LEWES, Del. — HLFM moves to the Lewes Elementary School parking lot this Saturday. It’s a double demo Saturday at the Market. Starting at 9 am at the demo tent, the History Book Festival at the Market presents author, Matt Garcia, discussing Food Across Borders. The book, that Garcia co-edited, highlights the connection between the decisions individuals make concerning what they eat and the social and geopolitical processes enacted to secure nourishment, territory, and belonging. When it comes to food, there’s more that unites us than divides us. Matt is the Ralph and Richard Lazarus Professor of History, Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies, and Human Relations at Dartmouth College. His other books include Eli and the Octopus: The CEO Who Tried to Reform One of the World’s Most Notorious Corporations and From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement. Books will be available for sale – cash only, please.
Then at 10 am, Chef Megan Kee from Bramble & Brine at the Buttery will demonstrate how to make pumpkin gnocchi with brown butter sage sauce. She will be serving the gnocchi samples as well as a brunch bite from their newly launched breakfast and lunch service at Bramble & Brine. Megan Kee attended Johnson and Wales University and owns Megan Collective. Her family have been natives of Lewes prior to the Revolutionary War.
Customers will find a variety of decorative gourds, pumpkins, apple ciders, apples, fall and winter squashes, fresh ginger, figs, pears, sweet carrots, new lettuces, broccoli, lima beans, beets, fall potatoes, green beans, Haricots Verts (French green beans), pole beans, shallots, garlic, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, arugula, kales, pork sausages, chops, and ribs, hamburger and all cuts of beef, the best free-range chicken—both whole and parts, oysters, hand-picked crab meat, crab soups, different honey varieties including butter bean, mushrooms, eggs, yogurt, milk, butter, kombucha, jams, fresh-baked breads, apple-cider donuts, pastries made with fruit from the vendors at the Market, cut-flower bouquets, locally roasted coffee and coffee drinks, cold-pressed juices made from local fruits and veggies, and 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. This Market is where the farmers are—the most farmers in any farmers market in the Delmarva.
Dogs at the Market must be under control on a tightly held, non-retractable leash inside the Market to ensure the safety of all customers at the Market. The HLFM asks that dogs not be allowed to interact with other dogs or children in order to keep the Market safe. Please note that starting October 7, dogs and other pets (except for service animals) will not be permitted in the Fall Market. This is being done to ensure the safety of customers, vendors, and volunteers.
Parking is limited, so please walk or bike to the Market if you are able. For those who must drive to the Market, there is some parking in the school bus parking lot, including accessible parking. There is also parking on Savannah Road and Sussex Drive.
From October 7 through November 18, the Fall Saturday Market will be located at the Lewes Elementary School parking lot, 820 Savannah Road, Lewes. The Fall Market hours are 9 am to 12 pm.
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 may pick up at the vendor tent in the market. Customers can sign up to receive the Market’s weekly newsletter on the HLFM website. The Market’s newsletters list demos, what each farmer/ producer is bringing to each Saturday market, upcoming events, and more. Customers may also email email@example.com and ask to be added to the list.
The Market accepts SNAP, WIC, and SFMNP benefits and continues to match SNAP up to $20 per market, per customer. Please go to the SNAP tent to process SNAP/EBT.
The HLFM continues its Food Pantry Purchase Program. 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 this program every Saturday. At the end of the Market, the produce and other foods are gathered and given to food pantries including Epworth and Casa San Francisco. The HLFM thanks its customers for their generosity.
The Market thanks The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group, 2023 HLFM Market Champion, for their continued support of the Market. It also thanks all the 2023 Sponsors!
–Historic Lewes Farmers Market