What’s At The Lewes Farmers Market June 12, 2010

by Dave on June 10, 2010

Do you know that we have a demonstration at the Market every Saturday at 10 am? The demos feature either a local chef using products from the Market in their recipes, or other folk doing presentations on subjects such as gardening, recycling, pollinators, and more. The demos take place at the Lewes Historical Society kitchen when we are at that site, but there are none at Shields Elementary School when we have to move there.

Roundup Resistant Superweeds March Throughout the U.S.
I’ve now seen two articles in the last week about weeds that are resistant to Roundup from Monsanto. About 20 years ago Monsanto introduced Roundup Ready seeds and herbicides. Roundup Ready seeds were genetically modified to have an immunity to Roundup, an herbicide. Farmers could then use Roundup on their crops and not destroy valuable food crops. 90 percent of the Nation’s soybeans and 70 to 80 percent of our corn and cotton are Roundup Ready crops. Farmers started to see Roundup resistant weeds about 10 years ago, and now they are becoming epidemic. To deal with this emerging problem, other chemical companies such as Dupont, Dow, Bayer, Basf, and Sygenta are working to develop other modified soybean, corn, and cotton seeds that can survive a dousing of older herbicides. In the article “Superweed Outbreak Triggers Arms Race” in the June 4 issue of The Wall Street Journal, John Jachetta, a scientist at Dow Chemical’s Dow AgroSciences and President of the Weed Science Society of America was quoted as saying “It will be a very significant opportunity” for chemical companies. “It is a new era.” You really need to read this article.

Social Justice and Local Food
“When you buy from farms that treat their workers fairly, you are helping to limit the cruel conditions for farm workers. And although it’s not always possible to find out, knowing your farm vendor or visiting his or her farm (or Web site) may give you some idea of how the staff is treated. Your food dollar votes for everything it takes to make that food, including the treatment of the people who grow it.”-Amy Cotler, from The Locavore Way: Discover and Enjoy the Pleasures of Locally Grown Food.

America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest

HLFM Count as of June 9: 52 (pitiful!)
America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest. Farmers market customers across the country are casting their votes for the best farmers market right now until August 31 when the contest ends. One large, medium, and small farmers market will win the title of America’s Favorite Farmers Market in 2010. We have registered the HLFM to be in the contest, and we can all watch online to see how we are doing in the contest. Please vote TODAY for the Historic Lewes Farmers Market by going to VOTE America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest.We want to win in the medium category this year. (Last year we placed 4th in the medium category, and were listed in the Top 20 Favorite Farmers Markets). If each of you got just ten of your friends to vote for the HLFM, we would have a good chance of winning. How about emailing the contest info and link to the contest to ALL of your friends. You can also spread the word on Facebook and Twitter, or send this E-Card to everyone you know. There are 1,500 to 2,000 of you who come to the Market each Saturday, and we just have 52 votes so far! We need to keep up the effort to get friends to vote for us right now and all summer!

The Official Historic Lewes Farmers 5-Year Anniversary Market Tote for 2010. Our official HLFM 2010 Market Tote is a Therm-O-Tote–a sturdy tote with an insulated inside to keep produce cool while you shop. There is a zipper closure, dual reinforced 20″ carrying handles, and plastic bottom insert. Measuring 13W x 10 x 15H, this earth-friendly bag contains 20% post-industrial recycled content and is reusable. The HLFM store poster graphic appears on one side of the tote with the logo: “Historic Lewes Farmers Market-Where Being Fresh is Socially Acceptable”, and the other side states “Historic Lewes Farmers Market: Celebrating 5 Years of Being Fresh”. How can you resist? You can get one, two or more at the HLFM table for a $10 donation each to the Market, and let everyone know that you are an HLFM fan.

When the Market Moves
Don’t forget that due to other events at the Lewes Historical Society, the Market moves to Shields Elementary School Parking Lot, 910 Shields Ave, near intersection of Savannah Rd. and Sussex Dr., Lewes, DE on June 26, July 10, August 7, and October 2.

