New generation of farmers wants to expand business

7:31 AM, Sep 12, 2012   |    comments
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CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The latest generation of the Jordan Family is trying to keep their family business alive at Alewive's Brook Farm in Cape Elizabeth. 

Caitlin Jordan's dream is to remodel the farm's current market and make it bigger to accommodate more produce. She also wants to build a kitchen. Instead of having customers come to the market and buy a lot of tomatoes, Jordan wants to sell her own homemade marinara sauce and save her patrons that extra step. But it takes a lot of money to make Jordan's dreams come true - $60,000 to be exact.  So the family has set up a Kickstarter page.

"I went to law school and then I moved home, so I'm putting off my legal career because I fell in love with farming," Caitlin Jordan, Farm Manager, Alewive's Brook Farm, said. "But it's no sense in farming if they don't want a farmer in town. So that's why we've asked the community to really show our support and help us out."

If you'd like to support Alewive's, visit their Kickstarter page. The goal is to raise $60,000 by Saturday, October 6th. 


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