The Downeast Maine blueberry barren tour will be on Wednesday, August 15th, which falls during the height of Maine’s blueberry season. Maine currently has 44,000 acres of wild blueberries that grow naturally in the fields and barrens that stretch along Maine’s Downeast coast.
The tour will include a visit to
- Downeast Maine’s blueberry barrens,
- a blueberry freezer and processing plant,
- the University of Maine’s Blueberry Hill Research Farm in Jonesboro,
- an opportunity to go through a bee hive with Frank Drummond and local beekeepers,
- an organic grower’s field.
Pickup for the bus tour will begin at 7:30 a.m. The tour will depart from Orono at 8:30 a.m. arriving back in Orono around 6:00 p.m.
Pickup locations for the bus tour are
- the University of Maine’s Steam Plant on College Avenue
- the University Inn and Academic Suites, and the
- Black Bear Inn (if needed)
Everyone who wants to attend the tour must ride on the tour bus – no personal vehicles will be allowed on the tour.