LEWES, Del. — This Saturday, May 8, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market opens at 8 am at George H.P. Smith Park (Johnson and DuPont Avenues) with lots of potted plants, wreaths, and flowers to help celebrate moms on their special day. In addition to flowers and plants, the farmers/producers will be bringing freshly cut asparagus, lettuces and greens including mini-romaines, baby kale, arugula, Swiss chard, spinach, salad and stir fry mixes. Customers will also find salad turnips, radishes, and perhaps, the first strawberries of the season. There is also a great selection of eggs, milk, butter, pork, chicken, mushrooms, honey, herbs, jams, heavenly baked goods, and more.
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.
The good news is there is no longer the one-way flow Covid protocol. After entering the market, customers may now visit any vendor in the market and walk in any direction in the market. However, everyone in the market must still wear face masks (even those vaccinated) and maintain 6 feet social distancing. Hand sanitizer and a handwashing station will be located at the entrance to the market in the circle in front of the Fred Thomas Building at the foot of Dupont. This circle will also 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.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org to see where parking is located and to view Vendor Maps for the market.
The HLFM continues its partnership with Epworth United Methodist Church Food Pantry. HLFM 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.
In case of inclement weather, the Market moves to Shields Elementary School Parking lot.
The Market thanks The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group, 2021 HLFM Market Champion, for their continued support of the Market. They also appreciate everyone for helping keep the Market healthy and safe in 2021!
More information about the Market is available at www.historiclewesfaremrsmarket.org. Find them also on Facebook.
–Historic Lewes Farmers Market