June 27th, 2020 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Historic Lewes Farmers Market
Saturday, June 27, 2020, 8 am - 12 pm
George H.P. Smith Park
(Johnson & Dupont Aves.)
What's Fresh on June 27, 2020
This Saturday, you will find all kinds of tomatoes--heirloom, slicing, and cherry, summer squashes and zucchini, Shishito peppers, fresh blue crabs, garlic bulbs, blueberries, strawberries, red and white new potatoes, celery, radishes, cabbage, salad turnips, red and green Romaine, Swiss chard, carrots, kale, kohlrabi, collard greens, mushrooms, croissants, baguettes, scones, pies, quiches, milk, butter, fresh roasted coffee-beans and ground, eggs, chicken, CBD oils and bath salts made from organically-grown hemp, and much more. Please see bottom of this letter for information on parking, using SNAP at the market, and Covid-19 rules. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.
Please-No Food Consumption Within the Market
We know that there's lots of great baked goods and other prepared foods at the Market. However, the Delaware Department of Agriculture has a rule that there can be no prepared food consumption within farmers markets at this time. Please eat them outside the Market.
Market Volunteers Needed
The Historic Lewes Farmers Market is a non-profit, almost totally run by volunteers. We could really use some additional help at the Market this season. There are two shifts for volunteers, so you only have to commit to a two-hour period. If you are interested, please contact us: [email protected].
Epworth Food Pantry
Members of our community need to have more access to fresh local food, and the Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) is partnering with Epworth United Methodist Church to help with their food pantry. Here's how you can participate in this very worthwhile program. You may either pre-order or come to the Market and tell the vendor what you want to purchase to donate to the Epworth program that day. You might consider leaving it up to the vendor, and just say you would like to donate $5, $10, $25 or whatever amount of produce and other foods, and let the Vendor put together a box. At the end of the Market, the produce will be gathered and given to the Epworth Food Pantry. It's a challenging time for lots of our friends, and this is a good way to get nutritious food to more members of our community. We thank you for your generosity, and if you have any questions, please contact us: [email protected].
Backyard Jams & Jellies
Pre-order by calling: (302) 684-0435. Deadline for preorders is 10 am on Friday before Saturday market.
Blueberry Season has arrived. Most of the blueberries that they use in their jams come from Fifer Orchards. Their own Backyard berries should be ready in another week or so. This week they will have a multitude of blueberry flavors to choose from: award-winning blueberry jam, blueberry rhubarb jam, blueberry peach jam, blueberry ginger jam, blueberry lemon jam, blueberry key lime jam, mixed berry jam, and berry hot pepper jelly. If you aren't a blueberry fan, they have about 70 other flavors to choose from. Check out their website for all of our flavors (and for preordering). They have close to 30 flavors of pepper jelly, quite a few of mustards and chutneys, and no sugar added jams too. Father's Day is this weekend. Jams, jellies, mustards, and chutneys make great gifts. And, they have a Father's Day t-shirt sale going on too. They are in a new location this year. Look for their beautiful, new, green tent and green traffic cones!
Pre-order on: https://baywater-702480.square.site/
Baywater Farms All-Natural Hemp Products made with hemp organically grown on the farm. Products include: 1000 mg CBD oil in natural, mint and vanilla, 500 mg CBD oil lemon flavor, and 100 mg peppermint, eucalyptus, and lavender CBD bath salts.
Produce: Shishito peppers, broccoli, colorful cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, summer squash varieties, rainbow carrots, radishes, cabbage, herbs, celery, spring mix, butter head lettuce, collard greens, micro greens, edible flowers, and salad turnips.
Grab and Go Boxes
*Mixed produce boxes with a diverse mix of weekly produce $10.00
*Salad box with multiple types of lettuce (3-4 heads of lettuce and a micro green typically) $10.00
Sixth generation family owned and operated hydroponic and hydro-soil farm.
Carrie, Jim, Hail and Henry Bennett
They are bringing the "BlueCrop" variety of heirloom Bennett Blueberries. Their classic, sweet berry flavor and alluring aroma make this time-tested varietal the "gold standard" of all blueberries for over half a century.Sixth-generation family farm offering tree ripened peaches, nectarines, and farm direct blueberries. They hand select daily the largest fruit, at the peak of ripeness, to bring directly to market, offering customers Delmarva's most flavorful fruit.
Chinky Salt Oyster Company
Not at market this season.
Davidson's Exotic Mushrooms
No pre-orders. They will accept cash or VENMO.com, which is a fast and easy way to pay with no physical contact between vendor and customer.
They will have Portabella, Shiitake, Crimini, Gray Oyster, King Oyster, Pom Poms, and Maitake mushrooms. They also have several combinations of mushroom mixes.
