets as personal as it does with Dimeo. I have visited their website and it seems fine. I think everyone on DG loves to support small farmers but you have to be more customer friendly. Take the negative comments and try to be better. Today's world of internet buying always look for credit card processing and email follow up. I realize that is a cost but that is the norm now and I think your business would only grow with it. You can tell from my profile I joined last year and have only posted positive reviews, I am certainly not a "hater". I planted blueberry plants two years ago from a local nursery and I hope to have berries this year. You have tried the vinegar, perhaps try some honey and DG members will support you.

Neutral billbrecker
(4 reviews)
On Mar 14, 2011, billbrecker Fort Myers, FL wrote:

Posted on March 9, 2011, updated March 14, 2011
Posted on March 6, 2011, updated March 9, 2011
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Posted on March 5, 2011, updated March 6, 2011
Posted on March 3, 2011, updated March 5, 2011

VERY HAPPY AND VERY IMPRESSED – THANK YOU!!!!

THIS is how all businesses should operate. I received my first order from this farm/nursery and both my wife and I were extremely impressed with the plants. Everything was packed very well and looked vigorous and healthy. The plants were real nice sized, long multi-branched thick plants and tall. I’d say at least 3’ feet tall each. The plants we received were really better than we even expected. This company has berry plants down to an exact science and it shows. You will be amazed when you open the boxes and see how well they are all packaged. DiMeo will be my #1 choice in the future.

Their farm website is extremely good compared to any others. We can't say enough about how useful and full of great information their website is. They have wonderful customer service as well. Amanda was so helpful and nice on the phone. She spent over 20 mins with us on the phone. I still have time to plant, so we just placed a second order with them, so you know we’re VERY HAPPY.

Great experience all the way around. Business the way it should be done and a caring and ethical family-owned company. This farm-nursery deserves the highest ratings we can give! My wife and I are now firm believers in this supplier and will be repeat customers!


On March 5th, 2011, billbrecker added the following:

I agree with positive posters. Nothing but great experience with this farm and its products.
On March 6th, 2011, billbrecker added the following:

You are welcome Mr. Dimeo. It has been a pleasure to do business with your farm. I recommended your farm and nursery this morning at our church luncheon.
On March 6th, 2011, billbrecker added the following:

I added the two tablespoons of Holly Tone around the base of my plants this afternoon. Should help since plants are acid loving. They are looking great!
On March 9th, 2011, billbrecker added the following:

My pleasure to do business with your farm. I recommended your farm to some of my co-workers yesterday. Thanks again.
On March 14th, 2011, billbrecker added the following:


Tell Amanda to expect a couple of calls from some friends of mine! A few of my church friends from church are going to be adding some berries to their gardens. I have assured them that they won't be disappointed! =)

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On Mar 14, 2011, Dimeo Blueberry Farms responded with:

"On Mar 6, 2011 6:16 AM, Dimeo Blueberry Farms responded with:

Thank you Mr. Brecker, we value your business and thank you for your kind words."


Neutral joyfuljo
(1 review)
On Mar 14, 2011, joyfuljo Hayesville, NC wrote:

Posted on July 21, 2010, updated March 14, 2011
I have nothing but praise for DiMeo Farms....We were pleased with our purchase of plants...please with all the info that was given to us and the time spend by the owner explaining just how to plant our berries...we were please by the informative videos.

Polite, and good customer service.
We will most definitely order from them again.
We were very please and thank them for all the time spent with us on the phone.

I recommend this company to everyone!


On March 14th, 2011, joyfuljo added the following:

As spring approaches we are so happy we decided to plant our blueberry patch! These plants did beautifully over the winter and we are going to order more...naturally we will be purchasing again from DiMeo Farms.

Their plants were hardy with good root structure. We have nothing but praise for great service and all the info they passed on to us in regards to raising our blueberries.

Thank you again, DiMeo Farms for all your help!

