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Ring in the New Year with Snacks and Apps from the Worthington Farmers Market


Fresh Picks from our Veggie Spy

Don't be fooled by the calendar! There's still plenty of fresh local produce at the Market as we approach January. And, there are still interesting finds like Tokyo Bekana cabbage. This cabbage looks like leaf lettuce, tastes a bit like spinach and is ideal for salads and stir fry.

Tokyo Bekana is one of a handful of veggies selected to be grown on the International Space Station as part of research into astronauts growing their own food in space. Why? It grows well in that environment, has a high nutritional value and a taste that is...out of this world! You can find Tokyo Bekana at 9N Farms. (Due to equipment trouble, 9N will not be at the Market this Saturday and will return next week.)

This week's fresh finds revealed:

- Apples - 12 varieties

- Pie Pumpkins

- Greens

- Microgreens

- Mustard greens

- Leaf Lettuce, assorted varieties

- Salad mix

- Bok Choi and other Asian greens

- Cabbage

- Kale

- Spinach

- Scallions

- Sunchokes

- Turnips

- Potatoes

- Squash - Assorted varieties

- Garlic

- Herbs: Sage, cilantro, dill, oregano and parsley

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

#getfreshwithus #weproduce #worthingtonfarmersmarket #inworthington

Snacks for THE Game and Apps for NYE

Whether you're hosting out of town family and friends or hosting the watch party for THE playoff game between OSU and Clemson, make the Worthington Farmers Market your first stop tomorrow.

Start your day with a cup of freshly brewed coffee from Ramble Coffee or Silver Bridge Coffee accompanied by a handmade, hot tamale from Stephanie and family at Columba's Mexican Food.

Then, grab some fresh-baked, crunchy nibbles from Scoop o' Granola for team Sweet Tooth and some scratch-made hummus from Hummavore, a jar of salsa from Mary at Montezuma Brand Salsa, crackers or bread sticks from Weed Knob Acres and a variety of veggies from Franklinton Farms for team Savory.

For heartier fare, pay a visit to Florentine

Legacy to sample their famous pasta sauce to find your favorite for dipping bread or mixing with the gnocchi from Ohio City Pasta. Or, pick up some grass-fed ground beef for meatballs from Up the Lane Farm.

And, if you need something to serve up your finds to a crowd, how about one of these beautiful hand-carved pieces from Rock Dove Farm. Each serving piece has a story. Curious? Just ask!

Whatever's on your menu, #getfreshwithus, tomorrow!

Indoor Market Map

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

This Week's Producers

Our producers for Saturday, December 28 included (in both alphabetical and numerical order):

Sorted alphabetically:

