June 15th, 2019 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Historic Lewes Farmers Market
George H.P. Smith Park
Corner of Dupont & Johnson Avenues
Celebrate Father’s Day at the Market
June 15, 2019, 8 am - noon
The Market celebrates Father’s Day this Saturday with a 10 am demo featuring Ian Crandall, Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Kindle, grilling beef from Reid Angus and vegetables from Market vendors. The Historic Lewes Farmers Market opens at 8 am at George H.P. Smith Park (Johnson and DuPont Avenues) with 35 vendors bringing juicy blueberries, summer squash, lettuces and greens, microgreens, kale, Bok Choi, arugula, Swiss chard, spinach, salad and stir fry mixes. Look out for the first tomatoes to come to market! Customers will also find a great selection of jams & jellies, eggs, milk, butter, grass-fed lamb, pork, beef, chicken, mushrooms, honey, herbs, lavender, soaps, and more.
At 9 am, the Lewes Public Library continues its Children’s Story Time at the Market. Since this partnership began in 2008, just under 9,200 children and their adults have met under the yellow tent to listen to stories that inspire kids to eat better and respect all of nature. The Historic Lewes Farmers Market thanks Jennifer Noonan and Hope Ellsworth for donating their Saturday mornings to come and share the best stories at the Market. This Saturday, they will read Lois Ehlert’s Growing Vegetable Soup, a wonderful tale of how a father and his child share the joys of gardening together and harvesting the veggies into a wonderful soup.
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 are also accepted at the Market.
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.
Customers should not forget the HLFM Wednesday Market at Crooked Hammock Brewery, Kings Highway and Crooked Hammock Way, Lewes, DE, from 8 am to 11 am.
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.