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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?

With the annual ‘big feast’ upon us, our farms are excited to help you fill out your Thanksgiving menu. Winter squash (all kinds), pie pumpkins, Brussels sprouts, carrots, potatoes, onion, cranberries, apples, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli are all in our farm markets, along with fresh kale, Swiss chard and salad greens too.

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 year-round store –  The Farm Stand on Cottage Rd. in the Mill Creek/Knightville neighborhood of South Portland.

The Portland Farmers’ Markets wrap up for the season this weekend, but then reopen Dec. 5th in a new, larger space at 85 Cove St. in Portland’s Bayside neighborhood.


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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