Who needs Whole Foods when you can find Bounty in every Delaware County!
What’s better than a Whole Foods down the street? The Locals Choice of Delaware’s fabulous Farmers Markets. A quick look at the DE Department of Agriculture’s Buy Local Guide: Farmers’ Markets and you’ll see why being “Delaware grown” is growing the state’s agri-business.
Coastal Delaware has a market on almost any day of the week from Spring into the Fall. The Historic Lewes Farmers Market, one of my favorites takes place every Saturday morning in the heart of Lewes. During the summer market, from May 9th until September 26th, you will find 35 vendors set up on the grounds of the Historical Society Complex on Second Street; from October 3rd until November 21st, the market moves to the Shields Elementary School Parking Lot on Savannah Road.
On Friday afternoons, the town of Milton has its Farmers Market on the grounds of the Milton Historical Society in the heart of town. Milton’s market has become a great place to gather for residents of Historic Milton as well as the newer neighborhoods on the outskirts of town. It feels like a big family party, especially on the 1st Friday of each month when they traditionally have local musicians entertaining the shoppers.
Would I like to see a Whole Foods in Delaware? I was a regular shopper when I lived in Northern Virginia but there were no Farmers Markets then. Now that I have access to such wonderful fresh produce, organic poultry and locally grown food of all kinds – who needs Whole Foods?
Delaware’s community-run farmers’ markets are growing and thriving throughout the state. Visit the Buy Local Guide: Farmers’ Markets for an up-to-date list of markets in Sussex, Kent and New Castle County or search by Agritourism | Christmas Tree Farms | Creameries | Equine | Farmers’ Markets | Garden Centers | Hay | On-Farm Markets | U-Pick Farms. You can also Download the the Delaware Fresh app on your smartphone or tablet to find farm markets near you.