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Harbour chefs to prepare meal at Lewes farmers market May 18

May 15, 2024

Strawberry season will be in full swing at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, May 18, at  George H.P. Smith Park. In case of inclement weather, the market moves to the Lewes Elementary School parking lot, 820 Savannah Road.

Customers can plan to make strawberry shortcake, pie, smoothies and all things strawberry from fresh, local berries found at the market. Local farmers/producers will also be bringing freshly cut asparagus, leafy greens and lettuces, radishes, rhubarb, eggs, milk, cold-pressed juices, kombucha, yogurt, beef, pork, chicken, oysters, crab, mushrooms, cut flowers, herb and veggie plants, coffee, fresh breads and pastries, jams and honey.

Chef/owner Gary Papp from Lewes’ favorite dining spot on the canal, Harbour, will demo at 10 a.m. Highlighting the integrity of locally sourced seafood, organically grown produce and meats, Harbour’s seasonally inspired menu offerings are prepared fresh daily and lovingly crafted. Papp will be joined by his Executive Chef Clay Nelson and Assistant Chef Stephen Meyers. They will prepare and present a seasonally inspired Seafood Crudo with a Tamari Mirin Vinaigrette featuring Hattie’s Garden flowering chive and red radish, as well as local strawberries.

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

Patrons should note that dogs and other pets (except for service animals) are no longer permitted inside the market area, in order to ensure the safety of customers, vendors and volunteers. Customers may still walk their dogs around the other paths and parts of George H.P. Smith Park.

For a list of all vendors, their contact information and whether they take preorders, go to historiclewesfarmersmarket.org. Customers will pick up preorders at the vendor tent in the market.

The market processes payments from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, and Women, Infants and Children Program benefits, 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 market vendors to donate to this program every Saturday. At the end of the market, the produce and other foods are gathered and given to local food pantries.

Go to historiclewesfarmersmarket.org to see parking and vendor information with maps. The market’s weekly newsletter lists demos and more; email info@historiclewesfarmersmarket.org or call 302-644-1436 to be added to the list.

The market thanks The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group, 2024 HLFM Market Champion, and all other sponsors for their continued support.

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