As we wrap up June, what better way to celebrate – without guilt or remorse – June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month! So much so, we thought it most appropriate to spotlight some of the great, open-air, fresh and LOCAL Harvests. Those scrumptious Farmer’s Markets in North Delaware!
Indulge. Real food. Real LOCAL.
MONDAYS | 4pm – 7:00pm | 12th & Brandywine Streets
Monday evenings thru October, the Delaware Urban Farm Market offers fresh, organically grown fruits & veggies. The market is open every Monday, 4 – 7 pm at 12th & Brandywine Streets Urban Farm. Growing local, staying local, eating local. Visit them on FB @Delaware Urban Farm Coalition
TUESDAYS | 4pm – 7:30pm | Trolley Square
Tuesday evenings through the end of September, the Delaware Avenue Farmers’ Market offers fresh produce, herbs, flowers, plants, baked goods and more. The market operates from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on the sidewalk in front of 1727 Delaware Avenue (at the corner of Scott Street).
WEDNESDAYS | 10a – 2pm | Rodney Square
Wednesday mornings through October, the Wilmington Farmer’s Market offers fresh The open-air market operates from 10a-2pm along Rodney Square at East 9th & 11th Streets in Wilmington, Delaware Contact 302-425-0196
THURSDAYS | 4pm – 7:00pm | Concord & Market Streets
Monday evenings thru October, the Delaware Urban Farm Market offers fresh, organically grown fruits & veggies. The market is open every Thursday, 4p – 7pm, Village Fresh Market, Concord & Market Streets. Growing local, staying local, eating local. Visit them on FB @DelawareUrbanFarmCoalition
THURSDAYS | 3pm – 8:00pm | 10th & Van Buren Streets | Cool Spring Park
Thursday evenings thru Cool Spring Farmers Market will showcase Delaware’s best fruits and veggies grown by local growers including Kalmar Farm. This exciting new market is a community-based initiative to promote access to the best local produce, grass-fed meats, bakery goods, and much more!
Visit them on FB @Cool Spring Farmers Market.
SATURDAYS | 8am – 12noon | 8th & Bancroft Parkway
Saturday mornings thru September, the Little Italy Neighborhood Association(LINA) Farmer’s market offers produce from a variety of Delaware growers. Farm fresh fruits and vegetables, produce grown using natural methods, garden flowers, herbs, bedding plants and more are available. Local artisans are invited to come and showcase their wares. Community groups are welcome to get a table for outreach activities. Contact 302-658-7072.
WEDNESDAYS | 2pm – 6pm | Garfield Park Community Activity Center
Wednesday afternoons through September 5th. Garfield Park Community Farmers Market located in the Garfield Community Activity Center, 26 Karlyn Drive, New Castle. Contact 302-239-5182
SATURDAYS| 9am – 1pm | Hockessin Community Activity Center
Satruday mornings through September 8th. Hockessin Community Farmers Market at Hockessin Community Activity Center, 7259 Lancaster Pike Hockessin Contact the Hockessin Community Farmers Market at 302-239-5182
FRIDAYS | 2p-6p | Carousel Park
Friday afternoons through late September – Carousel Park Farmers Market, 3700 Limestone Road. Contact 302-239-5182
SUNDAYS | 10a – 2pm | Market East Plaza
Sunday mornings through the end of November, the Newark Co-op Farmers’ Market, The market is an open-air market that operates from 10a to 2pm on Market East Plaza at 280 East Main Street. Contact 302-368-5894.
New Castle County has created a new website to promote its expanded Buy From Your Neighbor program.
includes a new “Made in New Castle County” section that promotes local manufacturers, artists, artisans, crafters, and independent businesses.Find links to local farms, restaurants, farmers markets, food stores, and “agritourism” sites such as tree farms, horticulture centers, and other places that offer festivals, tours, and educational programs. New Castle County began Buy From Your Neighbor in 2005 to promote local agriculture by linking farms with restaurants and consumers. “Making it easier for residents to buy local not only strengthens the local economy, it keeps our neighbors working,” Clark said. “This new website is another way we can help bring attention to products that are grown, designed, crafted, or manufactured right here at home.”Expanding Buy From Your Neighbor to promote local businesses and help spur job creation is a component of County Executive Paul Clark’s “Sowing Seeds, Growing Jobs” economic development plan.