This Week at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market

by Dave on August 26, 2010

Chef Richard Steele of Cafe Azafran headlines this week’s Lewes Farmers Market with a 10 am cooking demonstration. Here’s the HLFM newsletter for this week:

2009 Bike Winner

Hello to all friends of the

Historic Lewes Farmers Market

What’s at Market, August 28, 2010, 8am-12pm, at the Lewes Historical Society Complex, 110 Shipcarpenter St., Lewes, DE

Farmers Market Contest
AMERICA’S FAVORITE FARMERS MARKET CONTEST It’s Time to Take a Stand – we need your votes!
On August 31 (this Tuesday), the America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest ends, and we are right now in second place, behind one other market. Second place is not going to get us that farmers market promotional package worth $3,000 to help promote our Market and our farmers or national recognition or bragging rights – we know you want that! This is a lot of money to our little market, so I am calling on all of you who read this newsletter if you have not yet voted, please do.  And, please ask 10 of your friends and colleagues to vote for us as well between now and August 31. Click on Vote for the Historic Lewes Farmers Market and cast  your votes.
And, 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.
Please don’t be passive in this-every vote will count!

2010 BikeWin the Most Wonderful Bicycle in the U.S. – Free Drawing

You only have two more chances 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 very special bike is a 2010 Diamondback Della Cruz Three which we purchased through Lewes Cycle Sports. This Olive Green bike has an Aluminum Specific Beach Cruiser Frame, Hi-Ten Remington Steel Custom Beach Cruiser Fork, Shimano Nexus Internal 3-Spd Hub/Twist Shifter, Rust-Proof Alloy Rims, and Stainless Steel Spokes. It has a white cushy seat trimmed in orange and black. Tires are white rims with orange stripes. There’s a detachable basket so that you can pop it off to do your shopping at the Market, and a bell to alert all that you are coming to Market! 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, but we are going to do the drawing on Saturday, September 4 so time is running out.

What’s at Market this Saturday:
Demo/Presentation: Saturday’s 10:00 am demonstration features local chef  Richard Steele. Richard will prepare one of his popular signature dishes from Café Azafran, a year-round mainstay of downtown Lewes.
Chefs and brothers Mark and Richard Steele of Lewes, Delaware opened Café Azafran in December 2002. The Café has received three Delaware Today “Best of Delaware” Critics Choice awards in that time. Café Azafran specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and tapas dining. Richard grew up cooking in his Grandmother’s restaurant, the Lamp Post Seafood Restaurant in Rehoboth. He has been running the Café for the past three years, and it continues to be one of the most popular eating and meeting spots in Lewes.
This summer, Richard expanded to a second restaurant in Rehoboth Beach.

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. Maureen Miller, Children’s Librarian from the Lewes Public Library, reads the stories and interacts with the kids to make bees out of pipe cleaners, flowers out of tissue paper, and do lots of other fun projects. She’s a rock star to the kids! 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 Get Up and Go! by Nancy Carlson.


Arlington’s Natural Meats:Arlington’s Natural Meats: Not at Market this week. Please note that Arlington’s will be at the Market the first and third Saturday of every month.

Backyard Jams and Jellies: She will have the first batch of Concord Grape Jelly and No Sugar Concord Grape Jelly, and they are really good. Grapes are from her grapevines. For those of you that are starting to stock up for the winter (or maybe you are thinking about the holidays), Krista has a special price on a case of jams and jellies. You can mix and match flavors, and she will have holiday fabrics for the tops. Handmade jams and jellies make great gifts. She has been picking peaches and pears, raspberries and blackberries from her backyard, so her No Sugar Jams are going to be especially delicious, with flavors like: Peach-Raspberry, Pear- Raspberry, Peach, Nectarine, Blueberry, Mixed Berry and Beach Plum. She will also have Tomato Jam and her award-winning Bread and Butter Pickles. She will also have her latest product, Treasure Jelly (two gifts in one: a jar of award winning Beach Plum Jelly, decorated with a beautiful wire-wrapped sea glass pendant or earrings). She has two new flavors: Key Lime Jelly and Pineapple-Rhubarb Jam. Both are tropically delicious. There will be the usual assortment of jams and jellies: plenty of Strawberry Jam, Rhubarb Jam, Bing Cherry Jelly, Mint Jelly, Raspberry Jam and Jelly, Blackberry Jam and Jelly, Blueberry Jam, Blueberry-Peach Jam, Peach Jam and Jelly, and Pear Jam. She will also have Country Apricot Mustard and Champagne Mustard. 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: Not at Market this week as Baues’ comes to our Market every other week.

