LEWES, Del. — On Saturday, October 2, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market moves to Shields Elementary School, Savannah Road and Sussex Drive, for the Fall Market. Market hours change to 9 am to noon. New Saturday vendors include Bodine Farms selling beef and pork and Reid Angus Farm selling dry-aged, premium Angus beef and jerky.
This Saturday, customers can look for pumpkins, lots of apple varieties, apple cider and apple cider donuts, broccoli, cauliflower, autumn squashes, sweet potatoes, Asian pears, Bartlett pears, radishes, green beans, chard, baby bok choi, microgreens, romaine lettuce, arugula, potatoes, garlic, onions, jams, eggs, yogurt, milk, ice cream, mushrooms, chicken, pork, beef, lamb, 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 Historic Lewes Farmers Market is a rain or shine market.
The HLFM’s Wednesday market at Crooked Hammock Brewery had its last day for the season on Wednesday, 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. 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.
More information about the Market is available at www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org. Find them also on Facebook and Instagram.
–Historic Lewes Farmers Market