The Milton Farmers Market donated $1,000 to the Milton Community Food Pantry, sending resources to a hometown organization that fed more than 12,000 people in need of food last year.
Using proceeds from the 2018 market season, Patti Nicholson, the Milton Farmers Market president, and Norman Lester, the market’s treasurer, presented a $1,000 check to Barbara Wright, president of the Milton Community Food Pantry.
Each year, the Milton Farmers Market aims to donate funds to local nonprofits helping to feed others in the community or groups that support students destined for careers in agriculture. Past recipients include the Milton CHEER Center’s Meals on Wheels Program and the Gladys Wilkins Seeding the Future Scholarship Fund. The market has also redeemed Delaware WIC coupons for the past two years, and will add matching funds for the Delaware Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.
The 2019 Milton Farmers Market season begins Friday, April 19, and runs through Friday, Oct. 4. The market takes place Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m. at 6 Village Center Boulevard in Milton, next to Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. At the market, vendors sell everything from locally raised fruits and vegetables to homemade pastries, artisanal soaps, organic meats, wild-caught salmon, kettle corn and fudge. There is free parking at the market, and Slo & Lo BBQ will serve delicious meals. Learn more at www.miltondefarmersmarket.org or find them on Facebook.