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Historic Lewes Farmers Market kicks off 13th season

Local farmer’s market strives to provide local and sustainable products to community
May 8, 2018

The Historic Lewes Farmers Market kicked off the 2018 season at George H.P. Smith Park May 5, drawing a variety of vendors and countless community members.

The market is a nonprofit, community-based, producer-only farmers market held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the park in downtown Lewes. The farmers market was started in 2006, by a group of volunteers who have continued to provide a great community event that celebrates local business as well as a community-based atmosphere. Over the years, the market has grown exponentially, and it now showcases over 35 different merchants.

The HLFM is part of a growing environmental movement pioneering ways to save the land, provide small farmers and small producers a way to stay in business, and educate children about the food they eat.

This sustainable, environmental-based market provides patrons with such things as fresh produce, eggs, fruits, breads, baked goods, meats, fish, freshly cut flowers, herbs, plants, mushrooms, goods made from locally grown plants and much more.
Community members came out in numbers for the first official day of the event that is held through Sept. 29, ready to celebrate spring and purchase fresh/homegrown goods.

The list of vendors includes: Herbs, Spices and Everything Nice, Nice Farms Creamery, Reid Angus, Evans Farms Produce, Surf Bagel, Anchor Nursery, The Point Coffee House and Bake Shoppe, Springfield Farms, Good News Natural Foods, Hattie's Garden, Old World Breads, Davidson Exotic Mushrooms, Chapel's Country Creamery, Earth Harmony, Twin Post Farm, Fresh Harvest Hydroponics, Totem Farms, Elysium Farms, Lavender Fields, Blue Skies Farm, Masterpiece Flowers, Baywater Farms, Fifer Orchards, Backyard Jams & Jellies, Chinky Salt Oysters, Oksana's Produce Farm, and many more.

The HLFM is always looking for volunteers to help with the market as well as the other programs they have in place such as the Gleaning Program, which collects extra produce from vendors every week and donates it to Casa San Francisco in Milton which provides food to emergency shelters, food cooperatives and food pantries.