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Worthington Farmers Market: October 20


Please note - the market has returned to 12 PM close through October 27.

This Is What You Can Do to

Help Stop Climate Change

Today's newsletter comes from friend and supporter of the Worthington Farmers Market, Neil Stawski.

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Climate change is a big deal, but you might feel like something that affects the entire planet is beyond your control. However, there are actually some simple lifestyle alterations anyone can achieve to positively impact the environment. Here is some important and practical information on how you can make a difference.

What can I do? For homeowners, embracing a green lifestyle can feel daunting, but many changes are both simple and economical. For example, many people use warm water when they run their washing machine. Some experts estimate 75 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions produced by a single load of laundry come from warming the water itself. Just switching to cold water when you wash clothing can minimize your energy usage and cut those harmful emissions—and your laundry will be just as clean. When the weather is accommodating, line-drying your clothes also reduces energy usage and can even extend the life of your clothing. Also, consider purchasing energy-efficient appliances to cut back on energy use. As an added incentive, some cities offer rebates to help offset the investment.

Examine energy sources. Sometimes there are issues within your home you might not be aware of, such as drafty windows or insufficient insulation. To decide how you can make your home more efficient, The Washington Post suggests investing in a home energy audit. During the audit, professionals check over your home’s ductwork, furnace, insulation, and windows. They will notify you of problems they find and advise you on ways to cut energy usage.

Sunny solutions. Solar power is a smart solution for reducing your home’s environmental impact. Installing solar panels to completely supply a home’s energy needs can be cost prohibitive to most budgets. Instead of attempting a full conversion, consider a partial energy source change. By installing enough panels to cover 20-30 percent of your home’s energy usage, you can substantially offset your negative impact on the environment without an overwhelming initial expenditure. The government offers tax credits for installing solar panels, and there is a guide to help homeowners understand the ins and outs of solar power.

Do some smartscaping. Did you know your landscape and gardening techniques can make an impact on the environment? For instance, choosing native plants can mean a more sustainable landscape, since specimens from the area are naturally adapted to local pests and conditions. Another option is building a rain garden, which takes advantage of rainwater by collecting and absorbing it, rather than letting it go to waste. Harvesting rainfall to drink and for other use is legal in many parts of the country, and there are tax incentives and rebates for collecting rainwater in some areas.

Change your light bulbs. One of the simplest ways homeowners can reduce climate change is by installing LED light bulbs. According to some studies, quality LED bulbs use can reduce energy use by 75 percent over other kinds of light bulbs. On top of that, LED bulbs can last as much as 25 percent longer than other light bulbs.

Buy local products. As Forbes explains, putting your hard-earned dollars back into your local economy is one way homeowners can positively impact climate change. Products made with locally sourced materials means minimal transportation involved in manufacturing, and buying locally means less transportation for distribution. Along those same lines, purchasing locally grown and organic produce is kinder to your environment, as well as your body. You avoid consuming the synthetic fertilizers used in non-organic produce, which are a byproduct of oil refineries. You should also consider buying sustainable foods. Choosing sustainable foods means taking into account long-term effects on the planet, including the ecological, social, and economic factors. Consider attending your local farmers market to talk directly with growers so you can better gauge the impact of your food selections.

Even small lifestyle alterations can make a significant impact on the environment. Evaluate your energy use, landscaping, and food consumption. Simple changes can make a big difference when it comes to climate change.

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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 #17: Eat Healthy Fats Daily

Omega 3 fats have been shown to have wide ranging health benefits. These healthy fats protect the brain, the heart and the immune system.

They provide anti-inflammatory effects and promote healthy cell membranes. Most Americans are severely deficient in these healthy fats due to a disproportionately high intake of processed foods containing highly inflammatory Omega 6 fats from hydrogenated fats like margarine, shortening, vegetable oils and spreads.

Where do we get the healthy fats we so desperately need? Wild cold water fish like salmon, sardines, mackerel, cod, fish oil, grass fed beef, egg yolks, walnuts, avocados and flax seed to name a few. Remember high heat damages these healthy fats so prepare these foods gently.

Have a good week and eat your Omega 3 fats daily.

Be well! See you at the market on Saturday!

Dr. Everett's Integrative Health, LLC.

