For 14 years, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) has awarded scholarships to small-scale Delmarva farmers to attend sustainable farming. This year all conferences are virtual due to the pandemic.
This year the HLFM awarded three scholarships.
A scholarship from the regular scholarship fund went to: Jay McCuthcheon from Weathered Eye Farm in Lewes, Delware. Jay attended the PASA Sustainable Agriculture Conference.
In 2016, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market established an emerging women farmers’ scholarship fund in loving memory of Delaware farmer Debra L. Schaefer. This year two farmers received a Debra L Schaefer Scholarship for Emerging Women Farmers: Laura Brittingham from Brittingham Farms in Millsboro, Delaware and Susan Maddox from Earth Harmony Farm in Ocean View, Delaware. Laura will attend the United States Lavender Grows Association Conference, and Susan attended the Future Harvest CASA Conference.
Consistent with its mission, the Board of Directors of the HLFM is committed to supporting farmers and emerging farmers who grow local fruits, vegetables and produce, and these scholarships help small Delmarva farmers become educated about sustainable farming practices.
For more information about the Historic Lewes Farmers Market and our farmer’s scholarship program, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 302-644-1436.