Lewes Farmers Market continues Oct. 12 at ShieldsAt Shields each Saturday morning through Nov. 23
The Historic Lewes Farmers Fall Market continues this Saturday, Oct. 12, with more than 20 vendors. From 9 a.m. to noon, the market will be held in the parking lot of Richard Shields Elementary School at the intersection of Savannah Road and Sussex Drive.
The market will continue at Shields each Saturday morning through Nov. 23. The HLFM is the largest producer-only market in Delaware, named Delaware Today’s Best of Delaware Farmers Market for 2013 for the third year in a row and recently named the top celebrated Farmers Market in Delaware by American Farmland Trust.
At its Shields location, the market is continuing to process SNAP, EBT Food Stamps. To help lower economic barriers to local healthy food, the HLFM will match up to $10 in SNAP with HLFM “Bonus Bucks.” SNAP participants are encouraged to go to the SNAP Information Tent at the market to redeem their Bonus Bucks.
Vendors continue to bring fresh, local goods to the market. Market patrons will find, among other offerings, autumn chutney, fig jam, spiced apple jelly, beets, celery, carrots, arugula, escarole, kale, many varieties of lettuces, radishes, turnips, fennel, Swiss chard, haricot vert, mushrooms, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, collards, sweet potatoes, apples and pumpkins, artisan cheeses, milk, butter and yogurt, apple cider and pumpkin and apple pie donuts, chicken and duck eggs, lamb, free-range pork, and pasture-raised chickens, artisan breads, fresh-cut flowers. Thanksgiving turkeys can be ordered as well.
Specific types and varieties of fresh meat, seafood, fruit, vegetables, flowers and plants are listed by vendor in the HLFM newsletter sent to patrons on the first Thursday of the month during the market season, and on the HLFM Facebook page. Newsletters the remainder of the month will highlight featured vendors and selected produce. To receive the HLFM newsletter, email the HLFM at email@example.com and you will be added to the HLFM subscription list.
More information about the market is available at www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org.