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Ensuring Cape Elizabeth’s Farming Future…

The Cape Farm Alliance is a group of farmers, fishermen, gardeners, horse lovers, business owners and supporters of a vibrant and sustainable Picture1 local food future for our town.

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.

Check out our initiatives, attend a meeting or Cape Farm Alliance event, find a local farm or consider lending your financial support!

Have you read our most recent e-newsletter, “What’s Fresh?”? Click here or go to our Facebook page.

What’s in Season Right Now?

STRAWBERRIES!!  You can buy them at Jordan’s and Alewive’s, and you can pick your own at Maxwell’s – but call their “strawberry hotline” as to when (sometimes they get picked out and close early) and which fields – 799-3383. Sugar snap peas are in now too!   Enjoy them raw or chopped and tossed into your super fresh salad. Shell peas are coming along too. It’s the time of year when the harvest keeps broadening – something new every week!  But remember, “to everything there is a season…” – never more true than with local produce, so get it while you can!

You can purchase fresh local foods from Alewive’s Brook Farm market on Old Ocean House Rd., at Green Spark Farm’s self-serve stand on Fowler Rd. (organically certified) and from Jordan’s Farm at their market on Wells Rd. and at The Farm Stand on Cottage Rd. in the Mill Creek/Knightville neighborhood of South Portland.

The Well at Jordan’s Farm is now open for the season, serving up amazingly delectable locally grown foods, for dinner 5-9, Tuesday – Friday; reservations recommended, as it has become really popular. (Cash only.)

The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust is helping to support our farms as part of their summer membership drive.  All new or renewing members who donate to CELT by August 31st will not only contribute to CELT’s important land conservation work, but will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend at our farm stands!  Click here for more details.

Lots of Events on tap statewide; visit our Events Page for listings/details.

Other News –

Recent Articles on Maine Farms and Food, published in Mainebiz:  

Know your farmer: Locally sourced food trend buoys Maine farms

MOFGA day, $450K in grants to highlight Maine Agricultural Trades Show

Maine blueberry crop had banner year

Small Maine farms and niche food makers must be crafty to distribute to broader markets

Author Mary Quinn Doyle documents the changes in Maine’s farms and their economic importance

 

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