What’s at Market this Saturday:
The very popular Children’s Reading Program at the Market takes place 9-10 am every Saturday at the School House at the Lewes Historical Society complex. The Lewes Public Library is sponsoring this with us, and Maureen Miller, Children’s Librarian from the Lewes Public Library, reads the stories and interacts with the kids to plant seeds, make flowers out of tissue paper and pipe cleaners, and do lots of other fun projects. For ages 3 to 8, but all children are welcome and encouraged to attend with their parents. Each week, a special book is chosen to reflect the themes of growth, change and healthy eating. This week, the featured book is Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert.

Chef Demonstration: This Saturday, June 12th at 10 am, the Market will feature a cooking demonstration with Chef Ian Crandall from the very popular Kindle Restaurant in Lewes. Ian will demonstrate a surprise recipe featuring mushrooms from Davidson’s Exotic Mushrooms, a vendor at the Market.

Vendors:

Arlington’s Natural Meats: Please note that Arlington’s comes to our Market the first and third Saturdays of every month. They bring all natural beef and pork from animals born and raised on their farm, grain-finished and dry aged. Feed is forage-based with no antibiotics and no metabolic enhancers.

Backyard Jams & Jellies: Starting this week, they will have some larger family-size jars and some smaller sample-size jars. It is fun to mix and match, or make gift baskets with the smaller jars. They are still picking strawberries and rhubarb from their Milton backyard, so there will be Strawberry Rhubarb Jam. They will also be offering Strawberry Jam and Jelly, and No Sugar Strawberry Jam. A real Lewes favorite is their Beach Plum Jelly, made with beach plums harvested from our local sandy dunes. In addition they will have: Tomato Jam, Mint Jelly, Raspberry Jam and Jelly, Peach Raspberry Jam, Blueberry Jam, Blueberry-Peach Jam, Peach Jam and Mixed Berry Jam. The No Sugar Jams will be: Strawberry, Beach Plum, Blueberry Peach, Blueberry, Mixed Berry, and Peach. Backyard Jams and Jellies was the winner of Best in State for Soft Spreads (Jellies and Jams), and seven First Place Ribbons at the 2008 Delaware State Fair. They make great hostess gifts. (Please save your empty jars for her.)

Baues’ Busy Bees: Pure raw honey in 12 oz honey bears, 1 lb and 2.5 lb jars. Bee pollen. Beeswax hand cream, lip balm, and body lotion that have a natural SPF of 15 from the beeswax. Handmade Honey Soap that is great for sensitive skin. 100 % beeswax candles in various shapes and sizes. They will gift wrap your purchases for free-great hostess gifts. Baues’ comes to our Market every other week.

Bella’s Cookies: Bella’s Cookies is an all natural and organic cookie company and bakery. They bake with only natural and organic ingredients, no preservatives, no trans fats, no hydrogenated oils, no artificial colors or flavors, and no high-fructose corn syrup. Bella’s works with market vendors, local purveyors and farmers to incorporate local fruits, vegetables and other ingredients into weekly specials. The last of the strawberries are being picked through Delaware, and they are baking them into their white chocolate, Strawberry bread pudding. Strawberry Shortcake biscuits also return this week. These biscuits are topped with just a little sugar, and are the perfect complement to those delicious strawberries found throughout the market–just add whipped cream. Their cookies are always available at the Market: Sun Dollar (Lemon Sugar), Sandy Beach (Coconut Sugar), Mocha Java (Chocolate Coffee), Yin Yang (Salty Oatmeal), Breakfast Cookies and many more favorites. Bella’s is also a one-stop shop of baked goods for those with food allergies, as they bake an expansive selection of Gluten-Free cookies, brownies, pies and mini cakes.Vegan varieties of cookies include Choco-Cherry, Lemon Sugar, and Vegan brownies. Their Agave-sweetened line (no added sugar and suitable for diabetics) has grown to over two dozen varieties of desserts and pastries including Oatmeal raisin and Chocolate Peanut Butter cookies. Hot-from-the-oven breakfast quiches arrive around 8:15 am. There will also be fresh squash and zucchini bread (available in mini loaves), cupcakes with butter cream icing and sweet pea flowers, shortbread cookies and more. If you are interested in purchasing one of the desserts, you can call the bakery the week ahead of Saturday’s market, and they will bring the dessert to the Market so you can pick it up there. On the table this week are Delaware Rum Cakes (using locally distilled Dogfish Head Brown Honey Rum), Key Lime Pie, and a fresh Pineapple Bundt cake.

