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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 aPicture1 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!

What’s in Season Right Now?

Our fall growing season just keeps on going – no frost yet here in Cape. Our farmers are still harvesting CORN!  Also beans, greens, herbs, beets, carrots, potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and buttery winter squash – for warming soups!  Stop in at our farmstands and gather supper – all Maine foods – all delicious: Jordan’s Farm, Green Spark Farm, or Alewives’s Brook Farm

(It’s also an important time for consumers to think about putting up as much food now as possible – freeze it, can it, jam it – and love it later too! )

Green Spark Farm and Alewives’s are also selling at the Portland Farmers’ Market on Saturdays in Deering Oaks Park and in Monument Square Wednesdays.

Also, Jordan’s Farm has opened a new location in South Portland’s Mill Creek – selling locally raised meats as well as locally grown produce, dairy, fresh breads, wine and beer – even sandwiches and soup.  Check out “The Farm Stand”, near Maine Paint and Uncle Andy’s.

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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..

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