September 2nd, 2023 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Historic Lewes Farmers Market
George H.P. Smith Park
Saturday, September 2, 2023
8 am – 12 pm
Labor Day Saturday at the Market
Shandra Furtado, SNAC Garden Foundation
Demo Starts at 10 am
The Market is back at its home at George H.P. Smith Park this Saturday for Labor Day weekend. At 10 am, Shandra Furtado, Executive Director of the SNAC Garden Foundation talks about SNAC and leads kids in a SNACs Ecosystem demonstration that teaches all the interconnected aspects of a plant’s life. SNAC’s Garden Foundation’s mission is to transform schoolyards into vibrant outdoor classrooms and thriving ecosystems where students have equitable access to quality environmental school garden programming. To learn more about SNAC come to the demo and bring the kiddos.
Lewes Mayor Andrew Williams will draw the winning tickets for the HLFM Big Raffle at 11 am at the raffle tent. Buy tickets by 10:45 am to have one more chance to win 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. Customers do not have to be present to win.
It's Labor Day weekend, and customers will find everything to celebrate the last days of summer—from steaks, pork ribs and sausages, chicken, and hamburgers for the grill, to fresh crabs and crabcakes, to assorted fruit and cream pies and ice cream for dessert. In addition, customers will find figs, fresh cut herbs including different basil and mint varieties, Canary melons, small and large watermelons, cantaloupe, blackberries, apples, peaches, red plums, pears, green beans, Haricots Verts (French green beans), multi-colored 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, sweet corn, Fairy Tale and Italian eggplants, yellow/red/purple potatoes, arugula, lettuces, chops, oysters, hand-picked crab meat, crab salad, mushrooms, eggs, yogurt, milk, butter, ice cream, kombucha, jams, honey including comb honey, 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, cold-pressed juices made from local fruits and veggies, fresh lemonade, and more. Click here to see what's fresh at the market this week.
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.
Parking is limited so please walk or bike to the Market if you are able. For those who must drive to the Market, one of the closest places to park is at the Lewes Elementary School parking lot. Park in the lot with access from Savannah Rd. and there is an opening to the Park by the pole barn. There is a slight slope after the opening leading to the Market which is very close. Thanks to Beebe Hospital, there is also parking at their rear outdoor parking lot right next to an entrance to the Park.
September 6 is the last HLFM Wednesday Market at Crooked Hammock. 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.
This Saturday is the final Children’s Storytime at the Market, a partnership with the Lewes Public Library, which starts at 10am under the yellow tent. Library volunteers read books about farming, gardening, and healthy eating. All children and their adults are welcome. Thanks to Heirloom Restaurant for sponsoring this program.
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. Customers can also sign up to receive the Market’s weekly newsletter on the HLFM website. The Market’s newsletters list demos, what each farmer/ producer is bringing to each Saturday and Wednesday markets, upcoming events, and more. Customers may also 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.