The Historic Lewes Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, May 16, at George H.P. Smith Park at Johnson and DuPont avenues.
It’s been a great market so far this season, with 35 vendors bringing juicy strawberries, freshly cut asparagus, lettuces and greens including mini-romaines, baby kale, bok choi, arugula, Swiss chard, spinach, salad and stir-fry mixes, and tatsoi. Customers will also find a great selection of eggs, milk, butter, grass-fed lamb, pork, beef, chicken, mushrooms, honey, herbs and more.
The market, in partnership with the Lewes Public Library, will offer Children’s Story Time beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 1.
At 10 a.m. this Saturday, friends from Lewes in Bloom will demonstrate an Italian Herb Garden, based on the types of herbs typically found in Italian cooking. They will also hand out numbered raffle tickets, and the pot will be raffled off at the end of the demonstration.
Lewes in Bloom volunteers are responsible for the lovely displays in parks and planters all over the City of Lewes, including the Children’s Learning Garden at Stango Park and the Butterfly Garden at George H.P. Smith Park. The nonprofit recently won a major gardening award in Canada and was asked to plant a garden in Italy, bringing the beauty of Lewes to an international level. Market patrons are invited to attend this free demo at the HLFM Demo Tent.
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 $20 in tokens to use at the market. WIC and SFMNP coupons will also be accepted at the market starting in June.
Ample parking can be found at the Shields Elementary School and Lewes School parking lots at the intersection of Savannah Road and Sussex Drive. In case of inclement weather, the market moves to Shields Elementary School parking lot. The HLFM will help customers carry bags to the school parking lots. This service is located at the HLFM Information Tent.