We were recently introduced to the wonderful Cape Abilities Farm, which is located just a few minutes from our inn along Route 6A, in Dennis. The farm is part of the non-profit organization Cape Abilities, which began life back in 1968 in the town of Orleans. Today there are several arms of the organization, including a consignment and thrift shop in Barnstable Village, also just a short drive from us. The main objective of Cape Abilities is to help provide jobs, homes and other services to Cape Codders with disabilities, and their mantra is “We believe that each person has capabilities, not disabilities”. The farm itself employs 80 people with disabilities, who work in all aspects of farm management. Traditional and hydroponic methods are used to grow vegetables and flowers, and the farm is open to the public daily between 10 am and 6 pm.
This month you can take some direct action to support their wonderful efforts by taking part in their 5K Walk/Run, which takes place on Saturday May 15th. The walk starts at 9.15 am at Hyannis Village Green, and the organisers hope to raise funds and awareness for the disabled people they help every day. So why not plan a trip to Cape Cod, stay at our bed and breakfast inn, and help support a very worthy cause – hope to see you soon!