This Week at the Historic Lewes Farmer’s Market

by Dave on July 24, 2009

What’s at Market, July 25, 2009, 8am-12pm
at the Lewes Historical Society Complex,
110 Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes, DE

We’re now at that part of summer when different varieties and types of produce are coming to Market fast and furious. New to the market this week alone: Zefa Fino Fennel, Glohaven Peaches, Yukina Savoy, Tatsoi, Sweet Tangerine Tomatoes, Leeks, and much more!

Call for Entries-Great Tomato Recipe Contest!

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The Third Annual Tomato Festival takes place on Saturday, August 8 at the Market from 8am to 12pm, and we want you to tell all your friends about it, and to wear RED to the Market that day. (Of course, you may also wear your tomato costume if you are so inclined.) This is the OFFICIAL CALL FOR RECIPES for the Great Tomato Recipe Contest to be held that day.

First Place is a $100 gift certificate to the Market.
Second Place wins a Tomato-Red Metro Insulated-Collapsible Market Basket filled with produce.
Third Place wins an HLFM market bag filled with cookbooks.

There are lots of ribbons to be given out, so don’t be shy. There are four categories in the contest this year: Appetizers, Soups, Entrees, and Desserts. You must pick a category to enter your dish. First and Second Place Ribbons will be given in each category.
Judging: There will be five judges who will use the following three criteria and associated points to choose the winners:
Overall Taste: 1-5 points
Use of Fresh Market Ingredients: 1-3 points
Tomato as Star Ingredient: 1-2 points
To enter the contest you must fill in the application found at the bottom of this newsletter and snail mail or email it back to us to arrive no later than August 5. (For a “fillable” pdf: Tomato Festival Application).You must bring the dish to the Market no later than 9am. Judging takes place between 10 and 11am. Good luck!
2009 Bike
Bicycle Give Away
Here is your second chance this year to enter the drawing for the 2009 Official Historic Lewes Farmers Market Phat Sea Breeze Cruiser. It is Vintage Green (of course), and has a Phat Custom Dual Spring Cruiser Saddle, barefoot cruiser pedals, a market basket up front, and a bell to announce your arrival. We envy the winner already. We give away a bicycle every year to encourage all of you who are able, to get out of your cars and bike (or walk) to the market. In order to enter the contest this year all you need to do is fill out a short (and it is short) questionnaire answering how you heard about the Market. You can enter every Saturday you come to the market, so come often and your chances of winning get better.
Market Terms-It’s all in the definition!
Naturally Grown, Naturally Raised, Certified Naturally Grown. Yes, it is a bit confusing. The use of the word “natural” in supermarket labeling is not regulated. However, the USDA does have a definition of “naturally raised” that growers of meat can voluntarily adopt. There is much controversy over the actual definition, but essentially, it requires that the animal not be fed growth hormones, antibiotics or animal by-products. On the fruits and vegetables side of the table, we have Naturally Grown and Certified Naturally Grown. There is no standard definition of “Naturally Grown.” On the other hand, Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) is an independent non-profit organization that has Certification Standards that take as their starting point the USDA Organic Standards. However, this is an independent program that is not in any way affiliated with the USDA’s National Organic Certification Program. CNG claims to be an alternative program for small-scale direct-market farmers using natural methods. They now certify over 500 farms nationwide. Certification is done through farm inspection by other farmers. Standards are available to view online at

There is quite a thought-provoking article in the June 2009 issue of Johns Hopkins Magazine questioning whether the widespread use of anti-microbial drugs in industrial chicken, pig, and cattle farms is cultivating bacteria that medicine is losing the ability to fight. The article can be found online at Farmacology.
dogAbout those dogs we love so much. We really do want to welcome dogs at our market, but we are aware that some dogs do not like to be in crowds or are not people or dog friendly. If this describes your pet (and we know its the “other dog”), we ask you to leave him or her at home. If you bring your dog, please watch him/her carefully, and have the dog under control at all times on a short leash so that we do not have to ask you to leave the market with your pet.
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. Maureen Miller, Children’s Librarian from our very own 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 Oliver’s Vegetables by Vivien French.

american flagIt’s time to “Talk Trash” with City Council member Ted Becker and local woodworker Darryl DuBre. Ted and Darryl will be available to discuss the what and how and why of single stream recycling! This “Trash Talk” was so popular last year that we are doing a sequel. Starting at 9 am, Ted and Darryl will answer all your questions and concerns.

