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Posted on 07-11-2024

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Historic Lewes Farmers Market: What To Expect

One of our regular, key events here in Lewes, Delaware, is the Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM). It’s enjoyed by locals and visitors alike, so we wanted to take the chance this month to tell you a little bit more about it and what you can expect when you visit.

And don’t forget, here at The Beacon Inn, we’re ideally located for your stay so that you can make the most of all the great events and sights across Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. You can reserve your room online today, whether you’re visiting for the weekend or longer.

Historic Lewes Farmers Market is close to The Beacon Inn

What is the Historic Lewes Farmers Market?

If you’re enthusiastic about fresh, locally grown produce and artisanal goods then the Historic Lewes Farmers Market is the place to be. With a refreshing atmosphere centered around supporting the local farmers and traders, you can help the community while having a great time as you find out what’s on offer.

The weekly event, with the slogan “Grow Local. Buy Local. Eat Local.” began in 2006. That summer, the first gathering was held by volunteers and it has since grown to include over 40 vendors. It was born from the idea of returning traditional markets to Lewes – a historic feature of the town that had since dwindled and disappeared.

The HLFM is now a non-profit organization, helping to create farmers markets for producers, with a focus on the local community. Their mission is to drive a more sustainable food system that delivers fresh, healthy food. 


Where is the Historic Lewes Farmers Market?

So, when and where can you find the Historic Lewes Farmers Market? The great news is that the market runs from spring right through to the end of fall. Traditionally held every Saturday, there is an additional Wednesday event during the summer months.

According to their website, the following are the dates, times, and locations for 2024:

    • Saturday Summer Market George H.P. Smith Park, Johnson & Dupont Aves., Lewes, DE  19958
  • Runs May 4th until September 28th
  • 8am – 12pm


    • Saturday Fall Market Lewes Elementary School Parking Lot, 820 Savannah Rd., Lewes, DE 19958
      • Runs October 5th until November 23rd
      • 9am – 12pm
    • Additional Wednesday Summer Market Crooked Hammock Way & Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Runs June 5th until September 4th
  • 8am – 11.30am

This information is relevant for 2024 — so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for 2025 details.


What to expect when you’re there

Anyone visiting the Historic Lewes Farmers Market can expect to be spoiled for choice. With a wide selection of local produce, you’ll want to take your shopping bags with you! Meats, baked goods, fruits, vegetables, eggs, seafood, herbs, and even flowers can all be found — and it’s all grown and made locally by farmers and producers.

You’ll be greeted by rows of market stalls, allowing you to wander through and purchase items that appeal to you the most. There is always a regular mix of constant favorites and new, emerging producers to explore and discover. You can even grab coffee, ice cream, and other refreshments to enjoy while browsing.

Your support will mean a great deal to the producers and the community, helping to continue this great tradition. You can learn more about supporting and donating to the HLFM via their website.


Explore Lewes from our comfy rooms at The Beacon Inn

Explore Lewes and the Historic Farmers Market at The Beacon Inn

Spend a peaceful morning browsing the amazing produce that Lewes has to offer at this fantastic farmers market when you stay at The Beacon Inn. Just a short 15 to 20-minute walk away from us, it’s easy to factor in a visit to the HLFM as part of your visit to our historic town.

With comfortable rooms, private balconies, a sun deck, a swimming pool, and proximity to all the wonderful natural beauty of the region, we’ll make sure you have a wonderful stay. Reserve your room online today, and speak to our team at any point during your stay if you’d like more information on local events and places to visit.

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