Bella’s Cookies:They will have two types of bread pudding this week–peaches and cream (with a warm, vanilla cream sauce) and apple cinnamon. Bread pudding quickly disappears at the market, so pick yours up early. The two quiches are bacon, egg, cheese and fresh tomato, and a Southwestern breakfast quiche. Also available this week is zucchini bread, and sweet beer bread returns. Lots of cookies of course including Choco-Orange, Choco-Bomb (a fall favorite),Yin-Yang (salty oatmeal cookies), Sun Dollar (Lemon Sugar), Sandy Beach (Coconut Sugar), and many more. Bella’s is also a one-stop shop of baked goods for those with food allergies. They have an expansive selection of Gluten-Free cookies including Gluten-Free Oreos, brownies, pies and mini cakes. Vegan varieties of cookies include Choco-Cherry, Lemon Sugar, and Vegan brownies. If you’re planning or attending a party, Bella’s Desserts offer great choices, and you can order ahead of time and pick them up at the Market. This week you can find agave-sweetened cheesecakes, mini chocolate sake cakes (with a mixed berry compote filling), and traditional carrot cakes with a cream cheese frosting. Call the bakery at 302-684-8152 to order.

Bennett Orchards: Bennett’s will be bringing their Yellow Freestone Peach aptly named the “Encore” as it is our last peach variety of the season. This large yellow freestone is an excellent tasting yellow peach with a classic peachy flavor and is sure to please any market-goer looking for their last, fresh peach of the season. It also holds well when used for baking or freezing, so be sure to stock up to survive a fruitless winter as this might be the last week for Bennett’s peaches!

Calliope Organic Farm: Naturally Certified. Cossack Pineapple Ground Cherries; Hill Country Red Heirloom Okra; Nebechan Scallions; Chioggia Beets; Salad Mix; Sun Gold Tomatoes; Cherokee Purple, Brandywine and Moskvitch Heirloom Tomatoes; Red Noodle Asparagus Beans; Carson Yellow Wax Beans; Heirloom Eggplants: Florida Highbush, Rosa Bianca, Ping Tung Long, Thai Green, Listada de Gandia and Thai White Stripe. Fish Hot Peppers; Sweet Chocolate Bell Peppers; Sheepnose Pimento, Jimmy Nardello’s Sweet Peppers, and Ancho Gigante 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 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: Red Sweet Potatoes. Sungold Cherry Tomatoes. White Cherry Tomatoes. Orange Banana Paste Tomatoes. Cosack Pineapple Ground Cherries. Tomatillos. Raven Zucchini. Costata Romanesca Zucchini. Sunburst Patty Pan Squash. Benning’s Green Tint Patty Pan Squash. Variety of Sweet Peppers, including several heirlooms. Several kinds of hot pepper. Cajun Jewel Okra. Clara White Eggplant. Rosa Bianca Eggplant. Ping Tung Long Eggplant. Thai Long Green Eggplant. Butternut Squash. Acorn Squash. Sugar Baby Watermelons. Quetzali Watermelons. Peace Yellow Watermelons. Hannah’s Choice Cantaloupe. Arava Cantaloupe. Charentais Cantaloupe.

