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Blueberry Farm Tours

Have you ever wondered how to rake blueberries or what a mechanical harvester is, 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 19, at 11 a.m; Saturday, August 20, at 1 p.m. 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 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: Shuttle service to the farm leaves from the Hannaford Shuttle stop at 12:30 p.m. Please note: Children must be at least 5 years old to ride the bus.

For more information contact Lisa M Hanscom, (207) 255-0133, welchfarm@mge.maine, or Sharon Dean (207) 263-8370. Fresh-picked blueberries for sale at Welch Farm. Tour Information and map are available on the downloadable documents page.

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