May 13th, 2023 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Historic Lewes Farmers Market
George H.P. Smith Park Summer Saturday Market
Saturdays • May 6 – September 30, 2023
8am – 12pm
George H.P. Smith Park
Johnson & Dupont Aves., Lewes, DE 19958
8 am – 12 pm
Time to make strawberry shortcake, strawberry pie, strawberry smoothies, and all things strawberry from fresh, local berries found at the Historic Lewes Farmers this Saturday, May 13. The Historic Lewes Farmers Market opens at 8 am at George H.P. Smith Park (Johnson and DuPont Avenues) with vendors bringing juicy strawberries, freshly cut asparagus, radishes, carrots, salad turnips, lettuces and greens including beautiful varieties of baby kale, Bok Choy, arugula, Swiss chard, salad and stir fry mixes. Customers will also find starter plants including heirloom tomatoes, herbs, and various veggies. There’s also a great selection of eggs, milk, butter, yogurt, grass-fed pork, chicken, live crabs or hand-picked crabmeat, oysters, mushrooms, cold-pressed juices, honey, jams, breads, pastries, coffee, cut-flower bouquets, and more.
Lewes in Bloom is the wonderful Lewes non-profit organization that plants all the public (and some private) flower beds, baskets, and flower pots all over town. The Lewes in Bloom volunteers bring beauty and a sense of welcome to the community and its visitors. At 10 am, Dianne Rogers from Lewes in Bloom will present “Plant for Success—Container Gardens That Thrive in the Heat.” Dianne is a member of Lewes in Bloom, as well as a Delaware, Sussex County Master Gardener. Her interest is in garden design, and this will be a very special demonstration for both novice and experienced gardeners.
In case of inclement weather, the Market moves to the Lewes Elementary School parking lot, 820 Savannah Road.
The HLFM website www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org lists all vendors, their contact information, and whether or not they take pre-orders. For pre-orders, the customer may pick up at the vendor tent in the market.
The market’s weekly newsletter lists upcoming demos, events, and more. To receive the newsletter, customers should email [email protected] and ask to be added to the list.
The market accepts SNAP, WIC, and SFMNP, and continues to match SNAP up to $20 per market, per customer. Please go to the SNAP tent to process SNAP/EBT.
The HLFM continues its Food Pantry Purchase Program. HLFM 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 this program every Saturday. At the end of the Market, the produce and other foods are gathered and given to food pantries including Epworth and Casa San Francisco. The HLFM thanks its customers for their generosity.
The circle in front of the Fred Thomas Building at the foot of Dupont will be open for accessible drop-off and pick-up. Beebe Hospital is generously allowing market customers to park in its outside parking lot. The market moves to the Lewes Elementary School parking lot at 820 Savannah Road if it rains. Please go to www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org to see where parking is located and to view Vendor Maps for the market.
The Market thanks The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group, 2023 HLFM Market Champion, for their continued support of the Market.
For more information go to www.HistoricLewesFarmersMarket.org, or find the Historic Lewes Farmers Market on Facebook or Instagram.
Photo credit Mary Lu Pool