Delaware is home to many local farms and markets selling locally sourced produce and fresh products ready to go from farm to table. Now, these places need our business more than ever.
In this time of uncertainty for many industries, local farms are being hit hard. Many small farms rely on local restaurants and farmer’s markets for business, which are not operating as usual due to coronavirus restrictions.
As a result, many fresh food businesses are adapting to the times and are offering unique pickup and delivery programs. Instead of waiting in long lines at the grocery store, here’s a list of small local farms to support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bellevue Farms in Wilmington is offering local food boxes, which are available for delivery. Boxes come in large and small sizes, and contain products from local farmers.
Place orders online (not by email or over the phone) at Highland Orchards in Wilmington. View available products from fruits and vegetables to herbs and dairy products here.
Open daily from 10 a.m-5 p.m., Powers Farm in Townsend shares daily offerings from meat to produce on their Facebook page.
Offering curbside pickup for plants and produce. Gift cards are also available.
Curbside by appointment pickup program is now available. Choose from over 150 products from asparagus to various snacks.
Offering spring essentials for the garden and home.
Newly-opened for the season as of April 15, Kalmar Farm is offering fresh flowers, produce, meats and more. Pickup is available, text orders to 943-8707.
The retail store is not open at this time, but meat pick-ups are available by appointment. Call 492-3030 or email email@example.com to place your order. Visit the farm’s website for more information.
Produce such as strawberries, lettuce, eggs and asparagus are available. Call ahead for curbside pickup, open from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Accepting curbside pickup, call 945-9700 during business hours (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) to place an order.
Customers can choose to pick up plants and produce, or have orders shipped. Place orders by calling 491-6048 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for shipping information, and a list of available products.
Curbside service is available, as well as online ordering.
Evans Farms is running a drive-through market program for groceries and ice cream. Call ahead at 337-8444 or 337-9843 to place an order; orders must be placed by 3 p.m. Check the market’s Facebook page for daily offerings.
Get jarred items including peppers, beans and baby corn as well as greenhouse blooms. Open Friday through Sunday.
Ocean View, Rehoboth
Both Good Earth Market locations are open seven days a week with curbside pickup available. According to the website, the locations are staying stocked with essentials such as produce, paper products, hand soap, milk, eggs, bread and more.
Shop online for personal care items and plants at lavender-fairy.square.site. Plants can be picked up between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Pickup and delivery options are available through the farm’s online store. Flowers, eggs, cheese, meat and produce are offered in store and online, as well as gift cards. Visitors in the greenhouse will be limited, check the Facebook page for more information.
Selbyville, Lewes, Ocean View
Offering special hours for seniors, curbside pickup and to-go mixed produce boxes. Pre-order to-go boxes by calling or texting 462-5310. Pick up is on Sundays.
Get fresh, all natural meats at Mule Run Meats. The number of people in the store will be limited, check the Facebook page for more information, and for updates on available offerings.
Parsons Farms Produce, which opened for the season on April 16, is offering curbside pickup and prepared produce pickup boxes. Stay updated via the farm’s Facebook page.
Servicing the Lewes, Milton, Rehoboth and Harbeson areas.
Normally operating at The Brush Factory, Rays Produce and Flowers is offering delivery to some downstate areas. Check the Facebook page for more information.
Get all of your flower and gardening needs, from single flowers to decorative and hanging pots, at Sayre Baldwin Farms. Curbside pickup is available, call 470-1730. Check the Facebook page for updates regarding wholesale produce.
Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., call or text orders to 930-1840 at least 24 hours in advance. Curbside service is available for pickup orders. Visit the Facebook page for updates and product offerings.
Offering fresh flowers, herbs and produce. The deli is open for takeout. Visit the Facebook page for updates.
Is your farm open for business during COVID-19, but not on the list? Email email@example.com to be added.