Calliope Organic Farm: Naturally certified. This Saturday, they will have: Kolibri and Early White Vienna Kohlrabi; De Cicco Broccoli; several varieties of lettuce including Red Saladbowl Oakleaf, Speckled Amish Bib, Jericho Romaine, Rouge d’iver, Heirloom Red Romaine, Heirloom Lollo Rosa, and Forellenchluss; Salad Mix: a mix of 7-10 lettuce varieties; Deep Purple and White Spear Scallions; Early Wonder Tall Top Beets; Rat Tail Radishes; French Breakfast Radishes; Chiogga, candy-striped Italian heirloom beets; Scarlet Nantes Carrots; Bright Lights Swiss Chard; Spring Raab; Minuet Napa Cabbage; and Basil.

Chapel’s Country Creamery: Chapel’s produces artisanal cheeses made with milk from their herd of Jersey and Holstein cows. All of the milk is free of synthetic hormones, antibiotics and chemical compounds. They will bring a Talbot Reserve, a cheddar aged over a year with a bloomy rind-complex, creamy, with a nice sharpness. (Bloomy rind cheeses can be made of cow, goat or sheep milk. These are cheeses that are soft and creamy, and are covered with a snowy rind of white mold). Other cheeses from Chapel’s: Sundried Tomato and Basil Cheddar, Garlic and Chive Cheddar, and Chapel Cheddar. New this year is a Bay Blue cheese (excellent!) They are also bringing their new line of natural yogurts: Honey, Maple, Natural Vanilla Bean, and Plain-all made on their farm from fresh milk only minutes old, from their grass-fed cows.

Chesapeake Bay Farm: Three different rich and creamy ice cream flavors every week available as hand-dipped cones, in cups, or take-home pints (worth standing in line for.) Fresh local cow’s milk gourmet cheeses (Old Bay Cheddar, Italian Seasoned, Dill, Horseradish, and many more). Churned butter-salted and unsalted. All products are made from milk with no added hormones from grass fed cows on Worcester County’s only dairy farm.

Community Organics: Red and White Russian kale. Rainbow Lacinato kale. Lacinato (Dinosaur) kale. Tatsoi, Mizuna. Bright Lights chard. Tenderleaf (mild and tender Asian green). Semposai (Asian green similar to collards, but milder). Osaka Purple Mustard. Red Giant Mustard. Fun Jen (a mild Chinese cabbage). Blue’s Chinese Cabbage. Arugula. Detroit Dark Red and Early Wonder Beets. Easter egg and French Breakfast radishes. White Vienna and Purple Kohlrabi. Broccoli. Snow peas. Sugar Snap peas. Lettuces. Scallions. Sweet Potatoes. New red potatoes. White and Gold turnips. (Please note that Community Organics has moved into a new space on the Third Street side of the Market.)

Davidson Exotic Mushrooms: Portabellas, Shiitake, Crimini, and Oyster mushrooms, as well as mixes of all three or mixes of Shiitake and Crimini. They will offer mushroom samples, and will feature a sample mushroom dish with recipe each week.

Deep Grass Nursery: USDA Certified Organic. They will bring raspberries, blueberries, a variety of beautiful lettuces, yellow and green squash, beets, spring onions, scallions, arugula, radishes, basil, and mint. They also have hanging flower baskets and herbal plants, and their jams, jellies, and herbal vinegars. Their pies are made with seasonal fruits.

Down to Earth Organic Farm: USDA Certified Organic. Not at Market this Saturday.

