The Historic Lewes Farmers Market continues its fall market season from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 10. It will continue through Nov. 21, the Saturday before Thanksgiving, at Richard Shields Elementary School parking lot, just off the corner of Savannah Road and Sussex Drive in Lewes.
The market has 24 vendors offering all the bounties of fall harvest: Brussels sprouts, carrots, peppers, lettuces, broccoli, cabbage, kales, sweet potatoes, ginger, winter squashes (including pumpkins), apples, kombucha, cider, mushrooms, chicken, pork, freshly laid eggs, live blue crabs, breads, jams and jellies, pastries, honey and flower bouquets.
At the Oct. 3 market, Cindy Holt of Epworth United Methodist Church Food Pantry pulled the winning raffle ticket for the Historic Lewes Farmers Market Fabu-Lewes Raffle of eight $125 gift cards to local Lewes restaurants. Congratulations to the winner, market shopper Stephen Selinger. Proceeds from the raffle benefit the HLFM, the nonprofit that manages the market.
The HLFM continues its partnership with Epworth United Methodist Church Food Pantry. HLFM 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 the Epworth program every Saturday. At the end of the market, the produce and other foods are gathered and given to Epworth. The HLFM thanks its customers for their generosity.
To help lower economic barriers to local, healthy food, the HLFM continues its SNAP program and 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. In addition to SNAP, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market welcomes participants in Delaware's Women, Infants and Children program. WIC coupons can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at the market. Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons and WIC are welcome through the end of October.
Customers can subscribe to the free HLFM newsletter by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the market is available at www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org.