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Tomorrow at the Worthington Farmers Market


Fresh Picks from our Veggie Spy

Radishes are Back!

It's been a while, but radishes have made a return to the winter Market! Everyone is familiar with this root vegetable that was originally domesticated in Asia. Radishes are an excellent source of fiber, vitamin C, folic acid and potassium. In fact, just one cup of sliced radishes has 22% of the required daily vitamin C intake. Radishes are also used as a remedy for stomach and intestinal disorders, fever, colds and coughs. And, radishes have just 1 calorie each - so eat up!

Many varieties of radish grow incredibly fast; some mature in under 25 days. Gardeners have over 20 varieties of radishes to choose from, including the Sakurajima Giant Radish which grows up to 15 pounds! Less freakish radishes can be found at Franklinton Farms.

The Versatile Vegan loves the spicy zing of radishes and how they pair well with so many other foods. First, if you are under the misconception that you don't like radishes, try roasting them with this recipe: https://www.rachelcooks.com/2014/03/23/how-to-roast-radishes/ and you'll be converted! And for a colorful radish option, try this Hot Pink Coconut Radish Slaw: https://cookieandkate.com/coconut-slaw-recipe/

The following producers expect to have fresh produce this week:

Blue Owl Emporium (mushrooms)

Franklinton Farms

Gillogly Orchard

Jorgensen Farms

Rock Dove Farm

Tiger Mushroom Farms

Toad Hill Farm

This week's fresh finds revealed:

- Apples - 6 varieties

- Microgreens

- Cress

- Greens, assorted varieties

- Leaf and Head Lettuce, assorted varieties

- Kale

- Sunchokes

- Horseradish

- Radishes

- Spinach

- Swiss Chard

- Arugula

- Sorrel

- Squash - Winter varieties

- Garlic

- Herbs: Sage, cilantro, oregano and parsley

- Mushrooms: Dried shiitakes, French shiitakes, yellow oyster, gray oyster

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

#getfreshwithus #weproduce #worthingtonfarmersmarket #inworthington

A Fond Farewell to Up the Lane Farm

After 17 years of bringing their grass-fed beef, engaging conversation and smiles to the Worthington Farmers Market, we are bidding a fond farewell to John and Marie Wiley of Up the Lane Farm. As many of you know, John is an author, so I requested that he pen a farewell note as only John can.

John and Marie Wiley of Up the Lane Farm are retiring as a vendor at the Worthington Farmers Market. Their last market will be February 29, 2020.

They have been selling 100% grass-fed beef to Worthington customers since 2003. They have sold some homemade jams and breads along the way. Some hand-dyed scarves and t-shirts. Some funny looking succulents. And one debut novel: a bovine tale.

Worthington is the only farmers market in which they participate. They have been members of the advisory board and, before that, were acting managers of the market for one season. They have volunteered, too. And, they hosted the inaugural potluck farm visit for volunteers on their Johnstown farm.

They will keep turning up at The Market, as customers and as volunteers, because they love the Market (and cannot otherwise find the numerous goodies they have come to crave).

John estimates Up the Lane has sold 100,000 pounds of ground beef since joining the Market. No wonder he and Marie are tired! It has been their great honor to have and hold the trust of customers buying food to feed their families. The connection between farm and consumer is a special bond, and, at the Worthington Farmers Market, a delightful one.

The Wileys are grateful for the convivial support they have been given through the years. Stop by the their booth this Saturday or next to say, "Hello"!

From all of us the Worthington Farmers Market, THANK YOU, John and Marie!!! We can't wait to read about your next adventure!

Beginning with the March 7th Market, we welcome cattle farmers, Dustin and Erin Bender from C.A.B.B Farms. If you attended the Market last week, you may have met Dustin and Erin, tried some of their samples or purchased some of their grass-fed beef during their preview day at the Worthington Farmers Market. C.A.B.B. Farms raises Angus and American Aberdeen grass-fed and finished cattle on their 68-acre farm in Lexington, Ohio. They raise their cattle to be 100% grass-fed and finished. Their animals intensively graze on grasses and forages and are fed hay and minerals throughout the winter months.

Save the Date

Saturday, February 29 from 9am-12pm - Green Team at the Worthington Farmers Market Get inspired by the sustainably focused Green Team, a grassroots, volunteer committee of The Worthington Partnership! They'll host a booth at next Saturday's Farmers Market with environmental education activities for kids!

