Search
  • Christine Hawks, Market Manager

Hooray for Leap Day! An extra Saturday to enjoy the Worthington Farmers Market


Fresh Picks from our Veggie Spy

Make Leap Day a Celebration With Carnival Squash!

Did you know that Carnival was celebrated this month in Rio de Janeiro? And, we have more reason to celebrate this month with tomorrow's Leap Day! Join in the February festivities with carnival squash from the Market!

This beautiful, multicolored winter squash will add to the fun factor of any meal. Carnival squash is a hybrid descendant of squashes native to Mexico and was first introduced in the 1990s. They are great additions to stews, curries, soups and veggie chili. Carnival squash can be substituted in any recipe calling for butternut or acorn squash. And, carnival squash is a good way to celebrate healthy eating too; they have potassium, vitamins A and C, calcium, magnesium, folate, omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids. So, head over to 9N Farm and start your cerebration with carnival squash!

The Versatile Vegan has a weak spot for both pistachios and quinoa, and finds this recipe for Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Dumpling Squash (https://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-quinoa-stuffed-sweet-du-72643) to be a winner! You can substitute carnival squash for sweet dumpling squash; they are quite similar. And don't forget you can roast the seeds, too, for a tasty snack!

The following producers expect to have fresh produce this week:

9N Farm

Franklinton Farms

Gillogly Orchard

Jorgensen Farms

Rock Dove Farm

Tiger Mushroom Farms

Toad Hill Farm

This week's fresh finds revealed:

- Apples - 5 varieties

- Microgreens

- Greens, assorted varieties, including a limited supply of dandelion greens

- Senposai is back!

- Leaf and Head Lettuce, assorted varieties

- Kale

- Sunchokes

- Horseradish, while it lasts!

- Radishes

- Spinach

- Swiss Chard

- Arugula

- Squash - Winter varieties, including Carnival

- 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

Final Market for 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, tomorrow. Stop by their booth one last time to say, "Hello," and stock your freezers with their grass-fed beef!

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 next week's Market, we welcome cattle farmers, Dustin and Erin Bender from C.A.B.B Farms. 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

Wednesday, March 4 - 1st Wednesday in Worthington - 5pm to 8pm Each first Wednesday Old Worthington will be alive with activity. Live entertainment, dining, shopping, and community projects from 5-8 p.m. This month features a reading-themed activity for our "Worthington Reads" event. Check our website for more information: experienceworthington.com/worthington-1st-wednesdays

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 next week's 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 7th 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

RESCHEDULED! New Date TBD - 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 be hosting a booth at the Market with environmental education activities for kids!

So Much to Learn about Mushrooms

If you love mushrooms and want to learn from an expert about growing your own, dig in to

the Mushroom Workshare program at Blue Owl Garden Emporium.

The Mushroom Workshare program will be offered every Sunday afternoon (12pm-4pm) and Tuesday (10am-6pm), starting on Sunday, March 9th through Tuesday, April 21st. Join Janell in renewing Blue Owl Hollow's mushroom production infrastructure by inoculating new hardwood logs with various types of culinary mushroom spawn. You'll learn the inoculation process and have the opportunity to earn your own log to take home.

Email Janell: baran@blueowlgarden.com at Blue Owl Garden Emporium to learn more and to reserve your spot!

Join Our Team of Market Insiders!

Become a Market Insider by joining our team of volunteers at the Worthington Farmers Market! Enjoy free coffee, early shopping and helping to grow our community through education and access to fresh and local food! Give an hour; get a lot! Find us on the Point app! https://events.pointapp.org/2699 Or, on SignUpGenius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054eaba829aafc1-wfmvolunteers1

Indoor Market Map

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

This Week's Producers

Our producers for Saturday, February 29 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

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

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

39 Pleiades Maple Products

67 Proctor Center Farm

48 Rainbow Bee

14 Ramble Coffee

64 Red Moon Ranch LLC

20 Rock Dove Farm

9 Root 23

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 Root 23

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

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 Onederings Lavender Farm

27 Scoop O' Granola

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

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 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 Tulip Cafe

67 Proctor Center Farm

The Market Wellness Doctor's Weekly Health Tip

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

Heartburn?

Think again before reaching for that antacid medication. 22% of U.S. respondents indicate experiencing heartburn or regurgitation at least once in the previous month. All too often we are prescribed or we begin an over the counter acid reducing medication. While short-term, pulsed use of these medications may be appropriate and beneficial, frequently, I will see patients who then continue taking these medications for many months or even years!

The normal fasting pH of our stomach acid is less than 3.0 (strongly acidic/chlorhydric). People taking antacid medications have a fasting pH between 5-7(neutral/ hypochlorhydric). A pH above 7.0 is considered alkaline/ achlorhydric. I think you would agree that adequate intake of nutrients is of supreme importance for optimal health, so to is adequate digestion and absorption of nutrients. Inadequate quantities of stomach acid, pancreatic enzymes and bile acids may also greatly increase our risk for maldigestion/malabsorption.

For example, a low acid environment in the stomach is associated with the decreased ability to breakdown and absorb protein as well as calcium,magnesium, iron, folic acid, vitamin B6 and B12. Also, adequate stomach acid helps eliminate harmful bacteria ingested with our food and water which helps prevent bacterial overgrowth in the stomach and small intestine.(1,2)

The next time heartburn hits, think about what lifestyle modifications may be helpful. Perhaps better quality sleep, regular exercise, nutritional modifications and elimination of possible food triggers and stress management techniques are places to begin.

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) Meal Time Supplementation With Betaine HCL for Functional Hypochlorhydria:What is the Evidence?,Gulliams,et al., Integrative Medicine,Vol 19, No. 1,Feb.2020.

2)Could Heartburn Meds Spur Growth of Drug-Resistant Germs in Your Gut?Healthy Day News Service, Norton, Feb,25,2020.

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.


135 views

Proudly created with Wix.com