July 17th, 2021 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Historic Lewes Farmers Market
Every Saturday, May 1-November 20, 2021
George H.P. Smith Park, Corner of Dupont & Johnson Avenues
Kombucha Demo at 10am
At 10 am in the demo tents, Gayle Galbraith of Federal Brewing will discuss how she makes artisanal kombucha. Galbraith, a holistic health coach, formulates her small-batch Kombucha made with organic, premium whole-leaf tea and functional ingredients. Flavors include Aronia Berry, made with local aronia berries, Elderberry, and Imperial Garden—all made with whole leaf, organic, Imperial Yellow tea, ginger, turmeric and cardamom and many more flavors.
The Historic Lewes Farmers Market just announced that the Tomato Festival will take place at the market on Saturday, August 7. This year there will be tomato handstamps for kids, the Guess the Number of Tomatoes in the Jar contest, and a demo by Cape Gazette food writer Denise Clemons at 10 am. Heirloom, cherry, and slicer tomatoes will be in abundance. The market holds the festival each year to celebrate National Farmers Market Week which this year takes place August 1-7.
This Saturday there will be cantaloupe, sweet local corn, peaches, blueberries, cherry and slicer tomatoes, Shishito, Poblano, and other peppers, chards, arugula, broccoli, lettuces, kale, mushrooms, micro greens, eggs, tilapia fish, crabs, oysters, beef, pork, chicken, honey, jams, beautiful fresh-baked breads, kombucha, pastries made with fruit from the growers at the market, hemp products, large flower bouquets including sunflowers, fresh-cut herbs, plants, and so much more.
Click here for a full list of vendors at this week's market.
Help keep the non-profit Historic Lewes Farmers Market healthy by purchasing raffle tickets at the Saturday market. There are three great prizes—an Elegant, Private In-Home Dinner for 10, courtesy of Bramble & Brine at the Buttery; a Booze Buggy (wagon full of fine wines and spirits); and Fabu-Lewes Feast--eight $125 gift certificates from the best restaurants in Lewes. Each Grand Prize Raffle is valued at $1,000. There’s also Three Second Prize Baskets of local gift cards. Tickets are just $5 each or 6 for $25. Drawing is September 4.
The Saturday market takes place at George H.P. Smith Park, at the corner of Dupont and Johnson Avenues. However, in case of inclement weather, the Market moves to Shields Elementary School Parking lot, Sussex Drive and Savannah Road. If the market has to move to Shields, the demo will be rescheduled.
The HLFM’s Wednesday market at Crooked Hammock Brewery is now open from 8 to 11am with 11 farmers/producers: 302 Aquaponics, Baywater Farms, Bennett Orchards, Bodine Farms, Dittmar Family Farms, Hattie’s Garden, Jackie Blues, Kalmar Farm, Mandala Pies, Stag Run Farm, and Totem Farms.
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 will also be accepted at the market in mid-June.
The HLFM also continues its partnership with the Epworth United Methodist Church Food Pantry. Market 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 Epworth program every Saturday. At the end of the Market, the produce and other foods are gathered and given to Epworth. The HLFM thanks its customers for their generosity.
More information about the Market is available at www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org. Find them also on Facebook and Instagram.