The Historic Lewes Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 21, for its last day of the season. It is also the last chance to purchase yams, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, mushrooms, pies, and all the fixins’ for Thanksgiving. The fall market is located at the Richard Shields Elementary School parking lot at the corner of Savannah Road and Sussex Drive. The market thanks all of its customers, farmers/producers, volunteers, and supporters for their help during a very challenging year. The market plans to open for 2021 on May 1 at George H.P. Smith Park.
At this Saturday’s market, farmers/producers will be offering Brussels sprouts, carrots, sweet potatoes, garlic, kale, beets, collard greens, lettuces, spinach, arugula, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, radishes, winter squash, turnips, apples, mushrooms, peppers, fresh-laid eggs, oysters in the shell, fish, cider, kombucha, chicken, beef, jams and jellies, honey, soups, baked goods, fresh-cut flowers for the table, and Christmas wreaths for the door.
Beebe Healthcare will also be offering a free flu clinic for those 18 years of age or older who wish to be vaccinated.
The market will conduct its final food drive of the year to benefit the food pantries of Casa San Francisco in Milton and Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth. Customers are asked to bring nonperishable items, and also to purchase fresh food at the market to donate to these two organizations that feed those in the community who need a little help.
The food pantries especially request certain nonperishables including spaghetti sauce, pasta, peanut butter, jams and jellies, canned fruits/vegetables/soups, boxed cereal, powdered or shelf-stable milk, rice, and beans. Honor the HLFM's mission and the health needs of folks who use the food bank by providing healthy foods.
Customers and friends should bring items to the HLFM tables at both the entrance and exit. Thanks to all who brought items last week, and the market hopes for even more as the need is so great. It’s a challenging time for many, and this is a great way to get nutritious local food to more community members.
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 can come to the SNAP tent to pick up the bonus $20 in tokens to use at the market.
Customers can subscribe to the free HLFM newsletter by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The HLFM is looking at different ways to help deliver fresh food to those in need during the winter, and updates will be in the newsletter.
More information about the market is available at historiclewesfarmersmarket.org.