August 19th, 2023 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Historic Lewes Farmers Market
This Saturday at Lewes Elementary School Parking Lot
820 Savannah Rd., Lewes, DE
Saturday, August 19, 2023
8 am – 12 pm
Kid’s Day at the Market – Activities Start at 9 am
Once again due to construction at the park, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market will be located at the Lewes Elementary School Parking Lot, 820 Savannah Rd., Lewes, DE. There, the HLFM celebrates Kid’s Day with lots of fun and educational activities throughout the Market. Be sure to pick up a special Kid’s Day Activities Map from an HLFM Volunteer when you enter the Market! Kids can come to the Kid’s Tent to join the Market Scavenger Hunt and find out about Kid’s Day events. From 9-10 am it’s Tutti Frutti Twister in the Children’s Playground and the City of Lewes Environmental Footprints activity in the Yellow Tent. Children’s Beach House Culinary Director Paula Baker leads a hands-on smoothie and fruit skewer activity at 10 am in the Demo Tent. Also, from 10-11 am it’s Children’s Storytime at the Yellow Tent. From 10-11:45 am kids can be filmed offering their own ideas on the environment at the City of Lewes Environmental Footprints tent. The messages in the videos will be shown as the introduction to the Tuesday September 19 Environmental Public Input workshop. The footprints will be woven together in a tapestry and presented to the Mayor and City Council in April 2024 as part of an Earth Day celebration. Kids accompanied by an adult with a SNAP card will receive a free $10 Bonus Bucks from the SNAP tent to spend at the Market.
Customers are encouraged to walk or bike to the school if able. The entrance to the Market for walkers and bikers is off Savannah Road. Limited parking near the Lewes Elementary School is available at the school's bus loop parking lot off of Sussex Drive–with coned off handicap accessible parking spaces. Additional street parking is available on Sussex Drive and Savannah Road.
Late summer and early fall produce is now at the Market. This Saturday, customers will find apples, figs, blackberries, peaches, nectarines, pears, green beans, wax pole beans, beets, shallots, garlic, carrots, Japanese cucumbers, large variety of peppers including Cubanelle Frying and Jalapeno, sweet peppers, Shishito peppers, slicing, heirloom, Roma and other tomato varieties, cantaloupes, watermelons, sweet corn, Fairy Tale and Italian eggplants, yellow and red potatoes, summer squashes, arugula, lettuces, pork sausages, chops, and ribs, oysters, live crabs, hand-picked crab meat, crabcakes, crab salad, grass-fed chicken, beef, honey, mushrooms, eggs, yogurt, milk, butter, ice cream, kombucha, jams, fresh-baked breads, pastries made with fruit from the vendors at the market, herb, veggie, and flower plants, cut-flower bouquets, locally roasted coffee and coffee drinks, peach tea, and more. More information.....
The Historic Lewes Farmers Market is unique in that it is producer-only—customers are able to buy directly from the farmer who grew the produce. This Market is where the farmers are—the most farmers in any farmers market in the Delmarva.
Not a lot of time left to enter the HLFM Big Raffle. There are 3 stupendous prizes: a $1,400 gift certificate to Seagreen Bicycle; the Fabu-Lewes Feast including 12--$100 restaurant gift cards; and a Private-in-Home 3-Course Chef’s Tasting with Wine Pairing for 10 by Chef Sean Corea from Lewes Oyster House. Tickets are on sale at the Market, and the drawing is September 2nd. Customers do not have to be present to win.
Only four Wednesdays left to visit the bigger and even better HLFM Wednesday Market at Crooked Hammock Brewery, running through September 6th. This easy in-and-out Market is open from 8 to 11:30 am and has fourteen vendors: Beachdog Farm, Bennett Orchards, Cosmic Dog Farm, Davidson’s Exotic Mushrooms, Dittmar Family Farms, Gaia Coffee Co, Hattie’s Garden, Kalmar Farm, Lucky Penny Flower Farm, Mahon River Farm, Marsh Creek Cattle and Company, Stag Run Farm, Tout de Suite Patisserie, and Two Sweet Beaches Bakery. Thanks to Crooked Hammock Brewery for sponsoring the Wednesday Market.
There will be many children at the Market this Saturday. Dogs at the Market must be under control on a tightly held, non-retractable leash inside the Market to ensure the safety of all customers at the Market.
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 newsletters list demos, what each farmer/producer is bringing each Saturday and Wednesday markets, 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 benefits 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 Market thanks The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group, 2023 HLFM Market Champion, for their continued support of the Market. It also thanks all the 2023 Sponsors!
For more information go to www.HistoricLewesFarmersMarket.org, or find the Historic Lewes Farmers Market on Facebook or Instagram.