Worthington Farmers Market: September 1
Please note - the market returns to 12 PM close starting tomorrow, September 1 through October 27.
Labor Day Love Letter
This week's newsletter is from an unlikely source - the Clintonville Farmers' Market manager, Michelle White. Michelle is a passionate advocate for farmers and this letter is a testament to that passion and love.
"Welcome to the "Labor Day Love Letter" edition of CFM's bi-monthly newsletter. I wanted to take a moment and speak from the heart about the dedication of those working in the local food system. At all levels, growing, moving, selling and preparing good food is nothing if not a task of love. Even though we are what we eat, and we eat (most of us, at least) three times a day, honest food has got to be one of the most undervalued commodities in the country.
By the time you take home a locally-grown heirloom tomato or dozen ears of corn from the grocery store, somewhere between 8 and 12 pairs of hands have touched that product. These include pickers, sorters, washers, packers, drivers, receivers, stockers, and cashiers. (I'm leaving out the folks that sowed the seed, watered, tended and weeded the plant.) And that's a tomato grown in Ohio. When you start to consider a California lemon or bag of coffee from Guatemala, well, you could easily double the hand count because those products likely traveled through one or two distribution companies. It's all pretty amazing, especially when that heirloom tomato rings up as $2.25.
I've worked at many points in the food chain: on the farm, for a local-food distributor, at a restaurant, and of course, at the market (a direct-to-consumer retailer). I often have sticker shock when it comes to food. How is it that an heirloom tomato can only cost $2.25? This delicate sun-ripened gem of a fruit is a literal back breaker. It demands hands-on care from the field all the way to the fork. Math is not my strong suit, but it seems fair to say, farmers aren't making a lot. They do give up a lot, however: employee benefits like regular paychecks, insurance and savings opportunities; summers; weekends; government crop subsidies.
I write all of this to bring home the point that food and farming (and the people involved) deserve our attention. These activities are at the crux of a multitude of urgent concerns: income inequality, the health of our land and soil, the strength of local economies, dietary diseases. And I know the phrase "buy local" has become a bit trite, but the act of doing so has not lost it's power. If you want our farmers - those that maintain a passion to provide us with honest food despite the long hours and little prospect for financial gain - to survive, shop at the market and opt for the local tomato at the grocery store. That one act on your part makes all the difference.
Being a good farmer is an art. It takes skill, patience, planning and adaptability. It is my hope that one day, along with being a labor of love, it will also be a valued profession. I envision a future where farmers will be compensated appropriately for their work due to the simple fact that we all rely on them. Everyday."
The Market Wellness Doctor's Weekly Health Tip
Visit the Market Wellness Doctor is space #75 outside of Dewey's Pizza
Lifestyle Matters. How we eat, move, sleep and manage stress has an enormous impact on health and longevity.
Health Tip #12: Pay Attention to Your Heart
Cardiovascular diseases are the #1 killer in the US. The vast majority of heart disease is preventable and reversible with lifestyle modification. Are you getting 7 hours restorative sleep most nights? Do you exercise 30 minutes each day? How is your nutrition? How are you managing stress? Together these modifiable lifestyle factors play an enormous role in many chronic diseases like heart disease.
Start with nutrition. Foods shown in studies to directly benefit the cardiovascular system include: pomegranate, dark chocolate, an apple daily, healthy fats like avocado and cold water fish, vitamin D, greens to improve magnesium levels, curcumin to decrease inflammation and unrefined sea salt. (1)
Be well! See you at the market on Saturday!
Dr. Everett's Integrative Health, LLC.
Please email me with your questions/comments at firstname.lastname@example.org. None of these statements should be construed as dispensing medical advice, making claims regarding the cure of diseases, prevention or cure of any disease state. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Please consult your physician regarding any specific medical symptoms or conditions.
