Lewes farmers’ market to feature Kindle chef

The Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) will celebrate Memorial Day weekend and the arrival of the summer season on May 24 from 8 a.m. to noon on the grounds of the Lewes Historical Society at 110 Shipcarpenter Street, at the corner of West Third and Shipcarpenter Streets in Lewes.

The long, lingering spring weather means market patrons can continue to enjoy spring vegetables, as well as the first of the summer’s bounty. Market patrons will find fresh and varied lettuces for salads, as well as many other salad ingredients, including asparagus and strawberries Vendors also will have on hand a wide variety of produce, meat, chicken, lamb and dairy products, as well as fresh flowers for the table.

Specific types and varieties of fresh meat, seafood, fruit, vegetables, flowers, and plants are listed by vendor in the HLFM newsletter sent to patrons on the first Thursday of the month during the market season. Newsletters during the remainder of the month highlight featured vendors and selected produce. To receive the HLFM newsletter, email them at historiclewesfarmersmarket@comcast.net to be added to the HLFM subscription list.

The market’s demonstration series continues this weekend with a doubleheader. First, at 9 a.m., back by popular demand, the market will host Ian Crandall, co-owner and executive chef of Kindle restaurant, located at 111 Bank Street in Lewes. At Kindle, he executes a seasonal American menu that uses traditional French methods (a nod to his training at L’Academie de Cuisine) but focuses on simple presentation and fresh ingredients.

At 10:30 a.m., Ted Wycall of Greenbranch Organic will provide invaluable insight into the dynamics of a dynastic family farm. Wycall is the third generation to own Greenbranch but has brought dramatic changes to the former chicken-growing operation.

Hired years ago by farmer Jay Martin of Provident Farm in Maryland, he immersed himself in all aspects of organic agriculture. After literally building the farm house at Greenbranch, Wycall, his wife Julia and their friends and family continue their efforts to perfect organic farming, growing vegetables and raising pork, beef and chicken.

Children have their own very special demonstration in the School House at 9 a.m. Maureen Miller, Children’s Librarian from the Lewes Public Library, will read “The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear” by Audrey Wood. The Little Mouse is a picture book published nearly 30 years ago. When a little mouse and a big hungry bear both would love to eat a red, ripe strawberry, what will happen? Miller will use paper strawberries to bring the tale to life for the children. The Children’s Reading Program is an aspect of the HLFM’s efforts to help children learn about healthy eating and nutrition.

The market will continue to process SNAP (EBT/Food Stamps). To help lower economic barriers to local, healthy food, the HLFM will match up to $10 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.Lewes farmers’ market to feature Kindle chef

The Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) will celebrate Memorial Day weekend and the arrival of the summer season on May 24 from 8 a.m. to noon on the grounds of the Lewes Historical Society at 110 Shipcarpenter Street, at the corner of West Third and Shipcarpenter Streets in Lewes.

The long, lingering spring weather means market patrons can continue to enjoy spring vegetables, as well as the first of the summer’s bounty. Market patrons will find fresh and varied lettuces for salads, as well as many other salad ingredients, including asparagus and strawberries Vendors also will have on hand a wide variety of produce, meat, chicken, lamb and dairy products, as well as fresh flowers for the table.

Specific types and varieties of fresh meat, seafood, fruit, vegetables, flowers, and plants are listed by vendor in the HLFM newsletter sent to patrons on the first Thursday of the month during the market season. Newsletters during the remainder of the month highlight featured vendors and selected produce. To receive the HLFM newsletter, email them at historiclewesfarmersmarket@comcast.net to be added to the HLFM subscription list.

The market’s demonstration series continues this weekend with a doubleheader. First, at 9 a.m., back by popular demand, the market will host Ian Crandall, co-owner and executive chef of Kindle restaurant, located at 111 Bank Street in Lewes. At Kindle, he executes a seasonal American menu that uses traditional French methods (a nod to his training at L’Academie de Cuisine) but focuses on simple presentation and fresh ingredients.

At 10:30 a.m., Ted Wycall of Greenbranch Organic will provide invaluable insight into the dynamics of a dynastic family farm. Wycall is the third generation to own Greenbranch but has brought dramatic changes to the former chicken-growing operation.

Hired years ago by farmer Jay Martin of Provident Farm in Maryland, he immersed himself in all aspects of organic agriculture. After literally building the farm house at Greenbranch, Wycall, his wife Julia and their friends and family continue their efforts to perfect organic farming, growing vegetables and raising pork, beef and chicken.

Children have their own very special demonstration in the School House at 9 a.m. Maureen Miller, Children’s Librarian from the Lewes Public Library, will read “The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear” by Audrey Wood. The Little Mouse is a picture book published nearly 30 years ago. When a little mouse and a big hungry bear both would love to eat a red, ripe strawberry, what will happen? Miller will use paper strawberries to bring the tale to life for the children. The Children’s Reading Program is an aspect of the HLFM’s efforts to help children learn about healthy eating and nutrition.

The market will continue to process SNAP (EBT/Food Stamps). To help lower economic barriers to local, healthy food, the HLFM will match up to $10 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.