Ficner’s Farm: Yellow and green squash. Young tender sugar snap peas with edible pods. Pickling Cucumbers. Spring onions. Assorted herb and tomato plants. Potted Medusa Pepper plants. Potted sunflowers. Honey. Flower bouquets.

Fifer Orchards: Earliblu blueberries. Raspberries. Sweet shelled peas. Spring spinach. Scallions. Radishes. Beets. Sweet Chandler strawberries. Asparagus. Honey. Apple cider donuts.

First State Creamery: Goat cheese made from their own herd of goats. Aged, raw milk hard cheeses will be offered in a variety of flavors including Old Bay Colby, Italian Hard Cheddar, Tomato Basil Cheddar, Plain Cheddar, Plain Colby, as well as pasteurized soft cheeses in various flavors as well as plain.

Freeman Farms: Not at Market until later in June.

Good Earth Market and Organic Farm: 7th year of being USDA Certified Organic. Raspberries. Strawberries (last week of these, and they are juicy, delicious, and organic.) Lettuces: Green Oakleaf. Simpson, Outredouse, Red Oak Leaf, Butter Crunch, and more. French Breakfast Radishes. Heirloom Tomato Plants (14 varieties this year!) Beautiful cut flowers. Freshly cut herbs. Honey

Greenbranch Farm: USDA Certified Organic.They will be bringing: Red and green lettuce varieties–Nancy, Concept, Australe, Mottistone, Tiede, and Oakleaf; Kolibri and Winner Kohlrabi; Minuet Napa Cabbage; Red Russian Kale; Rainbow Chard; Raven Zucchini; Zephyr Squash; Ace Beets; Snow Peas; Broccoli Raab; Green Head Cabbage; Colorado Rose Potatoes; Red Stem Salad Turnips; Pork: Spicy Sausage; Scrapple; Smoked Ham Steaks; Smoked Ham Roasts; Free-range eggs.

Hattie’s Garden: Hattie will have tall, fresh cut flowers including snapdragons, delphinium, larkspur, and zinnias with a variety of gorgeous fillers. The bouquets come with a packet of flower food and are professionally harvested to last a long time. You’ll find arugula, young, delicious Jericho Romaine and a lovely heirloom red Romaine–Rouge d’Hiver, as well as young lettuces mixed with or without arugula. Hattie will have Sugar Snap Peas and wonderful Patty Pan squash. The cherry tomatoes are beginning to ripen and there may be a few pints if you are early. For herbs, look for fresh cut basil in bunches or bags, lots of Italian Flat Parsley and Curly Parsley, and a nice batch of Cilantro this week. Hattie will also create herb packs so you can have several types of herbs in quantities you can use at an affordable price. Please ask if you don’t see something listed here. Hattie goes to great lengths to keep everything fresh, clean and cool–from harvest until sale–and something you need may be hiding in a cooler.

Jimmy Lynn’s Seafood: Soft-shell crabs. Crabcakes. Fresh crab meat. Lobster salad. Deviled crab eggs. Coleslaw. Crab dip. Shrimp salad. Seaweed salad. Potato and macaroni salad. Fresh scallops, clams, and oysters. Local fish in season: flounder, tuna, swordfish, rockfish.

Kalmar Farm: Asparagus. Peas. Kale. Spinach. Swiss chard. Yellow and zucchini squashes. Redskin potatoes.

Kogler’s Old World Breads: Handcrafted and baked in an artisan bakery in Ellendale, DE. Beginning with the finest ingredients: King Arthur Flour, filtered water, yeast and salt. Each item is hand formed to create the delicate textures, flavors, and golden crust reminiscent of European breads. There will be French baguettes, sourdough loaves, Italian loaves, country loaves, brioche hamburger buns, Focaccia, rye boule, and cinnamon loaves, and cinnamon shorties (a real treat with quite a dedicated following). New this year are cinnamon raisin sticky buns.

