Waterman Orchards

Waterman Orchards is open to the public as a “pick your own” or “u-pick” for picking blueberries.

Ben and Stacey Waterman met studying soil science and agronomy at the University of Maryland.

Their mentor was sustainable agriculture guru Dr. Ray Weil, a co-author of the Nature and Properties of Soils, a comprehensive soil science text used in universities throughout the country.

Stacey and Ray were the first in the U.S. to publish research on what is now known as “tillage radish,” a cover crop now widely planted to alleviate subsoil compaction.

Ben specialized in “soil judging,” or field methods for assessing soil properties and their suitability for agriculture and engineering applications.


  • Blueberry

Open Season: July, August.


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