There’s an exciting and informative demo Saturday, June 22, at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market at 10 a.m. at the market demo tent at George H.P. Smith Park (Johnson and DuPont avenues). Joan Tylecki, clinical herbalist and CBNS-certified, Delaware licensed nutritionist, will discuss the medicinal properties of herbs and plants, and how folks can incorporate many of them into their diets and motivate one to “live the life that wants to live in you.” Tylecki has earned a master of science degree in herbal medicines from the Maryland University of Integrated Health.
The market opens with 35 vendors bringing tomatoes, juicy blueberries, summer squash, lettuces and greens, microgreens, kale, Bok Choi, arugula, Swiss chard, spinach, salad and stir fry mixes. Look out for the first local corn to come to market! Customers will also find a great selection of jams and jellies, eggs, milk, butter, grass-fed lamb, pork, beef, chicken, mushrooms, honey, herbs, lavender, soaps, and more.
At 9 a.m., the Lewes Public Library continues its Children’s Story Time at the Market. Since this partnership began in 2008, just under 9,200 children and their adults have met under the yellow tent to listen to stories that inspire kids to eat better and respect all of nature. The Historic Lewes Farmers Market thanks Jennifer Noonan and Hope Ellsworth for donating their Saturday mornings to come and share the best stories at the market. This Saturday, they will read Ruth Brown’s “Ten Seeds,” the perfect counting book for young nature lovers.
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. WIC and SFMNP coupons are also accepted at the market.
The market is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Ample parking can be found at the Shields Elementary School and Lewes School parking lots (intersection of Savannah Road and Sussex Drive), a short walk to the market. The market provides a Veggie Valet service to help customers carry bags and melons (when they are in season) back to their cars. This service is located right outside the HLFM Information Tent.
In case of inclement weather, the market moves to Shields Elementary School Parking lot, just off the corner of Savannah Road and Sussex Drive..
Customers should not forget the HLFM Wednesday Market at Crooked Hammock Brewery, Kings Highway and Crooked Hammock Way, Lewes, from 8 to 11 a.m.
More information about the market is available at www/historiclewesfarmersmarket.org or call 302-644-1436. To receive the HLFM newsletter, email them at email@example.com to be added to the HLFM list.