The new farmers market just south of Smyrna at the Smyrna-Clayton Moose Lodge is seeking vendors of fruits and vegetables and homemade products for the market on Sunday afternoons.

Paul Johnston hopes the new farmers market in Smyrna will become a fun place for families to spend a Sunday afternoon.

He’s coordinating the market at the Smyrna Moose Lodge with help from his wife, Tracie.

“During one of our Moose Lodge meetings, we were talking about ideas to bring the community together and I came up with the idea of a farmers market,” said Paul.

Along with vendors, the plan is eventually to have a dunk tank, an ice cream truck and a DJ playing music each Sunday afternoon from noon to 4 p.m.

“The dunk tank could promote different charities. We’re open to that,” said Paul.

A charity could supply the “dunkee” to help raise funds for the charity, he said.

The Johnstons are looking for farmers along with vendors selling homemade food and crafts. Vendors selling food must be certified with the Department of Agriculture or the Department of Health.

“We have some farmers and a vendor who makes hand-made wreaths planning to come next week [Sunday, July 23] so we’re hoping for a good turnout,” said Tracie.

Paul said, “The whole thing is about everyone having fun. The Moose Lodge is about family and community. That’s what we’re trying to promote – families and helping neighbors.”

However, Paul and Tracie also have a serious cause to support. They are selling ceramics, painted and also unpainted for those who would like to paint the item, along with hand-poured concrete monuments for each branch of the military.

“Our booth is raising funds for the national Desert Storm Memorial,” said Paul, an Army veteran of Operation Desert Storm. “It may not look like much, but every little bit helps.”

He’s also looking for other Desert Storm veterans interested in forming an association.

Vendors interested in selling items at the farmers market can stop by the Moose Lodge on Wednesday nights from 7-8:30 p.m. to talk to Paul or come out Sunday mornings at 11:30 a.m., or email luketarr@yahoo.com.

FARMERS MARKETS IN DELAWARE

•NEW CASTLE COUNTY

Centerville

Centerville Farmers Market

Saturdays, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., until – Oct. 7

Route 52 & Twaddell Mill Road

Newark

Glasgow Park Farmers Market

Fridays, 3 - 7 p.m., until Nov. 17

Glasgow Park, 2275 Pulaski Highway

(near intersection of Rt. 40 and Rt. 896)

Co-Op Farmers Market

Sundays, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., until Nov. 19

Newark Shopping Center, 230 E. Main St.

New Castle

Route 9 Farmers Market

Wednesdays, 3 -7 p.m., until Oct. 4

Bowlerama, 3031 New Castle Ave.

Wilmington

Wilmington Farmers Market

Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., until Oct. 25

Rodney Square, 10th and Market streets

Westside Farmers Market at Cool Spring Park

Thursdays, 3 - 7 p.m., until Oct. 5

Cool Spring Park, West 10th and North Jackson streets

Rockwood Park Farmers Market

Thursdays, 3 - 7 p.m., until Oct. 26

Rockwood Park, 610 Shipley Road

(entrance of Washington Street Extension, near Shipley)

Southbridge Youth Garden Farm Stand

Second Friday of month, 3 - 6 p.m. until Sept. 8

Note: Aug. 11 - 4 - 7 p.m.

Neighborhood House Inc., 1218 B St.

Bellefonte Farmers Market

Fridays, 5 - 8 p.m., until Oct. 27

Bellevue Community Center Garden, 500 Duncan Road

Carousel Park Farmers Market

Fridays, 2 - 7 p.m., until Oct. 27

Carousel Park Equestrian Center, 3700 Limestone Road

•KENT COUNTY

Smyrna

Moose Market Farmers Market

Sundays, noon - 4 p.m., until Sept. 24

Smyrna-Clayton Moose Lodge, 2035 South Dupont Highway

Dover

Capital City Farmers Market

Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., until Oct. 11

Loockerman Way Plaza, 126 W. Loockerman St.

•SUSSEX COUNTY

Bethany Beach

The Farmers’ Market at Sea Colony

Wednesdays, 8 a.m. – noon, until Aug. 30

Marketplace at Sea Colony Shopping Center parking lot, Rt. 1 South

Bethany Beach Farmers Market

Sundays, 8 a.m. - noon, until Sept. 10

PNC Bank parking lot, Garfield Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue

Fenwick Island

Fenwick Island Farmers Market

Fridays, 8 a.m. – noon, until Sept. 8

Warren’s Station, 1406 Coastal Highway

Georgetown

16 Mile Farmers Market

Wednesdays, 3 - 6 p.m., until Aug. 30

16 Mile Brewery, 413 S. Bedford St.

Lewes

Historic Lewes Farmers Market at Kings Highway

Wednesdays, 8 – 11 a.m., until Aug. 30

Crooked Hammock Brewery, 37707 Crooked Hammock Way

Historic Lewes Farmers Market

Saturdays, 8 a.m. – noon, until Sept. 30

George H. P. Smith Park, DuPont & Johnson Avenues

Also: Saturdays, 9 a.m. – noon, Oct. 7 - Nov. 18

Richard A. Shields Elementary School, Savannah Road and Sussex Drive

Nassau Valley Vineyards Farmers Market

Sundays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., until Sept. 24

Nassau Valley Vineyards & Winery, 32165 Winery Way

Milford

Riverwalk Farmers Market Downtown Milford

Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., until Oct. 3

Riverwalk Park, South Walnut Street

Milton

Milton Farmers Market

Fridays, 3 - 6 p.m., until Oct. 6

Dogfish Head Brewery, #6 Village Center Boulevard

Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market

Tuesdays until Oct. 31

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (July, Aug.)

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Sept., Oct.)

Grove Park, Rehoboth Avenue (at Lighthouse Circle)