Just in time to soothe our springtime cravings, Delaware’s tastiest attractions are back and brimming with freshness.
Delaware farmers’ from Wilmington to Dover to Bethany Beach are reopening, giving foodies a chance to head out into the almost-summer sunshine and stock up on just-picked produce, locally grown delicacies and some of the state’s most beloved artisanal crafts.
Some precautions have been put in place including putting a hold on live entertainment and food trucks. Masks are a must for everyone, and one-way browsing is mandatory.
So stay safe, eat healthy, and load up on the local veggies and juicy fruits—fresh produce season is here at last!
Newark Co-Op Farmers’ Market
230 E. Main Street, Newark (Newark Shopping Center)
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 22
Look Out For: Locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and plants harvested sustainably with natural and organic farming methods, baked goods, prepared foods, art, handicrafts, and other locally produced items.
Capital City Farmers’ Market
126 W. Loockerman Street (Loockerman Way Plaza), Dover
Hours: Opening June 10. 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays.
Look Out For: Fresh fruit and vegetables, artisanal crafts.
Asbury Church Farmers’ Market
Glenwood Ave., Smyrna (next to Glenwood Cemetery)
Hours: 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Saturdays, through Sept. 5
Look Out For: When the market is in full swing, you’ll find vegetable and fruit vendors, baked goods, local meat producers, fresh flowers and local artisans.
Historic Lewes Farmers Market
Spring/Summer location: George H. P. Smith Park, DuPont & Johnson Avenues, Lewes.
8 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, through Sept. 26
Fall location: Richard A. Shields Elementary School parking lot, Savannah Road & Sussex Drive, Lewes. 9 a.m.-Noon, Oct. 3-Nov. 21
Nassau Valley Vineyards Farmers’ Market
32165 Winery Way, Lewes
Hours: Noon-3 p.m. Sundays, May 17-Oct.
Look Out For: Local produce, honey, jams, arts and crafts, and more.
Rehoboth Beach Farmers’ Market
Grove Park, Rehoboth Avenue (adjacent to Lighthouse Circle), Rehoboth Beach
Hours: Opens May 19. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays in May, September and October. 11 a.m. -3 p.m. Tuesdays in June, July and August dates.
Look Out For: Wild-caught seafood, jams & jellies, pickles. Coffee, herbs & spices, meat & sausage.
Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market
200 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach (PNC Bank parking lot)
Hours: Opens June 7. 8 a.m.-Noon, June 7-Sept. 6.
Look Out For: Peaches, blueberries, herbs and tomatoes. Pastries, flowers, honey and lavender. Cheeses, mushrooms and more.
Good Earth Market & Organic Farm
31806 Good Earth Lane, Ocean View
Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., seven days a week.
Look Out For: This farmers’ market-supplier is a fun destination all its own. Check out the “Covid-Coping Shop,” featuring healthy snacks. Each Wednesday, the Shrimp & Grits special is half-price starting at 4 p.m.
Farmers’ market safety protocol
- Customers must wear face masks. You will be denied entry without one.
- Please spend as little time as possible at each vendor tent to allow a continuous flow of customers through the Market. Do not linger or congregate in the Market.
- A maximum of 2 persons per household are allowed to enter the Market.
- You are required to keep, at minimum, 6 feet of distance between yourself and other customers, vendors, and Market staff.
- Do not touch Market items. Tell the Vendor what you would like to purchase, and the Vendor will bag the items for you.
- Because the vendors will be bagging items for you, you may not bring your own reusable bags.
- The Market is one-way, you must move continuously through the Market. There is NO doubling back.
- Please use credit card where you can. If you use cash, the exact amount is appreciated. Follow instructions carefully from vendor on how to use credit card with them.
- Please use hand-sanitizer provided by the vendor or by the market.
- Please do not come to the Market if you are sick, or a member of your family is sick or at risk.
- Wash your produce, and also wipe down any packaging with CDC approved anti-viral solution when you get home.
- Please, leave your pets at home.