Market Scene: Bethany Beach, DE

[Photographs: Jessica Leibowitz]

Families from as far north as the tri-state area flock to Bethany Beach, Delaware, for good old-fashioned fun in the sun. Besides some well-deserved beach time, what else brings the family together quite like a stroll through the farmers' market for end-of-summer peaches? (Answer: the stroll to the local ice cream stand.)

The Bethany Beach Farmer's Market—which closes for the season on Sunday, September 11th—packs a solid 15 growers into the PNC Bank parking lot just a block away from Bethany's main boardwalk. For a small market, they've done a nice job assembling a wide variety of vendors; you'll find everything from standard fare (corn, cheese, heirloom tomatoes) to the more exotic (mushrooms, honeycomb candles and cupcakes, handmade lavender soap).

Note: These photos were taken before Hurricane Irene. Our thoughts go out to everyone in Bethany Beach and elsewhere that are still recovering.

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Bethany Beach Farmer's Market

Sundays through September 11, 8 a.m. to Noon Corner of Garfield Parkway & Pennsylvania Avenue PNC Bank Parking Lot