May 30th, 2020 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Historic Lewes Farmers Market
George H.P. Smith Park
Corner of Dupont & Johnson Avenues
8 am - noon
The Historic Lewes Farmers Market announced today that it will open May 30 at 8am at George H.P. Smith Park in Lewes, DE. President of the market, Helaine Harris, stated “safety is the top priority of the Historic Lewes Farmers Market. We need a little more time to get additional supplies in order to create a safe market during these challenging times and thought it wise to open the market on May 30, and not earlier.”
When the market opens, customers are asked to follow these protocols set by the Delaware Department of Agriculture:
Do not come to the Market if you have symptoms related to Covid-19
Cover your face: You must wear a face covering to enter the market.
Wait your turn: No more than 2 customers per vender at a time.
Maximum of 2 people per household allowed in the market.
Social Distancing: Maintain at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and everyone else at the Market.
Electronic Payment: Use credit cards when you can. Follow vendor instructions carefully.
No touching: Do not touch market items. Tell vendor the item you wish to purchase, and the vendor will bag items for you.
No doubling back: The market is one-way; you must move continuously through Market.
No lingering or congregating: Spend as little time as possible with each vendor for flow of customers. through the Market.
Pre-order as much as you can: Many of our vendors can now take pre-orders. Consult HLFM newsletter, Facebook page and website for information on how to pre-order with them. Pick up from them at the Market.
No pets: (service animals permitted): this is a State rule for the farmers markets at this time
Wash your produce: At home, wipe down any packaging with anti-viral solution. Wash your produce with water.
We look forward to greeting you at the Market on May 30. Thank you for helping keep the Market community safe!
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 will also be accepted at the market beginning June 8.
The Market is open every Saturday from 8 am to noon. Ample parking can be found at the Shields Elementary School and Lewes School Parking lots (intersection of Savannah Road and Sussex Drive), a short walk to the Market. The Market provides a Veggie Valet service to help customers carry bags and melons (when they are in season) back to their cars. This service is located right outside the HLFM Information Tent.
In case of inclement weather the Market moves to Shields Elementary School Parking lot.
More information about the Market is available at www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org. Find them also on Facebook. Questions? [email protected] or call 302-644-1436. To receive the HLFM newsletter, please email them at [email protected] to be added to the HLFM list.