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Blueberry Farm Tours

Have you ever wondered how to rake blueberries or what a mechanical harvester was, and how it works? Here's your chance to find out! Come tour Welch Farm – a working blueberry farm in Roque Bluffs. Tour dates and times: Friday, August 15 at 11:00 am Saturday, August 16 at 1:00 pm Sunday, August 17 at 10:00 am Take a free tour of a local blueberry farm and learn what it takes to bring those luscious little blues from the fields to your pancakes. Wild blueberries grow and are harvested differently from cultivated, "high-bush" blueberries. You'll see what we mean when we talk about "raking' blueberries. Friday: There is no shuttle bus for Friday. The tour is Friday at 11 a.m. Pick up a map at the information booth near the church, and drive out. The farm is about 10-15 minutes from Machias. There will be signs when you get close to the farm. Saturday:Saturday Shuttle service to the farm leaves from the Hannaford Shuttle stop at 12:30 pm. Please note: Children must be at least 5 years old to ride the bus. Sunday:Sunday Shuttle service to the farm leaves from the Whole Life Market at 9:30 am. Please note: Children must be at least 5 years old to ride the bus. Personal vehicle parking space is available at the farm.For more information contact Lisa M Hanscom, (207)255-0133, welchfarm@mge.maine, or Sharon Dean, (207)263-8370Fresh-picked blueberries for sale at Welch Farm Tour Information and map are available on documents page.
 
 
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