Sources: 7 Ways To Prevent and Even Reverse Heart Disease With Nutrition, August 5th 2018, Sayer Ji, Founder, GreenMedInfo LLC, 2018
Our vendors for Saturday, September 1 include (in both alphabetical and numerical order):
1 J-POPS 2 Oink Moo Cluck Farms LLC 3 Ohio Farm Direct 4 Wishwell Farms Produce, LLC 5 Wishwell Farms Produce, LLC 6 Dana Lee's Bakery & Catery 7 Sweet thing gourmet 8 Crum Strawberry Farm 9 Glenn Ave Soap Company 10 Curly Tail Organic Farm 11 Oakleaf Farm 12 Oakleaf Farm 13 Farmhouse Herbs and Flowers 14 Worthington AM Rotary 15 zemnicki farms and greenhouse 16 zemnicki farms and greenhouse 17 From My Garden 18 Weed Knob Acres 19 Black Radish Creamery 19.5 Rime Time Curiously Crafted Pops 20 Kingdom Fish 21 Rock Dove Farm 22 Brown Bros. Farms, LLC 23 cottage garden 24 cottage garden 25 Branstool Orchards 25 Branstool Orchards 26 The Lemon King LLC 27 Growlers Dog Bones 28 Gillogly Orchard 29 Gillogly Orchard 32 Speckled Hen Farm 33 Speckled Hen Farm 34 Up the Lane Farm 35 Jorgensen Farms 36 Jorgensen Farms 37 Dan the Baker LLC 38 Gourmet Candy by Karen 39 Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas 41 Kinfield Farm 42 JNA BREAD BAKERY 43 Native Cold Pressed 44 Lulu & Max 45 Hummavore 45 KALEZEES Kale Chips 47 Get Elevated 48 The crazy cucumber 49 VanScoy Farms 50 VanScoy Farms 51 bak 52 Blue Jacket Dairy 53 Lucky Cat Bakery 54 North Country Charcuterie 54 darista cafe 55 Dos Hermanos Taco Truck 56 Anderson Orchard 57 Honeyrun Farm 58 Tilley Farmstead 59 Tilley Farmstead 60 Cliff's Greenhouse and Garden Center 61 Allergy-free Bake Shop dba Soodles Bake Shop 62 Michael's Artisan Chocolates LLC 63 A Few Of My Favorite Things... 64 Batter and Bowl 65 Ohio Bison Farm 65 Stevens Family Bakery & Orchard 66 Toad Hill Farm 67 Wengers Produce 68 Wengers Produce 69 Baileys Drive Inn Donuts 70 Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese 71 SaraBee Pure Honey 72 Tiger Mushroom Farms 73 Made Without Grain 74 Charqui Jerky Co. 76 Ohio City Pasta 77 Stonefield Naturals 78 Somerset Herbs LLC 79 Silver Bridge Coffee Company 80 Rhoads Farm Inc 81 Rhoads Farm Inc 82 Spotted Salamander Soap Company, LLC 83 Flower Child Granola 85 jC's Sweet Ice Tea, LLC 86 Root 23, LLC 87 Mayhem Foods LLC 88 9N FARM 90 My Iced Cookie 91 Florentine Legacy, LLC 92 Simple Times Mixers 94 Ramble Coffee
88 9N FARM 63 A Few Of My Favorite Things... 61 Allergy-free Bake Shop dba Soodles Bake Shop 56 Anderson Orchard 69 Baileys Drive Inn Donuts 51 bak 64 Batter and Bowl 19 Black Radish Creamery 52 Blue Jacket Dairy 25 Branstool Orchards 25 Branstool Orchards 22 Brown Bros. Farms, LLC 74 Charqui Jerky Co. 39 Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas 60 Cliff's Greenhouse and Garden Center 23 cottage garden 24 cottage garden 8 Crum Strawberry Farm 10 Curly Tail Organic Farm 37 Dan the Baker LLC 6 Dana Lee's Bakery & Catery 54 darista cafe 55 Dos Hermanos Taco Truck 13 Farmhouse Herbs and Flowers 91 Florentine Legacy, LLC 83 Flower Child Granola 17 From My Garden 47 Get Elevated 28 Gillogly Orchard 29 Gillogly Orchard 9 Glenn Ave Soap Company 38 Gourmet Candy by Karen 27 Growlers Dog Bones 57 Honeyrun Farm 45 Hummavore 85 jC's Sweet Ice Tea, LLC 42 JNA BREAD BAKERY 35 Jorgensen Farms 36 Jorgensen Farms 1 J-POPS 45 KALEZEES Kale Chips 41 Kinfield Farm 20 Kingdom Fish 53 Lucky Cat Bakery 44 Lulu & Max 73 Made Without Grain 87 Mayhem Foods LLC 62 Michael's Artisan Chocolates LLC 90 My Iced Cookie 43 Native Cold Pressed 54 North Country Charcuterie 11 Oakleaf Farm 12 Oakleaf Farm 65 Ohio Bison Farm 76 Ohio City Pasta 3 Ohio Farm Direct 2 Oink Moo Cluck Farms LLC 94 Ramble Coffee 80 Rhoads Farm Inc 81 Rhoads Farm Inc 19.5 Rime Time Curiously Crafted Pops 21 Rock Dove Farm 86 Root 23, LLC 71 SaraBee Pure Honey 79 Silver Bridge Coffee Company 92 Simple Times Mixers 70 Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese 78 Somerset Herbs LLC 32 Speckled Hen Farm 33 Speckled Hen Farm 82 Spotted Salamander Soap Company, LLC 65 Stevens Family Bakery & Orchard 77 Stonefield Naturals 7 Sweet thing gourmet 48 The crazy cucumber 26 The Lemon King LLC 72 Tiger Mushroom Farms 58 Tilley Farmstead 59 Tilley Farmstead 66 Toad Hill Farm 34 Up the Lane Farm 49 VanScoy Farms 50 VanScoy Farms 18 Weed Knob Acres 67 Wengers Produce 68 Wengers Produce 4 Wishwell Farms Produce, LLC 5 Wishwell Farms Produce, LLC 14 Worthington AM Rotary 15 zemnicki farms and greenhouse 16 zemnicki farms and greenhouse
Our Community Table: Worthington AM Rotary
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