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Lewes farmers market to host Beebe Healthcare Day Aug. 11

August 8, 2018

The Historic Lewes Farmers Market will partner with Beebe Healthcare for health screenings, three great demonstrations, and loads of healthy local fruits and vegetables from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, at George H.P. Smith Park in Lewes. 

At 9 a.m., Jennifer Noonan, Lewes Public Library children’s librarian, will read “My Garden” by Kevin Hankes. Free healthcare screenings with Beebe nurses will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Beebe tent near the SNAP tent.

At the HLFM demo tent, Rita Williams, health coach at Beebe Wellness, will speak on Mindful Eating from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Arlene Feleccia, medical nutrition therapist, will speak on inflammation prevention from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Chef Gyanendra “GG” Gupta will do a demo on cooking for an anti-inflammatory diet from 10 to 11 a.m.

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 market’s SNAP tent to pick up the bonus $20 in tokens to use at the market.

The Historic Lewes Farmers Market also welcomes participants in Delaware's Women, Infants and Children program. WIC coupons can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at the market. Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons are also welcome.

There’s lots of parking at the Shields Elementary School and Lewes School parking lots, just off the corner of Savannah Road and Sussex Drive, a short walk to the market. The market provides a veggie valet service to help customers carry heavy loads to their cars. This service is located right outside the HLFM Information Tent.

The market is open rain or shine, but if it is raining, the market moves to Shields Elementary School parking lot on Savannah Road at Sussex Drive.

There’s also a market at Crooked Hammock Brewery from 8 to 11 a.m., Wednesdays, at Crooked Hammock Way and Kings Highway.

For more information, go to www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org.