With the summer months coming closer, many Delawareans will be looking to eat locally grown, fresh produce. Thankfully, Delaware is home to numerous farms, CSA providers, dairy farms, produce stands and more that are preparing to open for the coming season.
Here is a list of local farms and markets across the First State where locals can purchase healthy food items at the market, order online for pickup or even schedule for delivery.
This local farm stand, CSA provider and farmers market focuses on helping locals in need by increasing access to affordable food grown locally. Not only can patrons go to the farm, but they can also visit the mobile farm stand for an array of fresh produce on the go. The market opens on May 7 for the 2021 season.
Opening this season on April 15, Filasky’s brings a range of fresh fruits and vegetables such as sweet corn, tomatoes, watermelons, asparagus and squash. Its yearly U-pick strawberry season begins in May, during which time locals can pick berries across the family’s five acres.
1343 Bunker Hill Road, Middletown • 378-2754
As a family-run fruit and vegetable farm, Highland Orchards grows various vegetables, fruits, herbs and chestnuts. The market offers not only the farm’s own stock, but also out-of-season produce, eggs and other non-local products. Order online for curbside pickup.
1431 Foulk Road, Wilmington • 478-4042
With over 55 years of strong family history and tradition, Marini Produce serves the Brandywine area fresh produce for delivery, pickup and in-store sales. Enjoy local white corn, peaches, southern cantaloupe, New Jersey tomatoes and so much more. The market opens for the season in May.
2121 Veale Road, Wilmington • 475-5754
Powers Farm offers a healthy and affordable way for locals to enjoy fresh, pasture-raised, USDA-Inspected beef and cage-free, antibiotic-free eggs. Home deliveries are available from Dover to Hockessin and to Kent and Cecil Counties.
324 VanDyke Maryland Line Road, Townsend • 378-0826
As an award-winning produce department, fresh fruits and vegetables—sweet potatoes, local honey, eggs, cabbage, kale, berries, eggplant—can be found within the market from local farmers.
4092 Dupont Parkway, Townsend • 378-8441
Three generations of the Ficner family have been working the farm to bring fresh produce to the First State. The farm opens for the season in early May.
1911 Fast Landing Road, Dover • 674-4677
With numerous U-Pick activities from May to October, Fifer Orchards brings a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables to locals. The farm store and U-pick open for the season on April 15, while the beach store opens on April 22. Every Thursday, customers can pick up their order from seven different locations.
1919 Allabands Mill Road, Camden-Wyoming • 697-2141
200 Cullen Street, Dewey Beach • 227-8680
Seasonal produce is not the only thing that Indian Point Farms has. Customers can purchase firewood, Amish baked goods and even deer stands from the farm. Fresh fruit and vegetables like tomatoes and watermelon are grown across two 80-acre fields and sold within the market.
8730 Canterbury Road, Felton • 751-1709
Enjoy lively, vibrant colors this spring with beautiful flowers from John’s Market. Located in Dover, this market will brighten your yard, garden and more.
4693 Kenton Road, Dover • 423-7035
Located right on State Route 15, family-owned Kalmar Farm offers locals all the seasonal tastes of Delaware. Strawberries, cantaloupes, watermelon, collard greens and more are sold right from the farm, along with arrangements during the holiday seasons.
4351 Canterbury Road, Harrington • 943-8707
With a true passion for farming, T.A. Farms—a fifth-generation farm—went from a few acres to 1,000. Turkeys, chickens, cattle and pigs are all raised on the farm and are prepared for the meat market. Curbside and delivery options are available.
4664 Mud Mill Road, Camden-Wyoming • 492-3030
Since 1964, this country farm market and garden center has been bringing fresh produce, garden supplies and even home decorations to the First State. It opened for the season on April 2.
2239 Seashore Hwy., Greenwood • 349-4924
Opening April 15 for the spring season, this family-oriented farm and produce market keeps with tradition by offering the local community delicious, locally grown produce.
32008 Long Neck Road, Millsboro • 945-9700
Enjoy this summertime tradition of picking your own blueberries, peaches and nectarines at this historic farmstead starting mid-June. Bennett’s produce can be purchased at eight different farmers markets in Delmarva.
31442 Peach Tree Lane, Frankford • 732-3358
Focusing on producing big colors and flavors, this farm brings the area gorgeous flowers as well as farm-fresh produce such as zucchini, summer squash, green beans and more. It also partners with local restaurants to bring fresh food to Delaware.
36144 Bayard Road, Frankford • 436-4605
Open for the season since April 1, this market sells local, sustainably grown fruits, vegetables, all-natural meats, local milk, eggs, roasted coffee, jarred items and more. Customers can shop in-person, order online with a same-day pickup time or even drive-through the in-store building.
9843 Seashore Highway, Bridgeville • 337-9843
As one of the first certified organic farms in Delaware, this market has two locations offering an assortment of fresh produce, milk, eggs, bread, organic meats and so much more. Both locations offer curbside pickup.
31806 Good Earth Lane, Ocean View • 537-7100
38131 Terrace Road, Rehoboth Beach • 226-3276
As a non-profit organization, this farmers market is dedicated to bringing fresh, local produce to the community. Opening for the season on the first of May, the market offers patrons the chance to purchase asparagus, mushrooms, turnips and more.
Dupont and Johnson Avenue, Lewes • 644-1436
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Fresh fruit, veggies, canned goods and more can be purchased from this storefront’s online store for pickup or delivery. Through the online store, customers can arrange for a pickup time or schedule a delivery within 25 miles.
2667 Seashore Highway, Greenwood • 349-5100
With flowers, local honey, jams, produce and much more, this Sussex County farm provides for numerous farm stands and farmers markets around the Delaware beaches.
34857 Lighthouse Road, Selbyville • 519-6881
33761 Wescoats Road, Lewes • 519-1559
With various seasonal U-picks throughout the year, from strawberries to peaches, and the famous Goat Mountain, this unique market offers delicious produce as well as fun for the whole family. The market reopens for the season in April.
30381 Armory Road, Dagsboro • 732-3336
Reopening for the season on May 1, this Bridgeville market brings fresh asparagus, radishes, beets, broccoli, strawberries and more to the area. Patrons can enjoy food, farm animals and fresh produce from this lively market.
8100 Seashore Highway, Bridgeville • 236-9872
This Milton farm sells its local produce at various markets and restaurants across the First State. It specializes in nutrient-dense products such as lettuce, seasonal greens, peppers and cherry tomatoes. Order through the online store and schedule a pickup time.
16300 King Cole Drive, Milton • 930-1840
As an 800-acre family-owned farm, its market sells a variety of items such as apple cinnamon and blueberry donuts, strawberries, seasonal flowers, honey and the infamous T.S. Smith apple butter and applesauce.
9045 Redden Road, Bridgeville • 727-1983