January is a great time to experiment with the many greens available from our farmers. One green find is cress (or land cress), a plant with small leaves and a peppery, spicy bold flavor. Cress can be cooked or eaten raw in salads. Although similar to watercress, it is a different plant. Cress is also loaded with Vitamins A and C. You can find cress at Jorgensen Farms, and they'll be happy to give you a free taste!
A major supermarket chain recently launched a "Fresh" campaign to highlight their focus on fresh food for everyone. News flash! The Worthington Farmers Market has been offering fresh, locally produced food for over 30 years! And that includes produce grown in the winter.
How do our farmers do it? There are several techniques for extending the growing season,
even into the coldest of days here in Central Ohio. Greens and root vegetab...
Don't be fooled by the calendar! There's still plenty of fresh local produce at the Market as we approach January. And, there are still interesting finds like Tokyo Bekana cabbage. This cabbage looks like leaf lettuce, tastes a bit like spinach and is ideal for salads and stir fry.
Tokyo Bekana is one of a handful of veggies selected to be grown on the International Space Station as part of research into astronauts growing their own food in space. Why? It grows well in...
Our veggie spy has traveled over the woods and through the snow to warmer weather for a couple of weeks! In the meantime, there are still plenty of cool season veggies to enjoy at the Market this week.
Browse this handy guide of winter fruits and vegetables that are best enjoyed when they're at their peak during these short, cold days. Not all of these are grown in Ohio, but you'll find many - beets, kale, lettuce and celery root - at the Market this weekend!
Although mushrooms are not veggies, they share many properties with veggies including versatility and nutritional value. That makes them honorary vegetables! Button mushrooms are what most of us familiar with, but there are at least 14 varieties of commonly used edible mushrooms. Mushrooms can be sauteed, grilled, used for soups or try adding them to your pot pies. Mushrooms have loads of antioxidants, B vitamins and fiber.
Thank you for the community, the collaboration, the time and the food we share, each week, through the Worthington Farmers Market. The memories made, the traditions begun and the friends that feel like family bring us together every Saturday and carry us through the weeks, months, years. From our fields and kitchens to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!
Lending a Hand - The Sippels
If you've enjoyed cheese from Kokoborrego Cheese Company or the beautiful vegetables from the Sippel Family Farm, then you've been...
Senposai, developed in Japan, is a cross between regular cabbage and Japanese mustard
greens.The leaves look like collard greens, but they are larger and more tender, with a rich, savory taste. It's excellent for salad, stir-fry and pickling. Give it a try, and it just may become your favorite green! You can find senposai at Franklinton Gardens. And, if you have a yen for other Asian greens, check out Jorgensen and Tilley .