ROCKPORT — Summer is here and the black-and-white Belted Galloways are grazing the green pastures at Aldermere Farm in Rockport. For those passersby who would like to learn about the farm, Maine Coast Heritage Trust offers the Visitor Center and Friday Farm Tours for the season.
The Visitor Center, located near the farmhouse at 20 Russell Ave, in Rockport, houses a gift shop/beef store staffed by volunteers who can share the 200-year history of the farm, and orient visitors to its trails and sites to view Aldermere’s Belted Galloway herd.
Sales from the store support the agricultural programming at the farm.
July through September, the hours of operation are Monday through Friday,10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Visitor Center will be closed on holidays.
Starting June 28, visitors may take a free, behind-the-scenes tour of Aldermere Farm every Friday through August, at 10 a.m. (excluding August 2). Tours start at the farmhouse, 20 Russell Ave, Rockport.
Anyone interested in volunteering at Visitor Center, may contact Joelle Albury at firstname.lastname@example.org, 207-236-2739.
Aldermere Farm is a preserve of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide land trust.