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Worthington Thanksgiving Farmers Market


Thank you for the community, the collaboration, the time and the food we share, each week, through the Worthington Farmers Market. The memories made, the traditions begun and the friends that feel like family bring us together every Saturday and carry us through the weeks, months, years. From our fields and kitchens to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

Lending a Hand - The Sippels

If you've enjoyed cheese from Kokoborrego Cheese Company or the beautiful vegetables from the Sippel Family Farm, then you've been acquainted with Ben and Lisa Sippel.

16 years ago, Ben and Lisa Sippel began their journey as first generation small farmers, providing local, sustainable and organic produce, meat and cheese. As a young couple of 23 years old, they built their farm in Mount Gilead, Ohio from the ground up with the two of them (mostly Ben) contributing the love, sweat and tears it takes to grow produce and steward sheep and pigs. The Sippel Family Farm was their dream.

Part of both the Clintonville Farmers' Market and Worthington Farmers Market communities, Ben and Lisa have been putting their all into the farm and also a more personal investment - Ben's health.

Ben was diagnosed with melanoma in 2015 and has undergone six different treatments since then. This year has been especially challenging for the Sippel family due to the progression of Ben's cancer. And, we're asking for your help because at this moment the biggest concern for the Sippel family is losing the farm. Without the sales from produce grown on the farm, paying the mortgage for the farm is nearly impossible.

During this season of giving thanks and gratitude for all that we have, please lend a hand to our friends and neighbors, Ben and Lisa. A GoFundMe campaign has been set up by the Clintonville and Worthington Farmers Markets to help the Sippel family with expenses during Ben's battle with cancer. You can contribute to help the Sippels here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/ben-and-lisa-sippel-family-farm?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

Thank you!

Thanksgiving Picks from our Veggie Spy

Planning Your Thanksgiving Menu? Don't Forget Sweet Potatoes!

Sweet potatoes are a Thanksgiving staple for many folks. They can be roasted, mashed, featured in casseroles, baked in pies, pureed into soup and plenty more. Besides being versatile and delicious, they are loaded with Vitamins A and C and antioxidants.

Sweet potatoes do suffer from a bit of an identity crisis. They are actually more closely related to tomatoes and eggplant than to white potatoes. Though they are most often confused with yams, sweet potatoes are sweeter, have less starch and are more moist. And, the flesh of sweet potatoes is not always orange; it can be white or even purple!

So, hop on the sweet potato train to educate your mind, and make your taste buds happy!

Sweet potatoes are available at Tilley Farmstead.

Indoor season for the Worthington Farmers Market is underway! Find us inside the Shops at Worthington Place on Saturdays from 9am-12pm. There may be a chill in the air, but there is plenty of local produce available at the Market! And, remember to bring your reusable produce bags!

This week's Thanksgiving Picks revealed:

- Apples

- Pie Pumpkins

- Pears - Bosc and Bartlett

- Blueberries

- Tomatoes - Green

- Arugula

- Leaf Lettuce, assorted varieties

- Salad mix

- Bok Choi

- Kale

- Celery root

- Kohlrabi

- Rutabaga

- Turnips

- Spinach

- Senposai and other Asian greens

- Swiss Chard

- Mustard Greens

- Microgreens

- Potatoes

- Sweet potatoes

- Leeks

- Fennel

- Celery

- Carrots

- Beets

- Squash - Assorted varieties

- Garlic

- Onions

- Radishes

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

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

#getfreshwithus #weproduce #worthingtonfarmersmarket #inworthington

How to Prepare the Perfect Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes. A vegetable that can create a divided table during the holidays. Team

Candied cheers for the casserole topped with brown sugar and billows of marshmallows. While Team Savory rallies for the natural sweetness of the winter tuber. Thanks to the folks at SeriousEats.com, you can enjoy both sweet and savory...in the same dish!

" Sweet potatoes, like a few other starchy tubers and gourds, have a secret hero superpower locked within them. By unlocking that superpower, you can actually make a sweet potato taste sweeter without adding any extra sugar to it."

