July 4th, 2020 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Historic Lewes Farmers Market
George H.P. Smith Park
Corner of Dupont & Johnson Avenues
Sweet Corn, Peaches, Squash for July 4!
July 4 brings the first sweet corn to the Market. Add peaches, tomatoes, summer squash, new potatoes, blue crabs, and blueberries, and there is July 4 supper. There will also be flower bouquets, cucumbers, radishes, salad turnips, kohlrabi, bibb lettuce, Swiss chard, kale, escarole, CBD oils and bath salts made from organically grown hemp, bok choy, mushrooms, croissants, baguettes, scones, pies, quiches, milk, butter, Italian ices, honey, grass-fed beef, chicken, eggs, freshly roasted coffee—ground and whole beans, and much more. Customers should subscribe to the free market newsletter to see a more specific listing of what’s available by vendor. Email [email protected] to receive the newsletter.
What's Fresh on July 4, 2020
Please see below for what each vendor is bringing this Saturday so that you can make your list and get through the market quickly. Also, at the bottom of this letter you will find information on parking, using SNAP at the market, and Covid-19 rules. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday. Hope you have a happy and safe July 4th.
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 [email protected].
SNAP Team Market Volunteers Needed
The SNAP team is in need of volunteers. SNAP volunteers enable our patrons who use the Supplemental Nutrition Program (formerly Food Stamps) to shop at our markets. We are proud of our market's participation, our ability to provide "Bonus Bucks" and how many people use their benefits to get fresh local products. We also collect the WIC (Women Infants and Children) and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition coupons at the market. All of these programs are part of our desire to help the community get fresh, healthy products while supporting our local farmers and vendors. But we are short of help. Our shifts are 2 hours long on Saturday (8am - 10am and 10am - noon) and 90 minutes long on Wednesday (8am - 9:30 and 9:30 - 11am) at our Crooked Hammock market. But, if you are only able to contribute an hour at the end of the Saturday market or half an hour at the end of the Wednesday market, it would still help. If you are interested, please contact us and tell us that you are interested in volunteering for the SNAP team:
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.
Sweet Corn Arrives at Market - Photo by Brook Hedge
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. 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, cherry tomatoes, summer squash varieties, rainbow carrots, radishes, cabbage, herbs, spring mix, butter head lettuce, collard greens, micro greens, edible flowers, sweet peppers, and banana peppers.
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 their first peach of the season-yellow Sentry peaches and also 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
This week they have whole chickens (frozen/vacuum sealed).
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
Cut flowers, arugula, cut basil, homemade pesto, green beans, and other summer veggies. 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 sweet corn, squash, zucchini, and cucumbers.
Loretta Ficner and Family
Pre-order on: www.ficnerfarm.com
Questions? Contact Ficner at: (302) 674-4677 or email: [email protected]
New potatoes, wax beans, summer squash, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, Kirby cucumbers, kale, green beans, and zinnia bouquets.
Michael and Mary Fennemore
Peaches, tart cherries, blueberries, strawberries, slicer tomatoes, honey, and cider donuts.
Fox Briar Farm
Kathleen and Daniel Moss
Pre-order on: https://www.foxbriarfarm.net/shop
Carrots, beets, leeks, onions, salad mix, radishes, chard, kale, cabbage, potatoes, garlic, cilantro, dill, and parsley.
Fox Briar Farm is a community scale, regenerative farm using natural growing methods without artificial pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides. They grow on a half-acre just outside of Easton, MD. Working thoughtfully and lovingly with the land is the heart of their daily practice.
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.
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 protected] with any questions you may have.
Grass Works Meat Farm
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.
Their selection this week includes eggs, Black Angus beef, and chicken.
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.
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: black heirloom tomatoes, red slicing tomatoes, and a mix of over 20 varieties of cherry tomatoes, purple carrots, baby beets, fresh garlic, red onions, leeks, rainbow Swiss chard, radishes, and summer squash. 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
Beets, cabbage, spring onions, Red Norland potatoes, yellow potatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, kale, and green beans.
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, broccoli cheddar, mushroom onion, and ham and swiss. Salads are chicken walnut grape, curried chicken, egg, potato, Moroccan couscous, tuna, and beet citrus. Chicken enchilada and lasagna slices round out main dishes. Scones are blueberry, cranberry walnut, lemon ginger and a brand-new chocolate supreme. Pies include strawberry blackberry slab pie and apple slab pie with maple icing. Other sweets are lemon yogurt cake and coconut macaroons. 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. Ice cream can also be preordered, and they bring extra. They will have vanilla, chocolate, peach, strawberry, and coffee.
