Lewes Farmers Market moves to Shields this Saturday

Because the Sea Glass Festival will be held at the Lewes Historical Society this Saturday, June 27, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market will move to the Richard Shields Elementary School parking lot, just off the corner of Savannah Road and Sussex Drive. The Market will be open from 8 a.m. until noon.

The market will returns to the grounds of the Lewes Historical Society Saturday, July 4.

At the Historic Lewes Farmers Market on Saturday, customers will find fresh produce, as well as meat, chicken, freshly-laid eggs, breads, milk, yogurt, ice cream, plants, herbs and more, along with fresh flowers for the table.

Because the market will be at Shields this week, there will be no Children’s Reading Program or demonstrations.

Bike to Market Day will be on July 4 this year. Market organizers urge everyone who can ride a bike (or walk) to the market to do so.

As in the past, the market continues its tradition of a free annual bike raffle. For their 10th anniversary, they are offering a 2015 Electra Cruiser Lux 1. It’s green metallic, and has whitewall tires and a two-tone green/black seat. The big bell sounds like a doorbell. In addition, there’s an Electra alloy-wood front basket to carry a market bag filled with local produce, and white genuine leather streamers.

The drawing will be on Saturday, Sept. 5, (Labor Day weekend). Shoppers can enter every Saturday they come to the market, so they should come often so that their chances of winning get better. (Enter the drawing at the HLFM information tent.)

Patrons are also being asked to save the date, as to help celebrate National Farmers Market Week, on Saturday, Aug. 8, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market will host the 9th Annual Tomato Festival on the grounds of the Lewes Historical Society. HLFM vendors will have an array of local tomatoes ready for the table.

There will also be face painting for children, guessing the number of cherry tomatoes, and a special event featuring Delmarva chefs.

The market continues to process SNAP (EBT/food stamps). To help lower economic barriers to local, healthy food, this year the HLFM will match up to $20 with HLFM Bonus Bucks. SNAP participants are being encouraged to go to the SNAP information tent at the Market to redeem the Bonus Bucks incentive.

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