There are 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. Eight farms are boarding 69 horses. All of these farms provide jobs (32 full-time and about 90 part-time) and have far-reaching impacts on the Maine economy.
Eight of our farms have on-site markets. 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 and beer and sweets. (In addition to their farm market on Wells Road, they have a year-round sister store in South Portland’s Knightville neighborhood, The Farm Stand, which includes a butcher shop, deli and a daily selection of soups and/or sandwiches.) Green Spark Farm sells their organic certified produce at both their self-serve stand open June – October, at the Portland Farmer’s Markets, and through other farm stands and markets. The Farm (Norm & Greg Jordan’s place near the high school) is also 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 (annuals, potted plants, seedlings) and The Old Farm Christmas Tree Place (Christmas trees, wreaths, decorations) are all open seasonally – best to call or check their Facebook pages or websites before visiting.
Three of our farms grow strawberries and are open for u-pick, usually mid-late June into early July; it’s not a long season, but it sure is a sweet one! 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, so do call ahead.
Cape’s newest farm ventures are Cape Ledge Farm (old Walnut Hill Stables), offering horse boarding, riding lessons and horse camps, along with fresh eggs; Fresh Pickin’s Farm, which grows herbs and flowers to incorporate into skin care products and honey; and Couple of Quacks, a small goat dairy selling farm-fresh yogurt and duck eggs – they’re on Old Ocean House Road.
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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. In 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. Visit our Facebook page for up to date information and picking hours.
Vegetables, herbs, & eggs.
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. Visit our website.
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.
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. Visit Cranky Rooster’s and Madeline Holsteins’ Facebook pages.
Old Farm Christmas Tree Place
1148 Sawyer Rd.
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. Visit our website.
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. You can learn more about our farm on our website, and also check out The Well at Jordans Farm.
359 Ocean House Rd.
Farm stand, flowers, & seedlings.
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.
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. Visit our website.
Old Ocean House Farm & Origins Fruit
Old Ocean House Rd.
Fruit trees, flowers, & berries. Visit our website.
1 Davis Point Ln.
Fresh herbs by Lester & Audrey Jordan. All of our produce is featured and sold at Alewive’s Brook Farm.
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 in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. 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. Visit our Facebook page.
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. Visit our website.
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. Visit our website.
50 Charles E. Jordan Rd.
Horses & Cattle. Visit our website.
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. Visit our website.
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. Visit our website or send us an email.
Breezy Hill Farm
102 Two Lights Rd.
Fresh-cut flowers for sale.
Local in Cape
The Good Table Restaurant
527 Ocean House Rd.
The Well at Jordans Farm
21 Wells Rd.
Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea
40 Bowery Beach Rd.
40 Bowery Beach Rd.
The Local Buzz
327 Ocean House Rd.