This Week at the Historic Lewes Farmer’s Market

by Dave on August 4, 2010

Hello to all friends of the Historic Lewes Farmers Market.
What’s at Market, August 7, 2010,

Don’t forget that this week we’re at Shields Elementary School parking lot, 910 Shields Avenue, near intersection of Savannah Road and Sussex Drive, Lewes, DE

5th Birthday Cake

Thanks to all of you who helped us celebrate our Fifth Birthday and the beginning of National Farmers Market Week.

Tomato  Festival Logo
Call for Entries-2010 Great Tomato Recipe Contest!
You are running out of time! Don’t you want the glory of having that big, fat ribbon at your house after you win the Great Tomato Recipe Contest that takes place only once a year at the Fourth Annual Tomato Festival on Saturday, August 14?

This is the OFFICIAL CALL FOR RECIPES for the Great Tomato Recipe Contest. Yes, there will be ribbons, prizes, and glory galore for the winners, so you don’t want to drag your sauce spoon, and not enter in time. (Also, the earlier you enter, the easier it is on those of us putting on the contest.) First Place wins a $100 gift certificate to the Market. 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, 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.  You must bring the dish to the Market no later than 9am.  Judging takes place between 10 and 11am.

Farmers Market  Contest
Please vote for the the Historic Lewes Farmers Market!
America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest
We are neck and neck with four other Markets in our size category, and it will take ALL of our efforts to win this contest.  Please, please send an email to all of your friends asking them to vote for the Historic Lewes Farmers Market as America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest. The contest ends on August 31, and, if we win this contest in our category, we will get a farmers market promotional package worth $3,000 to help promote our Market and our farmers. Please vote TODAY for The Historic Lewes Farmers Market by going to VOTE. We want to win in the medium-size 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 (go to the Facebook link and you can download the vote info onto your page), or send this E-Card to everyone you know. We need to keep up the effort to get friends to vote for us right now and all summer!

What’s at Market this Saturday:
Demo/Presentation: Sorry, but no demo or Children’s Reading Program as the Market is at Shields Elementary School this Saturday.


Arlington’s Natural Meats: Arlington’s Natural Meats: Arlington’s brings 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. This Saturday look for:
BEEF: Steaks-filet, Delmonico, porterhouse, New York strip, t-bone, sirloin, flank, chopped steak. Roasts-rump, round top or bottom, eye, sirloin tip, chuck.  Other beef: London broil, oxtail, brisket, smoked tongue, short ribs, beef cubes, shin meat, beef liver, soup bones, sandwich steaks, beef patties, ground beef (really good hamburger!).
PORK: pork tenderloin, boneless pork chops, center cut pork chops, boneless pork loin roast, baby back ribs, spare ribs, smoked bacon, smoked center cut ham slice, smoked ham roast, Boston butt, scrapple, various pork sausages. Please note that Arlington’s will be at the Market the first and third Saturday of every month.

Backyard Jams & Jellies: Tomato Chutney is here as well as Fig Jam and Bread and Butter Pickles. She will also have her usual assortment of jams and jellies: plenty of Strawberry Jam, Bing Cherry Jelly, Tomato Jam, Mint Jelly, Raspberry Jam and Jelly, Blackberry Jam and Jelly, Blueberry Jam, Blueberry-Peach Jam, Peach Jam and Mixed Berry Jam. The No Sugar Jams will be: Beach Plum, Blueberry Peach, Blueberry, Mixed Berry, Nectarine and Peach. Country Apricot Mustard and Champagne Mustard are available for sampling. 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. (Please recycle your empty jars back to her.)

Baues’ Busy Bees: Honey, honey, and more honey-available in 12 oz. glass bears as well as 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. Baues’ comes to our Market every other week.

Bella’s Cookies: It’s Cookies, Cakes, Cupcakes and Quiche this Saturday at Shields. All your favorite cookies will be available-Butter, Key Lime, Yin-Yang (salty oatmeal cookies), Sun Dollar (Lemon Sugar), Sandy Beach (Coconut Sugar), Choco-Bomb (Double Chocolate), Champion Chunk, Woo Woo (White Chocolate Cherry), Groovy Granola (Orange Cranberry Granola), Breakfast Cookies and many more favorites including Whoopie Pies. Mini Hummingbird Cakes are read in Mocha and other flavors. Nothing beats a Bella’s Cupcake. This Saturday, the flavor is Chocolate Cake, and they will be decorated with piped butter cream lilies (great dessert to take to dinner).The morning quiche arrives early so be sure to pick up one of these personal-sized delights as they sell out quickly.

Bennett Orchards: Bennett’s will be bringing their newly cultivated “Messina” yellow freestone. This peach comes out of their third generation orchard and was developed close to our coast at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers University. It contains a colorful scarlet blush that fully engulfs its classic yellow background. Yet the real beauty of this peach lies on the inside. Once you slice into one, and taste the sweet, juicy flavor that has become known as the “Messina” variety, you will certainly want more. Tracing its name back to Italian ancestry, Messina lies on the island of Sicily, a place where much of the famed European peach varieties similar to Messina have long been a tradition.

