This Saturday, Nov. 3, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market celebrates Customer Appreciation Day. To help celebrate the thousands of customers who came to the market this year, the market volunteers will be pouring cider donated by Fifer Orchards and handing out freshly baked, gluten-free brownies donated by Good News Natural Foods to patrons of the market. The fall market is located at the Richard Shields Elementary School parking lot at the corner of Savannah Road and Sussex Drive in Lewes, and is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. til noon through Nov. 17 (Saturday before Thanksgiving). Convenient parking can be found at the adjacent Lewes School parking lot.
Farmers/producers will be offering all the bounties of a fall harvest: carrots, sweet potatoes, garlic, collard greens, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, beets, winter squashes, lettuces, apples, artisanal cheeses, mushrooms, oysters, cider, lamb, pork, jams and jellies, milk, yogurt, baked goods, fresh cut flowers for the table and fall-flavored wreaths for the door.
The market continues its 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 at the market to pick up the bonus $20 in tokens to use at the market.
Customers who want to know what is happening at the market each Saturday should subscribe to the HLFM newsletter sent to customers Thursdays, free. To be included, customers may send their email address to email@example.com.
More information about the market is available at www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org.