These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets In Delaware For 2018


These are the best farmers markets the state of Delaware offers.

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Who doesn’t love a great Farmers Market?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the popularity of Farmers Markets is growing. What was once a niche shopping experience for the wealthy and ultra health conscious has become mainstream. And to appease the diverse populations that have shown interest in farmers markets, vendors have expanded their offerings. You can now get ice cream, homemade soap and even beer to go along with your organic beets and mushrooms.

And they aren’t just popular in liberal enclaves and on the west coast.

Farmers markets are booming in areas that had trouble making inroads in the past. 20 years ago, you’d never think you’d find farmers’ markets in Kansas City, Detroit or St. Louis.

Simply put, farmers markets aren’t just for farmers any more.

So, where are the best farmers’ markets in Delaware? We’ve got the answers here. (We’ll explain our methodology below.)

These are the best Delaware farmers markets:

  1. Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market, Rehoboth Beach, DE
  2. Co-Op Farmers Market, Newark, DE
  3. Milford’s Riverwalk Farmers Market, Milford, DE
  4. Garden Shack Farmers Market, Lewes, DE
  5. Milton Farmers’ Market, Milton, DE
  6. Historic Lewes Farmers Market, Lewes, DE
  7. Historic Lewes Farmers Market, Lewes, DE
  8. Cool Spring Farmers Market, Wilmington, DE
  9. Capital City Farmers Market, Dover, DE
  10. Glasgow Park Farmers Market, Newark, DE

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each market ranked. If you have a smile on your face, you probably live in one of these cities where things are oh-so farmers market friendly.

And after you find a great farmers market, check out the best places to live in Delaware or the cheapest place to live in Delaware.

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How do you decide if a farmers market is awesome or not in Delaware?

In order to rank the best farmers markets in Delaware, we had to determine what criteria makes for a good market experience. It isn’t a stretch to assume that great farmers’ markets have a variety of options, are up to date with the latest technology, and are in areas with decent populations. Because everyone should be able to take home some homemade jam, right?

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the First State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Department of Agriculture data produced for the state of Delaware, along with the government census numbers, we looked at every single farmers market in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Number of amenities
  • Each market’s technology improvements
  • Variety of items to buy
  • Nearby population
  • Number of organic vendors

We then gave each market a HomeSnacks Score. The higher the score, the better the farmer’s market ranked. What we found is there seems to be a balanced number of large farmers markets near major city centers as well as awesome farmers markets in smaller communities. That’s the way it should be!

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1. Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market

Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market -- Rehoboth Beach, DE

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: Rehoboth Beach, DE
Address: Grove Park, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Times: Tue: 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

2. Co-Op Farmers Market

Co-Op Farmers Market -- Newark, DE

Source: Public Domain

Score: 68.6
City: Newark, DE
Address: 230 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
Times: Sun: 9:30 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

3. Milford’s Riverwalk Farmers Market

Milford's Riverwalk Farmers Market -- Milford, DE

Source: Public Domain

Score: 62.9
City: Milford, DE
Address: S. Walnut Street, Milford, DE 19963
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

4. Garden Shack Farmers Market

Garden Shack Farmers Market -- Lewes, DE

Source: Public Domain

Score: 60.0
City: Lewes, DE
Address: 19884 Beaver Dam Road, Lewes, DE 19958
Times: Thu: 2:00 PM-6:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

5. Milton Farmers’ Market

Milton Farmers' Market -- Milton, DE

Source: Public Domain

Score: 60.0
City: Milton, DE
Address: 6 Village Center Boulevard, Milton, DE 19968
Times: Fri: 3:00 PM-6:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

6. Historic Lewes Farmers Market

Historic Lewes Farmers Market -- Lewes, DE

Source: Public Domain

Score: 57.1
City: Lewes, DE
Address: Dupont and Johnson Avenues, Lewes, DE 19958
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

7. Historic Lewes Farmers Market

Historic Lewes Farmers Market -- Lewes, DE

Source: Public Domain

Score: 57.1
City: Lewes, DE
Address: Savanah Road and Sussex Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
Times: Sun: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

8. Cool Spring Farmers Market

Cool Spring Farmers Market -- Wilmington, DE

Source: Public Domain

Score: 48.6
City: Wilmington, DE
Address: 10th and Jackson Street, Wilmington, DE 19805
Times: Thu:3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

9. Capital City Farmers Market

Capital City Farmers Market -- Dover, DE

Source: Public Domain

Score: 48.6
City: Dover, DE
Address: 126 West Loockerman Street (Loockerman Way Plaza), Dover, DE 19904
Times: Wed: 11:30 AM-3:30 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

10. Glasgow Park Farmers Market

Glasgow Park Farmers Market -- Newark, DE

Source: Public Domain

Score: 48.6
City: Newark, DE
Address: 2275 Pulaski Highway, Newark, DE 19702
Times: Fri: 3:00 PM-7:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: N
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

There You Have It – The Best Farmers Markets In Delaware

If you’re looking for a breakdown of farmers’ markets in the First State ranked by criteria that vendors and customers agree on, this is an accurate list.

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Detailed List Of The Best Farmers Markets In Delaware

Name City Rank Score
Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market Rehoboth Beach 1 71.4
Co-Op Farmers Market Newark 2 68.6
Milford’s Riverwalk Farmers Market Milford 3 62.9
Garden Shack Farmers Market Lewes 4 60.0
Milton Farmers’ Market Milton 5 60.0
Historic Lewes Farmers Market Lewes 6 57.1
Historic Lewes Farmers Market Lewes 7 57.1
Cool Spring Farmers Market Wilmington 8 48.6
Capital City Farmers Market Dover 9 48.6
Glasgow Park Farmers Market Newark 10 48.6
Smyrna Farmers’ Market Smyrna 11 48.6
East Coast Indoor Farmers Market Millsboro 12 48.6
Grace On Concord Farmers Market And Artisan Fair Wilmington 13 45.7
Carousel Park Farmers Market Wilmington 14 37.1
Ts Smith & Sons Bridgeville 15 37.1
Bellefonte De Farmers Market Bellefonte 16 37.1
Historic Lewes Farmers Market Summer Wednesday Market Lewes 17 34.3
Loockerman Way Farmers’ Market Dover 18 31.4
The Farmers’ Market At Sea Colony Bethany Beach 19 31.4
Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market Bethany Beach 20 28.6
Western Sussex Farmers’ Market Seaford 21 25.7
Delaware Avenue Farmers’ Market Wilmington 22 20.0
Route 9 Farmers Market New Castle 23 20.0
Rockwood Park Farmers Market Wilmington 24 17.1
12th & Brandywine Urban Farm Market Wilmington 25 11.4
Urban Acres Produce Wilmington 26 11.4
Village Fresh Farmers Market Wilmington 27 8.6
Ts Smith & Sons Milton 28 2.9
L.i.n.a. Farmers Market Wilmington 29 0.0
Wilmington Farmers Market Wilmington 30 0.0
Long Neck Farmers Market Millsboro 31 0.0
Fenwick Island Farmers Market Fenwick Island 32 0.0

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