August 3rd, 2019 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Historic Lewes Farmers Market
Moved to Shields Elementary School Parking Lot
because of impending thunderstorms in the forecast
Chef Hari Cameron Cooks it up at 10 am in the Demo Tent
It’s all about melons and peaches and peppers and tomatoes and all the local summer produce at its peak this Saturday at the Market.
At 10 am in the Demo Tent, Chef Hari Cameron will work his magic with Market produce at the demo tent. Chef Hari attended The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College in Philadelphia. In 2012, he opened his first solo restaurant a(MUSE.) in Rehoboth Beach. Three years later, he launched casual, pasta-focused grandpa (MAC). For his progressive, Mid-Atlantic cuisine at a(MUSE.), Cameron earned national attention, including James Beard nominations for "Rising Star Chef" and "Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic."
At 9 am, the Lewes Public Library continues its Children’s Story Time at the Market. Since this partnership began in 2008, just under 9,200 children and their adults have met under the yellow tent to listen to stories that inspire kids to eat better and respect all of nature. The Historic Lewes Farmers Market thanks Jennifer Noonan, Hope Ellsworth, and others from the library for donating their Saturday mornings to come and share the best stories at the Market. This Saturday, they will read Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This classic, and very fun, story tells how a caterpillar literally eats its way through a book.
It’s busy at the Market in July and August, and always good to have fewer cars on the road, so it’s great for all who are able to bike or walk to the Market. In this spirit, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market continues the tradition of giving away a bicycle in their free Annual Bike Raffle. This year the official HLFM bicycle is a Jamis Earth Cruiser 2 in Plum Purple! This bike is built to be a lighter-weight cruiser. The cruise-control handlebars were designed to promote a comfortable no-weight-on-the-wrists riding position. It also has a cushy seat, smooth rolling tires, and no-slip pedals. There is a black basket that can easily be removed to use at the Market, and a bell that rings like an old ding-dong doorbell to announce one’s arrival.
Tickets for the raffle are free, and the winner is drawn on Labor Day Weekend. In order to enter the contest, customers need to fill out a ticket at the HLFM Information Tent. One can enter every Saturday, so Market regulars have a better chance of winning. This beautiful cruiser was purchased locally at Seagreen Bicycle, a local bike shop at 209 Monroe Avenue, Lewes, DE.
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.
The Market is open every Saturday from 8 am to noon. Customers are urged to park at the Lewes and Shields School parking lots, just off the corner of Savannah Road and Sussex Drive —a short walk from the Market. This is the best place to park to go to the Market. The Market provides a Veggie Valet service to help customers carry bags and melons back to their cars. This service is located at the HLFM Information Tent.
In case of inclement weather, the Market moves to Shields Elementary School Parking lot.
Customers should not forget the HLFM Wednesday Market at Crooked Hammock Brewery, Kings Highway and Crooked Hammock Way, Lewes, DE, from 8 am to 11 am.
More information about the Market is available at www/historiclewesfarmersmarket.org. Find them also on Facebook. Questions? [email protected] or call 302-644-1436. To receive the HLFM newsletter, please email them at [email protected] to be added to the HLFM list.