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Just 2 more Saturdays to shop the Worthington Farmers Market for the holidays!


The Veggie Spy is on Vacation

Our veggie spy has traveled over the woods and through the snow to warmer weather for a couple of weeks! In the meantime, there are still plenty of cool season veggies to enjoy at the Market this week.

Browse this handy guide of winter fruits and vegetables that are best enjoyed when they're at their peak during these short, cold days. Not all of these are grown in Ohio, but you'll find many - beets, kale, lettuce and celery root - at the Market this weekend!

https://www.thespruceeats.com/winter-fruits-and-vegetables-2217707

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

#getfreshwithus #weproduce #worthingtonfarmersmarket #inworthington

Free Gift Wrapping!

Purchase your gifts from the Worthington Farmers Market or the Shops at Worthington Place this Saturday and the holly, jolly elves from Kemper House Worthington will wrap them while your shop! This is a free holiday service. Find the gift wrapping station at booth #63, across from Kokoborrego Cheese, behind the giant Christmas tree in the center of the mall.

Yes, Virginia! We have Gift Certificates

Give the gift of fresh and local this holiday season with our Market gift certificates. Available in $5 and $10 denominations, you can purchase these at the Market information booth, located near the fountain (now giant Christmas tree) just inside the east entrance of The Shops at Worthington Place.

Market gift certificates are accepted by all of our producers and are used just like cash when making a purchase.

Perfect for stuffing stockings, Secret Santa gifting and remembering those that do so much for us throughout the year - teachers, your mail delivery person, babysitter and petsitter!

Feeling Stressed? Consider Volunteering!

The most wonderful time of the year can also be the most stressful time of the year! Many

of us are juggling holiday parties, decorating, extra cleaning for hosting family and friends...And, then there's all those edible temptations! You might find yourself feeling a bit more anxious during the holiday season.

Did you know that donating your time can help you manage some of the negative effects related to stress and anxiety?

According to recent research, "It's generally understood that helping out others makes a person feel nice, but that experience goes beyond just the feel-good glow of altruism. Studies have found that helping others has tangible benefits, both mental and physical, from lowering your blood pressure to reducing feelings of depression."

You can read more about the mental health benefits of donating your time here: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/a37nvk/volunteering-is-the-best-kept-secret-for-mental-health-stressweek2017?fbclid=IwAR0L--14zS-Q2av1uJ9VUTw9hnTSzyrDSLlzyD-z2RbfD8roIC2mDih1A30

And, if you'd like to give volunteering a try, join our team at the Worthington Farmers Market! Give an hour or stay for the entire Market. With activities ranging from set-up to cashiering to way-finding to helping with our monthly children's activity. There's something for everyone and no experience is necessary! Enjoy early access to the Market (if you're part of the set-up crew), free coffee and make some new friends!

Browse the opportunities and shifts here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054eaba829aafc1-wfmvolunteers1

Or, contact our volunteer coordinator, George Bleimes, george.bleimes@gmail.com to request more information.

Indoor Market Map

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

This Week's Producers

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

Sorted alphabetically:

25 9N FARM

2 A Few Of My Favorite Things...

65 Baileys Drive Inn Donuts

46 Batter and Bowl

11 Blue Jacket Dairy

9 Blue Owl Garden Emporium LLC

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

66 Farmhouse Herbs and Flowers

57 Fired Up Pizza

36 Florentine Legacy, LLC

31 Foraged & Sown

13 Franklinton Farms

37 The Fromagerie, Inc.

63 Gift Wrapping Station - Courtesy of Kemper House Worthington

50 Gillogly Orchard

51 Gillogly Orchard

10 Gourmet Candy by Karen

67 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

35 Market Sharpener

6 Mayhem Foods LLC

30 Michael's Artisan Chocolates

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

28 Raven Rocks Initiatives

64 Red Moon Ranch LLC

20 Rock Dove Farm

16 SaraBee Pure Honey

68 Scoop O' Granola

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

9 Blue Owl Garden Emporium 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 Raven Rocks Initiatives

29 Up the Lane Farm

30 Ohio City Pasta

30 Michael's Artisan Chocolates

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 Batter and Bowl

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 Gift Wrapping Station - Courtesy of Kemper House Worthington

64 Red Moon Ranch LLC

65 Baileys Drive Inn Donuts

66 Farmhouse Herbs and Flowers

67 Growlers Dog Bones

68 Scoop O' Granola

69 Tulip Café

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.