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

Deep Grass Nursery: USDA Certified Organic. Acorn and Butternut Squash. Red and yellow onions. Arugula. Yukon Gold potatoes. Cantaloupes and watermelon. White corn. Cucumbers. Green beans. Yellow and green squash. Lettuce. 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. Paragon hybrid tomatoes. Chocolate peppers. Orange bell peppers. Lima Beans. Arugula.

Ficner’s Farm: They will have: freshly picked white sweet corn (Argent); winter squash: Butternut, Acorn, Spaghetti, and others; tomatoes; green and yellow string beans; yellow summer squash; zucchini; Kirby cucumbers; yellow cherry tomatoes; zinnia bouquets; and honey.

Fifer Orchards: Apples: Honeycrisp, Fuji, Sansa, Ginger Gold, Macintosh, and Gala. Redskin yellow peaches. Blushing Star white peaches. Nectarines. Heirloom and hybrid  Sweet Corn. Squash. Cucumbers. Peppers. Green Beans. Fresh Cut Flower Bouquets. Apple Cider Donuts. Honey.

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. Feta is also available. Stop by for a sample.

Fischers’ Farm: They will bring Asian Pears (delicious), Early Mac,Gala and Golden Supreme Apples.

Freeman Farms: Eggplant. White and bi-color sweet corn. Applause hybrid tomatoes. Squash.

Good Earth Market and Organic Farm: 7th year of being USDA Certified Organic. Heirloom Tomatoes: Arkansas Traveler, Burbank Cherokee Purple, Double Rich, Garden Peach, Green Zebra, Marvel Stripe, Red Pear, Red Zebra, Striped Cavern, Yellow Pear, Yellow Perfection, Cherry Tomatoes: Chadwick Cherry and Sungold. Also: breakfast radishes, cut flower bouquets in old-fashioned Mason jars, Satsuki Madori cucumbers, squash, zucchini, and homemade pepper relish.

Greenbranch Farm: USDA Certified Organic. This week they will have: Okra; Heirloom Tomatoes: Arkansas Traveler. Cherry Tomatoes: Washington Cherry, Sungold Cherry, Yellow Pear, Black Cherry, White Cherry, and Red Grape. Hybrid Tomatoes: Paragon. Jade Green and Carson Wax Beans; 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 Crimson Sweet Watermelon.

Hattie’s Garden: Not at Market this Saturday

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: Ace, Celebrity, and Fantastic hybrid tomatoes. 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), and cinnamon raisin sticky buns.

Lavender Fields: Everything lavender can be found here including lavender and cedar moth repellent, lavender vinegar with vinaigrette recipe, lavender clothes dryer sachets and lavender wine jelly.

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: Pink Tung, Green Goddess, Antigua, Fairy Tale, Rosita, Bianca Ichiban, White Lightening, and Millionaire.

Magee Farms: Mums are new this week. Also available: Heirloom Tomatoes: Black Krim, Brandywine Red, Cherokee Purple, Green Zebra, Mortgage Lifter, Hybrid tomato: Carolina Gold. They will also have sweet corn, bell peppers, cucumbers, redskin potatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, and cantaloupes.

Nancy’s Fine Foods: For this week only, Nancy has Fresh Fig Cookies. The fig season is soon over, so stop by and get these moist, one-of-a-kind cookies. Nancy again has the Fresh Mozzarella – perfect with those ripe, luscious tomatoes you will be taking home. Also on the menu are Fresh Egg Pasta strips, cut wide and just right for that fresh tomato sauce. Speaking of sauces, Nancy has made a fresh Tomato, Gorgonzola and Herb sauce. Rounding out the Italian theme this week is Eggplant Lasagna, perfect for an easy, healthy summer meal. Also back are three favorite salads–Chicken, Walnut and Grape; Minted Quinoa and Brown Rice; and Chicken Tarragon–all gluten free. On the sweet side there will be Coconut Macaroons, Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake and Sweet Ricotta Filled Shells.

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 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: Not at Market this Saturday. Finished for the season.

