July 25th, 2020 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Historic Lewes Farmers Market
George H.P. Smith Park
Corner of Dupont & Johnson Avenues
Welcome to our Market
We're in full summer harvest now--heirloom, slicer, and cherry tomatoes, watermelon, cantaloupe, jams and jellies made from local peaches, raspberries, and blueberries, fresh-made ice cream, zucchini for the grill, and the best sweet corn in the Delmarva!
Win a Barrow of Booze or Fabu-Lewes Feast-HLFM Raffle
Photo by Brook Hedge
Help us keep the non-profit Historic Lewes Farmers Market going during these challenging times by purchasing raffle tickets at the Saturday market. We're raffling two great prizes -- a Barrow of Booze (wheelbarrow full of fine wines and spirits), and Fabu-Lewes Feast -- eight $125 gift certificates from the best restaurants in our area (your choice of take-out or dining at the restaurant). Both are valued at $1,000! Tickets are just $5 each or 6 for $25. There will be a tent at the Market entrance where we will be selling tickets safely. Drawing for the Barrow of Booze is September 5 and drawing for the Fabu-Lewes is October 3. You must be 21 to enter, and you do not have to be present to win.
Epworth Food Pantry
Cindy Holt and her daughter Jiji
Epworth United Methodist Church Volunteers
Photo by Brook Hedge
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 food 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:
Market Volunteers Needed-Can You Help?
The Historic Lewes Farmers Market is a non-profit, almost totally run by volunteers. We still need 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 in working at the SNAP tent, please let us know. To volunteer, please contact us: [email protected]
Wednesday Crooked Hammock Market Open 8 am-11am
Our Wednesday Market is located at Crooked Hammock Brewery, 36707 Crooked Hammock Way, Lewes, DE. It has eight of your favorite vendors from the Saturday market, and has very easy access with parking right next to the market.
No Wait to Get into the Market
There isn't a wait to get into the Market. If you see a line, remember that it goes really quickly, and there has not been a wait for more than five minutes in weeks. Most customers come to Market between 8 and 10 am. After 10 am, there are much fewer folk in the Market, and still plenty of produce and other products available, especially now that we are in the middle of the summer harvest.
What's Fresh at Market
Please see producer list 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. If there is rain, we move the Market to Shields Elementary School parking lot (Savannah Rd. and Sussex Dr.) We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.
Backyard Jams & Jellies:
Photo by Brook Hedge
Pre-order by calling: (302) 684-0435. Deadline for preorders is 10am on Friday before Saturday market.
Backyard Jams and Jellies always brings a lot of flavors to the market, but this week they will have some special seasonal ones! For a limited time only, they will have Black Raspberry Jam. These berries are hard to find (and expensive), so get your jam before it is totally gone. They are also bringing a new flavor to market--apricot hot pepper jelly. They have apricot jam, and no sugar added apricot jam. It is peach season, and for the first time this summer, they will have peachy-palooza preserves! This is a wonderful "boozy" jam, made with fresh (local) peaches, sugar, lemon, ginger, and Dogfish Head Sonic Archaeology. Their best seller--Drunken Monkey jam (made with Dogfish Head Barrel Honey Rum) will also be available. Try these "boozy" jams on pancakes, waffles, ice cream, or cheesecake. In addition to jams, they have mustards, chutneys, and daiquiri mixes. You can use the daiquiri mixes with or without rum (they have instructions). They can also be used in smoothies, yogurt, or oatmeal. You will not find their daiquiri mixes, peachy-palooza preserves, black raspberry jam, or apricot hot pepper jelly in stores. They will only be available at the market. Check out their website for all of flavors (and for preordering).
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: Large heirloom tomatoes, Shishito peppers, tomatillos, celery, sweet peppers, bell peppers, banana peppers, cherry tomatoes, red tomatoes, summer squash varieties, cabbage, kohlrabi, Swiss chard, string beans, leeks, herbs, spring mix, butter head lettuce, micro greens, edible flowers,
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 will bring their white freestone "Blushing Star" Bennett Peaches in addition to their heirloom yellow freestone "GloHaven" Bennett Peaches. This time-tested varietal has a classic yellow peach flavor and is perfect to bake, can, freeze or just bite into. 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.
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
They will have whole and half chickens, and chicken livers. Slicing, cherry, and plum tomatoes available in quarts, pints, and individuals. Pre-orders can be emailed to [email protected] or phone (302) 632-5875.
