August 4th, 2018 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
HISTORIC LEWES FARMERS MARKET
Rain or Shine
Rain or Shine
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 8 am—12 pm - Moves to Shields School Parking Lot
Tomato Festival cancelled due to weather (sorry)
On Saturday August 4, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market celebrates its favorite fruit for the twelfth year. The Market will be open at Shields School Parking Lot, at Johnson and Dupont Avenues, from 8 til noon. This Saturday patrons celebrate National Farmers Market Week, August 5-11.
Customers are urged to bring their friends, their children, houseguests, or just themselves to the Tomato Festival. Here’s what’s happening at the Festival:
HLFM vendors will have an extraordinary array of delicious local tomatoes just picked and ready for the table. The bumper crop of tomatoes is offered in addition to a multitude of other fresh, local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, grass-fed meats and poultry, and locally-produced farm products.
The HLFM encourages market patrons to wear red to celebrate this year’s fabulous crop of tomatoes, National Farmers Market Week, and the Historic Lewes Farmers Market Tomato Festival.
Patrons may also enter the raffle for the free bicycle that the HLFM gives away every year to encourage all to bike or walk (if able) to the Market.
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. In addition to SNAP, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market welcomes participants in Delaware's Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. WIC coupons can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at the Market. Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) coupons are also welcome.
The Market is open every Saturday from 8 am to noon. There’s lots of parking at the Shields Elementary School and Lewes School Parking lots, just off the corner of Savannah Road and Sussex Drive and a short walk to the Market. The circle driveway in front of the Fred Thomas Building will be closed from 6:30 to 9:30 am for Tomato Festival setup. Disabled customers can still be dropped off at that entrance, but cannot park there until after 9:30 am. At the Saturday market, a Veggie Valet service is provided to help customers carry bags back to their cars. This service is located right outside the HLFM Information Tent.
Customers who want to know what is happening at the Market each Saturday should subscribe to the HLFM newsletter sent to customers on Thursdays. Newsletter is free. To be included, customers may send their email address to [email protected].
And don't forget about the Wednesday market at Crooked Hammock Brewery (Crooked Hammock Way and Kings Highway) from 8 to 11 am.
Consistent with its mission, the HLFM is committed to supporting farmers who grow local fruits and vegetables -- a “real” farmers market that is producer-only.
More information about the market is available at www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org.
Photos by Brook Hedge