November 12th, 2022 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Historic Lewes Farmers Market
Lewes Elementary School for Fall Market
(Savannah Road and Sussex Drive)
November 12, 9 am – noon
Volunteer Appreciation Day at the Market
This Saturday, November 12, is Volunteer Appreciation Day at the Market. The Historic Lewes Farmers Market is managed by over 100 committed volunteers from May through November. These volunteers set-up the Market, direct traffic, manage crowds and lines, count customers, pick up the trash, help with the demos, assist SNAP, WIC, and SFMNP (senior coupon) customers, and many work throughout the year on the HLFM board and advisory board on grant applications, strategic planning, promotion, finance, and much more. Volunteers are the reason the Market has been successful for 17 years, bringing the best local produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, and much more to the community. The Historic Lewes Farmers Market thanks all its volunteers.
Please note that there are only two Saturdays left of the Historic Lewes Farmers Market fall season: November 12 and 19. The next two Saturdays are your last chance to visit the Market and pick up all your fresh Fall produce!
The Market is also holding two Special Food Drives on November 12 and 19. Customers are asked to both bring non-perishable items to the Market and to also consider purchasing fresh food at the Market to donate to food pantries who feed those in our community who need a little help. Customers can purchase the items directly from the farmers and bring to the HLFM Food Drive table or request that the farmer put the items aside for the food pantries to pick up at the Market.
The food pantries request certain non-perishables including spaghetti sauce, pasta, peanut butter, jams and jellies, canned fruits/vegetables/soups, boxed cereal, powdered or shelf stable milk, rice, and beans. Please honor the HLFM's mission and the health needs of folk who use the food bank by providing healthy foods. Diapers, menstrual hygiene products, and laundry detergent are also badly needed, and can be dropped off at the HLFM Food Drive table next to the HLFM Information Tent.
The Fall Harvest is a special season when autumn crops are ready to be picked. It is a very special time at the Market that marks the end of summer when it is a bit crisp out, but not yet winter. Some crops are only harvested in the Fall, such as butternut, honeynut, acorn, carnival, kabocha, hubbard, spaghetti, and sweet dumpling squashes. The brassicas—cauliflower, cabbage, kale, Swiss chard, collard greens, rapini, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, radishes, spinach—are at their best right now. The root vegetables--carrots, beets, red, white, and sweet potatoes, onions, and garlic—are full of flavor. Then there are ripe apples, Bartlett and Asian pears, and Market offerings using Fall ingredients like jams, jellies, pumpkin butter, soups, kombucha, apple cider, apple cider donuts, and various pastries. It’s also time for crab soups, locally roasted coffee, fall wreaths, and more—all at the Market the next two Saturdays.
The Fall Market is located at the Lewes Elementary School (LES) parking lot every Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm. The Market will be at LES through November 19. The Historic Lewes Farmers Market is a producer-only, “where the farmers are” market, and we are open rain or shine.
Entrance for walkers and bikers is the driveway into the school off Savannah Rd. Limited parking is available in the school's bus parking lot off of Sussex Drive–with priority given to handicapped customers–and street parking is available.
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.
Dogs at the Market must be under control on a tightly held 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.