The Historic Lewes Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, June 12, at George H.P. Smith Park at Johnson and DuPont avenues in Lewes. In case of inclement weather, the market moves to Shields Elementary School parking lot at Sussex Drive and Savannah Road.
The first local blueberries will arrive at the market this week. Bennett Orchards brings the Duke variety of blueberries.
Farmers/producers will bring sugar snap peas, late strawberries, shelled peas, microgreens, broccoli, early tomatoes, Shishito peppers, new potatoes, lettuces, kale, cauliflower, pork sausages, pasture-raised chicken, grass-fed beef, tilapia fish, oysters, crabs, honey, mushrooms, eggs, jams, fresh-baked breads, locally roasted coffee, pastries made with fruit from market farmers, herb, veggie, and flower plants, and so much more. The Historic Lewes Farmers Market is producer-only, so customers are able to buy directly from the farmer who grew the produce. Only vendors who grow, raise or produce what they sell are allowed in this market.
The HLFM’s Wednesday market at Crooked Hammock Brewery is now open from 8 to 11 a.m. each week with 11 farmers/producers: 302 Aquaponics, Baywater Farms, Bennett Orchards, Bodine Farms, Dittmar Family Farms, Hattie’s Garden, Jackie Blues, Kalmar Farm, Mandala Pies, Stag Run Farm, and Totem Farms.
The Delaware COVID protocols have changed. Those who are not fully vaccinated, including children not yet eligible for vaccination, should continue to wear masks when they are at the market.
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 the bonus $20 in tokens to use at the market. WIC and SFMNP coupons will also be accepted at the market in mid-June.
The HLFM continues its partnership with Epworth United Methodist Church Food Pantry. HLFM customers who want to help feed the local community may purchase local produce, meats, milk, and other food from market vendors to donate to the Epworth program every Saturday. The produce and other foods are gathered after each market session and given to Epworth. The HLFM thanks its customers for their generosity.
More information is available at www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org, and also on Facebook and Instagram.
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