Banner year for Delaware farmers markets

Dec 2, 2011 Read more: Cape Gazette 8

For the 2011 Delaware farmers market season, 16 Delaware farmers markets grossed more than $1.8 million in sales, a more than $400,000 increase over 2010.

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“Santa's Coming!”

Since: Nov 11

Centreville, DE

#1 Dec 2, 2011
"For the 2011 Delaware farmers market season, 16 Delaware farmers markets grossed more than $1.8 million in sales, a more than $400,000 increase over 2010. As in past years, the season began in April and ended in October. 2011 is the sixth straight year of Delaware farmers markets increasing sales to consumers."

This is great, the local food supply is getting better and better every year. We all wait with bated breath for Haskell's to open and for the first, best of your life EVER, crop of corn to come in. Buying fresh is great, getting it just down the road is a blessing! Pink

Since: Nov 11

Wilmington

#2 Dec 2, 2011
I have always purchased from Famer's Markets, stands. They are local business, they have fresh products, and I like the shopping environment. We have a small stand up this way, Marini's on Veale Road, top shelf everything.

“Santa's Coming!”

Since: Nov 11

Centreville, DE

#3 Dec 2, 2011
exitde wrote:
I have always purchased from Famer's Markets, stands. They are local business, they have fresh products, and I like the shopping environment. We have a small stand up this way, Marini's on Veale Road, top shelf everything.
We used to go to Marini's when we lived over that way. They were good, and I remember all the kids worked during the summer.

“Let's Have a Good Discussion!”

Since: May 08

DNFTT

#4 Dec 2, 2011
Thanks for the heads-up on Marini's-- does anyone happen to know their schedule? I shop all the time at farmers' markets but as far as I know, the only one anywhere near me that is open year-round is the New Castle one on Rt. 40 (though it only opens on weekends). Once some folks from NJ happened to be stocking up on their way to a shore vacation and they seemed literally in shock at the great prices, compared to their usual prices, even though they're supposed to be the "Garden State". It was pretty funny--- I made them promise to keep our secret so we didn't get overrun by the out-of-state shoppers.

Since: Nov 11

Wilmington

#5 Dec 2, 2011
Get Serious wrote:
Thanks for the heads-up on Marini's-- does anyone happen to know their schedule? I shop all the time at farmers' markets but as far as I know, the only one anywhere near me that is open year-round is the New Castle one on Rt. 40 (though it only opens on weekends). Once some folks from NJ happened to be stocking up on their way to a shore vacation and they seemed literally in shock at the great prices, compared to their usual prices, even though they're supposed to be the "Garden State". It was pretty funny--- I made them promise to keep our secret so we didn't get overrun by the out-of-state shoppers.
They are in Christmas tree mode now, wreaths things like that. They open in the spring and are open until Nov.1 I think, then switch over to Christmas stuff.

“Let's Have a Good Discussion!”

Since: May 08

DNFTT

#6 Dec 2, 2011
exitde wrote:
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They are in Christmas tree mode now, wreaths things like that. They open in the spring and are open until Nov.1 I think, then switch over to Christmas stuff.
Thanks for the info!

Since: Nov 11

Wilmington

#7 Dec 2, 2011
Get Serious wrote:
Thanks for the heads-up on Marini's-- does anyone happen to know their schedule? I shop all the time at farmers' markets but as far as I know, the only one anywhere near me that is open year-round is the New Castle one on Rt. 40 (though it only opens on weekends). Once some folks from NJ happened to be stocking up on their way to a shore vacation and they seemed literally in shock at the great prices, compared to their usual prices, even though they're supposed to be the "Garden State". It was pretty funny--- I made them promise to keep our secret so we didn't get overrun by the out-of-state shoppers.
Try the Farmer's Market up in Boothwynn,(The Sale to the locals). Take Foulk Road over the PA border, about 1.5 miles turn left at the second light in PA and your there. Open all year Friday and Saturday, Amish, fresh goods, most hand made.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#9 Dec 2, 2011
Delaware Farm to School Collaborative Food Revolution
The Collaborative and the Delaware Urban Farm Coalition in the news!
Bringing the farm and its bounty to the city
www.delawareonline.com
Plants feed people in a healthy way, but they also bring them together for gardening and socializing.@exitde, Get Serious, and PNGreen, Check out the fine local agriculture produce that the Delaware Farm to School Collaborative Food Revolution has been providing to local school to provide more nutrient-rich school lunches .

Delaware Farm to School Collaborative Food Revolution
The Collaborative and the Delaware Urban Farm Coalition in the news!
Bringing the farm and its bounty to the city
www.delawareonline.com
Plants feed people in a healthy way, but they also bring them together for gardening and socializing.

First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden have been tireless leaders in promoting the food revolution back to wholesome locally produced agriculture that is organically grown without petroleum-based fertilizers and toxic pesticides.

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