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Worthington Farmers Market - The Merriest Market of them All!


The Veggie Spy is on Vacation

The veggie spy returns next week...Just in time to help you discover the perfect veggies for those resolutions to eat more locally grown food in 2020!

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

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Stocking Stuffers? Done!

Whether you're stuffing stockings or stuffing your oven with traditional holiday goodies, we can help you tackle that shopping list. Our farmers and artisan makers are sharing their bounty this Saturday with unique eats and treats - many ready for sharing and giving.

And, one of the easiest gifts to share - the gift of fresh and local - is available with Market gift certificates and gift cards.

Several of our producers offer gift certificates and gift cards including:

Pleiades Maple Products has gift certificates for their large variety of Mount Gilead-proud maple syrup and maple sugar products. Pair this with some of their old-fashioned maple sugar candies for a naturally sweet gift.

Give a gift card from Red Moon Ranch with Shelby's farm-fresh eggs and apple maple breakfast sausage links for a hearty holiday wake-up.

Or, introduce someone to hydroponically-

grown tomatoes and veggies with a gift card from VanScoy Farms.

Market gift certificates, redeemable at all of our producers are also 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.

The Merriest Market of Them All

Tomorrow may be the shortest day of the year, but there's plenty of festive activities to enjoy all morning long at the Worthington Farmers Market!

Market Sprouts - Fun for all ages, we've taken this month's inspiration from the chilly weather and the holiday season. Visit the Market Sprouts table, near the Anthony Vince nail salon to make a jolly snowman ornament from popscicle sticks. As always, we provide all the materials, and it's free to participate.

T'was the Night Before Christmas read-along - Join us at 10am at the open mic area, near Panera, for our favorite Christmas story. Our very own Market volunteer, Jan Williams, will be reading aloud T'was the Night Before Christmas.

Have yourself a sustainable Christmas - Stop by the Worthington Partnership Sustainability Committee booth, #12, for sustainable gifts from Full Circle Source, sustainable gift wrap ideas and tips for reducing waste and having a #sustainableholiday ! Plus, get creative recipe ideas for what you purchase at the Market!

Market yoga - No need to wait until January 1st to get started on your healthy resolutions! Enjoy a free yoga class, hosted by Jade Yoga and Wellness, inside The Shops at Worthington Place. The Market yoga class is offered on a first come, first served basis from 12pm-1pm on the third Saturday of each month of our indoor market season. Please register for this class at the Jade Yoga and Wellness studio. Registration begins at 9am on Saturday. Remember to bring your mat, towel and water bottle. All levels are welcome!

A Few of our Favorite Things - Holiday Edition

Our Market volunteers love getting to know our producers and trying their products. They've become quite the connoisseurs of all the Market has to offer. Need a recommendation or directions? Pay a visit to the Market information booth or just look for the "volunteer" badge. We're always happy to help!

And, if you're still looking for that perfect gift, the Market volunteers have rounded up a couple of their favorites:

Spotted Salamander Soap is clearly a crowd favorite among our volunteers! Both Sam and Lisa picked this as their most wished for item this Christmas! And, this Market manager also has a drawer, fully stocked, with multiple bars. Let your nose be your guide when selecting your signature scent, but if you can't decide, Sam says that Northwoods Shea Butter soap is his go-to.

For Sylvia, new addition, Scoop O' Granola is her top pick. She wrapped up her gift list with a granola gift basket from chief granola makers - Patrick and Liz. Sylvia recommends the carrot cake granola.

Though they'll be taking tomorrow off for the holiday, starting next Saturday, Scoop O' Granola will be at the Market every week.

Indoor Market Map

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

This Week's Producers

Our producers for Saturday, December 21 included (in both alphabetical and numerical order):

Sorted alphabetically:

25 9N FARM

2 A Few Of My Favorite Things...

65 Baileys Drive Inn Donuts

66 Batter and Bowl

28 The Blueberry Patch

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

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

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

22 Market Sprouts

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

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

12 Sustainability Committee of The Worthington Partnership

49 Sweet Thing Gourmet

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 Sustainability Committee of The Worthington Partnership

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

22 Market Sprouts

23 VanScoy Farms

24 Lucky Cat Bakery

25 9N FARM

26 Onederings Lavender Farm

27 Sunny Meadows Flower Farm

28 The Blueberry Patch

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 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

64 Red Moon Ranch LLC

65 Baileys Drive Inn Donuts

66 Batter and Bowl

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.

PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common consequence of trauma. Clinical hallmarks of PTSD include recurrent, intrusive recollections of a traumatic event, avoidance of trauma reminders, negative changes in cognition and mood and changes in arousal and reactivity. PTSD often results in severe reductions in quality of life, disrupting personal relationships and the ability to work as well as increasing risk of mood and substance/alcohol use disorders. PTSD is also associated with an increased risk of developing chronic physical conditions such as arthritis, coronary artery disease, metabolic syndrome chronic pain syndromes and asthma.(1)

The good news is that there is a broad range of therapies available to treat PTSD which have shown promise. Regular aerobic exercise has been shown in studies to be associated with improvements in PTSD, anxiety and depression.Yoga is also showing very good potential as a safe, effective therapy for PTSD. Meditation is also associated with improvements in PTSD and is a very low risk intervention.Trauma-focused psychotherapies are shown to be very helpful with low risk of harm. Acupuncture has shown good potential in the treatment of PTSD with little risk. Pharmacotherapies like paroxitine, fluoxetine and venlafaxine have been shown to be very effective in treatment of PTSD, however there is relatively moderate risk of harm due to drug side effects.(2)

If you or a loved one are suffering from PTSD, talk with your doctor. You can experience some relief!

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 Edition,David Rakel,Chapter 10,Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

2)PTSD,https://wholehealth.wisc.edu/overviews/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/

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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