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Worthington Farmers Market: December 17


A Useful Gift with a Great Cause

In partnership with Chipotle Mexican Grill, the Worthington Farmers Market announced the first annual Worthington Farmers Markets Reusable Bag Design Contest in early 2016. The competition presented an opportunity for students to showcase their talent on reusable shopping bags that are now available at the Worthington Farmers Market. This year’s theme was “Nourish Your Community.” Students were asked to include imagery inspired by the spring/summer season and the corresponding regional market goods, such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, etc. We also asked participants to illustrate the spirit of farmers’ markets and include the words “2016 Worthington Farmers Market.”

To say we were impressed by the entries is an understatement. This year's winner is Worthington Kilbourne Middle School seventh grader, Andrea Nadolny!

Read more about Andrea and her path to winning the first annual Worthington Farmers Markets Reusable Bag Design Contest.

Q Tell us about yourself - what grade are you, what school do you attend, etc..

A I am a seventh grade student at Kilbourne Middle School. I play the violin and baritone and love photography in addition to just art in general. I am on the KMS gymnastics team and compete in the floor and beam events. I am also very active in Girl Scouts. I have earned my Bronze Award and am working on my Silver with two friends to make Worthington even better. I am very active with community service events.

Q What inspired you to participate in this contest?

A My parents saw the contest announced on Facebook and told me about it. It seemed like a fun challenge to illustrate a concept that conveyed all of the fresh produce available at the market.

Q Tell us about your inspiration for the design? Is this typical for your artistic style? Did you try something different?

A I’ve been working with collages for many years, entering the local school art contest, Reflections, several times with variations of that concept. I love the flexibility of the medium when working with collages. I started by brainstorming a list of local produce and then chose which ones to include based on variations in color, shape, and size.

Q What do you love about the Worthington Farmers Market?

A I love the diversity of the local produce. I love the friendly small town atmosphere. Honey, tomatoes and samples are the items that always go into my basket!

Q What is something we should know about you?

A I love cooking! Baking sweets and making edible art is another one of my hobbies. Being able to fuse tastes together gives me immense satisfaction.

As the winner, Andrea was awarded a $1,000 scholarship provided by Chipotle Mexican Grill and her artwork is displayed in SNAP Worthington, along with all art submitted to the contest. Additionally, two runners-up received $500 scholarships. (Stay tuned in the coming weeks to meet our runners-up.)

The reusable shopping bags are part of the Worthington Farmers Market initiative to promote healthy, environmentally friendly communities. Farmers’ markets attendees have the opportunity to purchase these custom designed tote bags this season from the Information Table.

Don't forget...market is closed next Saturday, December 24th. We will return on December 31st at 9:00 AM.

Our vendors for Saturday, December 17th include (in both alphabetical and numerical order):

2 A Few Of My Favorite Things... 48 Allergy-free Bake Shop dba Soodles Bake Shop 23 Baileys Drive Inn Donuts 13 bak 9 Blue Jacket Dairy 7 Blue Owl Garden Emporium LLC 1 Brown Bros. Farms, LLC 28 cedar cress farm 34 Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas 49 Curly Tail Organic Farm 6 Dan the Baker 41 Dana Lee's Bakery & Catery 10 Franklinton Gardens 37 Gillogly Orchard 38 Gillogly Orchard 22 GoldenLife Dog Food 8 Gourmet Candy by Karen 52 Honeyrun Farm 21 Jenn's Cupcakes & Confections 30 JNA Bakery 42 Jorgensen Farms 17.5 Kennedy Farms 43 Kingdom Fish 29 Krazy Kraut 56 Lucky Cat Bakery 15 Made Without Grain, formerly The Brown and Blond Bakery 32 Michael's Artisan Chocolates LLC 54 Miss Cristy's Bakery 35 Mockingbird Meadows 4 Native cold pressed 16 Nom Nom Nom 53 North Country Charcuterie 51 Ohio Bison Farm 32.5 Ohio City Pasta 47 Ohio Farm Direct 39 Oink Moo Cluck Farms LLC 14 Organic GreenFix 27 Patisserie Lallier 26 Pleiades Maple Products 57 Prairie Fields Farm 24 Raven Rocks 58 Sadie Baby Sweets 12 SaraBee Pure Honey 11 Secret Garden Bakery 40 Silver Bridge Coffee Company 17 Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese 44 Speckled Hen Farm 33 Spotted Salamander Soap Company, LLC 5 Stonefield Naturals 46 Sugar B. Bakery 50 Swainway Urban Farm 36 Sweet thing gourmet 3 The Blueberry Patch 59 The crazy cucumber 18 The Market Sharpener 45 Toad Hill Farm 31 Up the Lane Farm 21.5 VanScoy Farms 19 Wayward Seed Farm 20 Wayward Seed Farm 30.5 Weed Knob Acres

1 Brown Bros. Farms, LLC 2 A Few Of My Favorite Things... 3 The Blueberry Patch 4 Native cold pressed 5 Stonefield Naturals 6 Dan the Baker 7 Blue Owl Garden Emporium LLC 8 Gourmet Candy by Karen 9 Blue Jacket Dairy 10 Franklinton Gardens 11 Secret Garden Bakery 12 SaraBee Pure Honey 13 bak 14 Organic GreenFix 15 Made Without Grain, formerly The Brown and Blond Bakery 16 Nom Nom Nom 17 Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese 17.5 Kennedy Farms 18 The Market Sharpener 19 Wayward Seed Farm 20 Wayward Seed Farm 21 Jenn's Cupcakes & Confections 21.5 VanScoy Farms 22 GoldenLife Dog Food 23 Baileys Drive Inn Donuts 24 Raven Rocks 26 Pleiades Maple Products 27 Patisserie Lallier 28 cedar cress farm 29 Krazy Kraut 30 JNA Bakery 30.5 Weed Knob Acres 31 Up the Lane Farm 32 Michael's Artisan Chocolates LLC 32.5 Ohio City Pasta 33 Spotted Salamander Soap Company, LLC 34 Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas 35 Mockingbird Meadows 36 Sweet thing gourmet 37 Gillogly Orchard 38 Gillogly Orchard 39 Oink Moo Cluck Farms LLC 40 Silver Bridge Coffee Company 41 Dana Lee's Bakery & Catery 42 Jorgensen Farms 43 Kingdom Fish 44 Speckled Hen Farm 45 Toad Hill Farm 46 Sugar B. Bakery 47 Ohio Farm Direct 48 Allergy-free Bake Shop dba Soodles Bake Shop 49 Curly Tail Organic Farm 50 Swainway Urban Farm 51 Ohio Bison Farm 52 Honeyrun Farm 53 North Country Charcuterie 54 Miss Cristy's Bakery 56 Lucky Cat Bakery 57 Prairie Fields Farm 58 Sadie Baby Sweets 59 The crazy cucumber

Our Musical Entertainment: Columbus Folk Music Society Join us this Saturday, and every Saturday (except December 24th) from 9:00am-12:00pm inside The Shops at Worthington Place! For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at worthingtonfarmersmarket@gmail.com. See you at the market! The Worthington Farmers Market is an event of the Old Worthington Partnership.


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