Bethany, Sea Colony farmers’ markets ready to start

The Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market and the Farmers’ Market at Sea Colony are set to reopen June 12 and 15, respectively, sharing many of the same growers in a producers-only showcase of local fruits, vegetables and flowers.

Returning vendors in Bethany will offer a colorful array of locally grown produce and foods, including: Bennett Orchards; Chapel’s Country Creamery; Davidson Exotic Mushrooms; Ficner Farms; Fresh Harvest Hydroponics; Herbs, Spice, Everything Nice; Honey Bee Lake Apiary; Hudson Produce; Lavender Fields; Magee Farms; Old World Breads; Parsons Farms; Rainbow Farm; Wells Berry Farm; and Wimbrow Farms.

The Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market continues into its ninth year under the direction of president Doug Mowrey, vice-president Carrie Bennett and a team serving as a Board of Directors. Volunteers from the Bethany Beach Women’s Civic Club, under Volunteer Coordinator Margaret Young, will staff the volunteer tent and provide assistance to shoppers. The Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market has also received continuing support and assistance from the Bethany Beach Landowners Association and the Bethany Beach Town Council, as well as the town administration, under Cliff Graviet.

PNC Bank at the corner Pennsylvania Avenue and Garfield Parkway will host the market in its downtown parking lot, as in previous years. The Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market will be open Sundays from June 12 through Sept. 4 from 8 a.m. to noon. at the PNC

The Farmers’ Market at Sea Colony moves into its sixth year with support from Saul Centers Inc. of Bethesda, Md., owners of the Marketplace at Sea Colony Shopping Center, where the market will be located every Wednesday for 12 weeks, from June 15 through Aug. 31, from 8 a.m. to noon. The Sea Colony market will include 12 returning vendors.

Fenwick Island’s farmers’ market will be moving this year, relocating to the parking lot at Warren’s Station restaurant. It will be open on Mondays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon, featuring more than a dozen local farms and food producers.