Bean There, Just Did That



Beans, beans. The magical fruit is so magical, it can even be turned into delicious cookies. Leave it to Milton’s own Bella’s Cookies to figure out how.

Debuting at the Historic Lewes Farmers’ Market last weekend was Bella’s white bean cookie, Leguma Beach. “They took a lot of experimentation,” says Kelly Leishear, president of Bella’s. “The finished product is both delicious and healthy.” The cookies contain puréed white beans, organic oats, chopped walnut and dark chocolate chunks, all bound without eggs or better, so they’re fat free, full of fiber and packed with protein.

Delicious and healthy has been Bella’s specialty since it started a few years ago.

But Bella’s isn’t one to stop with white beans. It will soon introduce new products in its gluten-free line, including breakfast cookies (what kid wouldn’t love cookies for breakfast?), a twist on the traditional whoopee pie—an oatmeal version—and a cheesecake sweetened with agave nectar.

We’re big fans of Bella’s, having sampled most of its offerings over the years. You won’t be disappointed.

Learn more—or place an order—by visiting www.bellascookies.combellascookies.com, or calling 684-8152.

 

Farm Livin’ Is the Life for Me

Looking for daikon for tomorrow’s stir-fry dinner? Organic lamb to roast or stew? Fresh, local white corn?

Find it all and more at one of the beach-area farmers markets. The season began officially last weekend—the unofficial start of summer—at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market, and it will crank up in earnest elsewhere over the next couple weeks.

Bethany, Fenwick, Rehoboth, Milton and, off the path a bit, Georgetown all offer weekly markets through the summer, where you can find artisan cheeses, fresh breads, vegetables of every description, delicious milk and more—including organic doggie biscuits. Extreme Type As who are thinking far enough ahead can even order a handmade Christmas wreath.

Growers and producers truck in from farms on the lower Eastern Shore to Gettysburg, but many are clustered around the beaches. Some members of LESSON, the Lower Eastern Shore Sustainable Organic Network, and others supply local restaurants that are serious about farm-to-table dining.

Even if you couldn’t care less about that kind of thing, there’s one thing for sure: fresh, organic food just plain tastes better.

Below, a list of markets and hours. Scroll farther down to see some of the participating growers and producers.

THE MARKETS

 

Bethany Beach Farmers Market

PNC Bank parking lot at Garfield Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue
Sundays 8 a.m.-noon, June 26-Sept. 11,
www.bethanybeachfarmersmarket.com/bethanybeachfarmersmarket.com

Fenwick Island Farmers Market

Coastal Highway and East Essex Street, across from the Dairy Queen
Mondays and Fridays, 8 a.m.-noon, June 28-Sept. 3
fenwickislandfarmersmarket.com

Georgetown Farmers Market

Town Park, Bedford and Edwards streets
Fridays, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., June 26-Sept. 3
georgetowncoc.com

Historic Lewes Farmers Market

Lewes Historical Society Complex, 110 Shipcarpenter St.
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, May 28-Sept. 3
historiclewesfarmersmarket.org

Milton Farmers Market

Magnolia Street, across from the library
Fridays, 4 p.m.- 7 p.m., till Oct. 28.

Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market

Grove Park, Rehoboth Beach
Tuesdays, noon-4p.m., May 3
rbfarmersmarket.com

 

THE VENDORS

(Not all vendors participate in all markets.)

Arlington’s Natural Meats
Westover, Md., (410) 651-1260, arlingtonmeats.com

Backyard Jams and Jellies
Milton

Baues’ Busy Bees
Royersford, Pa., bauesbusybees.com

Bella’s Cookies
Milton, bellascookies.com

Bennett Orchards
Frankford, 732-3358, bennettorchards.com

Cake Break
Rehoboth Beach, 260-9264, cakebreakrehoboth.com

Calliope Organic Farm
Salisbury, Md., (202) 716-0217, calliopefarmandgarden.com

Cape Seasonings
Lewes, 930-5551, capeseasonings.com

Chapel’s Country Creamery
Easton, Md., (410) 820-6647, chapelscreamery.com

Chesapeake Bay Farm
Pocomoke, Md., (410) 629-1997, chesapeakebaycheese.com

Community Organics
Greenwood, 349-5834, communityorganics.org

Davidson Exotic Mushrooms
Wilmington, 475-9451

Delaware Silly Yak Foods
Ocean View, 539-5430

Deep Grass Nursery- Deep Grass Organic
Greenwood, 398-4413, deepgrassnursery.com

East View Farm
Frankford, 436-4605

Ficner Farm
Dover, 674-5899, ficnerfarm.com

Fifer Orchards
Wyoming, 697-2141, fiferorchards.com

First State Creamery
Marydel, Md., 242-9387

Fischers’ Farm
Dover, 744-9786, fischerschristmastrees.com

Good Earth Market and Organic Farm
Clarksville, 537-7100, goodearthmarket.com

Greenbranch Farm
Salisbury, Md., (443) 783-3495, greenbranchfarm.com

Hamel’s Gourmet Market
Rehoboth Beach, 227-3386

Hattie’s Garden
Lewes, 945-0350, hattiesgarden.com

Hobo’s Restaurant
Rehoboth Beach, 226-2226, Myhobos.com

Honeybee Lake Apiary
Frankford, 732-9251

Hudson’s Produce
Frankford, 436-2103

Jimmy Lynn’s Seafood
Lewes, 644-9329

Johnson’s Country Market
Selbyville, 436-7171, johnsonscountrymarket.com

Kalmar Farm
Harrington, 335-5243

Kogler’s Old World Breads
Lewes, 604-2580

Lavender Fields
Milton, 684-1514, lavenderfieldsde.com

Lucky Penny Produce & Flowers
Lewes, 245-4596, luckypennyproduce.com

Magee Farms
Selbyville, 436-5589

Maile
Wilmington

Mark’s Kettle Korn
(301) 613-0888, Kettle-Korn.com

Nancy’s Fine Foods
Milford

Nice Farms Creamery
Federalsburg, Md., (410) 754-3213, nicefarmscreamery.com

Old World Breads
Ellendale, 344-1254

Olivia’s Bread’s & Alden’s Dessert’s
Milford, 424-4395, oliviasbreads.com

Paradise Orchards
Felton, 284-3008, peachesandpups.com

Parsons Farms Produce
Dagsboro, 542-0663

Pasquilinis Bakery
Rehoboth, 227-2111, pasqualinis.com

Pure Harvest Farm
Milton, 841-3029

Rainbow Farm
Salisbury, Md., (410) 713-2022

Sap’s Pudding
Georgetown, 934-7574

Seaberry Farm
Federalsburg, Md., seaberryfarm.com

Skippers Biscuit Company
Lewes, 841-7003, skipperscompany.com

Springfield Farms
Rock Hall, Md., (410) 778-1682, springfieldlamb.com

Surf Bagel
Lewes, 644-1822, surfbagel.com

Susie Sunshine Organic Sprouts
Lewes, 381-3980

Twin Post Farm
Princess Anne, Md., (410) 651-2089, twinpostfarm.com

Tuckey’s Mountain Grown
Biglerville, Pa., (717) 677-6107

Turning Pointe Farm
Hartly, 492-0231

Wells Berry Farm
Mardela, Md., (410) 742-2202

 

 


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