LEWES, Del. — At 10 am, the Market celebrates Pollinator Week with a demo by Sumner Crosby and the Lewes Beekeeping Club. This is a great demo for kids and adults alike! Learn about the life cycle of the bee, how beekeepers care for bees and their hives and how honey is harvested. Local honey can be tasted at Stag Run Farm tent.
The Market is supporting the Juneteenth Celebration which begins in the Park at 1pm, after the Market closes at noon. The small parking lot with the porta potties will close to Market customers at 10:30 am, and there will be no parking on Dupont Avenue between Johnson and the circle. Market customers for this one day only may park in the field behind the houses on Dupont Avenue. The entrance to the field is at the end of Dupont Avenue.
The summer harvest is now coming on strong, and thirty-two farmers/producers will bring sweet corn, tomatoes—slicers and cherry, blueberries, peas, radicchio, summer squashes, kale, Bok Choy, sugar snap peas, snow peas, broccoli, radishes, carrots, Swiss chard, spinach, arugula, fresh-cut asparagus, lettuces including romaine, tilapia fish, oysters, live crabs and hand-picked crab meat, grass-fed chicken, beef and pork, honey, mushrooms, eggs, yogurt, milk, butter, ice cream, kombucha, jams, fresh-baked breads, pastries made with fruit from the vendors at the market, herb, veggie, and flower plants, cut-flower bouquets including sunflowers, 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.
Children’s Storytime at the Market, a partnership with the Lewes Public Library starts at 10am. Library volunteers read books about farming, healthy eating, gardening, and nature at the Yellow Tent near the Historic Lewes Farmers Market Information Tent.
The HLFM Big Raffle has 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. All items have been donated and all proceeds go to support the HLFM.
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 ten great farmers from 8 to 11 am, June through September.
The Market thanks The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group, 2022 HLFM Market Champion, and all other sponsors for their continued support of the Market.
More information about the Market is available at www.
–Historic Lewes Farmers Market