Highland Blueberry Farm to host farm and field tour, Extension Association annual meeting

Aug 04, 2017
Source: Facebook A selection of Highland Organics teas, products of Highland Blueberry Farm in Stockton Springs.

Stockton Springs — Highland Blueberry Farm will host a farm and field tour in conjunction with the Waldo County Extension Association's annual meeting at the farm Thursday, Aug. 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The public is invited to tour the farm at 94 Old County Road, discover its innovative products, and learn more about the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Waldo County.

Theresa and Tom Gaffney have been stewards of Highland Blueberry Farm in Stockton Springs since 1988. They make the transition to organic production in 1999 and have been certified through MOFGA Certification Services since 2002.

Their farm produces a number of products beyond simply blueberries and introduced the first-ever Organic Whole Plant Wild Blueberry Tea in 2006. The farm recently received a seed grant from Maine Technology Institute for product development and marketing.

The Extension Association also will conduct a brief annual meeting to approve the 2018 budget and elect new officers and board members. This is an opportunity to find out more about Cooperative Extension in Maine and its mission.

The farm tour will begin around 5:30 p.m., followed by light snacks and the business meeting.



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