The Historic Lewes Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, June 18, at George H.P. Smith Park.
Jude Block, owner of Ever-Present Yoga, will be at the demo tent at 10 a.m. to guide market attendees in an exploration of yoga breathing and stretch techniques. Breath awareness is the key to creating calm, as it soothes and settles both body and mind. The demonstration will include yoga breathing techniques to help ease response to stress, some gentle stretching while seated in a chair, and a guided meditation. This nurturing practice will help participants feel rejuvenated, present and ready for the weekend.
Thirty-two farmers/producers will bring blueberries, peas, radicchio, summer squashes, kale, greenhouse tomatoes, strawberries, bok choy, sugar snap peas, snow peas, broccoli, radishes, carrots, Swiss chard, spinach, arugula, fresh-cut asparagus, lettuces, lamb and pork sausages, tilapia fish, oysters, live crabs or hand-picked crabmeat, grass-fed chicken, beef and pork, honey, mushrooms, kombucha, eggs, yogurt, milk, butter, ice cream, jams, fresh-baked breads, pastries made with fruit from market vendors, herb, veggie, and flower plants, cut-flower bouquets including sunflowers, and more. The Historic Lewes Farmers Market is producer-only, so customers are able to buy directly from the farmer who grew the produce.
Children’s Storytime at the Market, a partnership with the Lewes Public Library, takes place at 10 a.m. Library volunteers read books about farming, gardening, nature and healthy eating at the yellow tent near the HLFM Information Tent.
The HLFM Big Raffle has three stupendous prizes, each valued at $1,000: Jazz Fest weekend tickets and dinner; the Fabu-Lewes-Feast including eight $125 restaurant gift cards; and a private, in-home three-course chef dinner with wine pairing for 10 by Chef Sean Corea. Tickets are on sale at the market, and the drawing is set for Sept. 3. Winner does not have to be present to win.
In case of inclement weather, the market moves to Lewes Elementary School parking lot at 820 Savannah Road. The Wednesday Market at Crooked Hammock Brewery is open with 10 great farmers from 8 to 11 a.m. through September.
The market processes SNAP, WIC and SFMNP, and continues to match SNAP up to $20 per market, per customer. Customers may go to the SNAP tent to process SNAP/EBT.
The HLFM continues its food pantry purchase program. Market customers who want to help feed the local community may purchase local produce, meats, milk and other food from growers at the market to donate to this program every Saturday. At the end of the market, the produce and other foods are gathered and given to various food pantries including Epworth church and Casa San Francisco. The market team thanks customers for their generosity.
The circle in front of the Fred Thomas Building at the foot of Dupont Avenue will be open for handicap drop-off and pickup. Beebe Hospital is generously allowing market customers to park in its outside parking lots; go to historiclewesfarmersmarket.org to see parking and vendor information with maps. The market’s weekly newsletter lists demos and more. Email [email protected] or call 302-644-1436 with a request to be added to the list.