September 10th, 2022 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Historic Lewes Farmers Market
Saturday, September 10, 2022
George H.P. Smith Park, Corner of Dupont & Johnson Avenues
Harbour Chef Gary Papp Demos at 10 am
Chef Gary Papp from Lewes’ favorite dining spot on the Canal, Harbour, demos at 10 am. Highlighting the integrity of unsurpassed, locally sourced seafood, organic produce and meats, Harbour’s seasonally inspired menu offerings are prepared fresh daily and lovingly crafted.
The HLFM Big Raffle drawing was held at the Market on September 3. The Jazz Fest Weekend Tickets and Dinner was won by Kathy Kolb; the Fabu-Lewes-Feast including 8-$125 restaurant gift cards was won by Nichole DiNunzio; and the Private-in-Home 3-Course Chef Dinner with Wine Pairing for 10 by Chef Sean Corea of Lewes Oyster House was won by Sally and Frank Powell. Thanks to all who purchased raffle tickets this year--all proceeds go to support the HLFM.
The HLFM Bicycle Giveaway drawing was also held on September 3. The Electra Cruiser 1 Step-Thru in bright green was won by Mary Ellen Oferrall.
Lots of beautiful eggplant and tomatoes are still available at the Market—time for some great Eggplant Parmigiana. This week brings freshly picked apples, Italian plums, broccoli, Kalettes (baby kale), figs, green beans, wax pole beans, beets, spring and regular onions, shallots, garlic, gold and red potatoes, cucumbers, and all types of sweet and hot peppers including Shishito peppers to Market. There are also watermelons, cantaloupes, sweet corn, freshly-cut basil bunches, green and yellow squash, fall squashes, arugula, lettuces, pork sausages, chops, and ribs, tilapia fish, oysters, live crabs, hand-picked crab meat, crabcakes, crab salad, grass-fed chicken, ground lamb, ground beef, Filet Mignon, New York Strip steak, Sirloin Steak, Skirt steak, Bavette steak, Flank steak, honey, mushrooms, eggs, yogurt, milk, butter, ice cream, kombucha, jams, fresh-baked breads, pastries and pies made with fruit from the vendors at the market, apple cider donuts, cut-flower bouquets including sunflowers and dahlias, locally roasted coffee and coffee drinks, and more. The Historic Lewes Farmers Market is unique in that it is producer-only—customers are able to buy directly from the farmer who grew the produce. This Market is where the farmers are.
Children’s Storytime at the Market, a partnership with the Lewes Public Library starts at 10 am and will continue through September. Library volunteers read books about farming, healthy eating, gardening, and nature at the Yellow Tent.
Customers who want to help feed the local community may purchase local produce, meats, milk, and other food from growers at the Market to donate to the HLFM Food Pantry Purchase Program every Saturday. At the end of the Market, the produce and other foods are gathered and given to various food pantries including both Epworth and Casa San Francisco. The HLFM thanks its customers for their generosity.
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 takes place at George H.P. Smith Park. However, in case of inclement weather, the Market moves to Lewes Elementary School Parking lot, 820 Savannah Road.
The circle in front of the Fred Thomas Building at the foot of Dupont will be open for handicap drop-off and pick-up. Beebe Hospital is generously allowing market customers to park in its outside parking lots. Please go to www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org to see where parking is located and to view Vendor Maps for the Market. The market is a stop on the Lewes Line, a great way to come to the Market.
The Wednesday Market at Crooked Hammock Brewery is also open with eleven great farmers and bakers from 8 to 11 am. The Wednesday Market continues through September 28.
Dogs at the Market must be under control on a six-foot non-retractable leash.
The Market thanks The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group, 2022 HLFM Market Champion, and all other sponsors for their continued support of the Market.
More information about the Market is available at www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org. Find them also on Facebook and Instagram.