Under sunny skies, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market opened for the season May 1 in George H.P. Smith Park near Blockhouse Pond. Even though it’s early in the growing season, shoppers had a wide variety of items to choose from including baked goods, coffee, blue crabs, oysters, seasonal produce such as rhubarb and asparagus, bread, plants, donuts, milk, meats, honey, lettuce, lavender products, soups, eggs, and jams and jellies. The market has been in operation since 2006.
While market patrons are still required to wear masks and social distance, the directional restrictions placed on markets last year have been lifted. Eating and drinking are not permitted within the market.
The market will be open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon through Sept. 25 when it moves to the Shields Elementary School parking lot Oct. 2-Nov. 20. The market at Crooked Hammock Brewery along Kings Highway, Lewes, will be open from 8 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays, June 2 through Sept. 29.
The Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market in Grove Park will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays.