Fresh Picks from our Veggie Spy

Radishes are Back! 

It's been a while, but radishes have made a return to the winter Market! Everyone is familiar with this root vegetable that was originally domesticated in Asia. Radishes are an excellent source of fiber, vitamin C, folic acid and potassium. In fact, just one cup of sliced radishes has 22% of the required daily vitamin C intake. Radishes are also used as a remedy for stomach and intestinal disorders, fever, colds and coughs. And, radishes have just 1 c...

Family Fun!

We're not your garden variety farmers market! You may know the Worthington Farmers Market for being one of the largest farmers markets in Central Ohio. Or, maybe you think of us as your favorite place to buy your eggs. But did you know we're growing our family-friendly programming?

Walk with a Doc at the Worthington Farmers Market

Free and all ages and abilities-friendly! No sign-up needed. Walk With A Doc is a national, grassroots, non-profit organization with the goal of establishing a he...

February is National Snack Food Month

Did you know that February is a month-long opportunity to celebrate your favorite snack foods?! Yep - February is National Snack Food Month, and I for one will be celebrating by incorporating a variety of new and healthier snacks into my routine.

The Veggie Spy, Dr. Matt (The Wellness Doctor) and Dr. Jen (Walk with a Doc) have all discussed the nutritional values and benefits of incorporating microgreens into a healthy diet. And, with a variety of microgreens avail...

Get Your Snack Game on this Super Saturday!

Whether you're on Team Savory or Team Sweet, we've got your Super Bowl snacking spread at this week's Worthington Farmers Market!

Eggs for deviling? By the dozen! Chorizo sausage for 7-layer dips? Done! Artisan breads for dippin'? Dough'nt you know it! Gourmet pizzas for sharing? Coming right up - Fresh-baked and faster than delivery!

Root for the home team this Super Bowl weekend by shopping small and local at Saturday's Worthington Farmers Market! We're open...

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 fasci...

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 Ja...

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!

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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 vegetab...

Fresh Picks from our Veggie Spy

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...

The Veggie Spy is on Vacation

The veggie spy returns next week...Just in time to help you discover the perfect veggies for those resolutions to eat more locally grown food in 2020!

What will YOU discover at the Worthington Farmers Market this week?!

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Stocking Stuffers? Done!

Whether you're stuffing stockings or stuffing your oven with traditional holiday goodies, we can help you tackle that shopping list. Our farmers and artisan makers are...

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