Summer is here, and the black-and-white Belted Galloways are grazing the pastures at Aldermere Farm in Rockport. For those passersby who would like to learn about the Farm, the Aldermere visitor’s center near 20 Russell Avenue will be open during the summer months.

The visitor’s center is staffed by knowledgeable and friendly volunteers who can answer questions about the farm, and orient visitors to its trails and cattle viewing sites. There are also “Beltie” retail items for sale. Sales of these items support Aldermere Farm and its mission to protect a working landscape in Rockport and conduct farm-based educational programming.

Because it is volunteer-staffed, open hours may vary at the visitor’s center. Currently, it is open Mondays to Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For those that would like an even more in-depth experience at Aldermere Farm, there will be guided farm tours happening every Friday, starting at 10 a.m. (no tour on July 4). These tours will meet at the farmhouse right near the visitor’s center.

If interested in volunteering at the visitor’s center, please contact Jeremy Lucas, program assistant, at 236-2739.