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Neutral rickyroo42
(2 reviews)
On Mar 14, 2011, rickyroo42 Naples, FL wrote:

Posted on March 11, 2011, updated March 14, 2011
I purchased 25 of Dimeo's 3 year old blueberry plants and a half dozen of his rasberry plants for my vacation home in Robbinsville North Carolina. We used them to create a hedge along the fenceline near our home last year. The plants came just as described. We called up the farm to get more detailed planting instructions and Mr Dimeo was more than happy to provide the information that we needed. I couldn't be happier with my blueberry and rasberry plants and will defintely recommend this farm to my family, friends and neighbors.

I can't wait to see how well the plants produce this summer when I am back in the mountains.


On March 14th, 2011, rickyroo42 added the following:



It was nice talking to you again Anthony. I will definitely be ordering more rasberries and a few more blueberries to hedge the opposite fenceline. I can't wait for spring and summer! Talk to you soon!

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Neutral mmaland
(1 review)
On Mar 3, 2011, mmaland Middletown, DE wrote:

Helloo all... Took the trip from middletown del ..took a little over an hour to get there . Purchased 28 plants in 3 gallon pots.Plants are gorgeous well worth the trip . Check out the youtube video they posted, very informative and a pictures worth a thousand words.... enough said



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Neutral mwords
(1 review)
On Nov 17, 2010, mwords Fort Myers, FL wrote:

Posted on October 6, 2010, updated November 17, 2010
I just wish I had a bigger yard at my summer home in the mountains so I could order more plants from this farm.
I ordered 18 bushes and they all arrived in perfect condition. They were very healthy and hardy plants.
I had no problem with customer service or communication. They responded quickly on the 2 occasions when I needed to contact them.
I would highly recommend this farm as the FIRST PLACE place to go for berry plants.
They are very knowledgable and helpful to me.

I know I'd give them an A++

I will be back to buy again.
Recommended to my friends too!!


On November 17th, 2010, mwords added the following:

All of my plants are doing great. I planted them using sand and peat mix and I am so happy they are doing so well. The fall colors on the Duke variety are beautiful.
I decided to place another order just a few weeks ago and was worried that it would be too late to ship, but the plants arrived 5 days later in great condition.
I had the holes dug and my mix ready to plant them when they arrived. I bought fig and grapes from a grower in Georgia last year and waited a few days to plant and they died, so I wanted to be ready to plant when my new berries arrived.
I have to say that you cannot expect to have a full bush mailed to you when you order plants. Yes, when we order online we get a stick with a few leaves. I expect that and I expect also to plant it properly and care for it properly.
We have clay soil here and believe me, you need to be on top of newly planted stuff.
I still highly recommend this company and I plan on planting raspberries also in the spring and will order from them.

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Neutral GrowingGreener
(1 review)
On Oct 4, 2010, GrowingGreener Roslindale, MA wrote:

I was initially excited when I found this farm's website. I phoned and asked about shipping prices etc. The man on the phone told me that they recommend about 5 bushes per family member (that seemed to be a bit much). I was asked for a phone number before the conclusion of my call.

I was debating wether to invest in blueberry bushes as they need some sunlight, and a neighbor is supposedly removing a tree soon which will change the sunlight conditions in my yard drastically. I decided to wait a season (in case that tree isn't removed as promised) so that I could better plan the space.

To my surprise, about 2 days after my initial call to DiMeo, I received a call from DiMeo Farms, asking about the "status of my order." I politely reminded them that there was no order, as I had not yet placed an order, and they then provided me with a price quote and went on to explain that they would not accept any credit cards, only checks by mail. The fact that they advertise online and yet do not accept credit cards (which offers some level of protection to the customer) is enough to make me think twice before ordering.

As for the phone call, some people may feel that it's customer service, but the phone call made me feel a little uncomfortable...... It would have been different had they been offering me some new and special deal, but to call me in an effort to nudge me to place an order was not well received.


I am sad to see that my uneasy feelings about Dimeo were valid.

Neutral 1SickPuppy
(12 reviews)
On Sep 21, 2010, 1SickPuppy Waukesha, WI wrote:

Posted on August 4, 2010, updated September 21, 2010
This farm is a joke.
I had a friend in forensics look over all these positive postings because I saw a similarity in the writting technique and the fact they all had 1 review.
I was correct. These positive reviews are all written by the same person.
I have family living near this farm. I'm going to have them check this place out to see exactly what's going on there. If I get a positive report I'll change my rating.


