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Worthington Farmers Market: December 29

How to Winterize Your Home Without Calling in the Experts

Seasonal changes mean preparing for the weather, and this includes your home. If you have never winterized your home, now’s the time to start. According to Esurance, some of the most important reasons to winterize include preventing carbon monoxide leaks and busted pipes. But you don’t necessarily have to shell out hundreds of dollars to get a pro to take care of this project. You can handle most of these projects yourself. Here are a few tips to prepare your house for the cold season.

Prepare for the Worst You don’t have to become a doomsday prepper to prepare for a bad winter storm. But do make sure you set aside a case or two of water in the basement along with some non-perishable foods, extra blankets, and gas lamps or flashlights just in case of a power outage. If you have a wood-burning fireplace, be sure to set aside plenty of wood to keep your family warm in case of emergency. Also keep a bag of salt and a snow shovel in the garage.

Check the Windows and Doors According to, one of the most effective things you can do to save energy in the winter is to seal out air leaks around doors and windows. Caulk any cracks or openings you can see around the casings. Also use weather stripping in the window closures to give them a better seal.

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Change Your Furnace Filters The folks at Spark Energy recommend changing your furnace filters regularly to keep your unit in tip-top shape and to save money. When your furnace filter gets clogged, your heater has to work harder to do its job. This raises your energy costs and shortens the life of your unit. If you’re not sure how to buy a filter, the best thing to do is to remove it and take it with you to the hardware store. They’ll be happy to help you choose the right one. Once you know your size, save yourself some trouble by signing up for a subscription service so that you can always have a new filter on hand.

Protect Your Pipes If the temperature dips below 32°F even for just a short time, you run the risk of the water inside your pipes freezing, which could in turn crack your pipes. To prepare for winter on the exterior of your house, turn off the water source, disconnect all your hoses and sprinklers, and stow them away. Then remove as much water as possible from all the outside spigots, blowing them out with an air compressor if possible. Once they are as dry as you can get them, cover the faucets with spigot covers and any exposed pipe with winterizing sleeves available at most hardware stores.

As for the inside of your home, pipes in exterior walls are the most vulnerable, so make sure that none of them are exposed. Cold air getting to those pipes increases their chances of freezing, so make sure any openings are sealed and well-insulated. Keep all doors and windows closed during extreme temperatures to keep as much of the cold out as possible. Even if you leave home, Bob Vila recommends keeping your heater set at a minimum of 55°.

Protect Your Plants If you have perennials or shrubs you’d like to protect, there certainly are steps you can take to decrease the risk of them being killed by frost. First of all, move any plants in containers indoors or at least to a covered porch area close to the house or garage. Then, any plants that can’t be moved can be covered with any type of cloth or lightweight tarp. You can even stake old sheets into the ground around your plants to shield them from the cold. Other items that work are burlap and cardboard boxes.

In areas with harsh winters, extra precautions may have to be taken, but in mild-wintered places, these methods may be all you need to protect your home from a couple of unexpected freezes. Most importantly, learn the seasonal needs of your house and be diligent about checking for both water and air leaks during and after inclement weather.

This week's newsletter was from our friend, Neil Stawski. Thanks Neil!

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The Market Wellness Doctor's Weekly Health Tip

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Lifestyle Matters. How we eat, move, sleep and manage stress has an enormous impact on health and longevity.

Health Tip #26: Vitamin C Fights more than 30 Diseases (continued, see Health Tip #25)

"Primum non nocere"

"First do no harm" from Hippocrates teachings.

Vitamin C fits the bill! Even with large doses which have been shown to be most effective on multiple occasions.

Viruses that cause the common cold, viral encephalitis associated with herpes simplex (cold sores), adenovirus has been shown to be effectively treated with high dose vitamin C by Dr. Irwin Stone and Dr. Frederick Klenner, and documented in numerous case reports and scientific papers over many years. (1)(2)

Why are such high doses necessary? It has been shown that humans as well as primates and guinea pigs have inherited a genetic trait to need but not manufacture vitamin C themselves. Thus, high dose vitamin C supplementation will overcome this deficit. Other documented benefits of vitamin C include cardiovascular, arthritis, allergies, and physical and chemical stresses.

Be well! Happy New Year!