Is a Ketogenic Food Plan Right for You?

A ketogenic (keto) diet, sometimes called a very low-carbohydrate diet, is a carbohydrate-restricted food plan in which carb intake is kept to between five and ten percent of dietary calories with the balance consisting of relatively high fat and moderate protein intake. The source of this fat and protein may vary widely, from plant-based to primarily animal-derived. Originally designed in 1921 to treat epilepsy, the keto diet was used widely in pediatric patients for many years until the advent of anti-seizure pharmaceuticals.(1)

More recently, the diet has been studied as a method of weight loss, for prevention and treatment of neurological disorders and as a therapeutic intervention for conditions related to insulin resistance, including polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and type 2 diabetes.(2)

Biochemically, very low carbohydrate intake and the resulting low levels of blood glucose leads the body to release less insulin and instead use fatty acids and their metabolites, known as ketone bodies, as the primary energy source. Ketones have the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier and serve as a fuel source for neurons, which otherwise run only on glucose, ketones also decrease free radical damage and enhance antioxidant capacity.(1)

Recent research has consistently found that low-carbohydrate diets (both ketogenic and non) lead to greater weight loss than other food plans, including low-fat diets.(3)

Some studies have found that a ketogenic diet may allow patients to lower their use of diabetes medications or even functionally reverse their diabetes diagnosis.(4)

Another food plan that relies on ketosis is intermittent fasting, which has been shown to lead to a reduction in body fat mass and improvement in metabolic parameters among patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes.(5)

On balance, there is good evidence that keto food plans in obese and diabetic populations lead to weight loss, improved glucose balance, reduced insulin resistance and retention of lean muscle mass, as well as improvements in at least some blood lipids and probably also basal metabolic rate. (6)(7)

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Consider discussing a ketogenic food plan with your doctor.

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)Masood W, Uppaluri KR. Ketogenic Diet. StatPearls Publishing; 2019. Accessed October 11, 2019. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK499830/

2)Stocker RK, Reber Aubry E, Bally L, Nuoffer JM, Stanga Z. [Ketogenic diet and its evidence-based therapeutic implementation in endocrine diseases]. Praxis (Bern 1994). 2019;108(8):541-553. doi:1024/1661-8157/a003246 3)Tobias DK, Chen M, Manson JE, Ludwig DS, Willett W, Hu FB. Effect of low-fat diet interventions versus other diet interventions on long-term weight change in adults: a systematic review and meta- analysis. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2015;3(12):968-979. doi:1016/S2213-8587(15)00367-8

4)Zinn C, McPhee J, Harris N, Williden M, Prendergast K, Schofield G. A 12-week low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet improves metabolic health outcomes over a control diet in a randomised controlled trial with overweight defence force personnel. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2017;42(11):1158-1164. doi:1139/apnm-2017-0260

5)Carter S, Clifton PM, Keogh JB. Effect of intermittent compared with continuous energy restricted diet on glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes: a randomized noninferiority trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2018;1(3):e180756. doi:1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.0756

6)Saslow LR, Mason AE, Kim S, et al. An online intervention comparing a very low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet and lifestyle recommendations versus a plate method diet in overweight individuals with type 2 diabetes: a randomized controlled trial. J Med Internet Res. 2017;19(2):e36. doi:2196/jmir.5806

7)Zinn C, McPhee J, Harris N, Williden M, Prendergast K, Schofield G. A 12-week low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet improves metabolic health outcomes over a control diet in a randomised controlled trial with overweight defence force personnel. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2017;42(11):1158-1164. doi:1139/apnm-2017-0260

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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