Delaware farm markets adapting to changing landscape

WYOMING — A regular visitor at Fifer Orchards for around three decades, Ann Anderson will miss the hugs and friendly conversations. Instead, she plans to receive her asparagus, avocados, peach ice cream and more during a quick stop and go. “It’s going to be very strange and I’m going to miss it,” Mrs. Anderson said […]

Salvation Army opens Virtual Food Pantry to provide donations

DOVER — The Salvation Army of Delaware and Eastern Pennsylvaia has launched a Virtual Food Pantry that leads to real food assistance to help feed those who are in need during the Covid-19 pandemic. Without leaving home, individuals are invited to jump online, shop for others and help make a difference in the lives of […]

Read Aloud Delaware turns Little Free Library into temporary food pantry

GEORGETOWN — Books – the pillar of Read Aloud Delaware’s mission – have given way to food during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read Aloud Delaware volunteers have repurposed the Little Free Library in front of the Georgetown office at 108 N. Bedford St. as a food pantry for the duration of the coronavirus crisis. The changeover […]

In large-scale bulk, Food Bank helps feed the need

GEORGETOWN — The need to meet the public’s nutritional needs during the coronavirus crisis reached a crossroad in Sussex County Thursday with Food Bank of Delaware’s second of three large-scale bulk food distributions. Vehicles crept along Seashore Highway (Del. 404) at a snail’s pace headed for Crossroad Community Church, the distribution hub. Traffic backed up […]

Schools getting food to hungry kids during crisis

DOVER — With cafeteria tables loaded with bags of food, frozen meat and academic packets consisting of three weeks worth of work, Academy of Dover was ready for its families. “We just said, ‘This is what we need to do and we need to do it right away,’” said Michele Marinucci, head of school. Tuesday […]

Food Bank of Delaware hosting three drive-thru mobile pantries

NEWARK – To help address increased demands for food assistance amidst the coronavirus public health crisis, the Food Bank of Delaware will host three drive-thru mobile pantries in each Delaware county for families struggling to afford food. The first one is scheduled for Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Wilmington outside the Chase Center on the […]

Groups banding together to feed kids while school is out

DOVER — When public schools were directed to close for two weeks on Friday, Stephanie Preece knew she had an army of people who could fill the gap to feed students. “We do know that there are a significant number of students that rely on the schools for breakfast and lunch in Capital and Caesar […]

Letter to the Editor: Reconsider no-dogs regulation

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), Division of Public Health (DPH), has recently started paying increased attention to an existing state regulation that bars dogs from restaurants, including outdoor seating areas. The Delaware Food Code (Chapter 6, Section 501.115) prohibits pets, except for service animals, in food establishments. In a recent e-mailed […]

Commentary: Food security, climate and the rest of the story

A new United Nations climate report warns global food security is under threat from warming temperatures making food scarcer, and more expensive. The recommended solutions include using no-till and targeted fertilizer use in farming, reducing food waste, and human diet changes to less red meat. Specific claims of climate change damage are: • Deserts are […]

Best Bets: Food Truck Throwdown growing at Blue Earl

In just its third year, Blue Earl’s Food Truck Throwdown has grown so much that it’s doubling its days this year. “I wanted to double their pleasure,” said Ron Price, founder and brewmaster at Blue Earl Brewing in Smyrna. “It’s been so successful that I wanted to make it into a two-day event this year. […]