This Saturday, Oct. 5, is the first Saturday for the Historic Lewes Farmers Market's Fall Market. The market continues its season with more than 20 vendors through Nov. 23. From 9 a.m. to noon, the market will be held in the parking lot of Richard Shields Elementary School, just off the corner of Sussex Drive and Savannah Road.
Vendors will be offering all the bounties of fall harvest including curly kale, oak leaf lettuce, tall top beets, White Hayman heirloom sweet potatoes, butternut squash soup, Cinderella pie pumpkins, burgundy okra, buttercup squash, freshly laid eggs, yogurt, and much more. In fact, many of the small local farmers in the market planted special crops so an abundance of produce would be available for the HLFM in October and November.
The market will continue processing SNAP (EBT Food Stamps) at this Fall Market. To help lower economic barriers to local healthy food, the HLFM will match up to $10 in SNAP with HLFM Bonus Bucks. SNAP participants are encouraged to go to the SNAP Information Tent at the market to redeem their Bonus Bucks.
Specific types and varieties of fresh meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, flowers, and plants are listed by vendor in the HLFM newsletter sent to patrons on the first Thursday of the month during the market season, and on the HLFM Facebook page. Newsletters the remainder of the month will highlight featured vendors and selected produce. To receive the HLFM newsletter, email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the HLFM subscription list.
The Historic Lewes Farmers Market has adopted a policy that pets (with the exception of service animals) are not permitted at its farmers market.
The HLFM is the largest producer-only market in Delaware, named Delaware Today’s Best of Delaware Farmers Market for the third year in a row this year and named the top celebrated Farmers Market in Delaware by American Farmland Trust.
More information about the market is available at www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org or look on Facebook.