63 Allergy-free Bake Shop dba Soodles Bake Shop

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 Columbas Mexican Food

7 Dan the Baker LLC

52 Dana Lee's Bakery & Catery

36 Florentine Legacy, LLC

13 Franklinton Farms

50 Gillogly Orchard

51 Gillogly Orchard

37 Growlers Dog Bones

62 Honeyrun Farm

32 Hummavore

60 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

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

14 Ramble Coffee

28 Raven Rocks Initiatives

64 Red Moon Ranch LLC

20 Rock Dove Farm

16 SaraBee Pure Honey

27 Scoop O' Granola

43 Silver Bridge Coffee Company

18 Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese

34 Spotted Salamander Soap Company, LLC

4 Stonefield Naturals

49 Sweet Thing Gourmet

55 The Crazy Cucumber

12 Tiger Mushroom Farms

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

3 Native Cold Pressed

4 Stonefield Naturals

5 Columbas Mexican Food

6 Mayhem Foods LLC

7 Dan the Baker LLC

8 Waffle Hub, LLC

9 Blue Owl Garden Emporium LLC

12 Tiger Mushroom Farms

13 Franklinton Farms

14 Ramble Coffee

15 Colette & Frank's Gluten Free Goodness, LLC

16 SaraBee Pure Honey

18 Kennedy Farms

18 Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese

19 North Country Charcuterie

20 Rock Dove Farm

21 Weed Knob Acres

23 VanScoy Farms

24 Lucky Cat Bakery

26 Onederings Lavender Farm

27 Scoop O' Granola

28 Raven Rocks Initiatives

29 Up the Lane Farm

30 Michael's Artisan Chocolates

30 Ohio City Pasta

32 Hummavore

33 Ohio Farm Direct

34 Spotted Salamander Soap Company, LLC

35 Market Sharpener

36 Florentine Legacy, LLC

37 Growlers Dog Bones

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

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

60 JNA BREAD BAKERY

61 Ohio Bison Farm

62 Honeyrun Farm

63 Allergy-free Bake Shop dba Soodles Bake Shop

64 Red Moon Ranch LLC

69 Tulip Cafe

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.

Are You Inflamed ?

Is inflammation a new buzz word or is it the foundational pathology underlying many of our most common chronic diseases?

Growing scientific evidence from studies shows that our our most common chronic diseases such as arthritis, hypertension, asthma, COPD, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, peripheral artery disease, obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease and dementia, depression and psoriasis are all on the rise and underlying inflammation is a common denominator of each of them.(1,2)

Studies utilizing markers of inflammation, such as high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and interleukin 6(IL-6), are showing an association between rising levels of these markers and modifiable risk factors such as lack of exercise, consuming the standard American diet and being overweight. (1,2,3) A recent large meta analysis has shown that dietary factors are the current leading risk factor for both death and disability in the U.S., responsible for more than 700,000 deaths in 2010. (4)

The good news is that there is a growing body of evidence indicating that dietary modification can have a significant impact on all of the chronic low-grade inflammatory conditions listed above.(4) We can choose to consume the vast majority of our food from sources which are anti-inflammatory.

Consumption of cold-water fish, such as salmon, mackerel, sardines and herring, rich in omega-3 healthy fats, have been shown to be anti-inflammatory. 2 to 4 tablespoons of olive oil daily has been shown to be an important part of any anti-inflammatory food plan with potent antioxidant properties that reduce markers of inflammation. Increased nut consumption has also been shown to reduce serum inflammatory markers including high sensitive C-reactive protein and I-L6. As little as 3 servings of nuts, weekly, have been shown to reduce all cause mortality by 39%. Replacing processed carbohydrates with whole grains has also been supported in studies showing decreased inflammation and decreased risk of inflammation related diseases. Studies also support increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, as it relates to inflammatory illnesses. Greater than 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily has been shown to significantly reduce hs-CRP and IL-6. Legumes, lean meat, animal proteins from fish and dairy have also been shown to be suitable components of an anti-inflammatory food plan. Multiple studies have shown the potential benefits of curcumin the main component of turmeric spice on a variety of inflammatory conditions. Similarly, many trials have demonstrated reduction in serum inflammatory markers with consumption of cocoa (1-2 ounces of 70% dark chocolate daily).(6)

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) Shivappa,N,Steck S.E.,Hurley T.G., et al. Designing and developing a literature-derived,population-based dietary inflammatory index. Public Health Nutr. 2014;17:1689-1696.

2)Public Health Nutr. 2014 Aug;17(8):1689-96. doi: 10.1017/S1368980013002115. Epub 2013 Aug 14.Designing and developing a literature-derived, population-based dietary inflammatory index.Shivappa N1, Steck SE1, Hurley TG1, Hussey JR2, Hébert JR1

3) Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2019 Nov 10:2047487319885458. doi: 10.1177/2047487319885458. [Epub ahead of print] Modifiable lifestyle risk factors and C-reactive protein in patients with coronary artery disease: Implications for an anti-inflammatory treatment target population.Blaum C1, Brunner FJ1, Kröger F1, Braetz J1, Lorenz T1, Goßling A1, Ojeda F1, Koester L1, Karakas M1,2, Zeller T1,2, Westermann D1,2, Schnabel R1,2, Blankenberg S1,2, Seiffert M1,2, Waldeyer C1.

4) Integrative Medicine,4th Edition,David Rakel,Chapter 88,Antiinflammatory Diet.

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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