Calliope Organic Farm: Naturally Certified. Arugula; Hakurei Salad Turnips; French Breakfast Radishes; Cossack Pineapple Ground Cherries; Sungold Cherry Tomatoes; Heirloom Tomatoes: Cherokee Purple, Brandywine, Rose, Green Zebra, Moskvitch, and Black Krim; Florida Highbush, Rosa Bianca and Listada de Gandia. Ping Tung Long, and
Thai Green Heirloom Eggplant; Hill Country Red Heirloom Okra; Marketmore Cucumbers; Dark Green Zucchini, Patty Pan, and Lebanese White Bush Marrow Summer Squash; Mercury Red Onions; Red Thumb Fingerling, Peruvian Purple, and Colorado Rose Potatoes; and Carson Yellow Wax Beans.

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: Garlic and Chive Cheddar, and Chapel Cheddar. New this year is a Bay Blue cheese (excellent!) and Feta Cheese. They are also bringing their 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. (Even the honey and maple for their flavored yogurts are from local farms.)

Chesapeake Bay Farm: At least three different rich and creamy ice cream flavors every week are 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: Heirloom Tomatoes: Cherokee Purple, Black Krim, Dr. Wyche’s Yellow, Pineapple, Copia, Green Zebra, Paul Robeson, Carbon, Brandywine, Orange Banana Paste, Black Russian, Ida Gold, Stupice, Glacier, and Cosmonaut Volkov. Sungold and White Cherry Tomatoes. Perpetual Spinach. Sugarsnax Carrots. Chantenay Red-Core Carrots (heirloom). Cajun Jewel Okra. Green beans. Rattlesnake Pole Beans. Costata Romanesca Zucchini (heirloom). Raven Zucchini. Eight Ball Zucchini. Cocozelle Zucchini (heirloom). Sebring Gold Zucchini. Sunburst Patty Pan Squash. Benning’s Green Tint Patty Pan Squash (heirloom). Bright Lights Chard. Scallions. Yellow, orange, and red flesh watermelons. Hot Peppers: Jalapeno, Hungarian hot wax, Padrone, and cayenne. Eggplant: Clara White, Rosa Bianca, Ping Tung Long, Long White Asian, and Thai Long Green. Prisma Red Shallots. Tomatillos. Jimmy Nardelo’s Italian Heirloom Sweet Peppers.

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 candy onions, white potatoes, fennel bulbs, cantaloupe, watermelon, white corn, Big Beef Tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, yellow and green squash, beets, arugula, spring onions, scallions, radishes, basil, Italian and curly parsley, French tarragon, and mint. They also have basil pesto, jams, jellies, zucchini bread, and herbal vinegars. Pies and breads are made with their own seasonal vegetables.

Down to Earth Organic Farm: USDA Certified Organic. She will have: heirloom tomatoes: Moskvich, Striped German, Brandywine, Yellow Brandywine, Green Zebra, Cherokee Purple, and Striped Cavern (a stuffing tomato); Paragon hybrid tomatoes; Chocolate peppers; and Italian eggplant.

Ficner’s Farm: They will have delicious, freshly picked white sweet corn, tomatoes, green and yellow string beans, yellow summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, Kirby Cucumbers, yellow cherry tomatoes, green peppers, a variety of hot peppers, zinnia bouquets, and honey.

Fifer Orchards: Not at Market as they are hosting Peach Ice Cream Day at their farm in Wyoming, DE.

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 Jalapeno, Chili Cheddar, 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. Pasteurized, soft spreadable goat cheese will also be on the table. Stop by for a sample.

Fischers Farm: They will bring table grapes, peaches, Grimes Golden apples, and blackberries.

Freeman Farms: Eggplant. White and bi-color sweet corn. Tomatoes. Red skin potatoes.

Good Earth Market and Organic Farm: 7th year of being USDA Certified Organic. New this week-organic Sugar Baby watermelons. They will also have heirloom tomatoes, breakfast radishes, cut flower bouquets in old-fashioned Mason jars, blueberries, Satsuki Madori cucumbers, squash, zucchini, homemade pepper relish, and organic strawberry jam.

Greenbranch Farm: USDA Certified Organic. This week they will have: Montauk Sweet Corn (organic); Crimson Sweet Watermelon; Jade Green and Carson Wax Beans; Tomatoes: Washington Cherry, Red Grape, Paragon Slicer, Arkansas Traveler (heirloom), Sungold Cherry, Yellow Pear, White Cherry, and Black Cherry; Squash:Yellow Crookneck, Zephyr, Raven Zucchini, and Yellow Straightneck; Eggplant: Classic Italian, Calliope, and Japanese; Peppers: Islander Bell, Anaheim Chili, Hot Wax, and Green Bell; Rainbow Chard; and Marketmore and Armenian Cucumbers.