Dittmar Family Farms
Zach and Jenny Dittmar
Pre-order on: https://csa.farmigo.com/store/dittmarfamilyfarms
This week they have whole and half chickens (frozen/vacuum sealed), chicken livers and eggs. Early tomatoes, zucchini, lettuces, and green snap peas.
In order to sign up for a CSA share, customers should visit www.dittmarfamilyfarms.simplesite.com and click to join at the top of the page. Questions can be emailed to [email protected] or phone (302) 632-5875.
They are a 1st generation family owned and operated farm specializing in community supported agriculture (CSA) shares and pasture raised chicken. They grow over 70 varieties of unique vegetables, herbs and cut flowers without pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. Their focus is on regenerative farming practices that work with nature and restore life and nutrition to the soil.
Earth Harmony Produce
Seasonal greens including lettuce and arugula, radishes, freshly cut lavender and other flowers, homemade pesto, basil plants, and other seasonal produce. All grown without pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers.
Elysium Farm (Not back at market until July 11)
Sandy and Robert Mattie
No pre-orders, but email [email protected] if you want to know what cuts they will be bringing to market and price per pound before you come to market.
Pasture raised, organically fed pork from a sustainable family farm. Retail cuts, and value-added products. Meat the way it should be.
Elysium Farm's Facebook page
Evans Farms Produce
Kevin and Katey Evans
This third-generation family farm will have strawberries, squash, zucchini, asparagus, and cucumbers.
Loretta Ficner and Family
Pre-order on: www.ficnerfarm.com
Questions? Contact Ficner at: (302) 674-4677 or email: [email protected]
Summer squash, zucchini, Kirby cucumbers, kale, broccoli, assorted flower bouquets, and potted zinnia plants.
Michael and Mary Fennemore
Red Deuce tomatoes, early peaches, blueberries (Earliblu), strawberries (Camino), honey, and cider donuts.
Fox Briar Farm
Kathleen and Daniel Moss
Returning to Market on July 4.
Fresh Harvest Hydroponics
Fresh Harvest Hydroponics is a family owned and operated business that specializes in pesticide and herbicide free produce. Hydroponic lettuce is available all year! Varieties include: spinach, mixed greens, butter lettuce, arugula, and romaine.
Gaia Coffee Co.
Pre-order on website: www.gaiacoffeeco.com/shop
They always roast fresh! Please preorder by Wednesday for guaranteed Saturday pick up at the market. Select the shipping option "Pick up at Historic Lewes Farmers Market" to remove delivery fees.
Gaia Coffee Co. is currently offering four different coffees for purchase (light, medium, medium/dark, and a dark roast). All coffee comes directly from Costa Rican farmers and is freshly roasted in micro batches in Lewes, Delaware. Find more information on the different roasts, tasting notes, and the farmers behind the beans on their website or email [email protected] with any questions you may have.
Grass Works Meat Farm (not at market until July)
David and Andy Jones
Pre-order by calling (302) 393-9611 during the week before Saturday market. Please note that meat may be pre-ordered, but no pre-orders just for eggs.
Grass Works Meat Farm is committed to raising the best all-natural livestock available. They believe God designed these animals to thrive in their natural environment with no added chemicals or hormones. Their meat selection includes Black Angus beef, chicken, lamb, turkey, and eggs.
Herbs, Spice, Everything Nice
David & Cheryl Wiley
Pre-order on: www.hsenorganicfarm.com or
Phone: Dave Wiley (908) 578-3159.
USDA Certified Organic produce and plants. This week's produce: sweet crisp carrots, fresh garlic, early heirloom, slicing, and cherry tomatoes, rainbow Swiss chard, and Tuscan and kurly kales. Also, a large selection of herb and specialty plants-see their website.
Honey Bee Lake Apiary
Not at market at this time.
Cory, Jackie, Mariana, Everett, and Martin Savage
Pre-order on: www.Jackie-blues.com
Phone: (443) 783-6363
They have some softshell crabs for pre-order only, as well as regular blue crabs which can either be pre-ordered or just purchased at the Market. Fourth & fifth generation Commercial Fishermen, offering you the freshest Blue Crabs on the Eastern Shore, from their boat to your table.
Tommy Eliason and his sister Susan Eliason
Pre-order by phone or text: (302) 943-8707
New potatoes, sugar snap peas, beets, spring onions, kale, zucchini, and yellow squash.
Sharon Harris and Marie Mayor
Pre-order on: www.lavenderfieldsde.com.
Click on SHOP and then FARMERS MARKET to navigate to instructions and online store with products available for purchase. If you have questions, you can call the warehouse at the farm between 11am - 2pm / Mon - Fri at (302) 664-2900 or email at [email protected]
They have hand sanitizer, several varieties of lavender plants, Bugaway, Body Butter, lavender honey and other products. They also offer "The Soap Fairy" natural handcrafted soaps, bath salts, and lotions.
