*ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Millsboro Farmers' Market to open Wednesday


The Millsboro Farmers’ Market will begin its third year on Wednesday, May 29, in the town’s Cupola Park.

“It’s going to be pretty good,” predicted David Lomas, board member of Millsboro Downtown Partnership and market master. “Right now, we are just starting the year over again. We have, at this point, approximately six vendors.”

Lomas said the market will have a French baker, as well as fresh produce from Parsons Produce and Dawn’s Country Market.

“We have the Millsboro Bake Shoppe that is going to be carrying breads and various pastries,” he said, adding that they also hope to draw more vendors to the market. “We’re looking forward to having a vendor selling olive oils, Italian breads and cheeses.”

The farmers’ market will be open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Aug. 28. Lomas said the Partnership is excited about the market’s new park location.

“The location at the post office had a couple of drawbacks. It was out in an open field, so it was just plain hot. There was very limited parallel parking, which isn’t convenient. So we decided early on to try to get it to Cupola Park,” he said. “We decided to move to earlier in the day, because we kept getting hit with late-afternoon thunderstorms, and there we were out in the middle of an open field and everybody is scrambling to hold down their tents.”

Lomas said the community response to the market has grown over the years, and he believes people are looking forward to it reopening for a third season.

“We have, at this point, 165 people liking our Facebook page, so I’m very confident about the community response to that. I think the community is looking forward to it.”

Lomas said he hopes more vendors and community members will check out the market and take advantage of its perfect location.

“It’ll be nice down there. It’s pre-covered and we’re on the water. It’s just a beautiful location. There’s plenty of parking. Whatever amenities you might want, it’s all there.”

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/millsborofarmersmarket.