Saturday, March 7 - Walk with a Doc and Healthy Habits with Dr. Jen Hetrick at the

Worthington Farmers Market Walk with a Doc returns at the March 7th Market. Free and all ages and abilities-friendly! No sign-up needed. Walk With A Doc is a national, grassroots, non-profit organization with the goal of establishing a healthy lifestyle through movement. Join Worthington family medicine doc, Dr. Jen Hetrick, on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month for conversation, camaraderie and positive change! Meet at 8am, inside The Shops at Worthington Place, near Panera.

And, then, visit Dr. Jen during the Market on March 7 at her Healthy Habits booth where she collaborates with our own Veggie Spy to highlight fresh and in-season produce and its impact on supporting your healthy lifestyle.

Tuesday, March 24 - 3rd Annual Slice of Worthington - 5:30pm to 7:30pm at The Shops at Worthington Place

At Slice of Worthington, you'll get to taste pies from area pizza shops and vote for your favorite. Even better: 100% of proceeds from your tickets will help feed kids in Worthington. The Old Worthington Partnership is teaming up with Sacred Space Church to promote feedworthingtonkids.org, a program providing weekend meals to food-insecure kids through the Family Mentor Foundation. Your registration will get you samples from each of the pizza restaurants, a water and one vote for the best pizza award. We will also have music by Matt Steidle, activities for the kiddos, and a bake sale! Beer will be provided for sale from Zaftig Brewing Co.

Tickets on sale now at: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NzU1MzM=?fbclid=IwAR1ng7qv9965CIEjtJon8vsej7kWbJ5jpvhQVEXavxMmghXtuCs3SFPxfRo

More to Do at the Market

This Saturday, we welcome singer/songwriter, Jesse Powers back to our open mic stage! Enjoy her unique and soulful sound, beginning at 10am, 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 always welcome and appreciated.

Indoor Market Map

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

This Week's Producers

Our producers for Saturday, February 22 included (in both alphabetical and numerical order):

Sorted alphabetically:

25 9N FARM

2 A Few Of My Favorite Things...

65 Baileys Drive Inn Donuts

26 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

46 Growlers Dog Bones

62 Honeyrun Farm

60 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

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

17 Patisserie Lallier

39 Pleiades Maple Products

67 Procter Center Farm

48 Rainbow Bee

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

59 Simple Times Mixers

18 Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese

34 Spotted Salamander Soap Company, LLC

4 Stonefield Naturals

49 Sweet Thing Gourmet

12 Tiger Mushroom Farms

32 Toad Hill Farm

66 Tulip Cafe

29 Up the Lane Farm

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

24 Lucky Cat Bakery

25 9N FARM

26 The Blueberry Patch

27 Scoop O' Granola

28 Raven Rocks Initiatives

29 Up the Lane Farm

30 Ohio City Pasta

31 Foraged & Sown

32 Toad Hill Farm

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

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 Growlers Dog Bones

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

64 Red Moon Ranch LLC

65 Baileys Drive Inn Donuts

66 Tulip Cafe

67 Procter Center Farm

The Market Wellness Doctor's Weekly Health Tip

Visit Dr. Matt near the East entrance inside The Shops at Worthington Place

Move Daily

Most of us are aware that we are designed to move/exercise regularly. We know that there is an association between exercise and reduction in cardiovascular diseases. Exercise has been shown to improve both physical and mental health.

More evidence is showing that exercise is associated with a reduction in depression. Recent studies looking at yoga specifically, have shown that yoga seems to down-regulate the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). The SNS, sometimes referred to as the "fight and flight" nervous system, is meant to be stimulated acutely for a short period of time when we are in a life threatening situation. However, in our current, fast-paced, 24/7 society in the U.S., the SNS tends to be stimulated day after day, chronically. This chronic stimulation can lead to many of the chronic medical problems from heart disease to auto-immune disease to anxiety and depression. That is where yoga can be especially helpful as it counteracts the chronic daily over-stimulation of the SNS.(1)

Additionally, yoga is shown to increase production of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) a neurotransmitter in the brain which helps to balance inhibitory-excitatory factors which is associated with improved mood/depression. (2,3,4)

So, get moving, and don't forget to do your downward dog regularly!

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 Health Benefits of Yoga and Exercise: A Review of Comparison Studies,Alyson Ross ,Sue Thomas, The Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine,27 JAN 2010

2)Thalamic Gamma Aminobutyric Acid Level Changes in Major Depressive Disorder After a 12 Week Iyengar Yoga and Coherent Breathing Intervention, Streeter, et al., The Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, 14 JAN 2020.

3)Cortical GABAergic Dysfunction in Stress and Depression: New Insights for Therapeutic InterventionsManoela V. Fogaça and Ronald S. Duman*Front. Cell. Neurosci., 12 March 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fncel.2019.00087

4)Science News Digest - February 07, 2020,foundmyfitness.com,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 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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