Nancy and Mike Forster
Pre-order on: www.nancyonwalnut.com
Prepared quiches, salads, mains, scones, pies, and other desserts. Quiches are cheddar artichoke, spinach red pepper, bacon potato and Swiss, mushroom onion shallot, and ham and Swiss. Salads are chicken walnut grape, curried chicken, egg, potato, Moroccan couscous, tuna, and beet citrus. Chicken enchilada and lasagne slices round out main dishes. scones are blueberry, cranberry walnut, lemon ginger chocolate supreme, and cheddar parmesan dill. Apple pie slice with maple icing. Other sweets are lemon yogurt cake, coconut macaroons and, new this week, sour cherry turnovers and strawberry turnovers.
You can make your selection(s) on the website, pre-pay, and pick-up at the market, or just come to market to select and purchase.
Nice Farms Creamery
American Corner, MD
Bob and Jaclynne Miller
Pre-order on: https://fs26.formsite.com/EILqh8/im4iifqvnd/index.html
Cream-line milk, chocolate milk, butter, and yogurt. New this year: Italian ices-lemon, mango, four berry, strawberry, and acai in 4 oz cups. All from pastured grass-fed dairy cows-free from artificial hormones.
Old World Breads Bakery
Pre-order on: https://www.oldworldbreads.com/shop.html
Old World Breads is an artisan bakery in Lewes,
Delaware baking handcrafted breads, pastries, and savory items. Each item is hand formed to create the delicate textures and flavors reminiscent of European breads and pastries.
Parsons Farms Produce
Paul and Brittany Parsons
Pre-order by calling: (302) 732-3336. Call before Friday at 5 pm to order for Saturday.
Blueberries and strawberries. Growers of fine fruits and vegetables, this multi-generational farm has always been a local's favorite in Sussex County.
Parsons Farm Produce Facebook Page
The Point Coffee House and Bakery
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Jennifer and Jeffrey Zerby
Back at the Market this Saturday. Featured this week: sticky buns, pepperoni bread, tomato tie, peach crumb pie, cold brew coffee by the 1/2 gallon, and gluten free and sugar free Keto donuts and keto bread.
Stag Run Farm
Craig and Lenore Brady
Pre-order by calling: (302) 922-1271 or email [email protected].
Yellow and green zucchini, tart cherries, yellow squash, sugar snap peas, cucumbers, heirloom cherry tomatoes, cabbage, red and green pickle cucumbers.
Chrissy Bee's Honey: butterbean, Dutch clover, wildflower, and pine.
Craig and Lenore Brady and their children started the farm in 2003. Their family farm continues to grow yearly with new crops and varieties of fruits and vegetables. Their farm is also an apiary, using Italian honeybees to pollinate the orchard and crops, producing Chrissy Bee's Honey.
Rob Dick, Shauna Thompson, Wayne Hawkins
Pre-order: Pre-orders will be accepted 2 days prior to market, starts Thursday at 7am and ends Friday at 9pm. Simply text your order to Rob at (302) 930-1840. Include your email address.
Arugula, garlic, leeks, spring onions, celery, Savoy cabbage, kohlrabi, spring mix, mini Romaine lettuce, frisée, radishes, and eggs.
Herbs: lemon balm, chives, thyme, sage, and savory
Micro greens: mixed, wasabi, mizuna, tatsoi, mustard, red Russian kale, peppergrass, red giant, broccoli, and microgreen salad.
Tout de Suite Patisserie
David and Barbara Hines
Pre-orders on orders of $50+. Please text at (302) 604-2605 by Thursday, 5 pm before Saturday. Cash only.
Croissant varieties: butter, chocolate, almond, pain au raisin, ham & cheese, broccoli & cheese.
Scone varieties: cranberry-orange, blueberry.
Danish: cheese, apple, lemon blueberry
French macarons: raspberry truffle, salted pistachio.
Breads: sourdough boule, French baguette, 9-grain sandwich loaf, rye
Artisanal baked goods using high quality ingredients and prepared absolutely fresh for each market. They make all of their doughs and fillings from scratch start to finish. They feature a standard selection of European inspired pastries and desserts with the addition of seasonal specialties.
Tout de Suite Patisserie Facebook Page
Jay McCutcheon and Kay Carney
Pre-order on: www.weatheredeyefarm.com
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (443) 220-1849
Spring mix, arugula, hardneck garlic bulbs, beets, carrots, and rainbow chard. Limited, not available for pre-order: cherry and grape tomatoes, yellow squash, and zucchini.
On-farm kitchen prepared foods: roasted beet hummus, roasted garlic hummus, garlic dill sunflower dip, carrot top pesto, sun-dried tomato cornbread, chili cilantro cornbread, double chocolate zucchini loaf (vegan + gluten-free), and triple berry banana loaf. Practicing sustainable farming on 4+ acres in Lewes, DE.