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Lewes Farmers Market moves to Shields Oct. 7

Fall hours to take effect
October 4, 2017

The Historic Lewes Farmers Market begins its fall market hours, 9 a.m. to noon, this Saturday, Oct. 7. The fall market will be held at the Richard Shields Elementary School parking lot at the corner of Savannah Road and Sussex Drive in Lewes. The summer market area at the park will be reseeded.

The market continues its fall season at Shields with over 24 vendors through Saturday, Nov. 18. Favorite market vendors will be there offering all the bounties of fall harvest: carrots, peppers, eggplant, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, winter squash (including pumpkins), fruits, cider, lamb, pork, oysters, freshly laid eggs, breads, jams and jellies, pastries, milk, yogurt and beautiful flowers for the table.

For the remainder of the 2017 season, there will be no Children's Reading Program, demonstrations or bagels.

Saturday, Oct. 14, the market is again partnering with the annual Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival. Will Donato, a nationally known jazz saxophonist, will wander throughout the market from 10 a.m. to noon in celebration of the jazz festival.

The market offers the 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 to pick up the bonus $20. The market also welcomes participants in Delaware's Women, Infants and Children program. Through Tuesday, Oct. 31, WIC coupons can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at the market.

For more information, go to www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org.

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