At 10 am, Rich Nofi of Fisher Bay Gourmet will demonstrate his cooking skills using fresh ingredients from the Market. Rich has catered events large and small, from privately cooked dinners at clients’ homes to lunches for the White House Press Corps. Fisher Bay is a high-end delicatessen and caterer in conjunction with a gourmet grocery store with a franchise look and neighborhood feel located in the Villages of Five Points in Lewes.
Arlington’s Natural Meats: Not at Market this Saturday. Please note that Arlington’s is at the Market the first and third Saturday of every month.

Backyard Jams & Jellies: Bread-and-Butter Pickles made with cucumbers from her own backyard (2008 First Premium at the Delaware State Fair). New jelly flavor this week-Apple Jelly. Also available: Blackberry Jelly, Peach Raspberry, Pear Raspberry Jam, Pear Jam, Raspberry Jam and Jelly, Fresh Blueberry Jam and Blackberry Jam. Strawberry Jam and Jelly, Strawberry Rhubarb Jam, as well as her usual assortment of soft spreads. The No Sugar Jams are: Strawberry, Blueberry, Mixed Berry and Peach. No Sugar Bing Cherry Jelly. Country Apricot Mustard, Champagne Mustard and Tomato Chutney will also be available. Backyard Jams was the winner of Best in State for Softspreads (Jellies and Jams), and seven First Place Ribbons at the 2008 Delaware State Fair. Great hostess gifts.

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. (I use the body lotion as a moisturizer after a day out in the sun.) Handmade Honey Soap that is great for sensitive skin (men use it for shaving soap). 100 % beeswax candles in various shapes and sizes. They will gift wrap your purchases for free-great hostess gifts.
Bella’s Cookies: Blueberries are at their best now and Bella’s uses those fresh picked from Fifer Orchards. Blueberries are used in sweet bread, coffee cakes, shortbreads, mini blueberry pies and blueberry cupcakes. There will be slices of Summerberry cake made with your choice of either fresh pastry cream or blueberry buttercream frosting. Cinnamon Buns will be back this week, and the featured flavor will be Blueberry (look for these to arrive fresh and hot from the oven at about 8:30 am). Peaches have just become available, so look for fresh Peach Pies and Cobblers. There will also be mini Rum Cakes made with Dogfish Head Rum. You will find both gluten-free and regular brownies. A new agave sweetened oat and berry bar will be at the market this week, along with other low-glycemic cookies. They have many vegan and egg-free options as well as a large selection of gluten-free items such as Oatmeal Raisin, Gingersnaps, Chocolate Chunk, Coconut Macaroons, Chocolate Brownies and English Toffee. Three varieties of breakfast Cookies are available for those looking for a high protein and fiber, low fat, low calorie treat– Lemon Blueberry, Raisin Spice, and freshly-made Pumpkin Cranberry. Traditional cookies will include the Yin-Yang (Salty Oatmeal), Choco-Bomb, Peanut Butter Power, Champion Chunk, the Woo-Woo, Sun Dollar (Lemon Sugar) and more. Shaved ice will be flavored with Cherry this week (a kid’s favorite at the Market). Bella’s Cookies uses no corn syrup of any kind, no refined sugar, no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, and contains no trans fats. Bella’s also features local ingredients from Delaware growers and producers.

Bennett Orchards: This week they will bring the large yellow freestone “Glohaven” peach. This peach has a deep yellow background color, with a red blush covering, and it is one of the premier peaches of the season. It is also one of the sweetest varieties that Bennett offers. Please note that if you want Bennett peaches, show up early as they were also affected by the late frost and have a limited supply of peaches.

Cakewalk Confections: Quiches: Everything’s Better with Bacon (bacon, caramelized onions and Gruyere); Spanakopita (spinach, Feta and pine nuts); Provence (roasted red bell peppers, pesto and goat cheese. These are great for breakfast or lunch, warm or eaten out of hand. They go fast, so come early to Market if you want them. Due to customer requests, they will have a few large ones. If you would like to reserve a larger quiche, please call 202-251-8789. They will also have scones, both sweet and savory–Cherry and Chocolate, and Bacon and Cheddar with Scallions. Peaches from Bennett Farms will be transformed into yummy cobblers. New for this week–Cherry Clafouti. This is a traditional French dessert, something in between a souffle and crème brulée. Sweet and savory loaves. They will also have their Salty Oaties, and new Chocolate Salty Oaties.

Calliope Organic Farm: Naturally certified vendor. Zefa Fino Fennel. Heirloom Melons: Sakata’s Sweet and Minnesota Midget. Imperial Star Artichokes. Heirloom Tomatoes: Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, Blondkopfchen, and Green Zebra. New Girl Tomatoes. Red Noodle Asparagus Beans. Kentucky Wonder Pole Beans. Carson Yellow Wax Beans. Early Wonder Tall Top Beets. Heirloom Lemon Cucumbers. D’Avignon French Breakfast Radishes. Green Bell Peppers. Bright Lights Swiss Chard. Lettuce and Salad Mix. Summer squash and zucchini-Raven, Zephyr, Sunburst, Patty Green Tint Patty Pan, and Magda. Poblano Peppers.

