Our Farms

There are now more than 20 farming operations in Cape Elizabeth, representing a diverse range of agricultural products and pursuits: fruits, vegetables and herbs, plants and seedlings, flowers, honey, Christmas trees, hay; we even have a vineyard! Some farms are raising livestock: cattle, pork, poultry, goats and laying hens. Several farms board horses. All of these farms provide jobs and have far-reaching impacts on both our local and the Maine economy. 

Seven of our farms have on-site markets (some of which are seasonal). Alewive’s Brook Farm is open 364 days a year (and at the Portland, SoPo and Saco farmers’ markets), and also sells lobsters and other seafood, their own eggs and farm-raised turkey and pork. Jordan’s Farm is open May – October, 7 days/week and also sells frozen meats, dairy products, wine, beer and baked goods, and garden seedlings. (The farm also operates a lawn products division, offering compost, loam, bluestone, straw and mulch.) Green Spark Farm sells organic certified produce at the farm on Fowler Road and through other farm stands and markets. The Farm (Greg Jordan’s place near the high school) is self-serve, from May thru September, selling seedlings, annuals, cut flowers (or cut your own), some vegetables and raspberries. Maxwell’s Farm (strawberries), Fox Run (blueberries), Dun-Roamin’ Farm on Sawyer Road (annuals, potted plants, seedlings) and The Old Farm Christmas Place (Christmas trees, wreaths, decorations) are all open seasonally – best to call or check their Facebook pages or websites before visiting.

Additionally, Cape Ledge Farm (old Walnut Hill Stables), offers horse boarding, riding lessons and vacation farm camps, along with fresh eggs; and Fresh Pickin’s Farm, grows herbs and flowers, both to incorporate into specialty skin care products, and to create fresh bouquets for home and events. They also make awesome honey!

Three of our farms grow strawberries and are open for u-pick, usually mid-late June into early July. Pick berries at Maxwell’s, Jordan’s Farm and at Alewive’s. Picking is weather dependent and some days the fields are closed to allow for ripening; call ahead or check Facebook pages and websites. (Maxwell’s is never open for picking on Sunday.)

 

 

 

Click on the name of any farm to learn more.

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Fox Run Farm

94 Ocean House Rd.

Fox Run Farm began when we planted 150 high bush blueberry plants behind Bothel’s Garage in 2011. In 2012 we added another 150 bushes. Production began in 2013 and we sold them in front of our house. Show MoreIn 2014 we opened with a few Pick Your Own days, and by 2015 we were open for picking for 14 days in July. Our 2015 harvest was 300 quarts and we expect that to double every year for the next 4 years.

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Imelda’s Garden

Spurwink Ave.

Vegetables, herbs, & eggs.

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Down Home Farm

2 Harvest Ln.

Down Home Farm began in 2009; our focus is on raising happy, healthy animals. Nick & Nicole Tammaro and Nate & Kathy Maxwell work together raising 20+/- cows, pigs and chickens. We harvest all of our hay off the land to feed our cattle for the year. With the two families working together, we have created a great local source for fresh, pasture-raised meats.

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Dun-Roamin’ Farm

 1068 Sawyer Rd.

We have hanging plants, cemetery baskets, Mothers’ Day novelties, as well as many single plants for gardens. Our flowers include: Lobelia, Verbena, Bacopa, Osteopermum, Dracena, Sunflowers, Zinnia, Dusty Miller, Petunia, Alyssum, Cosmos, Marigolds (both small and large), Pansys, Geraniums, New Guinea Impatiens, Gazania, Gerber Daisies. We also have single herbs and herb gardens. The flower stand opens early in May. We’re on the “honor system” for payment, staying open all day and closing about 6:00 pm. We also take orders and make arrangements by request.

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Cranky Rooster Farm & Madeline’s Holsteins

3 Young Ln.

Cranky Rooster Farm is a local private farm raising egg layers, broilers as well as the occasional duck, horse, sheep and heifer. This farm is not, at this time, open to the public but participates and supports Cape Elizabeth’s agricultural heritage.

