LEWES, Del. — Saturday is Butterfly Education and Awareness Day. This day was created by the Association of Butterflies, an organization dedicated to the welfare of butterflies through conservation, research, education, and support to professional butterfly farmers. At 10 am Warren Golde and Lewes in Bloom will talk about the importance of butterflies to our environment as pollinators, and how we can best support them.
Thirty-one farmers/producers will bring sugar snap peas, snow peas, broccoli, radishes, carrots, Swiss chard, spinach, arugula, fresh-cut asparagus, lettuces, kale, Bok Choy, strawberries, lamb and pork sausages, tilapia fish, oysters, live crabs or hand-picked crab meat, grass-fed chicken, beef and pork, honey, mushrooms, eggs, jams, beautiful fresh-baked breads, pastries made with fruit from the vendors at the market, herb, veggie, and flower plants, and so much more. The Historic Lewes Farmers Market is unique in that it is producer-only—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. A true farmers market!
Children’s Storytime at the Market, a partnership with the Lewes Public Library, is back after a two-year hiatus. Library volunteers read books about farming, gardening, and nature at the Yellow Tent near the Historic Lewes Farmers Market Information Tent.
The HLFM Big Raffle returns with 3 stupendous prizes, each valued at $1,000: Jazz Fest Weekend Tickets and Dinner; the Fabu-Lewes-Feast including 8-$125 restaurant gift cards; and a Private-in-Home 3-Course Chef with Wine Pairing for 10 by Chef Sean Corea. Tickets are on sale at the Market, and the drawing is September 3rd. Winner does not have to be present to win.
The market takes place at George H.P. Smith Park. However, in case of inclement weather, the Market moves to Lewes Elementary School Parking lot, 820 Savannah Road.
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 will also be accepted at the market starting in June.
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 HLFM Food Pantry Purchase Program every Saturday. At the end of the Market, the produce and other foods are gathered and given to various food pantries including both Epworth and Casa San Francisco. The HLFM thanks its customers for their generosity.
The circle in front of the Fred Thomas Building at the foot of Dupont will be open for handicap drop-off and pick-up. Beebe Hospital is generously allowing market customers to park in its outside parking lots. Please go to www.
The Wednesday Market at Crooked Hammock Brewery is now open with eight great farmers from 8 to 11 am, June through September.
The Market thanks The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group, 2022 HLFM Market Champion, for their continued support of the Market.
More information about the Market is available at www.
–Historic Lewes Farmers Market