This week, Cape Abilities announced they are closer to completing their farm expansion project thanks to Bank of America. Through the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, a grant of $10,000 was awarded to the Hyannis-based non-profit.
According to a release from Cape Abilities, the grant money will be put toward's the organization's farm expansion project. Cape Abilities operates a successful farm on Route 6A in Dennis. At the farm, people with disabilities work in all areas of farm management.
According to the Cape Abilities website, some of the Cape's finest restaurants use the farm's produce in their dishes.
"The expansion of the farm will provide increased employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, meet the demands of our growing customer base and allow for greater involvement in the community," said Nancy Noble, Cape Abilities Director of Community Development.
From locally grown produce and plants to fall pumpkins and live Christmas trees, the farm is open daily offering a variety of in season products, including their award-winning tomatoes (in 2013, their Geronimo tomatoes came in 9th place in the slicing category of the Annual Massachusetts Tomato Contest).