Historic Lewes Farmers Market - Saturday Fall Market

October 7th, 2023 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Historic Lewes Farmers Market
Lewes Elementary School Parking Lot
820 Savannah Rd, Lewes, DE
Saturday, October 7, 2023
Fall Market
9 am – 12 pm
Drift Seafood & Raw Bar Demo at 10 am

On Saturday, October 7, the Fall Historic Lewes Farmers Market opens at the Lewes Elementary School parking lot at 820 Savannah Road. Market hours are now 9 am to noon. Thirty-one vendors fill the Fall Market with produce, veggies, baked goods, meat, and dairy—one-stop shopping for fresh local food.

At 10 am, Chef Tom Wiswell of Drift Seafood & Raw Bar in Rehoboth Beach will prepare charcoal grilled local oysters and other dishes with produce from the Market. Tom Sietsema, restaurant critic of The Washington Post, gave Chef Wiswell and Drift a rave review in August. Come to At 10 am, Chef Tom Wiswell of Drift Seafood & Raw Bar in Rehoboth Beach will prepare charcoal grilled local oysters and other dishes with produce from the Market. Tom Sietsema, restaurant critic of The Washington Post, gave Chef Wiswell and Drift a rave review in August. Come to the demo to sample what Sietsema and others like so much about Drift.the demo to sample what Sietsema and others like so much about Drift.

Customers will find both red and white Hakurei turnips, Butternut squash, Turban squash, Kabocha squash, Sweet Dumpling squash, Carnival squash, Buttercup squash, Italian pole beans, red and white cabbages, a variety of decorative gourds, pumpkins, apple ciders, apples, fresh ginger, figs, pears, sweet carrots, kales, Swiss Chard, new lettuces, arugula, broccoli, cauliflower, lima beans, beets, sweet corn, fall potatoes, green beans, garlic, tomatoes, eggplant, pork sausages, chops, and ribs, hamburger and all cuts of beef, the best free-range chicken—both whole and parts, oysters, hand-picked crab meat, crab soups, different honey varieties including butter bean and comb (perfect for a fall cheese tray), mushrooms, eggs, yogurt, milk, butter, kombucha, jams, fresh-baked breads, apple-cider donuts, pastries made with fruit from the vendors at the Market, cut-flower bouquets, locally roasted coffee and coffee drinks, cold-pressed juices made from local fruits and veggies, and more.

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.

Starting October 7, dogs and other pets (except for service dogs) will not be permitted in the Fall Market. This is being done to ensure the safety of customers, vendors, and volunteers.

Parking is limited, so please walk or bike to the Market if you are able. For those who must drive to the Market, there is parking in the school bus parking lot, including accessible parking. There is also parking on Savannah Road and Sussex Drive.

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 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 market, 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. Please note that WIC and SFMNP benefits expire at the end of the month—Tuesday, October 31.

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. 

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Year Round
Monday - Friday  10 am - 4 pm

Memorial Day to Labor Day Weekends
Saturdays 10 am - 3 pm
Sundays and Holidays 10 am - 2 pm

Columbus Day Weekend to weekend before Memorial Day
Saturdays and Sundays - closed