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?
There is still much tasty produce at our farm stands, much more than you may expect. The cooler weather brings back salad greens and of course all of our autumn favorites: kale, winter squash, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, pumpkins, carrots, potatoes, and Brussels sprouts. Several of our farmers are planting their greenhouses with crops for winter growing. They’ll have greens very early next spring, and many summer crops will get a strong head start with some early indoor warmth. It’s getting to be a wonderfully long season here on the coast!
You can buy Cape grown produce at Alewives Brook Farm, year round. Green Spark Farm and Jordan’s Farm Market, will be open until Thanksgiving. The Portland Farmers’ outdoor market is closing up for the season. But the indoor winter market will open December 7th, in a building on Anderson St., and South Portland will continue its winter market, in the old Hamlin School on the corner of Rte. 77 and Sawyer Rd.
Green Spark Farm has a self-serve stand at the farm on Fowler Rd., selling their gorgeous organically certified produce and fresh eggs, raised by one of their farming partners; stop in every day of the week, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Alewives keeps its farmstand on Old Ocean House Rd. open every day, year round, selling their own fresh eggs, lobster and clams, 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.
Jordan’s Farm is 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.) The farm stand is open daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.