Lavender Fields: Everything lavender including preserves and jellies. Special this week: one-year-old Provence lavender plants, fresh hand-harvested bunches of Hidcote lavender, Lavender Chardonnay Wine Jelly, Herbes de Provence, culinary lavender, and more.

Lucky Penny Produce & Flowers: Her beautiful summer cut-flowers are really coming along now, and you will find old-fashioned cans filled with Benary Giant Zinnias, Black-eyed Susans, Gomphera, Ageratum, and Ameranthus. They make a great present to take to dinner as a unique hostess gift. Also available: Sunray Squash, Elite Zucchini, and Mojito Mint.

Magee Farms: Chandler strawberries, sweet peas, string beans, Sunray squash, Spineless Beauty Zucchini, cut-flowers, and herbs.

Nancy’s Fine Foods: Nancy is continuing the Coconut Craze, catering to her growing number of coconut macaroon lovers. In addition to the simply luscious Almond Macaroon every week, she will add fruits and nuts to really take it “over the top.” This week the featured macaroon will be Cranberry and Walnut Macaroon. She will be offering two favorite salads, Chicken, Walnut and Grape and Dilled Quinoa and Brown Rice (similar to last year’s Greek Quinoa Salad). Nancy has made a new filled pastry based on the orange flavored ricotta filling used in last year’s southern Italian classic Sfogiatelle (“SVOY-lee-ah-tell-eh”), wrapped in flaky dough. It is called Sweet Ricotta Filled Shells, and is typical of a classic Italian pastry, not too sweet with really flaky dough. Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake is back, available in individual slices and whole mini cakes. Fresh mozzarella balls will not be available every week, but they will be available through June and then again in August.

Nice Farms Creamery: They will have more Cream-line Milk and yogurt this week. In addition to their Classic Culture (plain) and Velvety Vanilla Yogurt they will also bring Raspberry and Peach fruit yogurt. As always, Chocolate milk will be available in pints and half gallons. Why pay more for “organic” milk when you can drink their cows’ milk from their local and pastured dairy herd? Thanks to their grazing techniques you will notice that the milk is yellow due to all of the extra Beta Carotene, Omega 3s, and the cancer fighting CLAs (conjugated linoleic acid) found in it. (If you want to know more about this, go to Super Natural Milk.) Ask them for a sample, and you might never go back to conventional milk.

Olivia’s Bread’s & Alden’s Desserts: The breads and other baked goods that Olivia’s brings are made with organic flours that are unbleached and unbromated. They also use natural and organic produce from local farmers and businesses. They believe in using green products and supporting Fair Trade producers. They are known for working with those who have special dietary restrictions or food allergies.

Pasqualini’s Bakery: Bear claws, strudels, Italian bread, cookies, fruit pies, muffins, croissants, and more.

Rainbow Farm: Lilies, lilies and more lilies. Plants to brighten your garden now and for years to come. Red, yellow, pink and always something new each week. They dig up healthy lilies for easy transplanting. If you are a visitor, plants make a great gift for friends that have opened their home to you during the summer. They also have some potted for gifts. And, if you don’t have a garden, they will make beautiful bouquets right on the spot. Lilies have a 1-2 week vase life

Rainbow Java: Organic, fair-trade coffee, roasted locally. Bolivian Primera Extra (medium roast). Bolivian Cumbre Premium AAA (dark roast). Ethiopian Yirgacheffe (medium roast-drank a cup this morning-excellent taste). Peruvian (medium roast). Sumatra (dark roast). Swiss Water Process Decaf South American Blend (medium roast). Available by the pound. Also, you can purchase a cup of her wonderful coffee, freshly brewed, at the market.

