1st 2021 Market! Start Small & Celebrate with Us on Jan 2. Welcome Old Friends & New. Try Daikon!
Happy New Year!
We couldn't have made it through 2020 without YOU! Commit to continuing to support small and local producers by starting 2021 small!
The Worthington Farmers Market is open on Saturday, January 2, 9am to Noon, for pre-order pick-up, home or curbside delivery by The Grocery Boss and in-person shopping with pandemic protocol in place at The Shops at Worthington Place.
Say Hello to Our Newest Member
Following a deliciously successful preview day at the last WFM market in 2020, we are pleased to welcome Sitara's Sweets by Kat to the WFM family!
Owner and cottage baker, Kathy, bakes in Marysville and is known for her Keto and diabetic-friendly specialties. Her menu is seasonal and includes a selection of scones, breads, bagels, cookies, dessert bars and no-sugar-added fruit butters.
Find her this week in booth #6 in the Baked Goods section!
Joining us to help ring in the new year . . .
Ohio grass-fed beef. Call (740) 225-1079 or email Worthington@cabbfarms.com.
Pastured pork, lamb, poultry, eggs
Call 614-632-8393 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eggs, meat, nuts, kombucha. Contact email@example.com for pre-orders!
Celebrate the New Year with the Most Popular Veggie in Japan: Daikon Radish!
It’s true, daikon radish is indeed the most popular vegetable in Japan. Its taste, versatility, and year-round availability make it number one. Daikon radishes have been cultivated in Japan and neighboring regions since the 4th Century. Unlike the red, roundish radishes popular in the US, daikon are typically white, larger, and cylindrical or cone shaped. Some varieties can get exceptionally large, up to 40 pounds! No wonder, daikon means “big root” in Japanese.
Daikon are milder and less peppery than red radishes. When raw they are mild with a hint of sweetness, and have a pleasing crisp, juicy texture. When cooked the sweetness becomes more concentrated. Winter daikon tend to be sweeter, so now is the time! Note daikon greens are also edible and are quite nutritious.
Daikon can be eaten raw, pickled, dried, baked, stir-fried, grilled, or boiled. Raw, grated daikon is called oroshi, a popular condiment in Japan. Daikon are low in calories and a good source of vitamins A, E, and C. Daikon also has enzymes that help with digestion. Japanese drink daikon tea for this reason. A recent fad is to mix grated daikon with yogurt and honey for a healthy breakfast. Daikon has no limits!
Check out daikon radishes at Franklinton Farms!
Daikon are popular for pickling. The Versatile Vegan suggests this easy recipe for Overnight Daikon Pickles: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/17059/overnight-chinese-daikon-radish-pickles/
How about Vegan daikon patties? You can grab some scallions at 9N Farm and try this recipe: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/17059/overnight-chinese-daikon-radish-pickles/
Want to warm up a cold Winter evening? Try this recipe for Japanese Simmered Daikon: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2012/03/vegan-japanese-simmered-daikon-with-bok-choy-recipe.html
Fresh Picks for This Week:
Producers have the following available for online pre-order and/or at the Indoor Market.
Apples, Arugula, Carrots, Celeriac, Garlic, Herbs, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms (shiitake), Mustard Greens, Popcorn, Radishes, Scallions, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Squash (multiple winter varieties), Turnips (Hakurei), Tomatoes (green). ** Please note quantities are limited!**
January 2 Vendor Roster & Market Map
The health and safety of our customers, our producers, our volunteers and our staff remains our highest priority. We remain committed to our pandemic safety protocol to continue to provide a direct source for local food. Masks are required for all guests visiting the Worthington Farmers Market and must cover nose and mouth at all times.
Capacity into the Market space is limited to ensure proper social distancing. And, space between producer stalls has increased to allow for wider aisles and additional space for customers waiting to make their purchases. Our pandemic safety protocol can be found here: https://www.worthingtonfarmersmarket.com/covid-19-operations
We will continue to adhere to the requirements set forth for us by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Columbus Public Health Department. Should we need to change the format of the Market, we will post updates on our website: https://www.worthingtonfarmersmarket.com/
Alternative Ways to Shop the Market
Customers can access the Worthington Farmers Market in a variety of ways.
1) If you do visit the indoor Market, expedite your trip by familiarizing yourself with our layout. Producers are organized by category to make your trip quick and efficient. https://www.worthingtonfarmersmarket.com/market-map
2) Pre-orders are encouraged. Place and pay your grocery order with individual producers using our Producer Directory: https://www.worthingtonfarmersmarket.com/vendors
3) Sign up with Angel Lyons, the Grocery Boss, to have all of your pre-ordered groceries delivered to your door on Saturday or drive-up to the Shops at Worthington Place for Saturday curbside pick-up. Sign up with Angel here: https://shop.dumpling.us/angell or phone her with questions at
The Worthington Partnership is pleased to announce that COhatch is furthering its investment in the Worthington community. Together the organizations will continue to drive initiatives to bring positive attention to the historic district, and support professional development and educational seminars for local merchants and business owners. The Partnership also will support soon-to-be-announced COhatch community events geared toward improving the lives of local residents.
COhatch will provide funding, hosting venues and people resources to help design and plan future programs for the community in collaboration with the Old Worthington Partnership. You will also see the COhatch airstream trailer, a multi-purpose office on wheels named "Mobi" at various events.
Thanks to COhatch for bringing energy and resources to Old Worthington! We are thrilled to work even more closely together to enhance the Old Worthington experience.
For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.