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Eat Your Spinach!

So, is spinach REALLY that good for you?

Yes it is! It's loaded with antioxidants, iron, calcium, and fiber and plenty more. If you didn't take your mom's spinach advice when you were a kid, now is the time to start! And, it is incredibly versatile. The Veggie Spy loves spinach in scrambled eggs and  stir fry. Did you know that light green spinach leaves are a tad sweeter than darker ones? Whatever the shade you desire, you can find spinach at Franklinto...

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Take a Peek at Leeks!

Leeks are related to onions, but are milder and more mellow. Braising or gently grilling them brings out a sweet and subtle flavor. Leeks are best known for their supporting role in soups, and they are also great for dips, salads, and pasta dishes. Visit Franklinton Farms to get a leek sneak peek! 

Remember the Market moves inside the Shops at Worthington Place THIS Saturday. There may be a chill in the air, but there is plenty of local produce...

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How Long Since You've Had Quince?

Most folks have never tried quince, and they are missing out! This unusual fruit is much better cooked than raw, and its high pectin content makes it ideal for jams and jellies. It works for pies, as well. Leave quince on a sunny windowsill, and it will slowly release a delicate fragrance of vanilla and citrus. You can find quince at Anderson Orchards.

Remember, the Market moves indoors to the Shops Worthington Place starting next Saturda...

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Raise Your Apple IQ!

Get your taste buds primed because we're in the height of apple season!

Unlike supermarkets, the Market has an enormous variety of apples, including some you may not be familiar with. Our Market apple vendors grow over 20 varieties, including these tasty finds:

Winesap are dense, sweet and very juicy. They get their name from their distinctive spicy

wine-like flavor. Check them out at Gillogly.

Enterprise are firm with a mildly tart and richly spicy fla...

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The Mighty Beet Is Quite a Treat!

This is the time of year when beets are plentiful. There are numerous varieties, including red, golden, white and chiogga or candy stripe, all of which are available at the Worthington Farmers Market. Their earthy sweet flavor means that beets are incredibly versatile. They can be used for salads, borscht, veggie burgers, fries, hummus, muffins, cakes and on and on! So "beet" a path down to the Market and stock up! Beets can be found at...

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We're BAAAACK!

After a one-week hiatus due to the annual Worthington Market Day, the Farmers Market and the Veggie Spy are back in action on October 5. Why not celebrate the return of the Market by going a tad outside your veggie comfort zone with these unusual finds?

Choy Sum is an Asian green that is completely edible - leaves, stems and even the pretty little yellow flowers! These greens, part of the Brassica family, are ideal for stir frying with garlic, rice wine and...

Just a friendly reminder that there is no Worthington Farmers Market tomorrow, September 28, due to the annual Old Worthington Market Day artisan and craft festival.

Please join us, next Saturday, October 5, when our outdoor season resumes at 8am!

- The Worthington Farmers Market

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Meet the Mighty Microgreen!

Don't let the name fool you, microgreens are a BIG deal. Microgreens are seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs that are harvested when they’re 7 to 14 days old and a few inches tall. These tiny veggies are dense with nutrients, many times more than what is found in the mature leaves. And they are packed with surprisingly intense flavors. Commonly grown microgreens include arugula, broccoli and radish. Use them as a garnish and in sandwiches...

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Give Okra a Chance!

Our veggie pick of the week is the under-appreciated okra. Yes, it has an unusual texture, but there's a reason it's a staple of Southern, Cajun, Indian, and other cuisines. This versatile vegetable can be steamed, stewed, baked, pickled, or (of course) fried. And, it's loaded with fiber, vitamin A, B vitamins and more! 

Did you you know that during the Civil War there was a coffee shortage, so Okra seeds were roasted and ground to form a caffeine...

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Get ready for another OSU home game, with a stop at the Worthington Farmers Market,  tomorrow. The Market opens at 8am...Plenty of time to shop before the noon kick-off!

A Tale of Two Green Beans

How well do you know your green beans?

Roma and Romano are two very similar types of green beans that have no string, are very tender and have a crispy texture with a mouthwatering, rich flavor. They are ideal for eating fresh, canning or cooking. So what have you "bean" wait...

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