Read on for all the amazing starchy science facts and a recipe for making the perfect mashed sweet potatoes...Just in time for Turkey Day!

https://www.seriouseats.com/2014/11/food-lab-sweet-potatoes-mashed-science-not-sugar-thanksgiving.html?fbclid=IwAR09CIZsZD9cKs6Z1en6U4TipUdZQLK47BN31TlESpPmxXSBYfiTtnl9BkI

Thanksgiving Closure - No Market November 30

Gobble up all your groceries for the Thanksgiving holiday at this week's Worthington Farmers Market! The Worthington Farmers Market will be closed on Saturday, November 30 so that our farmers, artisans and volunteers can spend the Thanksgiving holiday with their families. The Market will resume on Saturday, December 7.

Join us inside The Shops at Worthington Place - 7227 N High St, Worthington, OH 43085, from 9am-12pm. Our indoor season runs from the first Saturday in November through the last Saturday in April.

Save the Date

  • Saturday, November 30 - Farmers Market is Closed The Worthington Farmers Market will be closed on Saturday, November 30 so that our producers and volunteers can spend the Thanksgiving holiday with their families. We'll re-open at 9am on Saturday, December 7, inside the Shops at Worthington Place.

  • Sunday, December 1, 12pm to 5pm - Old Worthington Holiday Open House, hosted by The Worthington Partnership and Experience Worthington. Bring the family to enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season, including an iceless ice rink, trackless train, horse-drawn carriage rides, live music and a visit from Santa. Local retailers will be offering special promotions. And, plan to stay into the evening for the annual Christmas tree lighting on Worthington’s Village Green.

Indoor Market Map

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

This Week's Producers

Our producers for Saturday, November 23 included (in both alphabetical and numerical order):

Sorted alphabetically:

25 9N FARM

2 A Few Of My Favorite Things...

63 Allergy-free Bake Shop dba Soodles Bake Shop

65 Baileys Drive Inn Donuts

66 The Blueberry Patch

11 Blue Jacket Dairy

1 Brown Bros. Farms, LLC

56 BYOB Home Bakery

42 Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas

41 Cliff's Greenhouse and Garden Center

15 Colette & Frank's Gluten Free Goodness, LLC

5 Columba's Mexican food

55 The Crazy Cucumber

58 Curly Tail Organic Farm

7 Dan the Baker LLC

52 Dana Lee's Bakery & Catery

57 Fired Up Pizza

36 Florentine Legacy, LLC

31 Foraged & Sown

13 Franklinton Farms

37 The Fromagerie, Inc.

50 Gillogly Orchard

51 Gillogly Orchard

10 Gourmet Candy by Karen

28 Growlers Dog Bones

62 Honeyrun Farm

32 Hummavore

59 JNA BREAD BAKERY

54 Jorgensen Farms

18 Kennedy Farms

53 Kingdom Fish

47 Kombucha Bob's Kombu Tea

24 Lucky Cat Bakery

46 Made Without Grain

35 Market Sharpener

6 Mayhem Foods LLC

3 Native Cold Pressed

19 North Country Charcuterie

61 Ohio Bison Farm

30 Ohio City Pasta

33 Ohio Farm Direct

44 Oink Moo Cluck Farms LLC

26 Onederings Lavender Farm

17 Patisserie Lallier

39 Pleiades Maple Products

48 Rainbow Bee

14 Ramble Coffee

64 Red Moon Ranch LLC

20 Rock Dove Farm

16 SaraBee Pure Honey

43 Silver Bridge Coffee Company

18 Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese

34 Spotted Salamander Soap Company, LLC

4 Stonefield Naturals

27 Sunny Meadows Flower Farm

49 Sweet Thing Gourmet

12 Tiger Mushroom Farms

40 Tilley Farmstead

60 Toad Hill Farm

69 Tulip Cafe

29 Up the Lane Farm

23 VanScoy Farms

8 Waffle Hub, LLC

21 Weed Knob Acres

Sorted by stall number:

