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July 29, 2016

What are you getting at the Market?

 "Faster than you can say “kale salad” it seems like yet another farmers market pops up. In fact, there are currently more than 8,600 farmers markets registered in the USDA’s Farmers Market Directory. It’s easy to understand why they’re popular—fresh, local produce, plus a chance to meet the farmers who grow your food, all wrapped up in a fun, festive atmosphere. But you may also be a bit confused by what’s on offer at the market. What does all the hype about local...

July 22, 2016

Food Waste: The Ugly Truth

"Consumers waste plenty of food after the point of purchase, and we can change our habits to curb that — by planning our grocery trips better; by ignoring “best by” dates, which indicate nothing about the safety of the food; by saving those overripe bananas for banana bread. But we can help cut waste upstream as well by embracing broader aesthetic standards. Choose the odd tomatoes and the gnarly parsnips. Buy the undersized beets and the broken almonds. Tell our grocers and...

July 15, 2016

Urban Agriculture and Farmers Markets

"Urban farming has many benefits. By growing food locally and giving under served urban neighborhoods access to fresh produce, jobs are created, local economies are strengthened by circulating dollars within the community, the harmful effects of food deserts are reduced, and consumers become engaged in learning how food is grown."

Check out the rest of this article at TheHuffingtonPost to read more about urban agriculture sharing and growing the local community!

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July 8, 2016

A Guide to Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables


"Exact crop availability and harvest times vary year-to-year, but this summary will help you know when to look for what at markets near you in the Ohio."


Check out the rest of this article at AboutFood for more information on which fruits and vegetables that are in season!


See you at the market!

Our vendors for Saturday, July 9th include (in both alphabetical and numerical order):

1 J-POPS

2 Oink Moo Cluck Farms LLC

3 Ohio Farm Direct

4 Wishwell Farms

5 Wishwell Fa...

July 4, 2016

Independence is one of the valuable gifts that one can enjoy! 
From the Worthington Farmers Market, have a safe and happy holiday!

July 1, 2016

Shopping Tips for the Market

"Shopping at farmers markets is the easiest way to eat locally. You know where the food comes from: After all, the grower is right there and you can ask them. More than one shopper, however, has come home with bags of produce that went uneaten. A bit of planning can keep weekly shopping for produce at a farmers market fun and make cooking a snap all week long."

Check out the rest of these articles at AboutFood and TasteOfHome for more tips on how to find produce, save...

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