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Historic Lewes Farmers Market nears end of season

Cape Gazette of Lewes, Delaware

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The Historic Lewes Farmers Market fall session continues this Saturday, Nov. 16, with more than 20 vendors. From 9 a.m. to noon, the market will be held in the parking lot of Richard Shields Elementary School at the intersection of Savannah Road and Sussex Drive.

The market will continue at Shields each Saturday morning through Nov. 23. The HLFM is the largest producer-only market in Delaware, named Delaware Today's Best of Delaware Farmers Market for 2013 for the third year in a row and recently named the top celebrated Farmers Market in Delaware by American Farmland Trust.

Nov. 23 will be a very special market day, when many of the vendors of the summer will join the other regular fall vendors for the final market of the season. There will be Christmas trees, wreaths, and much more.

Market patrons can preorder a Thanksgiving turkey and pick it up Nov. 23. The turkeys are pasture raised and organically afed and processed, and are from 12 to 25 lbs.

Market patrons will find pasture-raised, free-range chicken, Berkshire pork, lamb, jams and jellies, an array of fall vegetables, artisan cheeses, milk, butter, yogurt, artisan breads, apples, apple cider, apple cider and apple pie donuts, and chicken and duck eggs, among other offerings.

The market is continuing to process SNAP (EBT Food Stamps). To help lower economic barriers to local healthy food, the market will match up to $10 in SNAP with HLFM Bonus Bucks.

SNAP participants are encouraged to go to the SNAP Information Tent at the market to redeem their Bonus Bucks.

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, and on the HLFM Facebook page. Newsletters the remainder of the month will highlight featured vendors and selected produce. To receive the HLFM newsletter, email the HLFM at historiclew to be added to the HLFM subscription list.

The Historic Lewes Farmers Market has adopted a policy that pets (with the exception of service animals) are not permitted at its farmers market.

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Original Publication Date: November 15, 2013

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