Savannah Rd. & Sussex Dr., Lewes, DE
Saturday, November 17 is Last Day of the Farmer’s Market this Season
This Saturday, November 17, is the last day of the Historic Lewes Farmers Market for the season. It is also the last Saturday to purchase fresh produce, baked goods, and much more for Thanksgiving. The Fall Market is located at the Richard Shields Elementary School parking lot at the corner of Savannah Road and Sussex Drive in Lewes, Delaware, and this last market is open from 9 am til noon. The 2019 Market will reopen on May 4, 2019 at George H.P. Smith Park.
At this Saturday’s market, farmers/producers will be offering fall harvest items—Romanesco, acorn squash, Brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, broccoli, fennel, beets, carrots, sweet potatoes, radishes, white and orange cauliflower, cabbages, onions -- both spring and bulb, lettuces, and fall greens such as mustard greens, Swiss chard, spinach, collard greens, and more. Vendors will also have apples, artisanal cheeses, mushrooms, pork, lamb, oysters, freshly-laid eggs, breads, pastries, pies, milk, cider, yogurt, butter, beautiful flowers for the table, and fall and Christmas- wreaths for the door!
The Market continues to "glean" (gather together donated food from the HLFM vendors) to give to Casa San Francisco and customers can help with this. At this last market, customers can purchase something fresh from a vendor and bring it to the HLFM table at the market to donate to the food bank. The food bank has also requested: spaghetti sauce, pasta, peanut butter, jams and jellies, canned fruits/vegetables/soups, boxed cereal, powdered or shelf stable milk, rice, and beans. Please honor the HLFM’s mission and the health needs of folk who use the food bank by providing healthy foods. These items may also be brought to the HLFM Table at the Market.
The Market continues to process SNAP (EBT Food Stamps). To help lower economic barriers to local, healthy food, the HLFM will match up to $20 with HLFM Bonus Bucks. SNAP participants are encouraged to go to the SNAP Information tent at the Market to redeem the Bonus Bucks incentive.
Consistent with its mission, the Board of Directors of the HLFM is committed to supporting farmers and emerging farmers who grow local fruits, vegetables and produce –a “real” farmers market.
The Market thanks all its farmer/producers and especially its customers for a wonderful 13th season!