On the sunny afternoon of Tuesday, May 7, a lunchtime crowd strolled though the sun-dappled paths of Grove Park in Rehoboth Beach. There was live music, cooking demonstrations and nearly 40 vendors—selling everything from local asparagus and strawberries to fresh eggs—gathered for the opening of the Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market’s 13th season.
Coastal markets are great places for scoring fresh produce, flowers, jams and jellies and more, all from local vendors. Working north to south, here are details of the markets that are open now, as well as what’s coming.
Milton Farmers Market
When: Fridays, 3-6 p.m., through October
Where: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, 6 Village Center Blvd., Milton
Highlights: Live music and events, including the May 10 Asparagus Festival
Historic Lewes Farmers Market (George H.P. Smith Park Location)
When: Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, through Sept. 28
Where: George H.P. Smith Park, Dupont and Johnson avenues, Lewes
Highlights: Cooking demonstrations, events
Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market
When: Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in May, September and October; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in June- August
Where: Grove Park, Rehoboth Beach
Highlights: Music, cooking demonstrations, lunch options, paper bag-only policy (vendors don’t use plastic)
Historic Lewes Farmers Market (Crooked Hammock Location)
When: Wednesdays, 8-11 a.m., June 7-Aug. 30
Where: Crooked Hammock Way and Kings Highway, Lewes
Highlights: Next to Crooked Hammock Brewery for lunch, beer flights
Nassau Valley Vineyards Farmers Market
When: Opening Sunday, May 12, noon-3 p.m.
Where: Nassau Valley Vineyards, 32165 Winery Way, Lewes
Highlights: Produce, fresh meats and wine tastings
Bethany Beach Farmers Market
When: Sundays, 8 a.m.-noon, June 2-Sept. 1
Where: Garfield Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue, Bethany Beach
Highlights: Producer-only market with mostly growers—vendors don’t sell third-party goods.
Fenwick Island Farmers Market
When: Fridays, 8:00 a.m.-noon, late June to Labor Day
Where: Located within the parking lot of Warren Station
Highlights: For more information call 436-5589