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Here's What's Fresh at the Worthington Farmers Market this Saturday


Fresh Picks from our Veggie Spy

Give Okra a Chance!

Our veggie pick of the week is the under-appreciated okra. Yes, it has an unusual texture, but there's a reason it's a staple of Southern, Cajun, Indian, and other cuisines. This versatile vegetable can be steamed, stewed, baked, pickled, or (of course) fried. And, it's loaded with fiber, vitamin A, B vitamins and more!

Did you you know that during the Civil War there was a coffee shortage, so Okra seeds were roasted and ground to form a caffeine-free substitute for coffee? So whether your motivation is historic or gastronomic, get yourself okrafied! You can find okra at 9N Farm and Wishwell.

This week's Fresh Finds revealed:

- Apples

- Pumpkins

- Plums

- Pears

- Paw paws

- Raspberries (limited)

- Ground cherries

- Watermelon

- Cantaloupe

- Tomatoes - Heirloom, Grape, Cherry, Roma, Canning and Hybrid

- Tomatillos

- Peppers - Shishito, sweet and hot

- Okra

- Eggplant - Asian and Italian

- Arugula

- Purslane

- Leaf Lettuce, assorted varieties

- Collard greens

- Kale - Red and green

- Kohlrabi

-Turnips

- Cabbage - Red and green

- Swiss Chard

- Microgreens

- New potatoes

- Beets

- Green beans

- Zucchini

- Squash - Acorn, Delicata, Butternut, Spaghetti, 8-ball, Cousa, patty pan, summer

- Cucumbers

- Sweet corn

- Garlic

- Leeks

- Onions

- Scallions

- Radishes

- Herbs: Cilantro, Dill, Mint, Chives, Sage, Basil, Thyme & Parsley

What will YOU discover at the Worthington Farmers Market this week?!

#getfreshwithus #weproduce #worthingtonfarmersmarket

Do the Dots!

Help us understand the value of the Worthington Farmers Market in our community!

Participate in our dot survey at this Saturday's market. Volunteers will be on hand with dot stickers and a a few short questions for your to share how you interact with the Market. Survey results will remain anonymous.

We very much appreciate your help with this initiative!

Road Closure for Market Saturdays

Remember - A portion of E. New England Avenue will be closed every Saturday during the remainder of the outdoor market season!

From 7:45am to 11:45am, each Market Saturday, there will be no thru-traffic on E. New England Avenue between the Dewey's Pizza parking lot and High Street.

The Dewey's parking lot and the driveways leading to the parking lots behind House Wine and behind the United Methodist Church will still be accessible from Hartford.

Pedestrians - Please use extra caution crossing E. New England during the road re-opening at 11:45am. Please observe the crosswalk indicator lights, crossing only when it is safe to do so.

Thank you for observing the road closure during this time.

Save the Date

  • Sunday, September 22, 3:30pm to 7:00pm - Feast on the FARM at VanScoy Farms Visit the VanScoy Farms booth in the Graeter's parking lot for details and tickets.

  • Tuesday, September 24, 6:30pm to 8:30pm - Plug In and Power UP: Using Technology to Stay Home for Life AARP Ohio and National Church Residences, along with the City of Worthington Government and many other community partners, are hosting a free educational event for older adults and caregivers, on Tuesday, September 24 at the McConnell Arts Center. Reserve seats at: aarp.cvent.com/NCR_Plug-in Or, visit their booth, in the Graeter's parking lot, at this Saturday's Farmers Market to learn more!

  • Saturday, September 28, NO FARMERS MARKET - Old Worthington Market Day, hosted by the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place from 9:00am to 4:00pm on this date. The Farmers Market will resume, outdoors, on October 5.

  • Wednesday, October 2, 5pm to 8pm - Worthington First Wednesdays Join us in historic Old Worthington for an evening of fun activities for the entire family! October's theme is Craft Craziness. Stay tuned for the full schedule of events and merchant specials!

Parking Options

Historic Old Worthington is a wonderful place for a stroll! Use the link, below, to view all of the available parking options near the market and plan your stops to our local shops and producers along the way!

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5739eb3259827e68705e4267/t/5b22cfd51ae6cffce8abf273/1529008129043/ParkingMap-Jun10.pdf

Outdoor Market Map

Plan you visits to our producers with this interactive Market Map!

