The Historic Lewes Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 17. The fall market will continue through Nov. 21, the Saturday before Thanksgiving, at Richard Shields Elementary School parking lot in Lewes.
The market has 24 vendors offering all the bounties of fall harvest: carrots, peppers, lettuces, broccoli, cabbage, kales, sweet potatoes, ginger, winter squashes, apples, kombucha, cider, mushrooms, chicken, pork, fresh-laid eggs, live blue crabs, breads, jams and jellies, mustards, apple and pumpkin butters, pastries, honey, salads, soups and flower bouquets.
Customers can email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the market newsletter and see specific listings of what’s available by vendor. The HLFM continues its SNAP program and matches up to $20 each participant each week with HLFM Bonus Bucks. Customers can learn more at the SNAP tent next to the market trailer.
The market continues its partnership with Epworth United Methodist Church Food Pantry. Customers may purchase local produce, meats, milk, and other items for donation to the Epworth food pantry after the market closes. It’s a challenging time for many, and this is a good way to get nutritious, local food to community members in need. Market organizers thank customers for their generosity.
Due to COVID-19, the market is very different from last year. The park entrance to the market is near the gravel path from the circle driveway. There will be a hand-washing station with foot pump at the entrance, and a volunteer will provide sanitizer spray for customers’ hands. There will also be a hand-washing station at the exit. The market’s perimeter is enclosed, with only one entrance and one exit. Only a certain number of customers are allowed in at one time, and everyone in the market must wear a mask.
All market vendor info is available at historiclewesfarmersmarket.org. Several vendors now take preorders, and customers who preorder should plan their pickup for later in the day to avoid heavy market traffic.