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Old Farm Christmas Tree Place

1148 Sawyer R

Farm-fresh Christmas trees grown right in Cape Elizabeth. Choose-and-tag/choose-and-cut trees as well fresh trees pre-cut for your convenience. Retail store offering a great range of wreaths, greens and locally-made, Maine-made and New England-made ornaments, decorations and gifts. Operating every year from mid-November ‘till Christmas.

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William H. Jordan Farm

21 Wells Rd.

The Jordan family has been growing a wide variety of vegetables to feed our community for generations. Our seasonal farm stand offers vegetables from our farm as well as an array of other Maine products from across the state. We also have a sister store, open year-round at 161 Ocean St. in South Portland – The Farm Stand. In addition to Maine fruits and vegetables, The Farm Stand has a full butcher shop, a deli, a wide selection of wines, beers, dairy products, baked goods and prepared foods. Jordan’s Farm also offers soil products and aggregates for landscapers and home gardeners.

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The Farm

359 Ocean House Rd.

Farm stand, flowers, & seedlings.

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Shady Oak Farm

30 Fowler Rd.

Located on 22 acres in the heart of Cape Elizabeth, Shady Oak Farm is a small, family-owned equine boarding and equestrian facility. Owners Kelly & Andy Strout have over 50 years of combined experience in equine care and business management. The facility features stalls and rough boarding, indoor and outdoor riding arenas, and access to miles of trails and protected woodlands.

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Alewive’s Brook Farm

83 Old Ocean House Rd.

Alewive’s Brook Farm is a multi-generational, family-run farm. Over the years, the farm has evolved from a wholesale distributor of cabbage and lettuce to a retail shop with a lobster pound. The farm continues to grow and evolve as the third generation is becoming more involved in the operation, and a new farm stand is being built with a prep kitchen to begin offering cooked lobsters and value-added farm products.

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Old Ocean House Farm & Origins Fruit

Old Ocean House Rd.

Fruit trees, flowers, & berries.

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L&A Farm

1 Davis Point Ln.

Pumpkins, squash, onions, and other veggies by Keith Jordan.

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Great Pond Farm

200 Fowler Rd.

Great Pond Farm is a small family farm-based hand crafter of goat’s milk soap and other natural body care products located on Fowler Road. All of our products are made from the finest natural ingredients and scented with herbs, spices and essential oils. Many of the ingredients we use have natural anti-microbial, wrinkle fighting, purifying, exfoliating, aroma-therapy and moisturizing properties. Each bar is proudly handcrafted and cured in small batches using raw goat’s milk with botanical infused oils, all natural coolants and other quality ingredients.

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Green Spark Farm

316 Fowler Rd.

Green Spark Farm produces organic greens, heirloom and contemporary vegetables, cut flowers, garden seedlings, and herbs available for sale at the Portland Farmers Markets year round (we harvest baby greens all winter!), and at our farm stand in Cape Elizabeth open June thru Thanksgiving. All of our farm products are Certified Organic by MOFGA Certification Services, LLC.

Bowery Beach Farm

Bowery Beach Rd.

Bowery Beach Farm is an herb farm specializing in culinary herbs and scented plants (including scented geraniums). All of our herbs and  flowers are grown using sustainable and organic practices.  We produce exclusively wholesale for local markets, florists and nurseries. During the off-season, Kelly travels throughout New England, lecturing about growing and gardening.

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Spurwink Farm

50 Charles E. Jordan Rd.

Horses & Cattle.

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Maxwell’s Farm

Two Lights Road & Bowery Beach Road.

Maxwell’s is a 7th generation farm which has evolved over the years and has included both wholesale and retail operations. We currently grow 10-12 acres of high quality strawberries for our pick-your-own customers and for local farm markets and restaurants.  We also provide peas, raspberries, leaf lettuce, beans and sweet corn which is also wholesaled to other local farms. 

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Maxwell Point Vineyards

Hannaford Cove Rd.

Maxwell Point Vineyard grows cold-hardy white and red wine grapes on about two acres, producing limited quantities of white, red, and rose table wines. It is a retirement project of William Holt, MD. The winery is not open to the public. Wines are distributed by SoPo Wine Co. to several Cape/SP stores. The vineyard, located on a former Maxwell farm, can be accessed by foot from 31 Hannaford Cove Rd.

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Breezy Hill Farm

102 Two Lights Rd.

Fresh-cut flowers for sale.

 

 

 

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