This Week's Producers

Our producers for Saturday, September 14 included (in both alphabetical and numerical order):

Sorted alphabetically:

88 9N FARM

62 A Few Of My Favorite Things...

36 Allergy-free Bake Shop dba Soodles Bake Shop

54 Anderson Orchard

68 Baileys Drive Inn Donuts

50 bak

63 Batter and Bowl

51 Blue Jacket Dairy

45 Branstool Orchards

22 Brown Bros. Farms, LLC

19 BYOB Home Bakery

39 Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas

91 Clamlube Brand Hot Sauce

59 Cliff's Greenhouse and Garden Center

60 Colette & Frank's Gluten Free Goodness, LLC

55 Columba's Mexican food

23 Cottage Garden

24 Cottage Garden

47 The Crazy Cucumber

10 Curly Tail Organic Farm

14 Dan the Baker LLC

6 Dana Lee's Bakery & Catery

29 Doran's Farm Market

13 Farmhouse Herbs and Flowers

93 Fired Up Pizza

86 Florentine Legacy, LLC

92 Foraged & Sown

84 Franklinton Farms

85 Franklinton Farms

87 The Fromagerie, Inc.

17 From My Garden

27 Gillogly Orchard

28 Gillogly Orchard

37 Gourmet Candy by Karen

38 Growlers Dog Bones

56 Honeyrun Farm

44 Hummavore

41 JNA BREAD BAKERY

34 Jorgensen Farms

35 Jorgensen Farms

1 J-POPS

69 Kennedy Farms

20 Kingdom Fish

12.5 Kombucha Bob's KOMBU-TEA

52 Lucky Cat Bakery

72 Made Without Grain

74 The Market Wellness Doctor

61 Michael's Artisan Chocolates LLC

42 Native Cold Pressed

53 North Country Charcuterie

11 Oakleaf Farm

12 Oakleaf Farm

64 Ohio Bison Farm

75 Ohio City Pasta

3 Ohio Farm Direct

2 Oink Moo Cluck Farms LLC

25 Pastured Providence Farmstead

92 Peace Love and Freedom Farm

40 Pleiades Maple Products

90 Rainbow Bee

94 Ramble Coffee

79 Rhoads Farm Inc

80 Rhoads Farm Inc

82 Rime Time Curiously Crafted Pops

21 Rock Dove Farm

70 SaraBee Pure Honey

9 Saum Farm

78 Silver Bridge Coffee Company

73 Simple Times Mixers

69 Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese

30 Sobia's Ladoo

77 Somerset Herbs LLC

81 Spotted Salamander Soap Company, LLC

76 Stonefield Naturals

7 Sweet Thing Gourmet

71 Tiger Mushroom Farms

57 Tilley Farmstead

58 Tilley Farmstead

65 Toad Hill Farm

32 Up the Lane Farm

48 VanScoy Farms

49 VanScoy Farms

18 Weed Knob Acres

66 Wengers Produce

67 Wengers Produce

4 Wishwell Farms Produce, LLC

5 Wishwell Farms Produce, LLC

15 Zemnicki Farms and Greenhouse

16 Zemnicki Farms and Greenhouse

Sorted by stall number:

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

9 Saum Farm

10 Curly Tail Organic Farm

11 Oakleaf Farm

12 Oakleaf Farm

12.5 Kombucha Bob's KOMBU-TEA

13 Farmhouse Herbs and Flowers

14 Dan the Baker LLC

15 Zemnicki Farms and Greenhouse

16 Zemnicki Farms and Greenhouse

17 From My Garden

18 Weed Knob Acres

19 BYOB Home Bakery

20 Kingdom Fish

21 Rock Dove Farm

22 Brown Bros. Farms, LLC

23 Cottage Garden

24 Cottage Garden

25 Pastured Providence Farmstead

27 Gillogly Orchard

28 Gillogly Orchard

29 Doran's Farm Market

30 Sobia's Ladoo

32 Up the Lane Farm

34 Jorgensen Farms

35 Jorgensen Farms

36 Allergy-free Bake Shop dba Soodles Bake Shop

37 Gourmet Candy by Karen

38 Growlers Dog Bones

39 Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas

40 Pleiades Maple Products

41 JNA BREAD BAKERY

42 Native Cold Pressed

44 Hummavore

45 Branstool Orchards

47 The Crazy Cucumber

48 VanScoy Farms

49 VanScoy Farms

50 bak

51 Blue Jacket Dairy

52 Lucky Cat Bakery

53 North Country Charcuterie

54 Anderson Orchard

55 Columba's Mexican food

56 Honeyrun Farm

57 Tilley Farmstead

58 Tilley Farmstead

59 Cliff's Greenhouse and Garden Center

60 Colette & Frank's Gluten Free Goodness, LLC

61 Michael's Artisan Chocolates LLC

62 A Few Of My Favorite Things...

63 Batter and Bowl

64 Ohio Bison Farm

65 Toad Hill Farm

66 Wengers Produce

67 Wengers Produce

68 Baileys Drive Inn Donuts

69 Kennedy Farms

69 Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese

70 SaraBee Pure Honey

71 Tiger Mushroom Farms

72 Made Without Grain

73 Simple Times Mixers

74 The Market Wellness Doctor

75 Ohio City Pasta

76 Stonefield Naturals

77 Somerset Herbs LLC

78 Silver Bridge Coffee Company

79 Rhoads Farm Inc

80 Rhoads Farm Inc

81 Spotted Salamander Soap Company, LLC

82 Rime Time Curiously Crafted Pops

84 Franklinton Farms

85 Franklinton Farms

86 Florentine Legacy, LLC

87 The Fromagerie, Inc.

88 9N FARM

90 Rainbow Bee

91 Clamlube Brand Hot Sauce

92 Foraged & Sown

92 Peace Love and Freedom Farm

93 Fired Up Pizza

94 Ramble Coffee

More to do at the Market!

Yoga on the Green

Breathe new life into your Saturday morning with Yoga on the Green, hosted by the Centered Yoga + Movement. Join us for a free class from 8am-9am. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please bring your own mat and water bottle.

Kemper House Worthington Returns to the Market

Did you know that September is Healthy Aging Month and World Alzheimer's Month?

The kind and caring folks from the new Worthington location of Kemper House Central Ohio will be raising awareness for these two worthy causes at the Market this Saturday.

Kemper House Worthington is a specialized Alzheimer’s and Dementia care community. As a residential facility, they work to improve the quality of life for those diagnosed with memory impairment.

Pay a visit to their table in the Graeter's parking lot at this Saturday's Farmers Market to learn how they can help with loved ones suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

The Market Wellness Doctor's Weekly Health Tip

Visit Dr. Matt in booth #74, near Dewey's Plaza

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

Health Tip #62: What About Detoxification? (Part 1)

You have probably heard a friend say,"I need to do a detox." What's a detox, you ask?

"Detoxification is the constellation of physiological and psychological processes through which the body identifies, neutralizes and eliminates toxic substances, metabolic byproducts, habits and patterns.(1) All of us live in a polluted and stressful world which may lead to body systems becoming overburdened.

What are some examples of toxins? Anti-nutrients, often found in processed foods, high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, caffeine and alcohol. Internal metabolic toxins produced by our bodies like nitrogen, carbon dioxide, bile, free radicals and stool. Medications. Heavy metals like mercury, lead and cadmium. Chemicals like pesticides, herbicides, cleaning products, cosmetics, solvents and glues. Environmental allergens. Infectious organisms.Stress. Unhealthy mental states which are often associated with addictions and overeating. Over-stimulation with noise and light pollution, TV, radio, smart phones and computers. Loss of meaning and purpose. Isolation. Nature deprivation. Negative emotions.

Our bodies and minds have inherent, built-in mechanisms to handle these toxic challenges and maintain balance through our liver, kidneys, gastrointestinal, skin, lungs, lymphatic and circulatory systems.

Symptoms often associated with toxic overload include fatigue, brain fog, insomnia, mood disturbance, joint and muscle aches, sinus congestion, headaches, bloating, irritable bowel, weight changes, heartburn, recurrent infections, low sexual drive, premature aging, fluid retention, rashes, bad breath and body odor.

The next question you may ask is,"What can I do to feel better?" I will address this next time in Detoxification (Part 2). Until then.

See you at the Market!

Be Well,

The Market Wellness Doctor

Dr. Everett's Integrative Health LLC.

Email me with any questions at mattheweverett84@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.

Sources: (1) Integrative Medicine,4th Ed.,David Rakel, MD,Elsevier 2018

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at worthingtonfarmersmarket@gmail.com or visit us on Saturday at the Market Information booth!

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 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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