Dover, Delaware (October 12, 2022) — The hustle and bustle of summer may be over, but fall is the perfect time to get outside and pick up fresh fruit and vegetables at Delaware’s farmers and on-farm markets. Many of these venues are open right up until Thanksgiving. However, the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) is reminding seniors and WIC participants with Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program vouchers to use them by October 31st.
“Residents who participate in the farmers market nutrition program see a similar balance of residents visiting the farmers market and the on-farm market.” DDA Marketing Specialist Cathy Jackson“Participants have more choices when shopping at farmers markets because more vendors are selling on these sites. I like being able to shop at local farms on the day.
In the fall, you’ll find a wide variety of apples, squash, cabbage, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, fall squash, lima beans, sweet potatoes, kale, radishes, green beans, chard, baby bok choy, tomatoes, sweet corn, microgreens, and more. I can. , lettuce, potatoes, garlic, onions, peppers, mushrooms and fresh herbs. Advanced users can also purchase honey.
The following locations participating in the Farmers Market Nutrition Program are still open and accepting vouchers:
• Bellevue Farmers MarketBellevue Community Center, 510 Duncan Road, Wilmington, Friday 3-7pm / May 6-Oct 28
• Carousel Park Farmers MarketCarousel Park, 3700 Limestone Road, Wilmington, Friday 2-6pm / 6 May – 18 November
• Co-op Farmers MarketNewark Shopping Center, 230 E. Main Street, Newark, Sunday 9:30 am – 2:00 pm / May 1 – November 20
• Glasgow Park Farmers MarketGlasgow Park, 2275 Pulaski Highway, Newark, Thursday 3-7pm / May 5-Oct 29
• Food Bank of Delaware Farm Stand, 222 Lake Drive, Newark, Mon, Tue, Wed. & Friday: 11am-2pm, Thursday 11am-5pm
• Highland Orchards Farm Market1431 Foulk Road, Wilmington, Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm, Saturday: 9am – 5pm
• The Market at Coverdale543 Way Road, Greenville, Friday: 2pm to 7pm, Saturday: 10am to 5pm, Sunday: 11am to 3pm
• Pfeiffers Farm & Country Store1919 Allabands Mill Road, Wyoming, Monday – Saturday: 9am – 6pm
• Twisted Steel Cattle Company14255 S. DuPont Hwy, Harrington, daily 10am-6pm
• Historic Lewis Farmers MarketLewes Elementary School, 800 Savanah Road, Lewes, Saturday 9am-noon / October 1-November 19
• Rehoboth Beach Farmers MarketGrove Park adjacent to Lighthouse Circle, Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, Tuesdays 10am-2pm / May 3-Oct 25
• Riverwalk Farmers MarketRiverwalk Park, South Walnut Street, Milford, Saturday 9am-1pm / May 7-Oct 29
• adkins produce32008 Long Neck Road, Millsboro, daily, 9am-5pm
• Produced by Evans Farm9843 Seashore Hwy, Bridgeville, daily, 8am-8pm
• Little wagon produce2667 Seashore Hwy, Greenwood, daily, 9am-4pm
• Maggie Farms Lewis33761 Westcoats Road, Lewes, Daily 9am-5pm
• Magee Farms Selbyville34857 Lighthouse Road, Selbyville, Daily, 9am – 5pm
• Parsons Farm Produce30381 Armory Road, Dagsboro, Daily, 9am – 6pm
• TS Smith and Sons8877 Redden Road, Bridgeville, daily, 7am-6pm
The purpose of the Farmers Market Nutrition Program is to provide women and infants aged 4 months and older with fresh, nutritious, locally sourced, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, cut herbs and honey (for seniors only) from farmers markets and on-farm markets. ) is to provide , and children benefiting from WIC programs to lower-income seniors, and increasing agricultural consumption by supporting the expansion and development of local farmers markets.
Visit https://delawaregrown.com to learn how to handle, store and prepare healthy meals with Delaware Grown produce.