Delaware Farmers Markets with Family-Friendly Fun

Stock up on fresh food and family fun at these farmers markets.

The “locavore” movement — a push to primarily eat food that’s locally grown or produced — has become increasingly popular. And farmers markets are prime spots to load up on everything from fruits and veggies to baked goods, all made locally. While kids can discover the importance of nutrition at every market, many make an extra effort to appeal to visitors with little ones in tow. Find more ways to add more local food to your family’s diet here.

Kent County

Capital City Farmers Market
Loockerman Way Plaza, Dover
When: Wednesdays, 11:30am-2:30pm; June-Nov.
Activities: In partnership with the USDA, free lunch is provided to ages 18 & younger.

Fifer Orchards Farm and Country Store
1919 Allabands Mill Rd.,Camden-Wyoming
When: Monday-Saturday, 9am-6pm; March-Dec.
Activities: Teach your tots where fruit and veggies come from during a visit to the fields for pick-your-own blackberries, cucumbers, peaches, peppers, potatoes squash, sweet corn, tomatoes and watermelon.


More markets

Ficner Farm, Dover
West Indian Caricum Market, Dover


New Castle County

Glasgow Park Farmers Market
2275 Pulaski Hwy., Newark
When: Fridays, 3-7pm; May-Oct.
Activities: There’s plenty of green space nearby to appease restless little ones, including a playground.

New Castle Farmers Market
110 N. Dupont Hwy., New Castle
When: Fridays and Saturdays, sunrise- sunset; year-round
Activities: Kids need a break from shopping? Bring them to the arts table to make a masterpiece to take home.

Riverfront Farmers Market
3 S. Orange St., Wilmington
When: Monday-Saturday, hours vary; year-round
Activities: The market’s a short stroll to the Delaware Children’s Museum and Riverwalk mini-golf course.


More markets

Bellefonte Farmers Market, Wilmington
Delaware Avenue Farmers Market, Wilmington
Newark Farmers Market, Newark


Sussex County

Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market
Grove Park, Rehoboth Beach
When: Tuesdays, 11am-3pm; May-Oct.
Activities: Settle in for storytime led by a local librarian, then enjoy live music.


More markets

Bethany Beach Farmers Market, Bethany Beach
Fenwick Island Farmers Market, Fenwick Island
Historic Lewes Farmers Market, Lewes