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?
Spring is finally, truly, here, and our farmers are planting – and even harvesting, from greenhouses; several of our farms are extending the growing season with greenhouses, so you’ll see local greens and cooler weather crops sooner this year (and later into the fall too). The Portland Farmers’ Market has opened – and both Alewives Brook Farm and Green Spark Farm are there – Wednesdays in Monument Square and Saturday mornings in Deering Oaks Park. Green Spark has got lots of early season greens, turnips, radishes, and other goodies from the greenhouses. Their self-serve stand at their farm on Fowler Rd. will be opening in June – stay tuned!
Alewives keeps its farmstand on Old Ocean House Rd. open every day, year round, selling fresh eggs, seafood, vegetables, Maine grown flours, and other items. Stop in 7 days a week, call 799-7743, or go to www.alewivesbrookfarm.com. Check our farm directory or map for details and directions.
And Jordan’s Farm will be opening their market May 8 – selling fresh foods from Cape and all over Maine. Stop in and welcome the season with an “all Maine” meal from the market. (And their ‘dirt yard’ is open, selling mulch, compost, bluestone – everything you need for your spring landscaping projects.)
PLUS: Green Spark will be selling organically grown seedlings during three special sale days this spring – May 18, May 25, and June 1. Go to their website for details.
And you can still enjoy the convenience of buying Maine foods year-round through the new online farmers’ market created by Penny Jordan and Caitlin Jordan - Cape Farms’ Market. You’ll find wonderfully fresh, tasty foods from an outstanding array of Maine farms. Order online and then pick up your packed order, every other week, at Jordan’s Farm on Wells Rd.