Seaberry Farm: They will be bringing a selection of potted trees and shrubs. Selection will include: Silver Willow that can grow to a large tree and is a fast grower with attractive silver foliage. Native Beach Plum that tolerates sandy soil and seaside conditions and the fruit can be made into jam. Curly Willow that has twisted stems that can be used in flower arrangements and tolerates wet as well as dryer sites. Contorted Filbert/ Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick is a unique, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub with twisted and gnarled branches clothed in similarly twisted foliage. Weeping, pale yellow catkins adorn bare branches in early spring. This plant makes an interesting winter specimen. Sacred Lilly, Rohdea japonica, is a low evergreen that tolerates dry soil and prefers shade. It is a good alternative to Hosta, is hard to find, and desired by plant collectors. Ninebark ‘Summer Wine’ was bread from native North American stock. This variety has pinkish-white, button-like flowers in mid-summer. It is very showy and extremely hardy. It is adaptable to varied soil and pH conditions; including dry. Annabelle Hydrangea is 3-4 foot shrub. The big and bold snowball flowers gradually change from green to pure white. Ginko biloba grows to a large tree over time. This “living fossil” is the only species left of an ancient group of plants. Thought to be extinct in the wild, it was cultivated for centuries around Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. It is adaptable to most soils and difficult landscape situations. It is salt and heat tolerant, pest free, with a bright yellow fall color. Wisteria is a fast growing vine, that can be easily trained onto arbors and fences for shade and screening. Tolerates seaside conditions well.

Springfield Farms: They will be bringing lamb chops, rack of lamb, leg of lamb, ground lamb, lamb steaks, and about every other cut of lamb that you can think of. They will also be selling from their own sheep: raw wool, yarn, wool roving, blankets, socks, and cutting boards made from trees on their farm.

Surf Bagel: The best bagels south of Brooklyn hot from the oven! Grab a bagel and a coffee and tour the Market. Bagels are available at the HLFM Table. At least four varieties-plain, sesame, cinnamon-raisin, and everything.

Sussex Consortium: A couple of years ago, the HLFM helped the students of the Sussex Consortium and their teachers plant a large organic garden on the school property. They have expanded their garden since then, and are now harvesting a diverse group of crops from that garden and selling the vegetables and herbs at our market. This week they will be bringing Swiss chard, radishes, and garlic (the only fresh garlic at the Market and quite good).

Twin Post Farm: They will be bringing their fresh-laid chicken and duck eggs to the Market. We have had their eggs and they are really great tasting. Many of the jumbo eggs were double-yoked!

Uncle Ernie’s Tangier Sound Oysters: Uncle Ernie (“Cultured Oysters from a Cultured Man”) will be selling “cultured” Crassostrea virginica, the native eastern oyster. He will be selling them on the half-shell (opened for eating raw), and live in the shell by the dozen to take home. He will not be selling jarred oysters, but if someone brings their own container, they can buy the half-shell oysters and put the meats in their container to take home. During the summer months when the normal diploid oysters start spawning, they will switch to the non-reproductive triploid oyster (same species) that does not spawn and therefore stays nice and fat like a winter oyster.

Please note that the following vendors will be at market when their produce is in season: Bennett Orchards, Paradise Orchards, and Fischers’ Farm.
Please Put on Your Calendar:
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Lewes Summer Concert Series at Stango Park (located on Kings Highway at the Lewes Library) features Cajun by Zydeco A-Go-Go at 7pm. All performances are free and open to the public.

Fathers Day Weekend, June 18-20, 2010
Join the Lewes Historical Society as they help rekindle the art of shipbuilding at the Family Boatbuilding Weekend. Participating groups may have been 2 and 6 members. All groups will be provided with the wood, hardware, and oars needed. On Sunday June 20, the boats will be launched from the old Lewes Boat Ramp in the Canal Front Park. Fee for the program is $750 and includes materials, lunch on Saturday and Sunday and a program t-shirt. No boat building or carpentry skills are necessary. Call 302-645-7670 for more information.

Saturday, June 19, 2010
The 19th Annual Lewes Garden Tour from 10am to 5pm (rain or shine). We all know that Lewes has some of the most beautiful, lush, private gardens in the State, many of them quietly tucked away behind houses. Well, this is our chance to get into those backyards without scaling the fences and marvel at the diversity of the gardens and green thumbs of the owners. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 the day of the tour, and can be purchased at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce, 120 Kings Highway in the Fisher Martin-House. For more information call (302)645-8073 or go to www.leweschamber.com.

