Farmers’ markets in Bethany, Sea Colony set to kick off season

Bethany’s two homegrown farmers’ markets are set to reopen in June, sharing many of the same growers in a producers-only showcase of local fruits, vegetables and flowers.

Offering an array of locally grown produce and locally made products will be Bennett Orchards, Chapel’s Country Creamery, Davidson Exotic Mushrooms, East View Farm, Honey Bee Lake Apiary, Hudson Produce, Lavender Fields, Magee Farms, Old World Breads, Parsons Farms, Rainbow Farm, Wells Berry Farm and Wimbrow Farms.

The market will welcome three new growers this summer, as well: Ficner Farms; Herbs, Spice, Everything Nice; and Fresh Harvest Hydroponics.

The Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market continues into its ninth year under the direction of new president Doug Mowrey, Market Master Carrie Bennett and a newly restructured 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, Mayor Jack Gordon and the Bethany Beach Town Council, as well as the town administration, under Cliff Graviet.

PNC Bank will host the market in its downtown parking lot, as in previous years. The Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market will be open Sundays from June 14 through Aug. 30 from 8 a.m. to noon at the parking lot at the corner Pennsylvania Avenue and Garfield Parkway.

The Farmers’ Market at Sea Colony moves into its fifth year with support from Saul Centers Inc. of Bethesda, Md., owners of the Market Place at Sea Colony shopping center, where the market will be located every Wednesday for 10 weeks, from June 24 through Aug. 26, from 8 a.m. to noon. The Sea Colony market will include 10 returning vendors and two new ones: Touch of Italy; and Herbs, Spice, Everything Nice.