Bill and Ruth Jordan - Worked together to raise a family and build a business!
William H. Jordan, Sr. was one of nine children raised by Roy and Ivy Jordan at the farm on Wells Road. In 1948, "Billy" started operating the farm himself and with his wife Ruth (Young), raised four children– Bill, Jr., Pam, Carol Anne and Penny. Bill, Jr. has been working the farm with his father since 1972. Penny, Carol Anne and Pam also work on the farm. If you drop by the farm you are likely to meet one of these family members working in the fields or stocking the stand’s shelves.
A Family Tradition - Generation 5 and Counting!
Bill Sr. was active in many state agriculture organizations (as well as in Cape Elizabeth town government) and became renowned for his iceberg lettuce and cabbage. At one time, Bill Sr. and Bill Jr. farmed land as far away as Gray.
In the 1970’s the family started a small pick-your-own strawberry operation that has become one of the farm’s greatest attractions.
In the 1980’s, as the wholesale vegetable business became national and even international, the Jordans started growing a greater variety of vegetables for local stores and distributors. During this time they became especially well known for their sweet corn.
In 1993 Bill, Jr. opened the farm stand on Wells Road. Although the farm has become especially well known for its strawberries and corn, people who drop by the stand are amazed to find an ever-expanding variety of vegetables and flowers.
In 2000 a larger stand was built to allow us to bring a wider variety of the freshest vegetables possible. Although we grow larger, one thing will never change – we’re committed to bringing you only the freshest possible vegetables, grown right here in Cape Elizabeth. We hope you’ll drop by to get a taste of what our farm is like.