Worthington Farmers Market: February 24

Volunteering at the Market "Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. Volunteering and helping others can help you reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. While it’s true that the more you volunteer, the more benefits you’ll experience, volunteering doesn’t have to involve a long-term commitment or take a huge amount of time out of your busy day. Giving in even simple ways can help others those in need and improve your health and happiness." Learn more about volunteering at the Worthington Farmers Market at the information table, a

Worthington Farmers Market: February 17

Working to Close the Gap "One of the biggest things we’re trying to do is get to a place where both farmers and consumers are having this conversation of working together. In the work that we do, we notice consumers are having one conversation and farmers are having a completely different one. Oftentimes they involve economics or the same sort of concerns, but most of the time they both are completely different. If a consumer wants a different or better product, they don’t understand the reality of what a farmer has to do to make it economically and feasibly possible. So, what we are see is very little communication between the two." Learn more about how these Food Editors are trying to he

Worthington Farmers Market: February 10

Save More on Fresh Produce at the Worthington Farmers Market Produce Perks is a Win/Win/Win: Healthy foods are reaching the homes of more low-income families Local farmers are selling more produce Local food $$ are being spent in local economies Produce Perks is available to ALL Ohio SNAP recipients. In 2016, 1.56 million Ohioans received food assistance with $2.5 billion in SNAP distributed. SNAP recipients can utilize Produce Perks at distinct healthy food access points throughout Ohio, including approximately 100 farmers markets and farm stands, retail grocery stores, and Community Supported Agriculture programs. #worthingtonfarmersmarket #getfreshwithus #wfm #weproduce #farmersmarket

Worthington Farmers Market: February 3

How to Start a Spring Garden on a Shoestring Budget This week's newsletter comes from friend and customer of the Worthington Farmers Market, Maria Cannon. Image by Pixabay Gardening is like a lot of other hobbies. It can cost as much, or as little, as you want it to cost. Here's are some cost-cutting tips for budget gardeners. Tip # 1: Share the Load Ever hear the story of the stone soup? It's a parable about the benefits of sharing resources. It has lessons for all of us, including those who want a spring garden but are a bit tight on finances. One way is to join with like-minded folks in your area, either to create a community garden or to help each individual garden to produce more. Here

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