There is so much to enjoy on Delmarva in the summer season— the ocean and bay beaches, the festivals and events and shopping along our Main Streets. But a stop at one of our many farmstands and farmer’s markets is a must. You can get a true taste of fresh and local and fill your basket with goodies for while you stay or on your way home.
Small farms are the backbone of Delmarva and, in the summer and fall, you can find sweet corn that tastes like candy, watermelon, heirloom tomatoes, peppers, squash, local honey, cucumbers, free-range eggs, locally-made cheeses from cows you passed on the way to the beach, fresh off the dock seafood and even gorgeous flowers for your centerpiece. Most of our towns feature a farmer’s market once or twice weekly.
Farm stands can be found all along Route 404 to the Delaware Beaches or along Route 50 in Maryland. Near the Salisbury bypass are lots of stops for fresh produce, prepared food and pumpkin picking in the fall. Grab fresh corn for your crab feast at Birch’s Market in Berlin, MD or plan a stop at the popular Historic Lewes Farmer’s Market during your visit to the Delaware Beaches.
Check out our listings of area farmer’s markets and farmstands throughout the region. Grab your reusable bags and make sure to get a taste of fresh and local from beach to bay!
Cambridge Farmer, Kelly Jackson, takes you on a tour of Delmarva’s farmstands and markets on Delmarva.