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It's a Super Saturday at the Worthington Farmers Market


Get Your Snack Game on this Super Saturday!

Whether you're on Team Savory or Team Sweet, we've got your Super Bowl snacking spread at this week's Worthington Farmers Market!

Eggs for deviling? By the dozen! Chorizo sausage for 7-layer dips? Done! Artisan breads for dippin'? Dough'nt you know it! Gourmet pizzas for sharing? Coming right up - Fresh-baked and faster than delivery!

Root for the home team this Super Bowl weekend by shopping small and local at Saturday's Worthington Farmers Market! We're open every Saturday, all winter long, inside the Shops at Worthington Place from 9am-12pm.

Fresh Picks from our Veggie Spy

Want a Superfood? Avail Yourself of Kale!

The rumors are true; kale is, indeed, a superfood! Kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods on earth. It is packed with vitamins, including loads of A, C and K, plus Folate, a B vitamin that’s key for brain development. It's also high in antioxidants and many minerals.

Kale is super in salads, soups and makes for delicious, crispy chips when roasted. And,

here's a tip, to make kale softer just massage it for a few minutes. It really works! There are both red and green varieties available at the Market. You can find kale at Franklinton Farms and Jorgensen Farms.

And, there are plenty of other leafy greens at the Market to enjoy, including arugula, lettuce, senposai and spinach!

The following producers expect to have fresh produce this week:

9N Farm

Franklinton Farms

Gillogly Orchard

Jorgensen Farms

Toad Hill Farm

This week's fresh finds revealed:

- Apples - 12 varieties

- Microgreens

- Cress

- Greens, assorted varieties

- Leaf and Head Lettuce, assorted varietie

- Kale

- Senposai

- Spinach

- Squash - Winter varieties

- Garlic

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

And, if you need some inspiration for getting more kale into your diet, our Versatile Vegan has variety of vegetable variations for you to try!

The Versatile Vegan supports kale's superfood status, and enjoys it in soups and salads. But, how about another way to prepare and enjoy the mighty green?

Vegan chips, when made properly, do achieve snack food status with pleasing levels of crispiness and chewiness. Try these https://ohsheglows.com/2014/03/12/6-tips-for-flawless-kale-chips-all-dressed-kale-chips-recipe/

thoroughly-tested recipes for almost decadent kale chips.

Watch our future blog posts for more vegan and vegetarian inspiration from our Versatile Vegan!

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

#getfreshwithus #weproduce #worthingtonfarmersmarket #inworthington

More To Do at the Market

February 1 begins American Heart Month. Did you know? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Small steps can lead to big results, keeping your heart beating stronger, longer. Show your heart some love, make some new friends and learn some heart-warming facts about heart health, tomorrow, with Walk with a Doc (indoors!) at the Worthington Farmers Market. Walk with a Doc (Worthington) will meet at 8am, near the Panera, inside The Shops at Worthington Place. Dr. Jenn Hetrick will lead a discussion and answer your questions about heart health and then participants will walk, stroll and roll, inside the mall, at their own pace. Free and all ages and abilities-friendly! No sign-up needed. And, you'll be just in time for the opening bell of the Market at 9am!

At 10am, join Dr. Jen for a new feature at the Market this week - the Healthy Habits booth (#67). Dr. Jen has teamed up with our own elusive Veggie Spy. Harvest some of their collaborative tidbits and ideas, starring this week's pick from the Veggie Spy! We heard there will be tasty samples!

Walk With A Doc is a national, grassroots, non-profit organization with the goal of establishing a healthy lifestyle through movement and community.

Indie singer/songwriter, Jesse Powers is back in Columbus and she's making a stop at the Worthington Farmers Market, tomorrow. Enjoy her unique and soulful sound, beginning at 10, at the open mic performance area (near Panera by the South entrance to the mall). Our open mic performers share their talents for free. Support through tips or purchases of their albums are welcome and appreciated.

Save the Date for February Fun

Wednesday, February 5 - Worthington Wednesdays

It's the return of Worthington Wednesdays! Save the date for the first Worthington Wednesday of the new year - The Big Chill!

Friday, February 7 - Sip & Soiree at Jorgensen Farms

Visit the historic barn at Jorgensen Farm in Westerville! Enjoy a night of drinks, appetizers, and entertainment by Howl2GO Dueling Pianos at this Sip & Soirée event! Short & Stout Mobile Bar will be providing a beer & wine selection for your enjoyment! We will also have appetizers and small bites made by our Jorgensen catering team!

Thursday, February 13 - Old Worthington Chocolate Walk

Tickets are now available for the sweetest stroll in Worthington! With your $20 ticket, you will receive vouchers to redeem for treats at least 15 businesses throughout historic Old Worthington. Each business thoughtfully prepares a chocolate treat for you to experience their business in a unique, yummy way.

