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Rehoboth Beach's Culture & Style Weekly Blog

Rehoboth Beach Farmers' Market Offers Fresh Local Food

Sherri Martin - Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Rehoboth Beach Farmers' Market

Delaware's community-run farmers' markets are growing and thriving. You can purchase items from state-wide vendors all in one place. Rehoboth Beach is no exception when it comes to finding fresh offerings from local farmers and vendors. Simply stated on their website, the Rehoboth Beach Farmers' Market is “real food, real farmers, real community.” 

Regular vendors offer an impressive array of fruits, veggies, meats, cheeses, seafood, flowers, coffee, ice cream, and prepared foods. Every week the Farmers' Market features a different guest vendor and holds special events including cooking or flower arranging demonstrations, and live music from local musicians. 

“Under the Green Tent” patrons will find on-the-spot education and resources for preserving the environment and reducing our carbon footprint. And as a bonus, shoppers get a free veggie container to use during their market shopping experience. 

There is still plenty of time to get late summer produce such as tomatoes, green beans and lima beans. Early fall produce, including pumpkins, apples, plums, leafy green kale and radishes, have arrived. Not only are these items tasty, but for the artistically inclined, they can be the inspiration for a beautiful and colorful painting. 

The Rehoboth Beach Farmers' Market is located at Grove Park in Rehoboth Beach and is open Tuesdays from noon to 4pm. During the month of October, hours change to noon to 3pm. Mark your calendar now for a special holiday market to be held on Saturday, Nov. 29 from noon to 3pm. 

Visit the website to see a complete list of vendors, handy veggie chart, weekly newsletter and delicious recipes.

Express Yourself at the Rehoboth Art League

Sherri Martin - Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Rehoboth Art League

Are you an art lover? Do you like to make your own art? Did you know that you can find incredible art right here in Rehoboth Beach? Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you can’t get a little culture while you’re here. 

Founded in 1938, the Rehoboth Art League (RAL) is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to encouraging and preserving the arts in Southern Delaware. Situated on over 3.5 acres of natural wooded landscape and beautiful gardens in the Henlopen Acres neighborhood, RAL offers a variety of art classes, open studios, exhibitions, and art events. 

The Peter Marsh House (or Homestead), built in 1743, is recognized as an historic property in the National Register of Historic Properties. Stroll the grounds and you will find all sorts of little art “gems” tucked away in the garden, along the pathways, and out in the lawn. It’s truly a magical and inspiring place in which to wander and wonder. 

If you and the kids need a break from the beach, then visit RAL and unleash your creative talent. RAL offers summer camps for kids as well as a variety of classes for budding artists of all ages. Whether at an open studio, foundation class or master-level workshop, you can find the best way to express yourself through art. Check out the class schedule

RAL showcases different artists with rotating exhibits every 4 to 5 weeks. Currently running is the popular 76th Annual Members Fine Art Exhibit at the Corkran, Tubbs and Ventures Galleries, which showcases the work of over 120 of its members. Flying In and Out of Margins: Drawings and Prints by Oscar Gillespie in the Homestead will be featured at the Homestead Gallery. Both exhibits run through August 24.

Summertime Staples: Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk and Jolly Trolley

Sherri Martin - Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk

Well, we made it through one of the roughest winters (and spring for that matter) in recent history. The kids are finally out of school and the solstice on Saturday, June 21 marks the meteorological start to summer! Now we can get down to the business of beaching, boardwalking and all-around vacationing. 

Break out your kicks and start your day with an early morning walk on the boards (true early birds can bask in a glorious ocean sunrise). The Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk is one mile long, so go the distance and back and you’ll get a great workout. While the middle of the boardwalk is buzzing with activity, the residential south end is quite serene allowing the beauty of the dunes to quietly stand out. 

The boardwalk never disappoints as far as fun and entertainment are concerned. As the day progresses, the action increases and you will find yourself inundated with options - dining, drinks, shopping, and of course, Funland, where there are rides, games and arcades for kids of all ages. Go ahead, take a chance and win that 6-foot stuffed pink bear. Next winter when it is staring at you from the corner of the playroom, you’ll remember the warm summer night you played Whack-A-Mole for an entire hour to win it! 

Need to get around town? The best mode of transportation is the Jolly Trolley, Rehoboth Beach's original mass transit system. For a nominal fee you can buzz around town or visit neighboring Dewey Beach. The open air shuttle is a fun way to travel and it certainly lives up to the claim “’tis the season to be jolly.” 

Did you know you can get a dose of local Rehoboth Beach history via the Jolly Trolley? Jolly Trolley History Tours are offered throughout the summer. The next tour is Thursday, June 19 and starts at 9:00 a.m. at the Anna Hazzard House at 17 Christian Street. The cost is $10 (cash only). Sit back, relax and learn a little something something about everyone's favorite beach town.