Hello Friends of the Historic Lewes Farmers Market!
Saturday, July 8, 8 am - 12 pm
George H. P. Smith Park
Dupont and Johnson Avenues
Historic Downtown Lewes

  Tomatoes +  Sweet Corn + Potatoes + Squash 
= Great Summer Meals!
It's all about tomatoes, sweet corn, potatoes, squash and all th ose great summer veggies now coming into the Market!

 Meet the Farmer
Chinky Salt Oyster Co.

Photo by Deny Howeth

At 9 am, the watermen take over, and Gabriel Burns will talk about his family's experience growing oysters in Chincoteague Bay.

   Story Time at HLFM

At 9 am this Saturday, Jennifer Noonan, the new Children's Librarian from the Lewes Public Library, will read Oliver's Vegetables by Vivian French. In this story Oliver's grandfather helps him discover that life exists beyond French fries. 

Story Time is for ages 3 to 8, but children of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend with their parents. This weekly program is a partnership with the Lewes Public Library and the HLFM. Story Time takes place at the tent near the playground at the park.
Demo by Zach Dick, Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats
Photo by Brook Hedge

At 10 am, Zach Dick, Executive Chef at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach will demo a summer meal - a little bit off-centered!

Just like the HLFM, the Doo Dah Parade goes on - Rain or Shine!

Photo by Brook Hedge

Our New Bag is Here

Stop by the HLFM Info Tent to pick up our 2017 hot tomato red bag ... and it's just $3!

FRESH at HLFM's Saturday Market
  • Anchor Nursery: Cut flowers including lilies + herbs + bouquets + rhubarb + onions + other early summer veggies
  • Backyard Jams & Jellies: Ninety flavors of jams, jellies, and mustards including Ginger Pepper Jelly.
  • Baywater Greens: hydro-soil and soil-grown veggies including tomatoes, rainbow carrots, beets, radishes, lettuces
  • Bella's Cookies: Natural & Organic Bakery specializing in healthy baked goods, Vegan & Gluten Free items.  Plant-based prepared food items also available
  • Bennett Orchards: Yellow peaches and blueberries
  • Black Hog Farmstead: Swiss chard + 7 varieties of garlic + microgreens, and more
  • Chapels Country Creamery: Hand-made artisanal cheeses!
  • Chinky Salt Oyster Co.: Oysters + clams+ blue crabs!
  • Colchester Farm: Potatoes + kale + kohlrabi + Chioggia beets + sugar snap peas + garlic scapes, and other summer veggies-no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers
  • Davidson's Exotic Mushrooms: Mushrooms galore!
  • Earth Harmony Produce: Romaine + arugula + other early summer veggies + pesto + cut-flowers. Pesticide, herbicide, & chemical free growing practices
  • Elysium Farm: pasture-raised, organically fed pork, grown on a sustainable family farm. Pork chops, sausage, ham steaks, butt roast, bacon, scrapple, and more
  • Evans Farms Produce: Sweet corn + squash + cucumbers
  • Ficner Farm:  Sweet corn + tomatoes + beets + broccoli + squash + snap peas + cucumber + flower bouquets + other summer veggies
  • Fifer Orchards: Peaches + blueberries + cherries (sweet and sour)
  • Fischers' Farm: Not at Market yet.
  • Fox Briar Farm: Escarole + Swiss chard + Redbot Kale + other vegetables, grown with no artificial pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or fertilizers
  • Fresh Harvest Hydroponics: Tender head lettuces + arugula + wheatgrass + basil + cilantro + cat grasses and a variety of microgreens.
  • Good News Natural Foods: Salads, soups, wraps -your favorite healthy foods to go including quiches, breakfast wraps, vegetarian lasagna, vegetarian bowls, two types chicken salad, carrot cake, black bean brownies and much more!
  • Hattie's Garden: Cut-flowers including larkspur, bachelor buttons, and pink and lavender bell flowers. Hakurei turnips + small potatoes + arugula and lettuce + potted herbs and flowers (zinnias, cosmos, French marigolds, and more)
  • Herbs, Spice & Everything Nice: Fresh garlic + tomatoes + cut basil and mints + potted plants and herbs
  • Honey Bee Lake Apiary: fresh, local raw honey and beeswax candles and soaps
  • Kalmar Farm: Tomatoes, sweet corn + green beans + beets + red potatoes + squash
  • Lavender Fields: Fragrant farm-made body care products from lavender grown on the farm and potted lavender plants
  • Masterpiece Flowers: Unique and heirloom cut-flowers grown sustainably. Potted succulents, potted herbs, mixed flower bouquets, peonies
  • Nice Farms Creamery: Cream-line milk, butter, freshly made yogurt, and really great ice cream from pastured dairy cows
  • Oksana's Produce: Golden beets + butterhead lettuce + other pesticide-free veggies + fermented foods-sauerkraut & pickles!
  • Old World Breads: Breads, cookies, pies, crackers and quiches-all hand crafted in Lewes, DE!
  • Pasqualini's Bakery: Fresh pastries hand-made in Rehoboth Beach!
  • Reid Angus Farm: Dry-aged, natural, premium Angus beef-all cuts, plus Jerky for snackin'!
  • Point Coffee House & Bakery: Enjoy your market shopping with a cup of freshly-brewed or iced coffee or iced tea at market.
  • Springfield Farms: All cuts of lamb, sheepskins, ostrich feathers and yarns!
  • Surf Bagel: Best bagels outside Brooklyn available at the HLFM tent
  • Totem Farms: Squash + potted herbs + spinach + summer veggies
  • Twin Post Farm: Chicken and duck eggs every week!
For full list of all our farmers and producers visit https://historiclewesfarmersmarket.org/about/our-vendors
  Let Us Help You Carry Your Groceries to Your Car
The Market provides a Veggie Valet service to help customers carry bags and melons (when they are in season) back to their cars. Please go the HLFM Information Tent if you need some help getting your bags to your car.
HLFM Wednesday Market Now Open!
Our Wednesday Market at Crooked Hammock Brewery at Kings Highway is open every Wednesday, 8 to 11 am, through the end of August.
Win a Classic Cruiser Bike at the Market!
We continue our tradition of holding an Annual Bike Raffle. This year we are giving away a bike that really celebrates the summer season--a 2017 Sun Revolutions 26" single-speed classic cruiser. This peach-colored bike has a very cushy saddle, and we've added a white basket for all that fresh produce, white streamers, and a classic bugle horn to announce that you have ARRIVED at market. 

