- Christine Hawks, Market Manager
No Worthington Farmers Market this Saturday, November 30
Just a friendly reminder that there is no Worthington Farmers Market tomorrow, November 30 as our farmers, artisans and volunteers enjoy an extended Thanksgiving holiday.
Please join us, next Saturday, December 7, when our indoor season resumes at 9am, inside The Shops at Worthington Place!
Old Worthington Holiday Open House - This Sunday!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas all over Worthington! Bring the family to Old Worthington this Sunday afternoon, from 12pm-5pm, to explore the decorated windows of the storefronts, skate on the iceless ice rink, ride in a horse-drawn carriage and share your wish list with Old St. Nick!
And, at 5:30pm, head over to the Village Green for the annual holiday tree lighting.
View all of the holiday activities and plan you visit here: http://www.experienceworthington.com
Thank You for Lending a Hand to the Sippel Family!
During this season of giving, THANK YOU to everyone for their generosity in donating to GoFundMe campaign in support of the Sippel Family. Your contributions have raised over half of the funds needed to reach our $50,000 goal.
In case you missed it in last week's newsletter, here's why we asking for your support.
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