Celebrate the Chinese New Year at the Worthington Farmers Market

Celebrate Chinese New Year - The Year of the Rat January 25 is the Chinese New Year, a celebration of the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. You can celebrate by making this delicious and easy vegan Chinese recipe for Braised Bok Choi with Shiitake Mushrooms. Find shiitakes at the Market from Tiger Mushroom Farm! Also, Jorgensen Farms will have bok choi, but shop early because supplies are limited. The history, folklore and rituals of the Chinese New Year are fascinating. Learn more here: Fresh Picks from our Veggie Spy Behold the Mighty Microgreen Microgreens are young vegetable greens grown from seeds that are

What a Difference a Week Makes - This Week at the Worthington Farmers Market

When I moved to Ohio, someone shared the saying with me, "If you don't like the weather, just wait a minute." Last Saturday, we enjoyed spring-like temperatures near 70. And, this weekend...winter returns! A dreary Ohio Saturday is the perfect excuse to come inside with us! This Saturday, we celebrate the return of some customer favorites - Simple Times Mixers, Patisserie Lallier, The Blueberry Patch and Proctor Center Farm; we'll be crafting Cynthia's Flowers that will be donated to patients at the James Cancer Center at the Market Sprouts Table and Jade Yoga and Wellness is hosting January's free Market yoga session! Want to try something new? Learn how to beat those winter blues with Dr.

Rock Your Resolutions at the Worthington Farmers Market

Fresh Picks from our Veggie Spy Say, "Yes!" to Cress! 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! The following producers expect to have fresh produce this week: 9N Farm Franklinton Farms Gillogly Orchard Jorgensen Farms Rock Dove Farm Sippel Family Farm Tiger Mushroom Farm Tilley Farmstead This week's fresh finds revealed:

Happy New Year! What's New at the Worthington Farmers Market?

Fresh Picks from our Veggie Spy Growing Veggies in January? Absolutely! 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 vegetables, in particular, can still grow in chilly weather. A greenhouse, even it it is not continually heated, can get surprisingly warm in winter. Some small farms use hoop houses, which typically

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