The BBFM will be opening as usual for its 2022 season the first weekend after Memorial Day, Sunday, June 5. This year, joining our fantastic vendors of past years will be some new vendors offering a vast new variety of meat, fish, eggs, drinks, greens and floral arrangements. We are excited to now be able to bring Story Hill Farm, 302 Aquaponics and River Cottage to Bethany Beach’s Market. They offer a wide variety of differing products from previous years which we are sure will be welcomed by our customers.
302Aquaponics offers a full range of totally organic greens grown within their 15,000 square foot aquaponic greenhouse just north of Dover. Doug and Katie Woods, the 302 owners, use Tilapia fish for water nutrients thus providing a filtered growing medium completely free of any chemicals. This method is sustainable and environmentally friendly. All greens are grown year round within their climate-controlled facility protected from insects and disease. 302 will offer lettuce, kale, Swiss chard, and herbs as well as tilapia and eggs in our market. We are thrilled to welcome this exciting new farmer to our Market.
Story Hill Farms is a gem of a farm located in Frankfort and operated by Steve and Helen Raleigh. They are raising heritage breed North American native livestock including Randall cattle. Four new calves have arrived this spring adding to a growing herd. They will not have beef in our Market this year. But they will have pork (bacon & sausage), eggs, root beer/birch beer, peanut butter, and sea salt, all raised/produced locally on their farm. They do maintain an on-site farm store if you miss them at our market.
River Cottage, located on Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View, is owned and operated by Dawn DuCoty. It is a unique property right next to the VFW, near Indian River Bay. Dawn’s specialty is fun, affordable native floral arrangements. She also brings seasonal lettuce, tomatillos, and whatever pops up in her eclectic gardens. River Cottage debuted mid-season last year, and we are thrilled to have Dawn return this year.
Our popular vendors from previous years will of course be joining us again, including Bennett Orchards with blueberries and peaches; Davidson’s exotic mushrooms; Ficner Farm’s produce; Fresh Harvest Hydroponics; Herbs Spice & Everything Nice; Honey Bee Lake Apiary; Lavender Fields; Old World Breads; and Wimbrow Farms produce.
The Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market will be open from June 5 through September 4, from 8am until 12:00pm. As always, we are right in town, at the corner of Garfield Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue, across from the PNC Bank. Come check us out.
Ron Calef and Nancy Sager, BBFM Board of Directors Members