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 have a wonderful Chapelle Cave-Aged Cheese. This cheese is drained naturally overnight, then placed in the cave to age naturally for at least two months. They also have a new Alpine-style cheese called Woodland-very delicate with a great flavor. Other cheeses from Chapel’s: Garlic and Chive Cheddar, and Crab Spice Cheddar.

Chesapeake Bay Farm: Fresh local cow’s milk gourmet cheeses including a fabulous Gouda. Gourmet ice cream (hand-dipped cones and pints-flavors have included Chocolate Peanut, Caramel, Cherry Vanilla, Peach, and Vanilla), and to die for Churned butter-salted and unsalted. Homemade truffles. All products are made from milk with no added hormones from grass fed cows from Worcester County’s only dairy farm.

Cleckner Farm: Fresh, free range eggs and all natural (no antibiotics, growth stimulants, animal proteins, etc.) and USDA inspected chicken broilers. The broilers are large roasters weighing between 5 and 8 lbs-perfect for a large family or small dinner party. The free-range brown eggs will be available in a number of sizes, and in ½ and whole dozen packages.

Community Organics: Heirloom Tomatoes-Garden Peach, Glacier, Pruden’s Purple, Black Kim, Stupice, Brandywine, Ida Gold, and Cosmonaut Volkov. Cherry Tomatoes-SunGold, Black Cherry, Dr. Carolyn, White Cherry, and Sweet Chelsea. Mixed hybrid tomatoes for slicing. Sweet Peppers. Four varieties of Garlic-Music, German Hardy, California White, and Elephant. Eggplant: Swallow, Ping Tung, Thai Long Green, Apple Green and Rosa Bianca. Lemon, Marketmore, Suhyo Long (very sweet, mild, and burpless), and Boothby’s Blonde Cucumbers (creamy yellow, sweet and crunchy). Mixed bunches of carrots including following varieties: Chantenay Red Core (sweet French heirloom), Yellowstone, White Satin, Atomic Red, Danvers 126, and Purple Haze. Young summer squashes: Costata Romanesco, Sunburst Patty Pan, Golden Zucchini, Eight Ball (great for stuffing and grilling). New potatoes: Purple Majesty and Mountain Rose. Community Organics is known for their hot peppers. Here are varieties for this week: Jalapeno, Hot Portugal, Bulgarian Carrot, Padron, Hungarian Wax, and Czech Black. Shallots.

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 samples of grilled portabellas (as long as they last), and will feature a sample mushroom dish with recipe each week.

Deep Grass Organic: USDA Certified Organic. Magenta and Romaine Lettuces. Leeks. Onions. Seedless Watermelons. Cantaloupes. Early Girl Tomatoes. Radishes. Cucumbers. Green and yellow squash. Herbal rubs for braising, marinating, and grilling. Red Raspberry Vinegar, Chive Blossom Vinegar, and other herbal vinegars.

Down to Earth Organic Farm: USDA Certified Organic. Yukina Savoy (delicious steamed or stir fried). Tatsoi (well-loved Asian green in the brassica family which includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts, collards, and kale). Heirloom tomatoes: Moskovich and Black Krim. Roma tomatoes for sauce. Lima Beans. Yellow Wax Beans. Green Beans. Down to Earth does not use any pesticides, and only uses fish emulsion, compost, and compost tea to fertilize-no animal by-products are used.

Eggs of a Feather: Bill will have his colorful free-range farmstead chicken eggs from rare and heritage chicken breeds. Last week the black Silkie hen Betty Boop had a great time at the Market, but the now numerous fans of Old Whitey were disappointed not to have seen him. Therefore, Old Whitey will be at the Market this Saturday, and he will bring a “mystery” guest companion.

Ficner’s Farm: White sweet corn. Vine ripe tomatoes. Grape tomatoes.Long tender green and yellow wax beans, Yellow and green squash. Kirby cucumbers. Long green cucumbers. Swiss Chard. Beautiful Zinnia bouquets. Sunflowers. Honey from the farm.

Fifer Orchards: Yellow Plums. Pristine apples. Cherries-both sweet and tart varieties. Red Peaches: Freestone yellow and white peaches. Bi-color Sweet Corn. Red and yellow raspberries. Bluecrop and Jersey blueberries. Tomatoes. Tender green beans. Yellow and green squash. Pickling cukes. A variety of cut flowers (Sunflowers, Asters, Zinnias, and many more). Honey.

