LEWES, Del. — On Saturday, September 25, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market partners with Beebe Healthcare with health screenings, two great demonstrations, and loads of healthy local fruits, vegetables, and more.
Here’s the lineup of activities:
At the Beebe tent in the middle of the Market:
9 am—12 pm: Free Healthcare screenings with Beebe nurses
At the HLFM Demo Tents:
9 am—9:30 am: Arlene Feleccia, Registered Dietitian, Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, on Diabetes Management and Medical Nutrition
10 am—11 am: Cape Gazette Food Writer, Denise Clemons, on Tips for Healthy Cooking
This Saturday, customers can look for autumnal wreaths, apple cider and apple cider donuts, broccoli, cauliflower, autumn squashes, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, Asian pears, Bartlett pears, many apple varieties, radishes, green beans, chard, baby bok choi, microgreens, romaine lettuces, arugula, potatoes, garlic, onions, jams, eggs, yogurt, milk, butter, ice cream, mushrooms, chicken, pork, beef, crabs, oysters, honey, and much more. Customers are reminded that the market moves to Shields Elementary School Parking lot on October 2 for the fall hours of 9 am to 12 pm. The market will be at Shields each Saturday through November 20.
The HLFM’s Wednesday market at Crooked Hammock Brewery is now open from 8 to 11am with 10 farmers/producers: 302 Aquaponics, Baywater Farms, Bodine Farms, Dittmar Family Farms, Hattie’s Garden, Jackie Blues, Kalmar Farm, Mandala Pies, Stag Run Farm, and Totem Farms through September 29.
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 are also accepted at the Market.
The HLFM also continues its partnership with the Epworth United Methodist Church Food Pantry. Market 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 Epworth program every Saturday. At the end of the Market, the produce and other foods are gathered and given to Epworth. The HLFM thanks its customers for their generosity.
Parking is limited at the Market as the Lewes School parking lot is still fenced off due to construction, Customers are advised to either walk or bike to the market. There are a few handicap spaces in the circle at the Fred Thomas Building. 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 Market if customers go right on the path at the park after entering.
In case of inclement weather, the Market moves to Shields Elementary School Parking Lot (Savannah Rd. and Sussex Dr.).
More information about the Market is available at www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org. Find them also on Facebook and Instagram.
–Historic Lewes Farmers Market