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Menu announced for Lewes Farmers Market hoedown

Cape Gazette of Lewes, Delaware

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The nonprofit Historic Lewes Farmers Market announced the menu that Chef Bill Clifton, executive chef at Henlopen City Oyster House in Rehoboth Beach, will prepare for the Historic Lewes Farmers Market Hoedown, Saturday, May 7.

The riproarin' good-time party starts at 6:30 p.m. at teh Officers Club at the Cape Henlopen State Park and continues 'til the cows come home. Dinner will feature produce and meat from local farmers, including pork from Bohemia Lea Farm, asparagus from Fifer Orchards and collard greens, spinach and salad mix from Baywater Greens. The menu also features barbecued chicken, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese. Dogfish Head Brewery will provide craft beers and various wines from Teller Wines will be featured at the open wine and beer bars.

Two more auction items were also just announced for the live auction at the event. A low-digit Delaware license plate will be auctioned with the four-digit C-plate number C6380. C tags, or commercial tags, were originally created for company vehicles, but today they can be placed on any vehicle. The other auction item just announced is a local, seasonally inspired dinner for 12 in the private Robinson room at Heirloom in Lewes, prepared by Chef Jordan Miller. Each course will be perfectly paired with a house made specialty cocktail or sustainably-sourced wine.

The Historic Lewes Farmers

Market Hoedown celebrates the community and the producer-only market that welcomed over 56,000 visitors last year. It is a chance to have a real farm-to-table feast with friends who support the weekly market, and then guests can kick up their heels to the live band Michael Shockley and No Spare Time.

Funds from the 2016 Hoedown will help the market operate so that their 35 local farmers and vendors can grow, support their families and continue to build the local food movement in Delmarva. Funds also help support the Bonus Bucks Program that provides matching funds for customers using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (commonly known as food stamps). Tickets are $100. To order, go to or send a check to Historic Lewes Farmers Market, P.O. Box 185, Nassau, DE 19969. For more information, email or call 302-644-1436.

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Original Publication Date: April 15, 2016

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