The Historic Lewes Farmers Market, set for 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 15, at George H.P. Smith Park in Lewes, celebrates Father’s Day this week.
The market’s 35 vendors will bring juicy blueberries, summer squash, lettuces and greens, microgreens, kale, bok choi, arugula, Swiss chard, spinach, and stir-fry mixes. Attendees can look for the first tomatoes of the season.
Customers will also find a great selection of jams and jellies, eggs, milk, butter, grass-fed lamb, pork, beef, chicken, mushrooms, honey, herbs, lavender, soaps and more. A 10 a.m. demo will feature Ian Crandall, executive chef and co-owner of Kindle, grilling beef from Reid Angus and vegetables from market vendors.
The Lewes Public Library children’s story time begins at 9 a.m. Since 2008, well over 9,000 children and adults have met under the yellow tent to listen to stories that inspire kids to eat better and respect all of nature. The Historic Lewes Farmers Market thanks Jennifer Noonan and Hope Ellsworth for donating their time and talents. This Saturday, they will read Lois Ehlert’s “Growing Vegetable Soup,” a wonderful tale of how a father and his child share the joys of gardening together and harvesting the veggies for a wonderful soup.
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, which can be picked up at the SNAP tent. WIC and SFMNP coupons are also accepted at the market.
Ample parking can be found at the Shields Elementary School and Lewes School parking lots at Savannah Road and Sussex Drive, a short walk to the market. A veggie valet service is available at the information tent to help customers carry purchases to their cars. In case of inclement weather, the market moves to Shields Elementary School parking lot.
Customers should also remember the HLFM Wednesday Market from 8 to 11 a.m. each week at Crooked Hammock Brewery, Kings Highway and Crooked Hammock Way, Lewes.
For more information, go to www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org.