As the market heads into fall, there’s lots of seasonal produce coming along including figs, lettuces, arugula, fresh ginger, apples and more. There are still peaches, watermelons, hot peppers, red peppers, lima beans, and sweet corn as well as grass-fed beef, lamb and pork, plus eggs, milk, yogurt, cheeses, jams, honey, soaps, cut flowers and herbs. The market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept 8.
In a special Meet the Farmer demo at 10 a.m., Sept. 8, Eileen Dykes from Twin Post Farm and Bob Mattie from Elysium Farm will talk about their farms and the ethical treatment of farm animals. This demonstration will conclude with quiche bites made with eggs from Twin Post and bacon from Elysium Farm prepared by Old World Breads.
The market continues its SNAP (EBT Food Stamps) program. To help lower economic barriers to local, healthy food, the HLFM matches up to $20 each participant each week with HLFM Bonus Bucks. SNAP participants can come to the SNAP tent to pick up the bonus $20 in tokens to use at the market.
The Historic Lewes Farmers Market also welcomes participants in Delaware's Women, Infants and Children program. WIC coupons can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at the market. Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons are also welcome.
There’s lots of parking at the Shields Elementary School and Lewes School parking lots, just off the corner of Savannah Road and Sussex Drive, a short walk to the market. The market provides a veggie valet service to help customers carry heavy loads to their cars. This service is located right outside the HLFM Information Tent.
The market is open rain or shine, but if it is raining, the market moves to Shields Elementary School parking lot on Savannah Road at Sussex Drive.
For more information, go to www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org.