Purchase your tickets here: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NzM0MjE=?fbclid=IwAR3a059C4Ki4ZeLIqt5pkN6PcN6M1vmqG1vaTGh9xWsnHLUV4nyy4Bf6_Z4

Indoor Market Map

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

This Week's Producers

Our producers for Saturday, February 1 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

11 Blue Jacket Dairy

1 Brown Bros. Farms, LLC

56 BYOB Home Bakery

42 Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas

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 - Fox Hollow Garden LLC

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

3 Native Cold Pressed

19 North Country Charcuterie

61 Ohio Bison Farm

30 Ohio City Pasta

17 Patisserie Lallier

39 Pleiades Maple Products

66 Procter Center Farm

48 Rainbow Bee

14 Ramble Coffee

64 Red Moon Ranch LLC

16 SaraBee Pure Honey

27 Scoop O' Granola

43 Silver Bridge Coffee Company

59 Simple Times Mixers

18 Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese

34 Spotted Salamander Soap Company, LLC

4 Stonefield Naturals

49 Sweet Thing Gourmet

28 Toad Hill

69 Tulip Cafe

29 Up the Lane Farm

8 Waffle Hub, LLC

67 Walk with a Doc - Healthy Habits

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

7 Dan the Baker LLC

8 Waffle Hub, LLC

10 Gourmet Candy by Karen

11 Blue Jacket Dairy

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

24 Lucky Cat Bakery

25 9N FARM

27 Scoop O' Granola

28 Toad Hill

29 Up the Lane Farm

30 Ohio City Pasta

31 Foraged & Sown

32 Hummavore - Fox Hollow Garden LLC

34 Spotted Salamander Soap Company, LLC

35 Market Sharpener

36 Florentine Legacy, LLC

37 The Fromagerie, Inc.

39 Pleiades Maple Products

42 Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas

43 Silver Bridge Coffee Company

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 Simple Times Mixers

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

65 Baileys Drive Inn Donuts

66 Procter Center Farm

67 Walk with a Doc - Healthy Habits

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.

Make Healthy Greens a Daily Priority!

To get the most "bang for your buck" from greens, nutritionally speaking, I recommend focusing on the cruciferous vegetables, belonging to the Brassica genus of plants that include bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, mustard greens and turnip greens, to name a few.

As an example, kale is a superstar, nutritionally! A 1-cup serving contains almost 1,200% of the daily value for vitamin K, a key nutrient for helping our bodies ability to regulate oxidative stress and inflammation.(1) Chronic inflammation/oxidative stress has been shown to be associated with many of our most common chronic diseases in the U.S., including cardiovascular diseases like heart attacks, hypertension, strokes, many cancers and brain related disease like dementia, traumatic brain injury, aging and daily toxin exposures we all face every day from our food, water and air.

Additionally, kale is an excellent source of vitamin A and C. Like most of its fellow cruciferous vegetables, kale has been studied more extensively in relationship to cancer than any other health condition. This research focus makes perfect sense. Kale's nutrient richness stands out in three particular areas: antioxidant nutrients, anti-inflammatory nutrients and anti-cancer nutrients in the form of glucosinolates. The glucosinolates are converted in our bodies into a cancer preventative compound called isothiocyanates with the help of an enzyme called myrosinase.

There are many isothiocyanate compounds, and one of the most studied is sulforaphane. Increased consumption of cruciferous vegetables has been shown to be associated with a decrease in all-cause mortality (death). This includes reductions in cancer-specific mortality for prostate, bladder, lung and breast cancers.(2) Isothiocyanates, like sulforaphane, are the likely reason for these associations. Broccoli sprouts are one of the best sources of sulforophane with up to 100x more of the precursor glucosinolate than mature broccoli. Sulforophane decreases DNA damage by reducing oxidative stress and inflammation leading to the beneficial effects in cancers, aging and brain diseases.

A broccoli sprout beverage has been shown to increase excretion of benzene by as much as 61% in human studies. We are all exposed to benzene in our air from auto exhaust and cigarette smoke. A similar broccoli beverage has been shown to improve behavior in individuals with autism. To maximize the amount of sulforophane in your cruciferous veggies, gentle steaming for 3-4 minutes or eating raw after chopping and chewing well is essential to release these beneficial nutrients into our bodies.(2)

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) The World's Healthiest Foods, whfoods.org,Jan 27-Feb 2,2020.

2) Foundmyfitness.com/episodes,Jed Fahey, ScD, on Isothiocyanates, the Nrf2 Pathway, Moringa, & Sulforaphane Supplementation.1-19-17. Sulforaphane and Its Effects on Cancer, Mortality, Aging, Brain and Behavior, Heart Disease, & More, 12-14-16, Dr. Rhonda Patrick

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.

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 Ol Worthington Partnership.


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