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Historic Lewes Farmers Market continues May 11

May 10, 2024

The Historic Lewes Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 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 find beautiful fresh flower bouquets and some sweet treats to help bring a smile to someone special this Mother’s Day. The market’s 35 local farmers/producers will be bringing strawberries, asparagus, leafy greens and lettuces, radishes, eggs, milk, cold-pressed juices, kombucha, yogurt, beef, pork, chicken, oysters, crab, mushrooms, plants, coffee, fresh breads and pastries, jams, honey and more.

Chef Bill Clifton will be in the demo tent at 10 a.m. making an Asian-inspired grilled asparagus salad using fresh ingredients from market vendors. Clifton has just assumed the executive chef position at Lewes Yacht Club. For the past several years, he worked with Fifer Orchards to expand its agritourism and food selections.

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 growers at the market 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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