Old World Breads Bakery
Pre-order on: 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. Growers of fine fruits and vegetables, this multi-generational farm has always been a local's favorite in Sussex County.
Parson's Farm Produce Facebook Page
The Point Coffee House and Bakery
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Jennifer and Jeffrey Zerby
Sticky buns, pepperoni bread, tomato pie, peach crumb pie, cold brew coffee by the 1/2 gallon, and gluten free- 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].
Green beans, candy white and red onions, cabbage, red beets with greens, scallions, green and yellow zucchini, slicing cucumbers and gherkins, and assorted gourmet field-grown lettuces. 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.
Heirloom tomatoes (no pre-order on these), summer squash, zucchini, boxed patty pan squash, cucumbers, fresh flowers, spring mix, mini Romaine lettuces, arugula, escarole, frisée, Easter egg radish, white onions, Walla Walla sweet onions, garlic scapes, leeks, Toscano and Curly kales, Swiss chard, and eggs.
Herbs: chives, English thyme, green basil, citrus basil, Thai basil, sage, mint, stevia, parsley, and oregano.
Micro greens: mixed, arugula, wasabi, mizuna, mustard, garnet, red Russian kale, basil, and broccoli, fennel, 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, rum-raisin, ham & cheese, broccoli & cheese.
Scone varieties: cranberry-orange, blueberry.
Danish: cheese, apple, lemon, blueberry.
French macarons: different flavors.
Breads: sourdough boule, French baguette, rye caraway, and 9 grain sandwich loaf.
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
Jumbo garlic, slicing cucumbers, Euro cucumbers, yellow squash, zucchini, golden grape tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, rainbow chard, and beets.
On-farm kitchen prepared foods: rustic gazpacho, roasted beet hummus, roasted garlic hummus, garlic dill sunflower dip, blueberry donuts (3 pack), double chocolate zucchini loaf (full and mini), triple berry banana loaf (full and mini), and sundried tomato and herb cornbread (full and mini).
The HLFM advises that due to Covid-19 the Market is very different from last year. The entrance to the Market at the Park will be near the vendor entrance gravel path from the circle driveway. There will be a hand-washing station with foot pump at the entrance, and a volunteer will also be at the entrance with sanitizer spray for customer's hands. In addition, there will be a hand-washing station at the exit. The Market's perimeter is enclosed, and there is only one entrance and one exit, and everyone in the Market must wear a mask.
The circle driveway in front of the Fred Thomas Building will be closed from 6:30 am to 1 pm. This means that no cars can drop off any customers in that circle, as the market needs the space so that customers entering and exiting do not cross each other. The Wednesday Crooked Hammock Market is now open, so that customers who cannot walk as far can access the market's local produce.
There is very little parking at the parking lot in the Park, and it is best to either walk or bike to the market. Lewes School, its parking lot, and its playing fields are entirely fenced off. The Market thanks Beebe Hospital for allowing customers to also park in the outdoor Beebe lot in back of the Hospital. Customers can enter that parking area through the main entrance to the Hospital between Rite Aid and the Hospital. The Park has an entrance from the Beebe lot. It is closer to get to the one entrance to the Market if customers go right on the path at the Park after entering. There is a Google map of the Beebe Hospital parking lot and the Park on the HLFM website (historiclewesfarmersmarket.org) that shows how to get from the Beebe parking lot to the one entrance to the Market.
The Market will continue to match SNAP up to $20 per market, per customer. The SNAP tent is located next to the Market trailer, within the circle, near the entrance to the Market. SNAP customers should wait in line to get into Market. When they get to front of the line, they should tell volunteer they want to use SNAP, and will be directed to the SNAP tent where SNAP/EBT will be processed, and they will receive their Bonus Bucks. After receiving their tokens, SNAP customers will go back to entrance and will be able to enter Market without waiting in line again. WIC and SFMNP coupons are also welcome at the Market.
Delaware Department of Agriculture Farmers Market Customer Rules:
Delaware Department of Agriculture Farmers Market Customer Rules
• 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 vendor 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 farmers markets at this time
• Wash your produce: At home, wipe down any packaging with anti-viral solution. Wash your produce with water.
Thank you for helping keep the Market community safe!