Frequently Asked Questions

When does the market open/close?

 

We don’t open or close—we just move inside or out! The Worthington Farmers Market is central Ohio’s only year round market, operating for 50 weeks of the year, closing only the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and during one week in September to make way for the annual Worthington Chamber of Commerce Market Day event.

Can I bring my pet to the market?

 

Yes, but we ask that pet owners abide by these six rules to make a pet’s visit to the market a good experience for everyone:


•    Pets must be kept on a short leash.
•    Pets must be under control and by the owner’s side at all times.
•    Keep pets away from produce, plants, and other food products.
•    Pets must be friendly with other pets and children. 
•    Be considerate—not everyone loves your pet and some customers are allergic to animals.
•    Don’t forget to clean up after your pet. 


The Worthington Farmers Market reserves the right to request that owners remove pets from the market.

Can I bring my pet to the market?

 

Yes, dogs are permitted, provided that they are leashed and under your control, well behaved, picked-up after and kept out of the flow of traffic when not actively moving through the Market.

Please abide by the following rules to make your and your pet’s visit to the market a good experience for everyone:

* Allow space for social distancing and for through traffic to pass you and your furry friend.

* Please be aware of those around you, allowing plenty of space to accommodate those with visual, auditory or mobility impairments who may be navigating the Market with a walker, wheelchair or other assistance.

* Pets must be kept on a short leash.

* Pets must be under control and by the owner’s side at all times.

* Keep pets away from produce, plants, and other food products.

* Dogs must be friendly with other dogs and children.

* Be considerate—not everyone loves your pet and some customers are allergic to or fearful of dogs.

* Please clean up after your pet. Bags are not provided, so plan ahead and please bring waste pick-up bags with you.

If your pup is easily frightened, barks excessively, jumps on people or is stressed by noise, traffic, strangers, children or other animals, we recommend that you bring your friend to walk our beautiful downtown at another, quieter time of the day.

Does the market allow buskers at market?

 

Musical performances and busking is temporarily suspended due to our COVID-19 operating protocol. We will resume these activities as soon as we are able to. We appreciate your understanding!

 

 
 
Is the market cash only? Can I use my credit/debit card at market?

 

No cash? No problem. For regular market purchases, the market will accept debit and credit cards and provide shoppers with $5 denomination wooden tokens.


•    There are no restrictions on what can be bought with the $5 tokens.
•    Treat them just like cash at any market booth.
•    The tokens have no expiration date. 
•    $5 tokens cannot be refunded for cash, once purchased. 
•    A $1 credit card processing fee will be added to your token purchase.

 

Visit the market information booth, located near Graeter's Ice Cream,  for more information. 

 
Does the market allow community organizations to set up a table at the market?

 

We are proud to offer the market as a resource to area non-profit organizations. The market invites community organizations to share information about their work with our market goers.

Organizations with a primary focus aligned with the Worthington Farmers Market will be considered for participation. Specifically, we ask that partnering organizations have their major focus in at least one of these areas:

 

  1. Charitable 501(c)(3) organizations. 

  2. Organizations that promote Ohio foods. 

  3. Organizations that enhance the community, or those who sponsor community improvement projects.

 

Limited sales are permitted for certain products. If you meet the above criteria and are interested in participating in our market, click here for the community table application. 

Where do I park? 

 

We have free parking throughout Old Worthington. The following lots are available to our visitors: 

 

 

There is also free street parking throughout the neighborhood, but please, be considerate of our neighbors.

Use our parking map to plan your visit.

 
 
When does the market open/close?

 

We don’t open or close—we just move inside or out! The Worthington Farmers Market is central Ohio’s only year round market, operating for 50 weeks of the year, closing only the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and during one week in the fall to make way for the annual Worthington Chamber of Commerce Market Day event.

Our summer market is open 8am-12pm on Saturdays from May-October in the heart of the Worthington Historic District.