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Maxwell Farm has been a family-owned working farm for generations, and is one of the few remaining farms in Cape Elizabeth, ME. Cape Elizabeth Land Trust (CELT) and MFT have partnered with farm owners Nate and Kathy Maxwell to protect this 76-acre property and help ensure that it remains in agriculture for future generations of farmers. Once conserved, Maxwell Farm will become the largest, permanently preserved farm closest to Portland.

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Together, CELT and MFT are raising funds to secure the full value of a farmland easement on Maxwell Farm, assuring the property is forever designated for farmland use. Valued at $1,779,000*, the easement includes an Option to Purchase at Agricultural Value (OPAV). The OPAV means that if the property is sold in the future there is a method to ensure that it stays in agricultural use, making it more accessible for farmers. Join us in support of Maxwell Farm! CELT and MFT are pleased to announce that a generous donor is matching each and every contribution up to $854,000. That means that your financial support for Maxwell Farm goes twice as far!

Gifts of Cash
All gifts should be made payable to MFT and mailed  to:

Maine Farmland Trust
Attn: Maxwell Farm Campaign
97 Main Street
Belfast, ME 04915

Credit Card Gifts
Make a gift today
with your credit card.

Gifts of Stock
A donation of appreciated securities can have many financial benefits for the donor. If you prefer to make a gift of stock, please contact use for more information.

IRA Gifts
Individuals 70 ½ and over can donate directly from their IRA tax free up to $100,000 annually. Please consult your financial advisor for more information.

All gifts to the Maxwell Farm Campaign are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

*The indicated easement value includes $1,708,000 for the permanent easement acquisition as well as $16,000 in stewardship costs and $55,000 in project costs.
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