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?
Lots is in season right now. Strawberries are waning (hurry!), but cherry tomatoes are in already, peas (all kinds), lots of greens, herbs, rhubarb, cucumbers – too many to list. Stop in at our farmstands and gather supper – all Maine foods – all delicious : Jordan’s Farm, Green Spark Farm, or Alewives’s Brook Farm.
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 will soon be opening up a new location in South Portland’s Mill Creek – selling lots of locally raised meats as well as great produce. Should be opening up before the end of July – check their website or Facebook page for details.
Our 6th Annual Strawberry Fest weekend – June 27 & 28, was terrific. Fabulous food, weather, vendors, guests (you all!), and music – Earth Jams, Jerks of Grass, Anna Lombard, and more. Thanks to all who came and enjoyed and supported us!
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 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..