June 20-24, 2010
11th Annual Chautauqua Tent Show. On June 20 and 22 the event starts on the grounds of the Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway. On June 23 and 24 events continue at the grounds of the Lewes Historical Society (W. 3rd and Shipcarpenter Streets).

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
“From the Farm,” a dinner prepared by Matt Haley’s Plate Catering, takes place at Good Earth Market, 31806 Good Earth Lane, Rt. 26. This organic dinner will be prepared completely from local ingredients and feature biodynamic wines. Tickets are $75 per person, and only 100 will be sold. All proceeds will benefit The Milton Theatre. Please contact Good Earth Market to make a reservation: 302-537-7100.
Farm-to-Table Dinners
Nage and Fifer’s Orchards are co-sponsoring Farm-to-Table Dinners every Thursday with a different farmer featured each week. You may call them for reservations and to find out more: 302-226-2037. Tell Nage we sent you.
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News About Those Dogs We Love So Much!

As much as we love dogs and are dog owners ourselves, we nevertheless would like to discourage you from bringing your dog to the Market. We know that it is not your dog but there have been problems. If you choose to bring your dog to the Market, we ask that your dog be under control at all times, on a short (4′) leash and behave well in large crowds.
Your dog behaves well if your dog:

* Remains relaxed and calm in crowded public settings.
* Exhibits self control when meeting people and other dogs – doesn’t pull, lunge, bark or growl.
* Can be safely approached by people of all ages – including strangers and children who may not be familiar with dog behavior.
* Doesn’t sniff, lick or otherwise approach products on or around a vendor’s table.

Remember – Not everyone is a dog lover. We do not want to ask anyone to leave the Market because of an unruly pet. Thanks so much for your cooperation.
Find us on Facebook
Historic Lewes Farmers Market on Facebook
The HLFM now has it’s very own Facebook page–it’s fun, informative, and has lots of pics, recipes, comments, links to good articles, etc. I try to get there regularly, and you should too. Just go to Facebook and search for Historic Lewes Farmers Market.
Lewes Historical Society and Cape May Lewes Ferry Trolley Tours
Enjoy the sights of Lewes and learn about its history from a seat on an old-fashioned trolley! The Lewes Historical Society, in conjunction with the Cape May Lewes Ferry, conducts trolley tours every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 11:15am and 12:45pm beginning on Tuesday, June 15. The narrated tour is forty-five minutes long and provides a great overview of the “First Town in the First State”! Tickets are $5.00 each for adults with children and students riding for $1.00! Tickets may be purchased at the Ryves Holt House at the corner of Mulberry and Second Street or by calling the Society at (302) 645-7670, extension 12.
The Book Table at the Market
We have an entire table at the Market devoted to great reading about sustainable and organic farming, preserving fruits and vegetables, gardening, and more. If you want a great cookbook, copies of Michael Pollan’s books or books for your kids to teach them about preserving our natural resources, then you need to check out the table. All the books are donated to the HLFM, and we sell them at bargain prices so that we can spread the word about eating locally, making Delaware farmland more sustainable, and much more. Check it out.
Goodbye Bottled Water:We do not sell bottled water at the Market. Instead, we provide cold, local water from a jug at the HLFM table, so you can refill your own water bottle at our table. We also have paper cups available.

Did you know that the Historic Lewes Farmers Market has a bookshelf at the Lewes Public Library? You will find all of the books on eating well locally and sustainability that we feature on our website, plus many other titles related to these issues on the HLFM shelf. We donate new titles as we find them. If you have a suggestion for a title related to the HLFM mission to educate the public about sustainable food systems that are environmentally sound, economically viable, and socially responsible, please send the information our way by emailing us: historiclewesfarmersmarket@comcast.net.

other information about the market go to www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org
Send your comments and questions to us at historiclewesfarmersmarket@comcast.net
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The market is open rain or shine, but usually not during a hurricane. See you at market!

-Helaine Harris for the Historic Lewes Farmers Market

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