Cape Abilities Farm
Open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Reopening May 3, 2014)
Cape Abilities is a nonprofit organization that provides jobs, homes, and other services for people with disabilities across Cape Cod, MA. Our mission is to serve individuals with disabilities by educating, counseling and providing residential, therapeutic, social, and employment supports that empower them to achieve meaningful and valued roles in the community. We operate Cape Abilities Farm to create jobs and raise revenue for the people we serve, increase awareness of our mission, and to act as a hub in our community to promote local sustainable farming. We provide fresh, healthy produce, including award-winning tomatoes, and flowers to our community through our farm stand, restaurants, local food pantries, and schools.
Cape Abilities operates a farm with greenhouses and a farm stand on Route 6A in Dennis that has attracted a loyal following of people who crave high-quality, locally-grown produce. We also have a working farm in Marstons Mills that features a historic home and barn but no farm stand, so produce grown there is brought to our Dennis farm stand to be sold. Between the two locations, Cape Abilities Farm provides paid employment for people with disabilities who work in every aspect of farm management.
Fresh produce, healthy plants and service with a smile are hallmarks of Cape Abilities Farm. Our award-winning tomatoes are especially sought-after, and some of the finest restaurants on Cape Cod feature Cape Abilities produce on their menus. Among them are the Brewster Fish House, Fin, Chatham Bars Inn, the Naked Oyster, Pain D’Avignon and the Red Pheasant.
Farm work has proven satisfying, instructive and therapeutic to Cape Abilities participants who enjoy being productive and making things grow. Our farm workers do everything from planting seeds to training tomato vines to packaging produce, and they are living proof that Cape Abilities Farm grows much more than beautiful annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables—Cape Abilities Farm grows futures.
Guess what else is growing at Cape Abilities Farm?
We just held our official groundbreaking ceremony for a new, year-round facility that will house retail/office space, handicap-accessible rest rooms, and act as a community agricultural center. That means soon there will be more new jobs for our participants and plenty of our award winning tomatoes to enjoy!
This expansion will better serve our participants and workers, meet the demands of our growing customer base and allow greater involvement in the community by providing expanded volunteer and educational opportunities. Many thanks to the Cape Cod Community for all your support these past 7 years along with the generosity of:
- Arbella Insurance Group Charitable Foundation
- Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Charitable Foundation
- The Bank of America Charitable Foundation
- The Cape and Islands United Way
- The Palmer and Jane D. Davenport
- TD Bank
- Joseph Nickerson Trust
We hope to see you soon at Cape Abilities Farm!
For directions to Cape Abilities Farm, click here.