Photo courtesy of Alissa Rosenstein.
We’ve talked about local farmers’ markets before and as far as we're concerned, there can’t be enough of them. Who doesn’t love to purchase wholesome, healthy food while supporting local farmers and vendors at the same time? Beginning this Thursday, April 7, the new Garden Shack Farmers’ Market will be open from 2 to 6 p.m.
In 2014 owners Tom and Laura Kucharik opened Garden Shack Farm growing and selling flowers, vegetable and herb plants, trees, shrubs, and ground covers. Additionally they sold eggs from their own hens. The farmers’ market is a new feature this year and will be held every Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m through November 17.
In addition to fresh produce, eggs, dairy products, flowers, herbs, juices, honey, coffee, meats, seafood, and baked goods, local vendors will also offer craft items, jewelry, and wood projects. There will be a featured guest every week and the Sussex County Mobile Library will be on site every third week of the month. Visitors to the farmers’ market can watch the many hens, chicks and roosters peck around the farm.
Vendors include Adkins Produce, Alaskawild Seafood, Black Hog Farmstead, Chapel's Country Creamery, Fresh Harvest Hydroponics, GreenMan Juice Bar and Bistro, Hattie's Garden, JuiceFresh Juice and Detox, Kalmar Farm, Lavender Fields at Warrington Manor, Muddy Truck Flower Farm, Old World Breads, The Point Coffee House and Bake Shoppe, Rosenfeld's Roadside Jewish Deli, Seaglass Originals, Stag Run Farm/Chrissy Bee's Honey, Sugar Spice and Everything Nice, T.A. Farms, Totem Farms and Union Street Woodwork. More vendors will be added throughout the year.
Garden Shack Farm is located at 19884 Beaver Dam Road (Route 23) in Lewes. Farm hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday (until 6 p.m. on Thursday), and 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information visit the website.