Historic Lewes Farmers Market
Kid's Day at the Market
August 19, 2023 8am - 12pm
Lewes Elementary School Parking Lot
(820 Savannah Rd, Lewes)
Photos by Mary Lu Pool
Kid's Day at the Market!
This Saturday, the HLFM celebrates Kid’s Day with lots of fun and educational activities throughout the Market. Be sure to pick up a special Kid’s Day Activities Map from an HLFM Volunteer when you enter the Market! Kids can come to the Kid’s Day Red Flags Tent to join the Market Scavenger Hunt, Talk to a Farmer Quiz, and find out about Kid’s Day events. From 9-10 am it’s Tutti Frutti Twister in the Green Flags Tent near the Children’s Playground. Also starting at 9 am, there's the City of Lewes Environmental Footprints activity in the Orange Flags Tent. Kids can color and write on a footprint, and be filmed offering their own ideas on the environment at the Orange Flags Environmental Footprints tent. The messages in the videos will be shown as the introduction to the Tuesday September 19 Environmental Public Input workshop. The footprints will be woven together in a tapestry and presented to the Mayor and City Council in April 2024 as part of an Earth Day celebration. Children’s Beach House Culinary Director Paula Baker leads a hands-on smoothie and fruit skewer activity at 10 am in the Blue Flags Demo Tent. Also, from 10-11 am it’s Children’s Storytime at the Yellow Tent. Fifer's will offer a free piece of fruit to all kids and a sticker during the market this Saturday. Kids accompanied by an adult with a SNAP card will receive $10 Bonus Bucks for free from the SNAP tent to spend at the Market.
What's Fresh at the Saturday Market:
Late summer and early fall produce is now at the Market. This Saturday, customers will find apples, figs, blackberries, peaches, nectarines, pears, green beans, wax pole beans, beets, shallots, garlic, carrots, Japanese cucumbers, a large variety of peppers including Cubanelle Frying and Jalapeno, sweet peppers, Shishito peppers, slicing, heirloom, Roma and other tomato varieties, cantaloupes, watermelons, sweet corn, Fairy Tale and Italian eggplants, yellow and red potatoes, summer squashes, arugula, lettuces, pork sausages, chops, and ribs, oysters, live crabs, hand-picked crab meat, crabcakes, crab salad, grass-fed chicken, beef, honey, mushrooms, eggs, yogurt, milk, butter, ice cream, kombucha, jams, fresh-baked breads, pastries made with fruit from the market, herb, veggie, and flower plants, cut-flower bouquets, locally roasted coffee and coffee drinks, peach tea, and more!
The Historic Lewes Farmers Market is unique in that it is producer-only—at this Market customers buy directly from the farmer who grew the produce. Only vendors who grow, raise, or produce what they sell are allowed in this market. A true farmers market!
Not at Market this Week:
  • Enoch Farms
Don't Miss Your Chance to Buy a Tomato T-Shirt
There is still time to purchase your own HLFM Retro Tomato T-Shirt at both the Saturday and Wednesday Markets. We still have all sizes available (from youth medium to 3XL), but they're going quickly! Be sure to pick one up before they're gone.
Thanks to Sam Shelton and Jeff Fabian of Kinetik Design for designing the original shirt and helping us bring it back!
Only 3 Saturdays Left to Enter the HLFM Summer Raffle for your chance to win
3 stupendous prizes:
  • a $1,400 gift certificate to Seagreen Bicycle
  • the Fabu-Lewes-Feast including 12 -- $100 restaurant gift cards
  • a Private-in-Home 3-Course Chef Tasting with Wine Pairing for 10 by Chef Sean Corea from Lewes Oyster House
Tickets are $5--or 6 for $25--on sale at the Market. The drawing will be September 2nd.
Wednesday Market: Open Through September 6th!
The bigger and even better HLFM Wednesday Market at Crooked Hammock Brewery is open from 8 to 11:30 am and only has 4 Markets left! This Market has really grown and has fourteen vendors: Beachdog Farm, Bennett Orchards, Cosmic Dog Farm, Davidson’s Exotic Mushrooms, Dittmar Family Farms, Gaia Coffee Co, Hattie’s Garden, Kalmar Farm, Lucky Penny Flower Farm, Mahon River Farm, Marsh Creek Cattle and Company, Stag Run Farm, Tout de Suite Patisserie, and Two Sweet Beaches Bakery.
The Wednesday Market accepts SNAP/EBT as well as WIC and SFMNP benefits, and also matches SNAP benefits up to $20 per Market, per customer. Thank you Crooked Hammock Brewery for sponsoring the Wednesday Market!
Thank You for Voting for the HLFM in the 2023 America’s Farmers Market Celebration!
Every farmers market in America is special in its own right, but we happen to think that ours is one of the best in the nation! This summer, help us take home the $5,000 top prize in the 2023 America’s Farmers Market Celebration and win the Number 1 Farmers Market in Delaware for the second year in a row. Voting is open now through September 18. Please note each person may only cast one vote.
Supporting our Community
HLFM's Food Pantry Purchase Program
Help Your Favorite Farmers
and Local Food Pantries
HLFM customers who want to help feed the local community with fresh local food may purchase produce, meats, milk, and other food from growers at the Market to donate to the local Food Pantries, including Epworth and Casa San Francisco Food Pantries, every Saturday. It’s so easy--all you have to do is let the vendor know what you want to donate or give $5, $10, $25 to the grower and ask them to put together a selection for the food pantries. The farmer gets your sale, and the food pantry gets the local food. We thank you for your generosity!
HLFM Matches up to $20 of SNAP
Per Market
The Market will continue to match SNAP benefits up to $20 per market, per customer. You can find the SNAP tent inside the Market with volunteers to process your SNAP/EBT and give you the HLFM tokens that can be used at market all season long. WIC and SFMNP benefits are also welcome at the Market.
Looking to join in on the HLFM fun? Volunteer!
Do you come to the Market and wonder what those folks in green HLFM aprons do? Well, you can find out by volunteering for the non-profit Historic Lewes Farmers Market, almost totally run by volunteers. Join in on the fun this season! To volunteer, please contact:
Photo by Mary Lu Pool
Pick Up Your Green HLFM Tote Before They're Gone!
Our green Therm-O-Tote Bag keeps all your market purchases–from dairy to eggs to veggies–cool this season! The bag’s design includes a plastic bottom insert and an inside pocket to hold a water, or even kombucha, bottle. Measuring 13W x 10D x 15H, this earth-friendly market tote contains 20% recycled materials and is reusable. Stop by the HLFM INFO tent and purchase yours for $10. Now accepting cash and credit card!
We strongly encourage you to bike or walk to the Market if you are able. Parking is very limited. Entrance for walkers and bikers will be off of Savannah Rd. Limited parking will be available in the school's bus loop parking lot off of Sussex Drive–with coned off accessible parking spaces in the section closest to the Market–and street parking will be available as usual along Sussex Drive. Beebe Hospital is generously allowing Market customers to park in its outside parking lot (far rear near entrance to the park).
Note for dog-owners: Please keep dogs under control on a tightly held, non-retractable leash inside the Market to ensure the safety of all customers at the Market. Please also ensure that your dog does not urinate on any signs, trash cans, tents, tables, or safety cones inside and around the Market. Thank you for your help.
You Can Now Ride the Lewes Line to Market!
Lewes Line buses run 9am to 9pm daily. Each bus has 14 seats, including two wheelchair accesible spaces. At least two of the five Lewes Line buses will run from 9am to 9pm daily, with approximately 30 minutes between circuits. You can find us at Stop 6: George HP Smith Park. Click here for more information.