Milton Farmers Market June 28 to offer specialty items, great music

June 25, 2013

The Milton Farmers Market will welcome several new merchants June 28 including Hopkins Farm Creamery and Twisted Steel Cattle Company. They join MFM’s longstanding vendors who offer traditional, organic and hydroponic produce as well as all-natural meats, wild-caught salmon and halibut, plus myriad specialty items from Italian pastries to locally grown lavender-based products. As always, the market on Union Street in Milton is open from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 every Friday, with special offerings every Fourth Friday of the month.

Hopkins Farm Creamery brings delicious, fresh ice cream made daily at the dairy farm in Lewes. Its own herds provide the milk which is collected and sent off-site to be pasteurized and then returned to serve as the key ingredient in flavors too plentiful to list. Look for a special Flavor of the Moment at the Milton Farmers Market Fourth Friday event June 28.

Stop by the tent featuring products from Milton’s Lavender Fields Farm. The farm will bring its natural bug-away lotion, body scrubs and 15 different kinds of lavender-based soaps as well as several culinary items on hand like lemon lavender scones, rose lavender scones and herbes de provence beer bread mix!

Twisted Steel Cattle Company offers locally grown beef, grown the old fashioned way with no daily antibiotics or growth hormones. Individual cuts are available at the market, and patrons can arrange for whole, half or quarter orders at their convenience. Check out the special of the day on June 28.

The Milton Garden Club continues to sell perennials, herbs and tomato plants to grace garden or table. Members are also offering Milton Garden Tour tickets at their station, now at the discounted price of $15 for the July 13 tour. Stop by for further information regarding properties included in the tour or answers to questions about this event.

As always on Fourth Fridays, Kemp’s Liquors will pour reds and whites for tastings. This week will feature Boordy Vineyards’ Jazzberry, which incorporates the juices of strawberries and raspberries, and Blush, a refreshing sweet white with aromas of watermelon and strawberry. Other wines will be uncorked for patrons to sample and also a lemon-flavored golden ale for the beer lovers.

Every Friday, MFM stages live music in a variety of styles. Many patrons will take a break from their shopping to spend time at the shaded picnic tables in front of the performance area. On June 28, the music will be energetic and upbeat as Electric Velvet delivers its trademark mix of songs from past and present.

The Milton Farmers’ Market is at 210 Union St. next to the Lydia Cannon Museum with free parking in the lot across the street.