Hattie’s Garden: Hattie will have fresh cut arugula and mixed pints of heirloom cherry tomatoes this week as well as some scallions, hot and sweet peppers, several varieties of eggplant–including the Asian eggplant, Ping Tung Long (great grilling eggplant that does not need to be peeled and is never bitter). Her Basil Bunches are a full quarter pound and can be turned into pesto or placed in the kitchen in water to last for many days. (Never put basil in the refrigerator as it tends to turn black.) Hattie will be cutting both curly and flat parsley and will have mint this week (and apologizes for those who were disappointed last week!). Fresh cut flowers will feature Gomphrena globosa (globe amaranth–cloverlike purple flowerheads on upright stems) both in straight bunches (they may be hung upside down for dried flowers or used as a fresh cut) and mixed with other summertime flowers.

Jimmy Lynn’s Seafood: 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: Watermelon. Cantaloupe. Yellow squash. Zucchini. Cucumbers. Redskin potatoes. Sweet corn.

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: Lavender Honey is back. The honey was just harvested on Monday, July 26. It doesn’t get much fresher than that. The bees have been feasting on the nectar from the English and French lavender. This is a real gourmet treat. Lavender Fields is also bringing lavender soap, dried English lavender (great for arrangements) and all things lavender.

Lucky Penny Produce & Flowers: How simple can a summer hostess gift be? An old fashioned can of beautiful summer cut-flowers makes the perfect (and easy) gift. At this booth, you will find old-fashioned cans brimming over with Benary Giant Zinnias, Black-eyed Susans, Gomphera, Ageratum, and Ameranthus. She also has the following eggplants: Ichiban, White Lightening, Millionaire, and Puntang.

Magee Farms: They will have sweet corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, redskin
potatoes, watermelon (Sugar Babies and Yellow Meat Seedless), yellow squash, zucchini, and cantaloupes.

Nancy’s Fine Foods: Want a small peach or apple pie? This is the place to get them this Saturday. They will also bring cheddar and chive muffins, cilantro and lime salsa, roasted red pepper hummus, and traditional hummus. This week’s flavored coconut macaroon returns again and is a new market favorite, Dried Cherry and Chocolate, in addition to the simply luscious Almond Macaroon. All macaroons are Gluten Free. Nancy is offering two favorite salads–Chicken, Walnut and Grape and Minted Quinoa and Brown Rice (similar to last year’s Greek Quinoa Salad). Both of these salads are Gluten Free. Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake is available in individual slices and whole mini cakes.

Nice Farms Creamery: They have the most delicious Cream-line Milk and yogurt. In addition to their Classic Culture (plain) and Velvety Vanilla Yogurt they also have 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 for 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 to Market 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.

Paradise Orchards: Award-winning peaches.This Saturday-yellow-flesh and white “White Lady” peaches and nectarines.

Pasqualini’s Bakery: This old-fashioned bakery features such goodies as Bear claws, strudels, Italian bread, cookies, fruit pies, muffins, croissants, and more.

Rainbow Farm: Lilies, lilies and more lilies-fragrant and not. 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. A new lily is bubble gum pink. This lily is short in height, but big in color.

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: Seaberry Farm will have a selection of cantaloupe and musk melon as well as large, ripe,”Flamin’ Fury” freestone peaches. Melons will include Sugar Cube, a very sweet cantaloupe type and Sprite, a relatively new variety that resembles a personal-sized honeydew. New to Seaberry this year is a Spanish melon called Piel De Sapo which translates as “Toad Skin Melon.” It has a warty yellow and green skin, but don’t let the name fool you, it tastes sweet.  They also have Banana melon. This heirloom melon is a large yellow melon. It tastes like a sweet and mild cantaloupe.

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 potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, basil, and eggplant.

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 are double-yoked. (A friend of mine buys these to take as house gifts to friends for dinner parties-great idea!)

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 the container to take home. During the summer months when the normal diploid oysters start spawning, they switch to the non-reproductive triploid oyster (same species) that does not spawn and therefore stays nice and fat like a winter oyster.

Please Put on Your Calendar:

Saturday, August 7, 2010
Lewes Historic Society Antiques Show; 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, $5 admission, children under 12 free.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Lewes Summer Concert Series at Stango Park (located on Kings Highway at the Lewes Library) features pop, rock, and folk by Don McAvoy & The Great Whatever at 7pm. All performances are free and open to the public. Bring a lawn chair.

Reminder:  This Saturday, August 7, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market will be held at Shields Elementary, just off the corner of Savannah Road and Sussex Drive.

TrolleyLewes 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.

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.

2009 Bike Winner

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.

2010 BikeWin the Most Wonderful Bicycle in the U.S. – Free Drawing
This Saturday is your sixth chance to enter the raffle for the free bicycle that we give away every year to encourage all of you to bike or walk (if able) to the Market. This year the bike is a doozy-a 2010 Diamondback Della Cruz Three which we purchased through Lewes Cycle Sports. In order to enter the contest all you need to do is fill out a ticket (allows you to get this newsletter), at the HLFM table at the Market. You can enter every Saturday you come to the market, so come often and your chances of winning get better

Bag FrontThe 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.

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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.

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

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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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