Off to the local farmers markets!
There's nothing better than the summer's bounty. Each year I look forward to the fresh produce that warm weather brings. One way to get the great taste of summer is by visiting the local farmers markets.
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Each year the markets get bigger and better. Why not make it your goal to visit all of them? You can learn so much by talking with farmers, bakers and other vendors, and by meeting some really fascinating local personalities. At our farmers markets, you can savor great food from fresh produce to local jerky, cheese, canned goods and pastries.
Last year was a record-breaking year for Delaware farmers markets. Here's a snapshot of our local farmers markets:
Bethany Beach Farmers Market
Garfield Parkway and Pennsylvania Ave.
Sundays, 8 a.m. to noon June 15 to Aug. 31
Fenwick Island Farmers Market (two locations)
Americana Bayside, 31254 Americana Parkway, Fenwick, Mondays
Coastal Highway and East Essex St., Fenwick, Fridays
Both locations - 8 a.m. to noon
Bayside - June 16 to Sept. 1; Route 1 - June 20 to Aug. 29
Georgetown Farmers Market
Georgetown Town Park, North Bedford and Edward streets (next to the Presbyterian Church), Georgetown
Wednesdays - 3 to 6 p.m. - through Sept. 24
Harrington Farmers Market
Commerce and Clark streets, Harrington
Saturdays - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Sept. 20
Historic Lewes Farmers Market
Lewes Historical Society Complex (all Saturdays except June 21, July 12 and Aug. 2), 110 Shipcarpenter St., Lewes
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon through Sept. 27
Alternate location is Richard A. Shields Elementary School (parking lot), intersection of Savannah Road and Sussex Drive, Lewes
Millville Farmers Market
Millville Town Hall, 36404 Clubhouse Road, Millville
Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 5 to Sept. 11
Milton Farmers Market
Union and Magnolia streets (across from the library), Milton
Fridays - 3 to 6 p.m. through Oct. 3
Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market
Grove Park, Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach
Tuesdays – Noon to 4 p.m.
Riverwalk Farmers Market Downtown Milford
North Walnut Street at Riverwalk Park, Milford
Saturdays - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3 to Oct. 18
The Farmers Market at Sea Colony
Marketplace at Sea Colony Shopping Center (parking lot), Route 1 South, Bethany Beach
Wednesdays - 8 a.m. to noon through Aug. 27
Western Sussex Farmers Market
Mears Campus (across from Seaford Post Office), 200 Health Services Drive, Seaford
Saturdays - 8:30 a.m. to noon June 14 to Sept. 6