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Lewes farmers market welcomes Palate’s Chef Papp Sept. 30

September 27, 2017

The Historic Lewes Farmers Market will ring the bell at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, to open at George H.P. Smith Park at Dupont and Johnson avenues in downtown Lewes with 35 vendors selling fresh ginger, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplants, tomatoes, pears, apples, sweet corn, lima beans, peppers, pumpkins, cucumbers, beets, radishes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, kale, carrots, squash, beef-pork-lamb, artisanal cheeses, baked goods, local honey, fresh-cut flowers, and chicken and duck eggs.

The market provides a Veggie Valet service to help customers carry bags and melons to their cars. This service is located right outside the HLFM Information Tent.

At 10 a.m. in the Demonstration Tent, market goers can meet Gary Papp. Gary and his wife Lorraine are the chef-owners of Palate restaurant in Rehoboth, a locals' favorite destination for lunch, dinner and Lorraine's scrumptious homemade desserts. Highlighting the integrity of unsurpassed, locally sourced seafood, organic produce and meats, their seasonally inspired menu offerings are prepared fresh daily and lovingly crafted.

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. In addition to SNAP, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market welcomes participants in Delaware's Women, Infants and Children program. WIC coupons can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at the market.

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. Reminder: The fall market begins at 9 a.m., Saturday Oct. 7, at the Shields Elementary School parking lot.

More information about the market is available at www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org, or call 302-644-1436. 

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