Please email me with your questions/comments at matttheweverett84@gmail.com. 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.

Our vendors for Saturday, October 20 include (in both alphabetical and numerical order):

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 Saum Farm 10 Curly Tail Organic Farm 11 jC's Sweet Ice Tea, LLC 14 Black Radish Creamery 15 zemnicki farms and greenhouse 16 zemnicki farms and greenhouse 17 From My Garden 18 Weed Knob Acres 19 Raven Rocks Initiatives 20 Kingdom Fish 21 Rock Dove Farm 22 Brown Bros. Farms, LLC 23 cottage garden 24 cottage garden 25 Branstool Orchards 25 The Lemon King LLC 26 Ramble Coffee 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 40 Colette & Frank's Gluten Free Goodness, LLC 41 Pleiades Maple Products 42 JNA BREAD BAKERY 43 Native Cold Pressed 44 Flower Child Granola 45 Hummavore 46 CT: Son of an Immigrant 48 The crazy cucumber 49 VanScoy Farms 50 VanScoy Farms 51 Get Elevated 52 Blue Jacket Dairy 53 Lucky Cat Bakery 54 North Country Charcuterie 55 columba's catering 56 Anderson Orchard 57 Honeyrun Farm 58 Tilley Farmstead 59 Tilley Farmstead 60 CT: Graceland Chiropractic 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 66 Toad Hill Farm 67 Ohiyo Chocolate 68 9N FARM 69 Baileys Drive Inn Donuts 70 Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese 71 SaraBee Pure Honey 72 Simple Times Mixers 73 CT: Edward Jones Investments 75 The Market Wellness Doctor 76 Ohio City Pasta 77 Stonefield Naturals 78 Somerset Herbs LLC 79 Silver Bridge Coffee Company 80 Florentine Legacy, LLC 82 Spotted Salamander Soap Company, LLC

68 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 64 Batter and Bowl 14 Black Radish Creamery 52 Blue Jacket Dairy 25 Branstool Orchards 22 Brown Bros. Farms, LLC 39 Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas 40 Colette & Frank's Gluten Free Goodness, LLC 55 columba's catering 23 cottage garden 24 cottage garden 8 Crum Strawberry Farm 73 CT: Edward Jones Investments 60 CT: Graceland Chiropractic 46 CT: Son of an Immigrant 10 Curly Tail Organic Farm 37 Dan the Baker LLC 6 Dana Lee's Bakery & Catery 80 Florentine Legacy, LLC 44 Flower Child Granola 17 From My Garden 51 Get Elevated 28 Gillogly Orchard 29 Gillogly Orchard 38 Gourmet Candy by Karen 27 Growlers Dog Bones 57 Honeyrun Farm 45 Hummavore 11 jC's Sweet Ice Tea, LLC 42 JNA BREAD BAKERY 35 Jorgensen Farms 36 Jorgensen Farms 20 Kingdom Fish 53 Lucky Cat Bakery 62 Michael's Artisan Chocolates LLC 43 Native Cold Pressed 54 North Country Charcuterie 65 Ohio Bison Farm 76 Ohio City Pasta 3 Ohio Farm Direct 67 Ohiyo Chocolate 2 Oink Moo Cluck Farms LLC 41 Pleiades Maple Products 26 Ramble Coffee 19 Raven Rocks Initiatives 21 Rock Dove Farm 71 SaraBee Pure Honey 9 Saum Farm 79 Silver Bridge Coffee Company 72 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 77 Stonefield Naturals 7 Sweet thing gourmet 48 The crazy cucumber 25 The Lemon King LLC 75 The Market Wellness Doctor 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 4 Wishwell Farms Produce, LLC 5 Wishwell Farms Produce, LLC 15 zemnicki farms and greenhouse 16 zemnicki farms and greenhouse

Click here to view our interactive market map.

MARKET FIT: There is no Market Fit this Saturday.

Our Community Table: Son of an Immigrant and Edward Jones Investments

Our Musical Entertainment: Open Mic at the Market

Join us this, and every Saturday from 8:00 AM til 12:00 PM in Old Worthington.

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at worthingtonfarmersmarket@gmail.com

The Worthington Farmers Market is an event of the Old Worthington Partnership.


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