On September 21st, 2010, 1SickPuppy changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:

After reading johndeerenj's comment I am also changing my review to reflect a neutral rating. I feel I can still make my feeling known without affecting their ratings average.
This, even after the personal attack!
Neutral stuvoz61
(1 review)
On Aug 4, 2010, stuvoz61 Vineland, NJ wrote:

I'm posting a postive review.

I work and live just 20 mins south of this farm. I have been driving up to this farm now for almost 40 years to buy b-berry plants from Tony and family. These are good people that raise strong plants.

I have sent dozens of people over the years to buy from this farm and they have all been satisfied. I started my own pick-your-own farm back in the early 70s and bought around 500 plants at a time from the owner. Just about every year since I have been driving up to H-town to buy more plants. The owner always gave me a great price and the plants were very high quality, tall and lush healthy bushes.

This past year, I introduced my son to the farm and it's owner and just last week we drove up to pick up another 500 plants. The owner and his workers stayed working until 7:00PM just to wait for us because my son didn't get out of work until that time. They not only stayed late to help us load up the plants, but the owner gave my son a copy of his planting instuctions and sat and talked with us for over 2 hours to give advice to my son since he is talkin over my operation. He didn't even charge us for his time or for staying overtime for us. That impressed me. Who is going to do that today? Not many people.

Great customer service and always got perfect plants from this company. To sum up my thoughts, these are a good family of farmers that continue to serve my family all these years.

My son will now take over my farm and looks forward to continuing a relationship with this farm that was started almost 40 years ago.

I highly recommend this farm. Thank you.

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Neutral jsaudol
(1 review)
On Jun 5, 2010, jsaudol Princeton
United States wrote:

Almost my entire family has been doing business with this farm for over 35 years now and we highly recommend the farm and it's high quality plants.

I read some of the comments below, and I don't believe them because this family has been nothing but good to my family and our business through the years. We have always depended on them through the years for a great plants and product. The customer service has always been great too.

It's always a pleasure to do business with this farm. We look forward to our next purchase this fall season. Thank you so much. God bless!

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Neutral georgeyaub51
(1 review)
On May 27, 2010, georgeyaub51 Wrightsville, PA wrote:

Posted on May 8, 2010, updated May 27, 2010
I just wanted to let you know that we are very pleased with the plants. I was happy with the size and packaging. I sold two to my friend and he is pleased as well.

I will spread the good word about your family farm and products.

Regards,

George


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On May 27th, 2010, georgeyaub51 changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:

Yes, we do recommend this farm. Thanks for all your help!
Neutral mchellcato
(1 review)
On May 27, 2010, mchellcato Greenwich, CT wrote:

Posted on May 9, 2010, updated May 27, 2010
We highly recommend this farm as my wife and I have bought plants from this company for over 20 years. They are one of the very few companies out there today that actually know how to grow great bb bushes. We have tried a couple other companies in the past but not one of them gave us good plants like this family farm did. We have bb bushes from this farm from 20 years ago that are still here today and now my grandchildren enjoy them every summer.

My wife and I have always been satisfied with this family farm and we greatly enjoy our yearly visits to the farm. Our sincere thanks goes out to the family. We surely look forward to our next visit to the farm. Thanks for all the years of happiness!


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On May 27th, 2010, mchellcato changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:

Neutral JohnAus62
(1 review)
On Apr 1, 2010, JohnAus62 La Porte, IN wrote:

The farm has great plants that my brother and I were looking for with the pick-your-own business that we since have started in our community. We started off with 1750 plants from this farm and are surely going back to this farm to buy more plants next year. It's a great big farm. We actually flew out to tour the farm and it's a beautiful place with really nice plants for the price. My brother and I both highly recommend this farm.


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Neutral dimeofarmsadmin
(23 reviews)
On Apr 1, 2010, dimeofarmsadmin Hammonton, NJ wrote:

We have ordered several times from this farm and have always gotten very good plants from them. They are very generous with planting instructions which were very helpful. Pricing is very reasonable compared to others.


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