Delaware farmers’ markets get ready for a busy season

A total of 27 farmers markets are set to open across the state starting this month.

Twelve new sites will be joining the seven-year-old Delaware farmers’ market program, according to the Department of Agriculture.  The local markets, featuring locally-grown fresh-picked produce, brought in $1.8-million in 2011, up from $1.3-million the previous year.   State Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee said the farmers’ markets “help connect residents with their neighboring farmers, and build an appreciation for our farmers’ service.”  New sites for farmers’ markets this year include Five Points near Lewes, Long Neck, Millsboro, Millville, Orchard Point and Selbyville.  Hours and products vary.  For a full list of farmers’ markets, visit dda.delaware.gov.

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