It’s no secret that Delaware is a great place to find farm stands brimming with fresh produce, organic groceries and farmers’ markets offering local-made delicacies. There is a lot to experience in the First State and we’ve packed this section full of suggestions.
Open seven days a week, the Newark Natural Foods Co-op, located at 280 East Main Street in Newark, has been offering organic groceries since 1975. Fresh, pure, healthy and local, describes this welcoming grocery store for both members and non-members. From their wall of bulk honeys to one of the largest selections of organic produce in the state, these folks have taken all the guesswork out of buying the healthiest products around. Their goal is to educate their community and visiting shoppers about eating and thinking healthy while supporting local farmers and businesses. Their helpful staff rounds out the truly worthwhile trip!
Also nearby is the Delaware Local Food Exchange located inside Nature’s Way on Kirkwood Highway in Wilmington. In addition, “fresh local food at fair prices,” they also offer handmade soaps, gifts and earth-friendly cleaning products.
Other noteworthy and wholesome food markets throughout Delaware include Byler’s Market for local Amish foods and country gifts in central Delaware and Good Earth Market & Organic Farm in Clarksville, near the beach area.
During the summer months and into early Fall; you can’t drive too far without passing one of our amazing roadside markets or weekly farmers markets. Check out Webb & Sons Market, on Route 1 in Frederica, the renowned Lewes Farmer’s Market (open on Saturdays between 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) on the scenic grounds of the Lewes Historical Society Complex, the newly launched Smyrna Farmers Market at the Market Street Plaza. And if you crave farm fresh produce head out now for u-pick at Fifers Orchards in Dover (Fifers offers a great local-fresh market stand in Dewey Beach) or the 800-acre farm of T.S. Smith and Sons in Bridgeville. So, pack your appetite and discover Delaware’s delicious farm fresh offerings.
posted on: Thursday, Sep 6, 2012 6:55 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office
Grab your holiday shopping lists and search for the newest fashion trends, technology gadgets and unique gifts for your friends, family and co-workers while taking advantage of Delaware's tax-free shopping and savings for the upcoming holiday season.
From the Christiana Mall, Delaware's largest and most upscale mall hosting stores such as Nordstrom and Apple, to the 130 brand-name stores featured at the Tanger® Outlets in Rehoboth, Delaware is the perfect destination for any holiday shopper's retail adventure--not to mention all of the boutique and specialty shops that can be found throughout the state!
Located in the Mid-Atlantic region and within easy driving distance from Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York, Delaware is a convenient and affordable choice to shop til' you drop.
After saving money from tax-free shopping, treat yourself to a savory meal at one of Delaware's countless casual eateries and fine dining options-ALL TAX FREE! It's time to relax and enjoy the holiday season with responsible retail therapy in Delaware!
Black Friday & Holiday Shopping Hot Spots!
• The Christiana Mall will open at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, November 25, 2011. Select stores will be opening earlier. For more information on their Black Friday Early Morning Perks and Surprises, please visit http://www.shopchristianamall.com/events/black-friday-early-morning-perks-surprises. Holiday shopping hours can be found at: http://www.shopchristianamall.com/holiday-hours.
• The Concord Mall will open at 5:00 a.m. on Friday, November 25, 2011. For more information, please visit: http://www.concordmall.com/.
• The Dover Mall will open at 4:00 a.m. on Friday, November 25, 2011. For more information, please visit http://www.simon.com/mall/?id=1243. Holiday shopping hours can be found at: http://www.simon.com/mall/?id=1243.
• The Tanger Outlets Moonlight Madness Sale and After Thanksgiving Sales will begin at 10:00 p.m. Thanksgiving night (Thursday, November 24, 2011). For more information on great deals and fabulous rewards, please visit http://www.tangeroutlet.com/promotions/moonlightmadness.aspx. Holiday shopping hours can be found at: http://www.tangeroutlet.com/rehoboth/hours.
Additional trip ideas:
Shopping & leisure attraction listings: http://www.visitdelaware.com/things-to-do/shopping/
Hotel listings: http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/hotels/
Restaurant listings: http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/restaurants/
Upcoming Delaware holiday events: http://www.visitdelaware.com/things-to-do/event-calendar/
posted on: Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 1:37 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office