Lewes farmers’ market adding Wednesday market

Date Published: 
July 8, 2016

The Historic Lewes Farmers Market this week announced that it plans to open a second producer-only farmers’ market on Wednesdays at Kings Highway, across from Crooked Hammock Brewery, starting Wednesday, July 13.

The market will be open every Wednesday from 8 to 11 a.m. and will feature vendors with local produce, eggs, meats, fruit, jams and jellies, and freshly-baked breads, pastries, quiches and more.

Board President Helaine Harris said, “The HLFM has been looking for a second location to bring its quality vendors to the public mid-week for quite some time. The market spot at Crooked Hammock Way and Kings Highway has high visibility and close-by parking. We believe that this new added location is perfect for those who need to restock their kitchens with local fruits and vegetables mid-week.”

The market will also offer its SNAP (EBT/food stamps) program at the Wednesday market. To help lower economic barriers to local, healthy food, the HLFM matches up to $20 each participant each week with HLFM Bonus Bucks. SNAP participants can go to the SNAP tent at the market to pick up the bonus $20 in tokens to use at the market.

Historic Lewes Farmers Market organizers thanked Crooked Hammock Brewery for sponsoring them in their additional location.

The “big” Saturday HLFM market with 35 vendors is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, with parking at Shields Elementary School and Lewes School, just off the corner of Savannah Road and Sussex Drive and a short walk to the market.

For customers not able to walk that far, there is a drop-off and pick-up entrance in the circle in front of the Fred Thomas Building next to the park. In addition, the Veggie Valet team will be at that circle with their big cart from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. to help take melons, plants and bags of produce from the market to the Shields and Lewes School parking lots for those who need the help.

There are two special programs at the Saturday market on July 9. At 9 a.m., Maureen Miller, Children’s Librarian from the Lewes Public Library will read “Tops & Bottoms” by Janet Stevens. The Story Time Tent is located near the children’s playground at the park.

At 10 a.m., Lion Gardner from Blue Moon will demonstrate a summer recipe using fresh produce from the market. Gardner worked at several restaurants before joining the crew as executive chef at the Blue Moon in 2006. Two years later, he became an owner. Blue Moon’s menu shows influences from Gardner’s travels around the world.

More information about the market is available at www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org.