Hello Friends of the Historic Lewes Farmers Market!
Saturday, July 15, 8 am - 12 pm
George H. P. Smith Park
Dupont and Johnson Avenues
Historic Downtown Lewes

The Melons are Here!

Come to the market this Saturday to find the juiciest watermelons and cantaloupes! And, we can help you get them to your car.

 Two Historic Lewes Farmers Markets to Shop Locally!
Did you know that you can shop both Wednesdays and Saturdays at HLFM?
Saturday: 8am to noon, Historic Lewes Farmers Market at George H.P. Smith Park, Dupont & Johnson Avenues in Downtown Historic Lewes.
Wednesday, 8-11 am, Historic Lewes Farmers Market at King's Highway, Crooked Hammock Way & Kings Highway (directly across from Crooked Hammock Brewery).
   Story Time at HLFM

At 9 am this Saturday, Jennifer Noonan, the new Children's Librarian from the Lewes Public Library, will read My Garden by Kevin Henkes. In this story a girl grows an incredible garden. 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 Joe Churchman from the Buttery

At 10 am,  Joe Churchman the Executive Chef at the Buttery restaurant in downtown Historic Lewes creates an exciting meal at the Market. Joe brings tons of experience to the Buttery including  including Le Virtu in Philadelphia, Eden, Planet X, and others.

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 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, cabbage, 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: "Glohaven" Heirloom Yellow Freestone Bennett Peach
  • 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 + more
  • Ficner Farm:  Sweet corn + tomatoes + beets + broccoli + squash + snap peas + cucumber + flower bouquets + other summer veggies
  • Fifer Orchards: Peaches + tomatoes + squash + more summer veggies
  • Fischers' Farm: Not at Market yet.
  • Fox Briar Farm: Swiss chard + Redbor Kale + lettuce + beets + 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 lisianthus, larkspur, bachelor buttons, and pink and lavender bell flowers. Hakurei turnips + patty pan squash + small potatoes + arugula and lettuce + potted herbs and flowers (zinnias, French marigolds, and more)
  • Herbs, Spice & Everything Nice: Organic corn + 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: Watermelon + cantaloupe + tomatoes, sweet corn + green beans + 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: Leeks + 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: Spaghetti squash + tomatoes + cucumbers + leeks+ potted herbs + 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
  Summer Cherry Tomato Dressing

8 oz. small cherry or other tiny tomatoes halved or quartered depending on size
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons thinly sliced drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
2 teaspoons drained capers, coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
½ teaspoon minced fresh garlic
¼ teaspoon kosher salt

Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and stir gently to combine. Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes (or up to 30 minutes) to let the flavors mingle and to let the tomatoes marinate a bit. Stir gently again before serving. Yields about 1 ¼ cups.
From Fast, Fresh & Green by Susie Middleton.
  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.
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.
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!
Now's the time to go to Market for all your summer meals. You can grill steak, corn, and squash, and have a simple watermelon, red onion, basil salad. Keep it simple and local!
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.
You Gotta Have Friends....
T he HLFM and the Greater Lewes Community Village (The Village) enjoy a special relationship based on a shared commitment to the well-being of people in the greater Lewes area and active community involvement. The Village members can request a ride to the Saturday HLFM by calling The Village at 302-703-2568 at least 3 days in advance.

We ask that you support the village and its 4th Annual Attic Treasure Sale, a unique and fun fundraiser! Support the Village two ways:

#1: Donate special items (sale donations are tax deductible) that you no longer need by taking items to the new sale location at 830 Kings Highway (the old Rise building) every Wednesday and Saturday 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.

#2: On the Day of the Annual Attic Treasure Sale, Saturday, September 2nd from 8 am to 3 pm, purchase that unique item, while enjoying a food and fun community gathering.

For more information, contact The Village Office at 302-703-2568 from 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. We all need to support The Village, a very special community partner.
Do you love to shop at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market?  
Do you love to shop at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market?  If so, perhaps you would consider joining our volunteer corps as the market could use your help. We treasure our volunteers at HLFM as the market is run almost entirely by volunteers.  We could not operate without them. You decide when and often you wish to volunteer.   

For more information please contact historiclewesfarmersmarket@comcast.net and use the subject line:  TREASURE.   We look forward to hearing from you, if can share some of your precious time volunteering at the market.

Sign Up for our Weekly E-news!
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