Lewes Farmers Market Opens for the Summer Season
The wait is over—the Historic Lewes Farmers Market opens at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 9 at the Lewes Historical Society with 34 vendors selling fresh-cut lettuces and greens, strawberries, garden plants, flowers, eggs, cheese, yogurt, milk, grass-fed chicken, pork, and beef, fresh oysters, and much more.
This year, the Market celebrates its 10th Anniversary beginning with the “shortest” parade ever starting at 7:45 a.m. at the corner of Burton and West Third. This parade opens the market that in the past 10 years has welcomed over 285,000 shoppers who have spent $3,950,000 enjoying Delmarva’s bounty from 71 farmer/vendors, feeding both the local community and economy very directly.
This year, the Market continues its SNAP (EBT Food Stamps) program. To help lower economic barriers to local, healthy food, the HLFM has increased the match up to $20 with HLFM Bonus Bucks.
The Market is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Lewes Historical Society except for June 27, July 11, and August 1 when it moves to the Shields Elementary School Parking Lot.