LEWES, Del. — Apples, peppers, blue crabs, melons, garlic, fresh pear jam, eggs, grass-fed beef, pork, chicken, pastries, mushrooms, and much more are all available at the largest producer-only market in the Delmarva.
This Saturday, August 15, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market is planning to be at George H.P. Smith Park (Dupont and Johnson Avenues). However, customers are advised to watch the HLFM Facebook page for Market location updates. In case of rain, the Market moves to Richard A. Shields Elementary School parking lot (Savannah Rd., and Sussex Dr.).
There’s a raffle going on at the Market to support the HLFM, with two great prizes—a Barrow of Booze (wheelbarrow full of fine wines and spirits), and Fabu-Lewes Feast–eight $125 gift certificates from the best restaurants in the area. Both are valued at $1,000! Tickets are just $5 each or 6 for $25 and are available at the Saturday market.
The Historic Lewes Farmers (HLFM) market is partnering with Epworth United Methodist Church Food Pantry. HLFM customers who want to help feed the local community with fresh local food 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 will be gathered and given to Epworth. It’s a challenging time for many, and this is a good way to get nutritious local food to more members of the community. The HLFM thanks its customers for their generosity.
The HLFM’s Wednesday Market at Crooked Hammock Brewery, 36707 Crooked Hammock Way, Lewes is open with many of its favorite vendors and parking right next to the Market. The Wednesday Market is open from 8 to 11 am. The HLFM thanks the Crooked Hammock Brewery for their generosity in letting the HLFM use their parking lot for this Market.
Due to Covid-19, the Market is very different from last year. The entrance to the Market at the Park will be near the vendor entrance gravel path from the circle driveway. The Market’s perimeter is enclosed, and there is only one entrance and one exit. Masks are required, and a maximum of two people per household are allowed into the Market at a time. Please go to www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org for Covid-19 Delaware Department of Agriculture Farmers Market Customer Rules.
There is some parking at the parking lot in the Park, and in the lot in back of the Fred Thomas Building. But it is best to either walk or bike to the Market. Lewes School, its parking lot, and its playing fields are entirely fenced off. The Market thanks Beebe Hospital 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 Park has an entrance from the Beebe lot. It is closer to get to the one entrance to the Market if customers go right on the path at the Park after entering. There is a Google map of the Beebe Hospital parking lot and the Park on the HLFM website (historiclewesfarmersmarket.org) that shows how to get from the Beebe parking lot to the one entrance to the Market.
A number of the Market vendors now take pre-orders. The HLFM website www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org lists all vendors, their contact information, and whether or not they take pre-orders. For pre-orders, the customer will pick up at the vendor tent in the Market. The Market suggests that customers who pre-order come later in the day when there will be less volume.
The Market continues to match SNAP up to $20 per market, per customer. WIC and SFMNP coupons are also welcome at the Market. For more information on SNAP, the Epworth/HLFM food pantry program, and the Market, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
–Historic Lewes Farmers Market