The Historic Lewes Farmers Market will be celebrating Jazz Festival weekend Saturday, Oct. 16. The market opens at 9 a.m., and a live performance by saxophonist Reggie Harris with Sam Ricci on keyboard will fill the market with music between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon. Drop by and experience the tastes and smells of an autumn farmers market, all the while listening to great jazz!
The fall harvest will be in full swing, and favorite market vendors will be there offering all the bounties of a fall harvest, including baby kale, potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, winter squashes, sweet potatoes, lettuces, pears, apples, cider, mushrooms, pork, chicken, beef, crabs, freshly laid eggs, breads, jams and jellies, pastries, milk, yogurt, kombucha, fresh beauty products, and beautiful flower bouquets and wreaths.
Customers are reminded that the market moved to Shields Elementary School parking lot for the fall hours of 9 a.m. to noon. The market will be at Shields each Saturday through Nov. 20. Not only is the Historic Lewes Farmers Market a producer-only, “where the farmers are” market, but it is also a rain or shine market.
Parking is limited at the market as the Lewes School parking lot is still fenced off due to construction. Customers are advised to either walk or bike to the market. The market thanks Beebe Healthcare for allowing customers to also park in the outdoor Beebe lot in back of the hospital. Customers can enter that parking area through the main entrance to the Hospital between Rite Aid and the hospital.
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 are encouraged to come to the SNAP tent at the Market to pick up the bonus $20 in tokens to use at the market. WIC and SFMNP coupons are also accepted at the market.
The HLFM also continues its partnership with the Epworth United Methodist Church Food Pantry. 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 the Epworth program every Saturday. At the end of the Market, the produce and other foods are gathered and given to Epworth. The HLFM thanks its customers for their generosity.
More information about the market is available at www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org. Find them also on Facebook and Instagram.