Farmer's Markets Dover DE

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Delaware State University Farmers Market
(302) 857-7392
DSU Administration Building (parking lot)
Dover, DE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April 25-September 19 Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Legislative Mall Farmers Market
(302) 744-1011
Legislative Avenue
Dover, DE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 1-September 16 Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Milford Farmers Market
North Walnut Street At Riverwalk Park
Milford, DE
Hours
05/01/2010-10/30/2010 Saturday, 9:00 Am - 1:00 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Cheese, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Meat Or Poultry, Nuts, Other Processed Foods, Plants, Prepared Food
Vendors
This Market Has 20 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Middletown Farmers Market
(410) 490-7038
Forest Presgyterian Church (parking lot); 44 W. Main Street
Middletown, DE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April 11-November 28 Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Historic Lewes Farmers Market
Corner Of Third And Shipcarpenter Streets
Lewes, DE
Hours
05/29/2010-10/09/2010 Saturday, 8 Am - 12 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Cheese, Fish And Seafood, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Meat Or Poultry, Milk Or Cream, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 38 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Delaware State University Farmers Market
(302) 857-7392
Southwest Corner Of Rt 13 And College Rd On Delaware State University Prope
Dover, DE
Hours
05/22/2010-09/18/2010 Saturday, 10:00 Am - 2:00 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Plants, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 10 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Not Known
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Milford Farmers Market
(302) 839-1180
North Walnut Street at Riverwalk Park
Milford, DE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April 25-October 31 Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Wilmington Hospital Campus Farmers Market
(302) 428-2169
Wilmington Hospital; 501 W. 14th Street
Wilmington, DE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 13-August 20 Mondays & Thursday, 12:00 Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Little Italy Neighborhood Association Farmers Market
(302) 658-7072
7th Street & Bancroft Parkway; Old DMV Building Parking Lot
Wilmington, DE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 16-September 26 Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

Bethany Beach Farmers Market
(301) 572-4658 or (302) 537-5243
PNC Bank ( Parking Lot); Garfield Parkway & PA. Avenue
Bethany Beach, DE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 28-September 6 Sundays, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

Tips for Growing the Perfect Tomato

Last weekend, I bought something at the farmers’ market that got me so excited I went way over budget and didn’t even wait until I got home to dig into my purchase. What got me so amped up amid crowds of pushy people before I’d even finished my morning coffee? The advent of tomato season, of course.

Farmers’ market tomatoes are a different breed—figuratively and often literally—than the hard, packaged ones in the grocery stores’ year-round produce section. They’re multicolored, they range in size from that of a Ping-Pong ball to that of a grapefruit, and the taste (oh, the taste!) is fruity, sweet, and silky all at the same time. My ode to fresh tomatoes would be one of undying love if it weren’t for the price: my breathless purchase set me back ten bucks. This got me thinking: could I grow my own tomatoes and feed my craving for the fruit while saving money—and cultivate my own green thumb at the same time?

To find out what it really takes to grow a good tomato, I consulted Penny Granberg, a grower who, according to local opinion, consistently grows the farmers’ markets’ juiciest, most flavorful tomatoes.

Should Any Home Gardener Give It a Try?
Turns out, tomatoes are one of the top crops in home gardens, since they’re easy to grow , compared with other fruits and veggies. And don’t think that tomato growing is just for Californians or Floridians—tomatoes are cold-tolerant to a certain extent. To help out gardeners nationwide with just this dilemma, the U.S. Department of Agriculture developed the plant hardiness zone map , which divides North America into eleven zones, ranked by how cold they are (zone one being the coldest). If you look up a plant, like a certain type of tomato, it will tell you whether that plant will survive in your region. For example, one type of tomato might be cold-tolerant to zone seven, so if you live in zones seven through eleven, that’s a type that’s worth a try.

There are two basic types of tomatoes from which to choose: determinant varieties, which stop growing new vines when flowering begins (leading to a large, single crop), or indeterminate varieties, which continue to add new growth throughout the season (usually from midsummer until the first frost).

Plan for Planting
Feeling ambitious enough to start from seed? “Plant them in April,” recommends Granberg, whose Rose Lane Farm in California grows about 1,800 tomato plants each year. “Otherwise, a late frost will ruin them.” Granberg says it’s best to start from seed, but if you lack the timing or patience (or green thumb, like I do), she says, buying a young plant from a reputable nursery is also a fine way to get started, especially for first-timers.

Granberg recommends planting in April because it’s crucial to wait until any possibility of frost has passed. Check with your local garden store to find out an ideal planting time for your area.

Room to Grow
We associate tomatoes with summer because they’re warm-weather produce, which ...

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