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