Beans, beans. The magical fruit is so magical, it can even be turned into delicious cookies. Leave it to Milton’s own Bella’s Cookies to figure out how.
Debuting at the Historic Lewes Farmers’ Market last weekend was Bella’s white bean cookie, Leguma Beach. “They took a lot of experimentation,” says Kelly Leishear, president of Bella’s. “The finished product is both delicious and healthy.” The cookies contain puréed white beans, organic oats, chopped walnut and dark chocolate chunks, all bound without eggs or better, so they’re fat free, full of fiber and packed with protein.
Delicious and healthy has been Bella’s specialty since it started a few years ago.
But Bella’s isn’t one to stop with white beans. It will soon introduce new products in its gluten-free line, including breakfast cookies (what kid wouldn’t love cookies for breakfast?), a twist on the traditional whoopee pie—an oatmeal version—and a cheesecake sweetened with agave nectar.
We’re big fans of Bella’s, having sampled most of its offerings over the years. You won’t be disappointed.
Learn more—or place an order—by visiting www.bellascookies.combellascookies.com, or calling 684-8152.
Looking for daikon for tomorrow’s stir-fry dinner? Organic lamb to roast or stew? Fresh, local white corn?
Find it all and more at one of the beach-area farmers markets. The season began officially last weekend—the unofficial start of summer—at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market, and it will crank up in earnest elsewhere over the next couple weeks.
Bethany, Fenwick, Rehoboth, Milton and, off the path a bit, Georgetown all offer weekly markets through the summer, where you can find artisan cheeses, fresh breads, vegetables of every description, delicious milk and more—including organic doggie biscuits. Extreme Type As who are thinking far enough ahead can even order a handmade Christmas wreath.
Growers and producers truck in from farms on the lower Eastern Shore to Gettysburg, but many are clustered around the beaches. Some members of LESSON, the Lower Eastern Shore Sustainable Organic Network, and others supply local restaurants that are serious about farm-to-table dining.
Even if you couldn’t care less about that kind of thing, there’s one thing for sure: fresh, organic food just plain tastes better.
Below, a list of markets and hours. Scroll farther down to see some of the participating growers and producers.
PNC Bank parking lot at Garfield Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue
Sundays 8 a.m.-noon, June 26-Sept. 11,
Coastal Highway and East Essex Street, across from the Dairy Queen
Mondays and Fridays, 8 a.m.-noon, June 28-Sept. 3
Town Park, Bedford and Edwards streets
Fridays, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., June 26-Sept. 3
Lewes Historical Society Complex, 110 Shipcarpenter St.
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, May 28-Sept. 3
Magnolia Street, across from the library
Fridays, 4 p.m.- 7 p.m., till Oct. 28.
Grove Park, Rehoboth Beach
Tuesdays, noon-4p.m., May 3
(Not all vendors participate in all markets.)
Arlington’s Natural Meats
Westover, Md., (410) 651-1260, arlingtonmeats.com
Backyard Jams and Jellies
Baues’ Busy Bees
Royersford, Pa., bauesbusybees.com
Frankford, 732-3358, bennettorchards.com
Rehoboth Beach, 260-9264, cakebreakrehoboth.com
Calliope Organic Farm
Salisbury, Md., (202) 716-0217, calliopefarmandgarden.com
Lewes, 930-5551, capeseasonings.com
Chapel’s Country Creamery
Easton, Md., (410) 820-6647, chapelscreamery.com
Chesapeake Bay Farm
Pocomoke, Md., (410) 629-1997, chesapeakebaycheese.com
Greenwood, 349-5834, communityorganics.org
Davidson Exotic Mushrooms
Delaware Silly Yak Foods
Ocean View, 539-5430
Deep Grass Nursery- Deep Grass Organic
Greenwood, 398-4413, deepgrassnursery.com
East View Farm
Dover, 674-5899, ficnerfarm.com
Wyoming, 697-2141, fiferorchards.com
First State Creamery
Marydel, Md., 242-9387
Dover, 744-9786, fischerschristmastrees.com
Good Earth Market and Organic Farm
Clarksville, 537-7100, goodearthmarket.com
Salisbury, Md., (443) 783-3495, greenbranchfarm.com
Hamel’s Gourmet Market
Rehoboth Beach, 227-3386
Lewes, 945-0350, hattiesgarden.com
Rehoboth Beach, 226-2226, Myhobos.com
Honeybee Lake Apiary
Jimmy Lynn’s Seafood
Johnson’s Country Market
Selbyville, 436-7171, johnsonscountrymarket.com
Kogler’s Old World Breads
Milton, 684-1514, lavenderfieldsde.com
Lucky Penny Produce & Flowers
Lewes, 245-4596, luckypennyproduce.com
Mark’s Kettle Korn
(301) 613-0888, Kettle-Korn.com
Nancy’s Fine Foods
Nice Farms Creamery
Federalsburg, Md., (410) 754-3213, nicefarmscreamery.com
Old World Breads
Olivia’s Bread’s & Alden’s Dessert’s
Milford, 424-4395, oliviasbreads.com
Felton, 284-3008, peachesandpups.com
Parsons Farms Produce
Rehoboth, 227-2111, pasqualinis.com
Pure Harvest Farm
Salisbury, Md., (410) 713-2022
Federalsburg, Md., seaberryfarm.com
Skippers Biscuit Company
Lewes, 841-7003, skipperscompany.com
Rock Hall, Md., (410) 778-1682, springfieldlamb.com
Lewes, 644-1822, surfbagel.com
Susie Sunshine Organic Sprouts
Twin Post Farm
Princess Anne, Md., (410) 651-2089, twinpostfarm.com
Tuckey’s Mountain Grown
Biglerville, Pa., (717) 677-6107
Turning Pointe Farm
Wells Berry Farm
Mardela, Md., (410) 742-2202