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

Rainbow Farm: Lilies, lilies and more lilies. They will have their new “Lily Take Out” boxes–Oriental and Asiatic lily bulbs ready for you to plant, packaged in Chinese take out containers for easy transport. Bulbs are individually inspected and include a dirt ball with an intact root system, fertilized with organic fish and seaweed and ready for planting anytime between now and October. Look for their Chinese lanterns and a current menu of boxed bulb varieties available this week. Please note that these are selling really well so come early for best selection. They make great hostess gifts, teacher gifts, shower favors and are just great in your own garden. Lily bouquets are also available.

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 offer an assortment of melons as well as Sungold Tomatoes and beach plum fruit for making jelly, sauces, sorbet and chutney. Recipes will be available. ‘Ruby Queen’ Japanese Plums.

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 bring Brandywine, Early Girl, and Better Boy tomatoes. They will also have two varieties of peppers, Yukon potatoes, four varieties of eggplants, and basil.

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.

Uncle Ernie’s Tangier Sound Oysters: 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
Thursday, August 26, 2010
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society will conclude this year’s Cinema by the Canal outdoor film series with a screening of “Nanny McPhee” tonight, Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Lewes Canalfront Park. “Nanny McPhee,” a magic nanny, is based on the popular Nurse Matilda books by Christianna Brand. The recently widowed Cedric Brown (Colin Firth) can’t control his seven naughty children who have driven away 17 nannies. Great-Aunt Adelaide (Angela Lansbury) tells Cedric he must be married by the end of the month or she’ll separate the children. When a mysterious voice tells Cedric to hire Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson), she suddenly arrives at the Brown home. With Nanny McPhee’s special powers, the children begin to see startling consequences of their behavior. Can the children be tamed? Does Mr. Brown find the perfect wife? The public is invited to come enjoy the fantasy. The free film will begin at dusk, 8:15 – 8:30 p.m. All ages are welcome. Attendees should bring chairs or blankets and insect repellent. The Greater Lewes Foundation and the Friends of the Lewes Canalfront Park sponsor this outdoor film series.For more information, visit or call 302-645-9095.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Last performance at the Lewes Summer Concert Series at Stango Park (located on Kings Highway at the Lewes Library) features pop by our favorite local band Vinyl Shockley at 7pm. Performance is free and open to the public. Bring a lawn chair.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Lewes Steps Out for Fitness Program begins its next session at 5:30 pm. Register at Lewes Beach Public Parking Lot for a free t-shirt. Walk to Canalfront Park at 6 pm. Special celebrity appearance on the Village Green.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Labor Day Book Sale & Bistro at the Lewes Public Library. 9am-3pm.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Chef Matt Haley is the host and chef for Outstanding in the Field’s first Delaware event, held on the seaside grounds of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Founded in 1998, OITF travels the world to find exceptional chefs to showcase the local food culture and salute area farmers, growers and fishermen. What’s on the menu on Sept. 6? Whatever is the freshest when Chef Haley hits the farms and talks to the fishermen. It could be crab, rockfish, sweet corn, juicy tomatoes, peaches and locally raised beef. Each course is paired with an appropriate wine. Meet the farmers and taste the best of Sussex County’s harvest. Starts at 3pm. Tickets are priced at $200 each. To order tickets, go to
Friday and Saturday, September 10-11, 2010
Cadbury at Lewes presents Quilt & Arts Festival 2010. Artists from 5 to 85+ united to present an array of inspiring handcrafted work, including quilts, watercolors, photography, woodworking, pottery, and jewelry. On Friday night you can enjoy a glass of wine, feast on scrumptious desserts created by Cadbury’s own pastry chef, and listen to beautiful music as you visit with the artists during this special preview of their work. Admission for the Preview Reception is $20 per person. For more information contact Patti at the Cadbury Foundation 866-798-4483 or  email Cadbury at Lewes is located at 17028 Cadbury Circle (off Gills Neck Road) in Lewes, DE.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010

At 6:30 pm there will be a Meet & Greet for Slow Food Delmarva at Dogfish Head Brewery in Rehoboth Beach, DE.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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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