The Cape Farm Alliance is a cooperative of farmers and community members who work to increase access to local food, to help maintain the rural character of Cape Elizabeth, and to raise awareness about local farming and fishing.
In short, our mission is “Ensuring Cape Elizabeth’s farming future.” You can support our mission by shopping regularly at our farms, and by donating if you’d like, here. (We are a registered 501(c) 3, non-profit. Funding helps cover our expenses for marketing, insurance for events, and educational outreach. We have no paid staff, just lots of invaluable, hard-working volunteers!)
Ready to Eat More Locally?
There are close to 20 farms in Cape Elizabeth, growing a huge range of fruits and vegetables. Several raise livestock (beef cows, turkeys, chickens, laying hens for eggs, and pigs). If you haven’t already discovered how superior locally grown foods are in both taste and nutrition, to those that have traveled, you’re in for a real treat! Find out more about what our farms grow for you here.
It’s the Season of Sharing
Students at String Bean Farm School (pictured here) have been collecting candy to send to deployed soldiers and those recovering in various veterans' hospitals. The nursery school's holiday fundraiser this year will benefit Maine Coast Fishermen's Associaton’s Fishermen Feeding ...
‘Ho Ho Ho!’ Come Get Your Tree!
We often note that buying local means buying fresh, and that maxim rings true when it comes to your Christmas tree. A locally cut tree has not sat on a truck or in a parking lot for ... who ...
Volunteers Create a Special Thanksgiving
We're fortunate to have great produce resources here in Cape to call on when we have our pantry distributions or for special occasions, including our annual 'Thanksgiving Basket' distribution, which we just wrapped up this week. We can’t thank ...