Dr. Everett's Integrative Health, LLC.

Please email me with your questions/comments at 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.


(1) The Healing Factor, Vitamin C Against Disease, Dr. Irwin Stone 1972

(2) Significance of high daily intake of ascorbic acidin preventive medicine, J. of Int. Acad. Preventive Med. Spring 1974 Vol 1 No 1, Frederick Klenner, M.D

Our vendors for Saturday, December 29 include (in both alphabetical and numerical order):

1 Brown Bros. Farms, LLC 2 Florentine Legacy, LLC 3 Native Cold Pressed 4 Stonefield Naturals 5 Columba’s Mexican food 5 Ramble Coffee 6 Dan the Baker LLC 7 Blue Owl Garden Emporium LLC 8 Gourmet Candy by Karen 9 Blue Jacket Dairy 10 Tiger Mushroom Farms 11 Franklinton Farms 12 SaraBee Pure Honey 13 Flower Child Granola 14 North Country Charcuterie 15 Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese 16 Mayhem Foods LLC 18 Rock Dove Farm 19 Weed Knob Acres 20 Lucky Cat Bakery 21 Spotted Salamander Soap Company, LLC 22 VanScoy Farms 23 The Market Sharpener 24 9N FARM 25 Raven Rocks Initiatives 26 Information 27 Hummavore 28 Michael's Artisan Chocolates LLC 28 Ohio City Pasta 29 Up the Lane Farm 32 Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas 33 Speckled Hen Farm 34 Sweet thing gourmet 35 Gillogly Orchard 36 Gillogly Orchard 37 Oink Moo Cluck Farms LLC 38 Silver Bridge Coffee Company 39 Dana Lee's Bakery & Catery 40 Jorgensen Farms 41 Kingdom Fish 43 The crazy cucumber 44 Toad Hill Farm 45 Fired Up Pizza 47 JNA BREAD BAKERY 48 Ohio Bison Farm 49 Honeyrun Farm 50 Allergy-free Bake Shop dba Soodles Bake Shop 51 Kombu Tea 52 Made Without Grain 53 Simple Times Mixers 54 Colette & Frank's Gluten Free Goodness, LLC 55 Sadie Baby Sweets 56 Rainbow Bee

24 9N FARM 50 Allergy-free Bake Shop dba Soodles Bake Shop 9 Blue Jacket Dairy 7 Blue Owl Garden Emporium LLC 1 Brown Bros. Farms, LLC 32 Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas 54 Colette & Frank's Gluten Free Goodness, LLC 5 Columba’s Mexican food 6 Dan the Baker LLC 39 Dana Lee's Bakery & Catery 45 Fired Up Pizza 2 Florentine Legacy, LLC 13 Flower Child Granola 11 Franklinton Farms 35 Gillogly Orchard 36 Gillogly Orchard 8 Gourmet Candy by Karen 49 Honeyrun Farm 27 Hummavore 26 Information 47 JNA BREAD BAKERY 40 Jorgensen Farms 41 Kingdom Fish 51 Kombu Tea 20 Lucky Cat Bakery 52 Made Without Grain 16 Mayhem Foods LLC 28 Michael's Artisan Chocolates LLC 3 Native Cold Pressed 14 North Country Charcuterie 48 Ohio Bison Farm 28 Ohio City Pasta 37 Oink Moo Cluck Farms LLC 56 Rainbow Bee 5 Ramble Coffee 25 Raven Rocks Initiatives 18 Rock Dove Farm 55 Sadie Baby Sweets 12 SaraBee Pure Honey 38 Silver Bridge Coffee Company 53 Simple Times Mixers 15 Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese 33 Speckled Hen Farm 21 Spotted Salamander Soap Company, LLC 4 Stonefield Naturals 34 Sweet thing gourmet 43 The crazy cucumber 23 The Market Sharpener 10 Tiger Mushroom Farms 44 Toad Hill Farm 29 Up the Lane Farm 22 VanScoy Farms 19 Weed Knob Acres

Our Musical Entertainment: Worthington Squares and Open Mic at the Market

Join us this, and every Saturday from 9:00 AM til 12:00 PM inside The Shops at Worthington Place.

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The Old 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 to be held throughout the remainder of 2018 and into 2019.

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.

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

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