Tickets for the raffle are free, and the winner is drawn on Labor Day Weekend. In order to enter the contest all you need to do is fill out a ticket (allows you to get this newsletter) at the HLFM Information Tent. You can enter every Saturday you come to the market, so come often and your chances of winning get better. 

If you just cannot wait for the drawing you can also purchase this beauty from Seagreen Bicycle, 209 Monroe Avenue, Lewes, DE.
In case of inclement weather, the Market moves to Shields Elementary School Parking Lot

SNAP and WIC at the Market

The Market offers the SNAP (EBT Food Stamps) program at the 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 are encouraged to come to the SNAP tent at the Market to pick up the bonus $20.  

In addition to SNAP, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market welcomes participants in Delaware's Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. WIC coupons can now be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at the Market.

Market calendar magnets, aprons and re-usable shopping bags  
Available at the Market Information Table.  You can also sign up to receive our enews and indicate your interest  in volunteering!
What's so special about the Historic Lewes Farmers Market!
Our gleaning program! At the end of each market, we "glean" (gather) produce and baked goods from our vendors to donate to the Casa San Francisco soup kitchen and emergency pantry in Milton, DE. Nothing goes to waste, and fresh, local food goes to that part of our community that needs a little help.
And, don't forget!
August 5--Tomato Festival!

August 12-- Beebe Hospital Day with screenings, healthy eating demo, and more.

Throughout the season, look for Market Pairings of different vendor's produce, and watch this newsletter to find out more about the pairings.
Our weekly market e-news will let you know more information about our farmers and producers this season, tell you what new foods are coming to market and allow us to share seasonal recipes. Thanks for shopping at HLFM!

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P.O. Box 185, Nassau, DE 19969
For more information, go to  www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org .  Send your comments and questions to us at   historiclewesfarmersmarket@comcast.net. Or call us at 302-644-1436.

Thank you,
The H istoric Lewes Farmers Market Team