Freeman Farms: Freeman Farms will have fresh, hand harvested “White Out” Sweet Corn as well as “Temptation”, Bi-Color Sweet Corn. Their vine-ripened tomatoes and fresh summer squash are in abundance. Tender “Bambino” and “Fairy Tale”, miniature eggplant are available in quart containers. There will be regular purple “Night Shadow” eggplant and white, “Cloud Nine” eggplant–both perfect for slicing and baking. Japanese “Ichiban” eggplants are great for broiling or grilling. They will also have hand-picked “Valentino” green beans and select assorted sizes of pickling and slicing cucumbers. There also might be some freshly dug red skin potatoes. They are leaving most of their green bell peppers on the plants to mature and turn color, but will have some fresh picked green bell peppers, some large enough for stuffing.

Good Earth Market and Organic Farm: USDA Certified Organic. Blueberries. Squash. Heirloom Tomatoes: Yellow Pear, Moretons, Ramapo, Yellow Perfections, and Brandywines. Cucumbers. Cut flowers in jars (lovely country bouquet). Eggplants. Snappy Jacks Pepper Relish.

Greenbranch Farm: USDA Certified Organic. Classic, Japanese, and Calliope Eggplants. Italian Frying Peppers. Red Slicer Tomatoes. Cherry Tomatoes: SunGold and Washington Cherry. Heirloom Tomatoes: Brandywine, Yellow Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, Golden Sunray, Green Zebra, Pruden’s Purple, Tigerella, and many more. Roma Tomatoes. Cylindrica Beets. Custom Leaf Lettuce Mix. Rainbow Swiss Chard. Raven Zucchini. Yellow, Yellow Crookneck, Geode and Zephyr Squash. Freshly dug red and white fingerling potatoes (great for potato salad): Colorado Rose, Peruvian Purple, and Butterball.

Hattie’s Garden: Hattie will have lots of mesclun and even more arugula this week. (She is still trying to slack the insatiable appetite for arugula.) She is harvesting Patty Pan Squash, juicy red Big Beef Tomatoes, a few heirlooms just starting and a good number of mixed pints of cherry and grape tomatoes. She has cut basil, and this week, lots of fresh cilantro! Also Dill, Flat Italian Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Mint. She will have beautiful, tall mixed bouquet of flowers featuring cosmos, ageratum, gomphrena, zinnias and gladiolus, and she still has very healthy and nice French Tarragon and Rosemary ‘Arp’ plants. There will also be that fleeting opportunity for those early risers to purchase a pint of wonderfully ripe blackberries.

Jimmy Lynn’s Seafood: Steamed crabs. Softshell crabs. Fresh crabmeat. Shrimp salad. Lobster salad. Coleslaw. Crabcake sandwiches. Local fish in season: flounder, tuna, swordfish, clams, scallops.

Kalmar Farm: Sugar Baby Watermelons. Sweet corn. Tomatoes. Cantaloupes. Cucumbers. Red and Yukon Gold potatoes. Green Beans. Eggplant.

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, cinnamon loaves and cinnamon shorties (a real treat with quite a dedicated following).

Lavender Fields: Everything lavender can be found here. This week Lavender Fields is bringing fresh, just harvested lavender and wild flower honey; a new supply of Bug Away; hand harvested fresh French Provence and Grosso lavender (the varieties of lavender you would see if you were in Provence, France or Italy this month); and gardener’s pumice soap and lavender and green tea soap.

Lucky Penny Produce & Flowers: Don’t miss the last batch of Midori Giant Edamame at Lucky Penny this Saturday. Edamame is a soybean harvested at the peak of ripening right before it reaches the “hardening time.” It is filled with protein, and can be enjoyed as a snack. Just lightly boil them in salted water, and then eat the seeds squeezed from the pods. Eggplants: Ichiban, Ping Tung, Lavender Touch, and Cloud Nine. Sweet Tangerine Tomatoes-gorgeous, ripe, and delicious! Lucky Penny is also bringing their beautiful cans of summer flowers and bouquets. Summer flowers include Rudbeckia, Snapdragons, beautiful Sunflowers, Zinnias, Amaranthus, Ageratum, and Asparagus Fern. Flowers will be available in vase/cans, bouquets and individual stem. The flowers come with flower food to extend their beauty, and make excellent hostess gifts.

Magee Farms: Watermelons. Early Bush and Celebrity Tomatoes. Sweet Ice Corn. Aristotle Bell Peppers. Sunray Squash. Spineless Beauty Zucchini. Bronco Green Beans. Assorted herbs. Tumbling Tom Tomato Planters-red and yellow. Perennials.

