November 18th, 2023 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Historic Lewes Farmers Market
Lewes Elementary School Parking Lot
820 Savannah Rd, Lewes, DE
Saturday, November 18, 2023
Final Fall Market
9 am – 12 pm
Last Historic Lewes Farmers Market of the Year
Extra Food and Essentials Drive at Market
This Saturday, November 18, is the last day of the Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) for the 2023 season. On Saturday, the HLFM is holding an extra Food and Essentials Drive at the Market to supplement two food pantries—Epworth UMC in Rehoboth Beach and Casa San Francisco in Milton. There are a lot of folks in need—many are homeless—and the HLFM hopes to fill the pantries for a few weeks with this extra Food Drive. The food pantries request certain non-perishables including spaghetti sauce, pasta, peanut butter, jams and jellies, canned fruits/vegetables/soups, boxed cereal, powdered or shelf-stable milk, rice, and beans. Please honor the HLFM's mission and the health needs of folk who use the food pantries by providing healthy foods. Diapers, menstrual hygiene products, and laundry detergent are also badly needed. Pantries are always looking for fresh produce, meat, eggs, and dairy so customers are also urged to purchase fresh food at the Market for this Food Drive and drop these off at the HLFM Food Drive table near the HLFM Information Tent. Shelf-stable items may be dropped off at the same table or at the entrance from Savannah Road or the bus parking lot.
It is also the last Saturday to purchase yams, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, rapini, collard greens, persimmons, oysters, crabmeat, fresh sage sausage for stuffing, mushrooms, pies, and all the fixins’ for Thanksgiving. Dittmar Family Farms and Mahon River Farm will not only have pre-ordered turkeys for pick-up, but also extra turkeys for sale until they run out. Mahon River Farm will also have some boneless skinless turkey breast and turkey legs quarters—come early for these. There are also beautiful apples, and Market offerings using Fall ingredients like apple and pear jellies, jams, and chutneys, soups, fresh juices, kombucha, apple cider, apple cider donuts, and pastries. Time to buy free-range chicken, beef, and pork to freeze for the winter.
The Market thanks all of its customers, farmers/producers, volunteers, and donors for their support this year. The HLFM plans to open the 2024 Saturday Market on May 4 at George H.P. Smith Park.
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.
Please note that dogs and other pets (except for service dogs) are not permitted in the Fall Market. This is being done to ensure the safety of customers, vendors, and volunteers.
Parking is limited, so customers should walk or bike to the Market if 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 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. It is a way to stay in touch with the Market for news about delivery/pick-up from Market farmers/producers over the winter and much more. Customers may also email [email protected] and ask to be added to the list.
The Market accepts SNAP and matches up to $20 per market, per customer. Please go to the SNAP tent to process SNAP/EBT.
The HLFM 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.