While most visitors believe that Sussex County’s #1 industry is sunshine and surf, it's actually agriculture that's our biggest economic driver. That's great news for visitors (and locals!) because it means Southern Delaware's Culinary Coast restaurants serve delicious dishes created with the freshest possible ingredients directly from our local farms. It also means you can enjoy adventures like visiting farms and u-picks, taking farm tours, meeting our farmers, and enjoying fantastic farmers markets which you'll find nearly every day in season.
Southern Delaware is home to many farms that welcome visitors and sell their own home grown products, including some that you can pick yourself. If you’ve never visited an alpaca farm, a winery, or a lavender farm or tried farm fresh ice cream, lavender chocolate, cherry cider or bison burgers, visit our local farmers and expand your horizons! To learn more about each of these farm destinations, just follow the links. To find them, click on the map below. Farmers Markets are not depicted on the map, but you'll find the info about them here.
Note: We suggest you call each venue for hours of operation prior to your visit.
T.S. Smith & Sons, 8887 Redden Road, Bridgeville, DE 19933. 302-337-8271 ** T.S. Smith & Sons (A) also has U-PICK
Rustic Acres Farm Market, 37217 Rustic Acres Lane, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. 302-245-8308
Johnson’s Country Market, 36258 Zion Church Road, Selbyville, DE 19975. 302-436-FARM (3276)
Good Earth Market and Organic Farm, (Featuring the Birch Tree Café) 31806 Good Earth Lane, Ocean View, DE 19970. 302-537-7100.
Additional location: Good Earth Market, 38131 Terrace Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Indian Point Farms, 30511 Cave Neck Road, Milton, DE 19968.302-644-4760
Parsons Farms Produce, 30381 Armory Road Dagsboro, DE 19939. (302) 732-3336
Evans Farms and The Frozen Farmer, 9843 Seashore Highway, Bridgeville, DE 19933. (302) 337-9843
Delmarva Discovery Tours - Private guided tours. Visit company website for info.
Hopkins Farm Creamery, 18186 Dairy Farm Road, Lewes, DE 19958. 302-645-7163
Vanderwende Farm Creamery, 4003 Seashore Highway, Bridgeville, DE 19933. 302-349-5110
PLANT AND FLOWER FARMS/NURSERIES
Lavender Fields at Warrington Manor, 18864 Cool Spring Road. Milton, DE 19968. (302) 684-1514
East Coast Garden Center/The Cordrey Center, 30366 Cordrey Road, Millsboro, DE 19966. 302-945-3489
Garden Shack Farm, 19884 Beaver Dam Road, Lewes, DE 19958. 302-249-8830
Jeff’s Greenhouses & Gift Shop, 7781 Main Street, Bethel, DE 19931. 302-875-3420
Don’s Tree Farm, 6396 Hickman Road, Greenwood, DE 19950. 302-349-0555
Colvine Bison Farm, 10685 Buffalo Road., Greenwood, DE 19950. 302-349-5334
Morning Star Alpaca Farm, 8071 Greenwood Road, Greenwood, DE 19950. 302-349-5550
TaCaCo Alpacas of Delaware, 28494 Fire Tower Road, Laurel, DE 19956. 302-236-7950
Goat Joy, 22114 Ritter Lane, Harbeson, DE 19951. (302) 542-1062. Goat Yoga, Goat Socials.
Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery, 32512 Blackwater Rd, Frankford, DE 19945 . 302-436-1500
Nassau Valley Vineyards, 32165 Winery Way, Lewes, DE 19958. 302-645-9463
U-PICK (call ahead for dates, hours, crops, and info
Bennett Orchards, 31442 Peach Tree Lane, Frankford, DE 19945, 302-732-3358
Magee Farms, 34857 Lighthouse Rd, Selbyville, DE 19975, (302) 436-5589 (Also has a Lewes location)
Mr. Pepper's Pumpkin Patch, 13500 Laurel Road, Laurel, DE 19956, 302-875-3939
Southern Delaware features at least one Farmers Market per day during the season, and even has a Winter Farmers Market!