Historic Lewes Farmers Market organizers are pleased that Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse announced that farmers markets in Delaware can open with stringent safety protocols in place beginning Friday, May 15. Implementing guidelines from the Delaware Department of Agriculture, the market plans to open for the season at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 30, at George H.P. Smith Park in Lewes.
With the safety of its customers and farmers in mind, there will be many changes including enclosed perimeters, limited number of customers allowed into the market at one time, strict social distancing and more. Customers are asked to follow the protocols listed at www.capegazette.com/node/202285.
The Historic Lewes Farmers Market is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. When the market started in 2006, the mission was to offer the freshest local foods available. Market volunteers and vendors look forward to continuing to deliver fresh farmland foods to the community.
Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect that the market’s open date will now be May 30 instead of May 23.