We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate National Veggie Day than to give a little shout-out to our local farmers markets. In a community where we are surrounded by agriculture, it’s easy to see why we have so many market options available to us, either seasonally or year-round, to choose from. Whatever your schedule may be, we are sure that one or more of these farmers markets will fit nicely into your schedule. By shopping at a local farmers market, you’re not only able to enjoy products that are produced close to home, but you’re also supporting local farmers and producers!

16 Mile Farmers Market

Seasonal (May 17-August 30) | Wednesdays | 3pm-6pm

Location: 16 Mile Brewing Company | 413 South Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE

One of the newer markets in the area, the 16 Mile Farmers Market is gaining momentum from loyal shoppers within the Central Sussex County community. Hosted each week on the lawn at the 16 Mile Brewing Company, you are sure to find local fruits and veggies, potted plants, artisan crafts, lamb, beef, value added items and fresh baked goods. Bonus: be sure to bring your appetite for the BBQ food truck!

Berlin Farmers Market

Year Round |Weekly | Fridays from 10am-3pm

Location: Harrison Avenue behind the Berlin Fire Company

The Berlin Farmers Market has been a part of the community for 20 years! In recent years, they have claimed a large lawn as their new home just behind the Berlin Firehouse. Specialty items include fresh produce, eggs, baked goods, seafood and fresh cut flowers.

Bethany Beach Farmers Market

Seasonal (June 11, 2017-September 10, 2017) | Sundays | 8am-12pm

Celebrating their 11th year in Bethany Beach, DE, this Farmers Market was created by a group of citizens who were strongly supported by the DE Department of Agriculture in an effort to bring local produce to their community. Encouraged by their original mission to “Sell What You Grow”, the creators behind this market sought out mostly family growers and farms nearby. The Bethany Beach Farmers Market is well known as a vibrant, friendly, interactive, educational, and enjoyable market for both vendors and customers alike.

Camden Avenue Farmers Market

Year Round | Weekly | Tuesdays from 2:30-6pm

Location: 1401 Camden Avenue, Salisbury

Over the seasons and years, the Camden Avenue Farmers Market has grown to become a successful market, featuring not only produce, but a wide variety of locally grown products from local farms and homemade craft and food products as well. Local items that you will find at this market include seafood, poultry, heirloom vegetables, local produce, milk, yogurt, cheese, fresh fruit, eggs, baked goods and fresh cut flowers. Located in the parking lot for the Asbury Methodist United Church on Camden Avenue, this market is easily accessible from Rt. 13 and Salisbury University.

Historic Lewes Farmers Market

Saturday Market: May 6-September 30 | 8am-12pm | Johnson & Dupont Avenues, Lewes

Wednesday Market: June 7-August 30 | 8am-11am | Crooked Hammock Way & Kings Highway, Lewes

Fall Market: Saturdays October 7-November 18 | 9am-12pm | Shields Elementary School Parking Lot

The Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) is a non-profit organization with a producer-only farmers market located in Lewes, DE. The HLFM provides a family-friendly, community gathering place where consumers may purchase the freshest local foods available. Now hosting 35 vendors, the HLFM is definitely the largest farmers market within our 30-mile radius with an eclectic mix of local produce, proteins, dairy products, sweet treats, jams & jellies, honey, and ready-to-eat options.

Ocean Pines Farmers Market

Year Round | Weekly | Saturdays from 8am-1pm

Location: White Horse Park located at 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines

The Ocean Pines Farmers Market supports family-based farming, farmers and food producers of the Eastern Shore. Cutting out the middle man allows direct contact and feedback between customers and producers, allowing area residents the opportunity to ask questions and gain knowledge about how their vegetables are grown and their meat is produced. Complete with market music, a kids market zone, market logo merchandise and of course many local vendors, the Ocean Pines Farmers Market is not only a market to procure local goods, but a community event!