Nancy’s Fine Foods: This week Nancy’s fresh made tomato sauce is Tomato and Roasted Eggplant, great for summer pasta dishes. Her fresh Mozzarella balls are perfect for summer meals and complement any tomato and basil dish. Yogurt Lemon Pound Cake and Yogurt Superfruit Pound Cake. (Each week a new fruit flavored pound cake is featured). Sfogliatelle-an Italian ricotta filled, fan-shaped pastry-warning, these go fast! Coconut macaroons-plain and chocolate dipped. Chicken Walnut Grape Salad and Greek Quinoa Salad.

Olivia’s Bread’s & Alden’s Dessert’s: 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. To celebrate their new son’s arrival, they have named their dessert line after him-Alden’s Dessert’s. Call ahead if you have a special order for market pick-up: 302-424-4395. Each Saturday, they will bring specialty items. Customer requested treats and delights will be at the market this weekend, and Olivia’s enjoys getting special requests and bringing them to market.

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

Rainbow Farm: Lilies in all shapes and colors–Oriental, Asiatic, and LA hybrids. Colors are pink, red, yellow, two-tone, and orange. Some have fragrance, and some not. Lilies are available as cut flowers and in bouquets. They are florist quality, and bouquets will last at least a week, and maybe more. If you bring your favorite vase, they will fill it for you, or you can purchase lily plants that they dig up right there at the Market for you to take home and plant. Great bouquets for summer parties and hostess gifts.

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: Gorgeous summer cut-flower bouquets including sunflowers. Specialty melons.

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. Six varieties-plain, sesame, cinnamon-raisin, poppy, multi-grain, and everything.

Sussex Consortium: No report on what they’re bringing.

(Please note that Fischers’ Farm will be at market when their produce is in season. Paradise Orchards will not be at the Market this year as they lost their peach flowers in a storm.)

Please Put on Your Calendar:
July 28, 2009
Lewes Summer Concert Series at Stango Park, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes, DE, features the Milford Community Band at 7pm. (You can pick up a refrigerator magnet with all of the concert dates at the Lewes Chamber.)

August 9, 2009
A Midsummer’s Garden Gala, 3 to 7 pm, to benefit the historic, non-profit Milton Theater. Tickets are $75. For more information go to Garden Gala or call 302-684-3400.

August 15, 2009
Grand Opening of the Lewes Canalfront Park, 4 pm, Lewes, DE.
The Contests AND American Farmland Trust are sponsoring favorite farmers market contests this season. We would appreciate it if you voted in both for the HLFM. Here’s how to cast your votes:
The contest has a $5,000 cash prize. They also are giving the top ten recruiters (those who get others to vote) $50 in cash. Each week a random market wins $250. Please help the Market win by going to and place your vote for the Historic Lewes Farmers Market today.
The American Farmland Trust contest is called America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest. In this contest one large, medium, and small farmers market will win the title of America’s Favorite Farmers Market in 2009. Please go to America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest (you will need our zip code to vote-19958) and vote for the Historic Lewes Farmers Market. Thanks for your votes!
Market Bag

The Official Historic Lewes Farmers Market Tote for 2009

Our official HLFM 2009 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 13″w x 10 x 15″h, 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. How can you resist? You can get one, two, or more at the HLFM table for a $10 donation to the Market, and be stylin’ for the whole summer.
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:
Entry Form for Great Tomato Recipe Contest

There are four categories in the contest this year:
Appetizers, Soups, Entrees, Desserts
You must pick a category to enter your dish.

First and Second Place Ribbons will be given in each category.
The First and Second Place Winners in the four categories will then be judged for the 3 Grand Prizes.
There will be five judges who use the following three criteria and associated points to choose the winners:
Overall Taste: 1-5 points
Use of Fresh Market Ingredients: 1-3 points
Tomato as Star Ingredient: 1-2 points

To enter the Tomato Recipe Contest, please either email the following information to the HLFM or mail the information to the HLFM, PO Box 185, Nassau, DE 19969. For a “fillable” pdf: Tomato Festival Application. We must receive the information by August 5. You will then need to bring your prepared recipe that will serve 5 judges to the HLFM table at the market on August 8 by 9am. Judging takes place between 10am and 11am, and the winners will be announced shortly thereafter.

Address: ____________________________________________________________
Phone: ______________________________________________________________
Recipe Name: ________________________________________________________

Category (please check one)

___ Appetizers Category
___ Soup Category
___ Entrees Category
___ Desserts Category

Please give us your tomato recipe below with ingredients and instructions:

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