The Historic Lewes Farmers Market continues its educational series of demonstrations Saturday, Aug. 16, with two terrific presentations by Hari Cameron of a(MUSE.) and Susan Ryan of Good Earth Market.
Cameron’s demonstration begins at 9 a.m. The chef owner of a(MUSE.), one of the beach’s most popular restaurants, creates dishes that deliciously blend traditional cuisine and modern culinary techniques. He uses the highest-quality ingredients from the region, including sustainable Atlantic seafood and naturally raised livestock.
At 10:30 a.m., HLFM grower Susan Ryan, owner of Good Earth Market and Organic Farm in Clarksville, will show the market audience how to prepare a zucchini pasta dish. Ryan is a member of Delaware Food and Farm Association. Her farm was the second USDA-certified organic farm in the state of Delaware. She is an advocate of all things natural.
The fun and popular Children's Reading Program at the market takes place from 9 to 10 a.m. every Saturday at the School House. Maureen Miller, children's librarian from the Lewes Public Library, reads the stories and does projects with the kids ages 3 to 8, but all children are welcome and encouraged to attend with their parents. This week, the featured book is “Up, Down and Around” by Katherine Ayers.
The Historic Lewes Farmers Market thanks the over 3,800 farmers market patrons who made the Aug. 9 Eighth Annual Tomato Festival a smashing success. The selection of tomatoes and more is still in abundance this Saturday. The winners and recipes of the Great Tomato Festival Recipe Contest can be found at historiclewesfarmersmarket.org.
The market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon at 110 Shipcarpenter St. in Lewes. The HLFM is the largest producer-only market in Delaware.
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. Newsletters for the remainder of the month will highlight featured vendors and selected produce. The newsletter is also posted on the HLFM Facebook page. To receive the HLFM newsletter, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The market also offers a raffle for a 2014 Phat Sea Breeze Deluxe, Black Cherry Red Single Speed Cruiser bicycle. The winning ticket will be drawn Saturday, Aug. 30. Market patrons can enter every Saturday.
The market continues to process SNAP (EBT Food Stamps). To help lower economic barriers to local, healthy food, the HLFM will match up to $10 with HLFM Bonus Bucks. SNAP participants are encouraged to go to the SNAP Information Tent at the market to redeem the Bonus Bucks incentive.
The HLFM has adopted a policy that pets (with the exception of service animals) are not permitted at the market.
The Board of Directors of the HLFM is committed to supporting farmers and emerging farmers who grow local fruits, vegetables and produce - a real farmers market.
More information about the market is available at www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org. Find it too on Facebook.