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?
Our farmers still have lots of fall storage veggies to share with you while we await the longer, warmer days, available in several ways: at the winter farm markets (on Anderson St. in Portland Saturdays and on Rte. 77/Sawyer Rd. in South Portland Sundays), at Alewives Brook Farm, which is open year round, and through a new winter CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) online ordering system, where you’ll pick up at Jordan’s Farm on Wells Rd. Read more about that here.
And Green Spark Farm and Alewives will have fresh spring greens for us before we know it – thanks to their utilizing their greenhouses to get an early start on some cool weather crops! So check in with them to see when the late winter produce will be available.
And plan to join us for our first Fourth Friday in February Farm Foods Feast – Feb. 28th, 5:45 p.m. at the Cape fire station. It’s an old-fashioned potluck, so your ticket in the door is your dish to share! Looking forward to seeing you!
Other News – 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 recently 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.