Harwich Conservation Trust to Host Life on the Farm Tours in June

Courtesy of the Harwich Conservation Trust. Ripening blueberries. Photo by Janice Riley.

DENNIS – Spring will soon turn to summer and the Harwich Conservation Trust will sponsor two Life on the Farm Tours in June.

On Saturday, June 2, residents and visitors will have an opportunity to tour Hokum Rock Blueberry Farm in Dennis.

Participants will learn about the farm’s history, how the land is protected, blueberry bush care, wildlife sightings and other Cape Cod farming adventures from owners Steve Spear and Janice Riley.

The farm was established by Steve’s parents in 1973 by cultivating vegetables and strawberries, along with operating a small farm stand by the homestead every summer.

In 1983, Steve narrowed his focus to blueberries and expanded his parents’ original 11 acres to 18. The land is now under conservation protection.

Steve and Janice have had many helpers over the years, from Irish students and Tibetan refugees to locals and washashores.

The tour runs from 9 to 10 a.m. and the cost is $10 per person.

Space is limited and advance registration is required. Visit Harwich Conservation Trust dot org to register.

A tour of Cape Cod Lavender Farm in Harwich will be held Saturday, June 9.

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