1 Brown Bros. Farms, LLC

2 A Few Of My Favorite Things...

3 Native Cold Pressed

4 Stonefield Naturals

5 Columba's Mexican food

6 Mayhem Foods LLC

7 Dan the Baker LLC

8 Waffle Hub, LLC

10 Gourmet Candy by Karen

11 Blue Jacket Dairy

12 Tiger Mushroom Farms

13 Franklinton Farms

14 Ramble Coffee

15 Colette & Frank's Gluten Free Goodness, LLC

16 SaraBee Pure Honey

17 Patisserie Lallier

18 Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese

18 Kennedy Farms

19 North Country Charcuterie

20 Rock Dove Farm

21 Weed Knob Acres

23 VanScoy Farms

24 Lucky Cat Bakery

25 9N FARM

26 Onederings Lavender Farm

27 Sunny Meadows Flower Farm

28 Growlers Dog Bones

29 Up the Lane Farm

30 Ohio City Pasta

31 Foraged & Sown

32 Hummavore

33 Ohio Farm Direct

34 Spotted Salamander Soap Company, LLC

35 Market Sharpener

36 Florentine Legacy, LLC

37 The Fromagerie, Inc.

39 Pleiades Maple Products

40 Tilley Farmstead

41 Cliff's Greenhouse and Garden Center

42 Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas

43 Silver Bridge Coffee Company

44 Oink Moo Cluck Farms LLC

46 Made Without Grain

47 Kombucha Bob's Kombu Tea

48 Rainbow Bee

49 Sweet Thing Gourmet

50 Gillogly Orchard

51 Gillogly Orchard

52 Dana Lee's Bakery & Catery

53 Kingdom Fish

54 Jorgensen Farms

55 The Crazy Cucumber

56 BYOB Home Bakery

57 Fired Up Pizza

58 Curly Tail Organic Farm

59 JNA BREAD BAKERY

60 Toad Hill Farm

61 Ohio Bison Farm

62 Honeyrun Farm

63 Allergy-free Bake Shop dba Soodles Bake Shop

64 Red Moon Ranch LLC

65 Baileys Drive Inn Donuts

66 The Blueberry Patch

69 Tulip Café

More to do at the Market

Music at the Market - Jesse Powers Returns!

Back from several shows on the road, indie singer and songwriter, Jesse Powers returns to play at the Worthington Farmers Market this week. Jesse's soulful voice accompanies her guitar, and she's a customer favorite. If you haven't heard her, take a listen this Saturday from 10am-11:30am, outside of Panera.

The Market Wellness Doctor's Weekly Health Tip

Visit Dr. Matt near the East entrance inside The Shops at Worthington Place

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

Sauna, Disease and Mortality - No Sweat, No Health!

Regular sauna use is associated with reduced rate of disease and death. Sauna use is characterized by short-term passive exposure to extreme heat. Sauna sessions typically last about 20 minutes and the temperature range is from 113F up to a high of 212F, depending upon the type of heating source used, per the 2015 Kupio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study (KIHD)(1).

The physiologic responses to exercise are very similar to those we experience when we exercise at moderate intensity. Sauna use may be an alternative for those who are unable to engage in physical activity.(2)

Sauna use 2-3 times per week showed a 27% decreased probability to die from cardiovascular related diseases. When sauna use was increased to 4-7 times per week, there was a 50% decreased probability to die from cardiovascular related diseases. Additionally, this group also showed 40% decreased probability to die from all causes. 2-3 saunas sessions weekly also revealed a 66% reduced probability of developing dementia and 4-7 sessions weekly revealed a 77% decreased probability of developing psychiatric disorders in the KIHD study.(1)

How does regular sauna use seem to impart such significant health effects? Sauna use has been shown to balance the effects of inflammation which we now better understand the importance of in decreasing chronic disease and improving health. Additionally,

regular sweating has been shown to significantly increase the excretion of toxicants like heavy metals (aluminum, cadmium, cobalt, lead) as well as BPA and phthalates used in plastics. These toxins tend to bio-accumulate in muscle, fat and the organs of humans and have been shown to be associated with a host of chronic illnesses.(2)

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) Laukkanen, Tanjaniina, Hassan Khan, Francesco Zaccardi, and Jari A. Laukkanen. Association Between Sauna Bathing and Fatal Cardiovascular and All-Cause Mortality Events JAMA Internal Medicine 175, no. 4 (April 2015): 542. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8187

(2)Science News Digest ,Found My Fitness, Rhonda Patrick PhD., Nov. 15,2019

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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