STOCKTON SPRINGS — The Waldo County Extension Association and Highland Blueberry Farm will host a farm and field tour at approximately 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, for those who want to learn about the innovative products the farm produces and about the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Waldo County. The farm tour will be followed by light snacks and a brief business meeting.

Theresa and Tom Gaffney have been stewards of Highland Blueberry Farm in Stockton Springs since 1988. They transitioned to organic production in 1999 and have been certified through MOFGA Certification Services since 2002. The farm produces a number of products beyond simply blueberries and introduces 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.

During the annual meeting the association will approve the 2018 budget and elect new officers and board members. This also is an opportunity to find out more about Cooperative Extension in Maine and find out how to help the mission of Cooperative Extension.

For more information, contact Rick Kersbergen at [email protected].

The University of Maine is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. For more than 90 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land-grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county.


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