Ensuring Cape Elizabeth’s Farming Future…
We work cooperatively throughout the year to “ensure Cape Elizabeth’s farming future,” to increase access to local food, to help maintain the rural character of our town, to enhance the economic viability of local farms and food-related businesses, and to raise awareness about local farming, fishing and food.
What’s in Season Right Now?
You can still enjoy fresh local foods from our farms (and other Maine growers) throughout the winter – at Alewive’s Brook Farm market on Old Ocean House Rd., in Cape, and from The Farm Stand on Cottage Rd. in the Mill Creek/Knightville neighborhood of South Portland. Also, several of our farms are growing in hoop houses now, so we should have earlier-than-usual spring greens!
If you haven’t got your Christmas tree yet – head over to the Cox family’s farm on Sawyer Rd. in Cape Elizabeth – “The Old Farm Christmas Place.” They’ve got lots of fresh trees for you to cut, pre-cuts as well, and a barn full of wreaths, decorations, cocoa – and a toasty warm woodstove for you to cozy up to! Check their website for hours and details.
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The ‘Maine Food Strategy’ is On the Move!
All interested Mainers, farmers, fishermen, businesses, agencies, organizations and individuals are invited to actively participate in the creation of Maine’s food future, through the Maine Food Strategy. A steering committee has been formed, and includes our own Penny Jordan, a new PR firm engaged, and other volunteer input is now being sought. There are dramatic changes taking place in all aspects of our state’s agricultural economy, with many more on the horizon. It’s an exciting time to be involved with Maine farms and food producers – and we all have the opportunity, right now, to play a role. Click here to learn more and to sign up for the MFS’s very interesting and informative newsletter..