George H. P. Smith Park, Johnson and Dupont Avenue
May 26, 2018, 8 am - noon
On Saturday, May 26 at 8 am, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market will celebrate Memorial Day at the Market with flags, demos, and great produce, meats, eggs, cheeses, oysters, jams, baked goods, and freshly prepared food made from local products to go.
It’s summer, and the grilling is easy! At 10 am Chef Ian Crandall from Kindle will demonstrate two recipes. The first is how to prepare a Grilled Oyster Mushroom & Local Camembert Tartine made with Chinky Salt Oysters, mushrooms from Davidson’s Exotic Mushrooms, Rainey’s Dream cheese from Chapel’s Country Creamery, and a whole wheat boule made by Joe Donavan, Sous Chef at Kindle. The second also features oysters from Chinky Salt Oyster Company and fresh rhubarb mignonette. The oysters, mushrooms, cheese, and rhubarb can all be found at the Market this Saturday.
At 9 am, Hope Ellsworth, from the Lewes Public Library begins Children’s Story Time at the Market by reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Just under 8,900 children and their adults have come to Children’s Story Time at the Market since this partnership program between the HLFM and the Lewes Public Library began in 2008.
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 will also be accepted at the market beginning June 2.
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.