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
Earth Harmony Produce Onions
Photo by Brook Hedge
Cherry and grape tomatoes, farm-fresh cut flowers, cucumbers, onions, new potatoes, homemade pesto, cut herbs including Italian & purple basil, and other seasonal produce. All grown without pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers.
Elysium Farm (Not at Market until August 1)
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 watermelon, cantaloupe, sweet corn, green peppers, squash, zucchini, and tomatoes. https://www.evansfarmsproduce.com/
Loretta Ficner and Family
Questions? Contact Ficner at: (302) 674-4677 or email [email protected]
Sweet corn, cherry tomatoes, green and wax beans, squash, zucchini, Kirby cucumbers, and zinnia bouquets.
Michael and Mary Fennemore
Red Deuce tomatoes, sweet corn, RedHaven yellow peaches, Summer Pearl white peaches, plums, sunflower bouquets, honey, and apple cider donuts.
Fox Briar Farm
Kathleen and Daniel Moss
Pre-order on: www.foxbriarfarm.net/shop
Kale, golden beets, carrots, scallions, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, and new potatoes.
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: 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
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, lamb, 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 Dave Wiley (908) 578-3159.
USDA Certified Organic produce and plants. This week's produce: heirloom tomatoes, red and yellow slicing tomatoes, and a colorful mix of over twenty varieties of cherry tomatoes. Also: purple carrots and Hakurei baby white turnips-a perfect combo for grilling, sweet bell peppers, Shishito peppers for tapas, fresh garlic, leeks, red and white onions, radishes, rainbow Swiss chard, kale, and a large selection of herb and specialty plants, including eucalyptus plants, mosquito repelling lemon grass, and citronella scented geraniums. See their website for a complete listing and photos.
Cory, Jackie, Mariana, Everett, and Martin Savage
Pre-order on: www.Jackie-blues.com
Phone: (443) 783-6363
They have some soft shell 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
Watermelons, cantaloupes, sweet corn, potatoes, green beans, squash, and zucchini.
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
Fresh Mozzarella balls and fresh creme fraiche are being offered this week, made with Nice Farms Creamery milk. They also have quiches, salads, mains, scones, pies, and other desserts. Quiches: cheddar artichoke spinach red pepper, bacon potato and Swiss, mushroom onion shallot, Jalapeno red pepper cheese, and ham and Swiss. Salads: chicken walnut grape, curried chicken, egg, potato, Moroccan couscous, tuna, and beet citrus. Chicken enchilada and lasagna slices round out main dishes. Scones are berrry, cranberry walnut, lemon ginger, chocolate supreme, and cheddar parmesan dill. Other sweets are lemon yogurt cake, coconut macaroons, sour cherry turnovers, and apple 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. 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: 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.
Peaches, blueberries, and blueberry muffins. 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
Sticky buns, cinnamon rolls, peach crumb pie, empanadas, blueberry crumb cake, Kaiser rolls, sticky bun bread pudding, and more.
Stag Run Farm
Craig and Lenore Brady
Pre-order by calling: (302) 922-1271 or email [email protected].
Watermelon, cantaloupe, and other summer produce.
Chrissy Bee's Honey: Comb honey-special this week, 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-orders on these), cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, Asian eggplant, jalapeno peppers, summer squash, zucchini, patty pan squash, leeks, Sierra Blanca white onions, Walla Walla sweet onions, Cabernet onions, escarole, , friséespring mix, Toscano kale, curly kale, garlic, and Easter egg radishes.
Herbs: English thyme, lemon balm, green basil, citrus basil, Thai basil, chives, sage, oregano, and mint.
Micro greens: mixed, arugula, wasabi, mizuna, mustard, garnet, red Russian kale, basil, and broccoli, fennel, and microgreen salad.
Jay McCutcheon and Kay Carney
Pre-order on: www.weatheredeyefarm.com
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (443) 220-1849
Radishes, cucumbers, yellow squash, zucchini, sweet and hot peppers, black cherry tomatoes, golden grape tomatoes, and super sweet cherry tomatoes. Available at market, but not for pre-order: heirloom tomatoes, blackberries, and arugula.
On-farm kitchen prepared foods: see their website for weekly offerings.
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.
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. Dogs, except for service animals, are not allowed inside the Market per Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) rules. Please see complete list of DDA customer rules in the link below before you come to the market.
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 some parking at the parking lot in the Park, and in the lot in back of the Fred Thomas Building. But 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 a 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.
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.