- Christine Hawks, Market Manager
April 18 Worthington Farmers Market Drive-Thru Pre-Order/Pick-Up
Expand Your World of Greens With Red Mustard
Now is the time of year to experiment with greens you may not be familiar with. We suggest you give Red Mustard a try! The leaves are a striking purple-red on one side and bright green on the other. They are spicy raw, bearing a resemblance to wasabi. When cooked, they become milder but are still flavorful. Red Mustard is rich in vitamins A, C and K, and also antioxidants.
It can be steamed, wilted, sautéed, or prepared like any other green. It is ideal for soups, stews, and of course salads. You can pre-order Red Mustard from Rock Dove Farm for pick-up on Saturday, April 18.
The Versatile Vegan points out that recipes that call for just Mustard greens should work fine with Red Mustard greens. If you are looking for something tasty and light, try this recipe for Balsamic-Glazed Chickpeas and Mustard Greens (https://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2009/07/balsamic-glazed-chickpeas-and-mustard.html).
Fresh Picks Available This Week:
Apples (Fuji, Pink Lady, Gold Rush, Golden Delicious), Arugula, Baby Lettuce Mix,
Cabbage Raab, Cilantro, Claytonia (miner's lettuce), Herbs, Italian Baby Dandelions, Kale (regular, baby, rapini), Lettuce (baby, heirloom, bibb), Microgreens & Shoots, Baby Mizuna, Mustard Greens (red, mix), French Breakfast Radishes, Ramps, Senposai, Shiitake Mushrooms, Baby Spinach, Sorrel, Baby Turnip Greens, Raab, and more!
Note quantities are limited, so put your order in early!
These producers are taking orders for produce delivery on April 18: Blue Owl Emporium, Franklinton Farms, Gillogly, Kennedy Farms, Rock Dove, Stonefield,
Tilley Farmstead, Van Scoy
Go to our Producer Directory for contact information and pre-order instructions!
Thank you for supporting the farmers and producers of the Worthington Farmers Market! Our pre-order/pre-pay/drive-thru service is growing with new hours, new vendors and more customers joining each week.
Provided COVID-19 restrictions do not expand, pre-order/pre-pay/drive-thru service will be available at the Worthington Community Center, Saturday, April 18, 9am to Noon.
Use our convenient Producer Directory to find and place your order(s) with 50+ local producers. Be sure to specify WFM Pick-Up and we’ll have your items bagged and tagged for quick and easy — and safe! — pick-up Saturday morning!
Producer Directory: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PrREVSjXh6d0S_oV3OGpoRFx8EgtV1iDM53pcqArjYc/edit#gid=626793188
Tips for Success:
Pick up your pre-orders like a pro by following these guidelines for our drive-thru market. For your health and ours, this is a minimal contact service.
☑️ Pre-order pick-ups only. NO sales or transactions onsite.
☑️ Hours are 9am-12pm. PLEASE do not arrive before the market opens!
☑️ Please reserve 9am-10am for those in vulnerable populations (seniors and immuno-compromised) and those picking up from a single producer.
☑️ Enter ONLY from East Wilson Bridge Road - The Worthington Community Center address is 345 E. Wilson Bridge Road.
☑️ No walk-ups. Please stay in your vehicle. Just pop your trunk and we'll load your purchases for you.
☑️ Place an 8.5" x 11" sign on your passenger side dashboard that includes the following information to help us locate and load your order:
LAST NAME, First Name
Picking Up From:
VENDOR NAME, Order #
VENDOR NAME, Order #
VENDOR NAME, Order #
☑️ Volunteers, signage and traffic cones will help direct you through the process
☑️ EXIT ONLY via Highland Avenue (connects to Route 23/Worthington-Galena Road)
☑️ Expect a minimum 15-20 minute wait to receive your order
☑️ Please be kind, courteous & patient. We're all in this together, Ohio!
LOCATION: Worthington Community Center 345 East Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington OH
**Please enter the driveway at the East Wilson Bridge Road entrance** Customer Pick-Up Hours: Saturday, April 18, 9:00am — Noon
We are committed to supporting small businesses during this crisis and connecting customers to them. We are equally committed to the health and well-being of our producers, volunteers, staff and you, our customers. Social distancing and and safety and sanitation protocols will be in place for the duration of this event.
Need Home Delivery?
Browse the Home Delivery column of our Producer Directory for this option and contact vendors directly to make arrangements for yourself, family, and friends who are staying home right now.
The Market Doctor's Weekly Wellness Tip
Regain Control and Improve Your Immune Response During Uncertain Times
Lifestyle factors like nutrition, stress management, sleep, exercise/movement and social connection have been shown in multiple studies to support a healthy immune system.
Food and nutrition have a major daily impact on health and well-being. Food-derived compounds may positively impact susceptibility to viral infections balancing inflammatory pathways, reducing oxidative stress, increasing antioxidant levels and balancing the gut microbiome.
Acute and chronic stress may both result in dysregulated immune function and increased susceptibility to infection. First, we need to learn when the stress we are experiencing is unhealthy. This is where mindfulness may be helpful. Second, we need to develop and practice stress management techniques shown to help balance appropriate immune system responsiveness.
Good sleep (7-8 hours nightly) provides improved restorative and regulatory abilities and has a profound impact on immune function and inflammatory signals. As little as one night of disturbed sleep has been shown to be associated with disturbances in innate immune function.
Daily moderate levels of physical exercise/movement have a robust effect on immune function by increasing production of infection fighting white blood cells, improving circulation and decreasing levels of stress hormones.
Social relationships have been shown to be a significant determinant of immune health. Social isolation, loneliness, bereavement and conflict have been shown to up regulate inflammatory processes and decrease immune function. On the other hand, positive social connected-ness has been shown to improve inflammation and immune function.(1)
Stay the course. Learn something new everyday. We will get through this together.
The Market Wellness Doctor
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. They are solely the opinion of the Market Wellness Doctor. Please consult your physician regarding any specific medical symptoms or conditions. Please direct questions to the Wellness Doctor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sources: 1)Lifestyle Practices for Strengthening Host Defense,www.ifm.org/covid, Institute for Functional Medicine, April 8, 2020.
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.
For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at email@example.com
The Worthington Farmers Market is an event of The Worthington Partnership.