Visitors will enjoy a free tour – about 20 minutes long – through the orchard’s 40 acres from the comfort of their own vehicles between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, May 1, and Sunday, May 2. Bellewood Farms is located at 6140 Guide Meridian, between East Hemmi and Ten Mile roads and about seven miles away from Bellingham, Ferndale and Lynden.
“Seeing our apple trees overflowing with blossoms with Mt. Baker in the background leaves us filled with awe and peace,” said Eric Abel, president of Bellewood Farms. “The tour is also something people of all ages can experience while feeling safe as we follow COVID-19 protocols outside and inside.”
Children may play a fun bingo game during the tour and turn in completed cards for a prize, Abel said. The tour also is an opportunity for visitors young and old to learn the importance of bees, which pollinate pink and white blossoms from 21 varieties of apple trees, he said.
Visitors may stay in their cars to purchase coffee and cider donuts at the drive-up window. Of course, they’re welcome to come inside after the tour. Bellewood Farms offers plenty of deliciousness from its bakery and the Ten Mile Cafe, plus free samples of farm-made apple spirits in the distillery.
When posting photos from the orchard tour, people using the hashtag #bellewoodblossoms will have a chance to win a $100 gift card. Everyone coming May 1-2 to Bellewood Farms will receive a coupon good for 10% off products at the farm store.
For more information about Bellewood Farms, call (360) 318-7720 or visit www.bellewoodfarms.com.