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Lewes Farmers Market to host Chef Corea June 9

June 6, 2018

On Saturday, June 9, at 8 a.m., the Historic Lewes Farmers Market will open at George H. P. Smith Park with 34 vendors bringing arugula, rhubarb, asparagus, lettuces, carrots, eggs, cheese, yogurt, milk, grass-fed pork, beef, and lamb, fresh oysters, the first tomatoes of the summer, and much more.

The market is open rain or shine, but, if it is raining, it moves to Shields Elementary School parking Lot (Savannah Road and Sussex Drive).

The HLFM Wednesday Outdoor Market at Crooked Hammock Brewery is also open every Wednesday from 8 to 11 a.m., with an expanded number of vendors. The market is located at Crooked Hammock Way and Kings Highway in Lewes.

At 10 a.m., Saturday, Executive Chef Sean Corea from Fork + Flask @ Nage will demonstrate an early summer recipe using produce from the market at the demo tent in the market.

At 9 a.m., Jennifer Noonan, the Children's Librarian at the Lewes Public Library, will read "Eating the Alphabet" by Lois Ehlert. Just under 8,900 children and their adults have come to Children's Story Time at the Market since this partnership program between the HLFM and the Lewes Public Library began in 2008.

The market continues its SNAP (EBT Food Stamps) program. To help lower economic barriers to local, healthy food, the HLFM matches up to $20 each participant each week with HLFM Bonus Bucks. SNAP participants are encouraged to come to the SNAP tent at the market to pick up the bonus $20 in tokens to use at the market. WIC will also be accepted at both the Saturday and Wednesday markets.

The market is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Ample parking can be found at the Shields Elementary School and Lewes School parking lots (intersection of Savannah Road and Sussex Drive), a short walk to the market. The market provides a Veggie Valet service to help customers carry bags and melons (when they are in season) back to their cars. This service is located right outside the HLFM Information Tent.

More information is available at www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org. For details, contact historiclewesfarmersmarket@comcast.net or call 302-644-1436. To receive the HLFM newsletter, email historiclewesfarmersmarket@comcast.net.