Culinary Director Ted Deptula to lead market demo Aug. 13

August 10, 2022

The Historic Lewes Farmers Market is set for 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, at George H.P. Smith Park.

Ted Deptula, culinary director of Crooked Hammock Brewery, will lead a demo at 10 a.m., using market produce to create a great summer dish. Deptula graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 2007, and moved to Rehoboth Beach soon thereafter where he found mentorships at Nage. For five years, he served as Lewes Yacht Club executive chef. In 2019, he returned to La Vida Hospitality Group as director of culinary operations for Crooked Hammock.

New summer produce is coming to market every week. Patrons will find apples, figs, blackberries, everbearing strawberries, donut and white and yellow peaches, nectarines, lima beans, haricots verts and regular green beans, wax pole beans, beets, shallots, garlic carrots, potatoes, Japanese cucumbers, large varieties of peppers, Roma and other tomato varieties, gourmet melons, cantaloupes, watermelons, sweet corn, eggplant, okra, summer squash, arugula, lettuces, pork sausages, pork chops, pork ribs, tilapia fish, oysters, live crabs, hand-picked crabmeat, crab cakes, crab salad, grass-fed chicken, ground beef, beef burger patties, filet mignon, skirt steak, New York strip steak, bavette steak, flank steak, honey, mushrooms, eggs, yogurt, milk, butter, ice cream, kombucha, jams, fresh-baked breads, pastries made with fruit from market vendors, herb, veggie and flower plants, cut-flower bouquets including sunflowers, locally roasted coffee and coffee drinks, and more. 

The Historic Lewes Farmers Market is producer-only, so customers are able to buy directly from the farmer who grew the produce.

Children’s Storytime at the Market, a partnership with the Lewes Public Library, takes place at 10 a.m. Library volunteers read books about farming, gardening, nature and healthy eating at the yellow tent near the HLFM Information Tent.

The HLFM Big Raffle has three stupendous prizes, each valued at $1,000: Jazz Fest weekend tickets and dinner; the Fabu-Lewes-Feast including eight $125 restaurant gift cards; and a private, in-home three-course chef dinner with wine pairing for 10 by Chef Sean Corea. Tickets are on sale at the market, and the drawing is set for Sept. 3. Winner does not have to be present to win.

In case of inclement weather, the market moves to the Lewes Elementary School parking lot at 820 Savannah Road. The Wednesday Market at Crooked Hammock Brewery is open weekly with 10 great farmers from 8 to 11 a.m. through September.

The market processes SNAP, WIC and SFMNP, and continues to match SNAP up to $20 per market, per customer. Customers may go to the SNAP tent to process SNAP/EBT.

The HLFM continues its food pantry purchase program. Market customers who want to help feed the local community may purchase local produce, meats, milk and other food from growers at the market to donate to this program every Saturday. At the end of the market, the produce and other foods are gathered and given to various food pantries including Epworth church and Casa San Francisco. The market team thanks customers for their generosity.

The circle in front of the Fred Thomas Building at the foot of Dupont Avenue will be open for handicap drop-off and pickup. Beebe Healthcare is generously allowing market customers to park in its outside parking lots; go to to see parking and vendor information with maps. The market’s weekly newsletter lists demos and more. Email or call 302-644-1436 to be added to the list.

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