WILD BLUEBERRY LEGISLATIVE TOUR
Organized and Hosted by the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine
Maine state policymakers, JOIN US as we visit wild blueberry farms and businesses across Maine during peak harvest season to learn first-hand what it takes to be a member of Maine's dynamic wild blueberry industry. Room, board, and transportation from, and back to Bangor is provided.
Day 1 (Friday, August 4th):
A guided tour of Wyman's facilities and fields in Deblois followed by lunch and learn at Blueberry Hill Farm in Jonesboro.
Day 2 (Saturday, August 5th):
We will visit three small wild blueberry farms participating in our 3rd annual Wild Blueberry Weekend!
(DAY 1) AUGUST 4
9:00 AM - MEET AT HOLLYWOOD CASINO AND HOTEL PARKING
500 Main Street, Bangor
9:15 AM- Depart for Jasper Wyman’s and Son
601 ME-193, Deblois
Note: If following along, we will be stopping at Popple Hill, near the Wyman’s facility, before parking at the plant. Please follow the busses!
10:15 AM - Jasper Wyman’s and Son factory tour
12:15 AM - Depart for University of Maine Blueberry Hill Farm, Jonesboro
University of Maine’s Blueberry Hill Farm (in Google Maps, “Blueberry Hill Farm Lab, 1643 US-1, Jonesboro, ME 04648”)
1:00 PM - LUNCH AT UMAINE BLUEBERRY HILL FARM IN JONESBORO
(Lunch provided courtesy of the University of Maine)
2:00 PM - University of Maine’s Blueberry Hill Farm in Jonesboro - Tour
5:30 PM - Machias River Inn and Bluebird Motel
Check-in, freshen up, refreshments
6:30 PM - DEPART FOR 6:45 DINNER AT BLUEBIRD RANCH RESTAURANT, MACHIAS
DAY 2 (AUGUST 5)
5:00 AM (OPTIONAL) - Depart for Sunrise Ceremony at Welch Farm
5:15 AM (OPTIONAL) - Sunrise Ceremony at Welch Farm performed by Hubert Francis, member of the Mi’kmaq tribe of Big Cove, Canada
186 Roque Bluffs Rd, Roque Bluffs
6:30 AM - BREAKFAST, HELEN’S RESTAURANT, MACHIAS
8:00 AM - Depart Machias River Inn and Bluebird Motel for Welch Farm
8:15 AM - Welch Farm
186 Roque Bluffs road, Roque Bluffs
9:30 AM Depart Welch Farm
10:00 AM Lynch Hill Farm
1468 US-1A, Harrington
11:00 AM Depart Lynch Hill Farm
Note: If following along, please follow the busses into (and out of) the barrens!
11:30 - PICNIC LUNCH IN THE BARRENS
David Bell, Cherryfield Foods
12:30 pm - Depart the barrens
1:45 pm - Copeland Hill Wild Blueberries
664 Wiswell Rd. Holden
3:00 pm - DEPART FOR BANGOR
3:30 pm - Arrive Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway
500 Main Street, Bangor
Questions? Give us a call (207) 581-1475 or email at email@example.com.