In addition to the various farmers’ markets in Wilmington (discussed in Delaware Farmers’ Markets: Part 1), there are many other farmers’ markets available for your family’s enjoyment nearby!
While the first article covered a few of the open-air markets in or around Wilmington, there are also a number of indoor farmers’ markets that you and your family can enjoy on a brutally hot, rainy, or snowy day! Two indoor markets of note, the New Castle Farmers Market & the Dutch Country Farmers Market in Middletown, are open 3 days a week, year-round!
The New Castle Farmers Market, which celebrated its grand opening in 1954, is open on Fridays & Saturdays from 9 am until 9 pm, and on Sunday from 10 am until 6 pm. The farmers’ market features over 70 individually-owned shops inside, as well as an outdoor flea market that runs year-round, rain or shine, from sunrise until sunset, Friday through Sunday. The New Castle Farmers Market offers everything from fresh produce, baked goods, quality meats, & many other food items, to handbags, gifts, and locally-crafted items. Additionally, the market features entertainment every Saturday night. The entertainment alternates between live music performances & kids’ nights with face painting, magic shows, clowns, & more! These performances begin at 5 pm each Saturday evening.
The New Castle Farmers Market is located at 110 N DuPont Highway New Castle, DE 19720. More information about the market can be found at http://www.newcastlefarmersmarket.com/.
Another indoor farmers’ market that remains open year-round is the Dutch Country Farmers Market in Middletown, DE. The Dutch Country Farmers Market is open on Thursdays from 9 am until 6 pm, Fridays from 9 am until 7 pm, and on Saturdays from 9 am until 4 pm. In addition to offering a great selection of produce, meats & fish, desserts, and handcrafted goods, the market hosts a few special events throughout the year, including a BBQ cook-off in May, a Buggy Run Car Show in July, and a yearly public auction in August. This year’s 4th annual public auction will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2011 from 9 am until approximately 4 pm. Goods for sale include lawn & garden items, outdoor furniture, shrubbery, & crafts. Make sure you bring your own chair! Also, the market will be hosting its Customer Appreciation Days on August 25th through 27th. In honor of Customer Appreciation Days, free coffee & donuts will be available from 9 am until noon & the market will also feature a Chicken BBQ!
The Dutch Country Farmers Market is located at 701 North Broad Street Middletown, DE 19709. More information about the market is available at http://dutchcountryfarmersmarket.com/index.htm.
Come on down & support your local farmers!