After weeks of uncertainty and public outcry, Delaware farmers’ markets have been given the green light by Gov. John Carney to open after an initial ban due to the COVID-19 virus state-of-emergency.

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Editor's note: With the mandated closure to the public of all restaurants and bars in the state, except for carry-out, drive-through and delivery services, we are compiling a listing of which restaurants are remaining open to provide those services and the details involved. Restaurants that …

Members of the Ocean View Historical Society have a tongue-in-cheek request for area residents: Start practicing the bird dance, because plans are under way for the Coastal Towns Chicken Festival next summer.


In partnership with a growing list of regional food banks and pantries, Future Harvest is addressing food shortages while aiding small- to mid-scale farmers through its “Feed The Need” Fund. The campaign, which kicked off on “GivingTuesday” on May 5, is expected to raise more than $15,000 fo…

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With the assistance of the Delaware Farmers’ Market Coalition, a group of market managers from across the state, the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) is issuing protocols to help farmers’ markets safely begin opening starting May 15, officials announced on Monday, May 11.

On Nov. 15, when life was normal, Bennett Orchards put a post on their Facebook page indicating they were considering co-hosting, with Magee Farms, a food canning and jarring workshop. “Who would be interested?” they asked.

The Delaware Department of Agriculture is currently seeking applications for this year’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, with nearly $344,500 allocated to assist in increasing the competitiveness of Delaware-grown specialty crops. Applications will be accepted through April 14.

Allen Harim, a producer and processor of no-antibiotic chicken on Delmarva, has moved into a new corporate headquarters building near Millsboro, and Delaware Gov. John Carney was on hand Aug. 2 to help cut a ribbon at the new facility.

On Sunday, June 10, the Bethany Beach Farmers' Market celebrated the start of its 11th season by hosting a ceremonial ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. Market vendors, board members and volunteers were present for the celebration.

Coastal Point • Marissa McCloy: Jimmy and Kathy Guido are providing the Clarksville area with organic produce on their farm, Berry Lovers Farm.Berry Lovers Farm sticks to its roots by farming organically grown produce in Clarksville.

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: From left, Anchors Aweigh Entertainment owners Jason and Summer Phillips are working with Kingsley Orchards owners Tony and Meghan Morgan on hosting a Family Fun Day at the orchards this weekend.For years, Frankford's old fruit farm was a jungle of weeds set a…

Coastal Point • Submitted : Some of the painted rock creations from Carol Gentes on display at this year's Artisans Fair.The Artisans Fair at Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View will celebrate its 10th anniversary when the fair gets under way this Memorial Day weekend, adding on a…

Coastal Point • Kerin Magill: Cindy Stevens and C.J. Mears display some of the produce they have grown through aquaponic farming.At the entrance to a greenhouse at Bearhole Farms near Roxana sits a blue tank about the size of a small hot tub. Orange-finned flashes flit around the bottom and …