Delaware Relocation Resources
General Information about Delaware
Opportunities for continuing education are numerous. Coastal Delaware offers the following colleges and universities which allow people of all ages to further their education, expand their interests or offer their talents for teaching opportunities:
- Delaware Technical & Community College Jack F. Owens Campus
- College of Marine Studies -University of Delaware
- Wilmington University
- Delaware State University
- Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
- Beebe School of Nursing
According to a survey by the National Science Foundation, Delaware has more doctoral-level (Ph.D.) scientists and engineers, as a percentage of the population, than any other state. Delaware also has a higher rate of patent awards, per person, than any other state. (More… see the State of Delaware Website)
Delaware has 2,500 farms and a moderate climate with hot summers and mild winters. It is protected from the cold winds of winter by the mountains of Pennsylvania.
Also known as a major dairy producer, livestock, including pigs, and other related products account for 70% of Delaware’s farm income with “Broilers” (young chickens) contributing the largest portion of Delaware's farm income.
Soybeans are Delaware's most important farm crop followed by corn, although farmers also grow barley and wheat. Potatoes and peas highlight the State, as its largest vegetable crops but many other vegetables and fruits including a large variety of apples (Delaware's largest fruit crop) are found at the many local farmers’ markets. Greenhouse and nursery products, flowers, ornamental shrubs and young plants are also cultivated. Make the effort to visit the following markets to support our local farmers.
- Historic Lewes Farmers Market –Saturday mornings, May – October, Lewes Historical Society Complex at 110 Shipcarpenter Street
- Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market –Tuesday afternoons in Grove Park, starting in May.
- Bethany Beach Farmers Market –Sunday mornings June - September. Free metered parking.
- Milford Farmers Market –Saturday mornings, April– October.
- Milton Farmers Market – Fridays late afternoon April – October, next to the Milton Historical Society (Union and Mulberry Streets)
- Buy Local Guide: Farmers' Markets Find the bounty in every Delaware County from the DE Dept of Agriculture
|1st State Founded:||December 7, 1787|
|State Bird:||Blue Hen Chicken|
|State Tree:||American Holly|
|State Flower:||Peach Blossom|
|No. of Counties:||3, New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties… the fewest of any state having counties.|