35th WFM Anniversary & Nat'l Farmers Market Week Celebration! Balloons, Magic, Animals, Food, Music!
August 13, 2022, 8am - Noon
Downtown Historic Worthington
The 35th summer market is underway! Summer market hours are 8:00am to Noon through the end of October! Find us on High Street, south of 161 down to South Street.
35th WFM Anniversary
National Farmers Market Week Celebration!
8am-12pm - Farm animal petting zoo on the Southeast Village Green hosted by Bring the Farm to You
8am-12pm - Specialty, spun-to-order cotton candy from Cotton Sugar, Booth #59, on E. New England Ave
8am-12pm - Ajumama food truck in front of US Bank
9am-12pm - Rockin' Pirate Magic Show with Sedgie the Hedgie, book sales and signing with local children's book author and entertainer, Erica Carson, and balloon sculpting on the SW Village Green
10am-12pm - Acoustic performance by local singer-songwriter, Kristin Gramza, on the SE Village Green
Custom Balloon Welcome Arch!
Meghan Coleman is the owner of 365 Days of Balloons an event decor business in Columbus, Ohio.
365 Days of Balloons brings your celebrations to life by creating custom balloon designs and installations.
From birthdays, showers, weddings, grand openings, school, corporate events, and more, we are here help create an experience your guests will be blown away by! If you can dream it, we can blow it up! For order inquiries please visit 365daysofballoons.com
What's a party at the Farmers Market without farm animals?!
We're excited to host Bring the Farm to You again for Saturday's birthday bash and National Farmers Market Week celebration. Explore and engage with real farm animals! We'll have goats, sheep, a pig, a turkey, chickens, rabbits, ducks and chicks!
Bring the Farm to You serves schools, libraries, child-care centers, family and public events, and provides learning parties for groups of friends. Through their specialized programs, they bring the farm directly to your door, providing valuable learning experiences and fun farm encounters. They’ll spark up your party, enliven your curriculum, and engage participants of all ages in the excitement of the farm!
Petting zoo is open 8:00am to Noon on the Southeast Village Green!
Cotton Sugar Co. is a mobile artisan cotton candy cart spinning up sweet cotton candy puffs in traditional and unique hand-mixed flavors! Be sure to ask about Cotton Sugar Co.'s hourly cart service for private events to make your next party the most memorable one yet!
Stephanie will have the following flavors on Saturday: Pink Vanilla, Lemonade, Birthday Cake, and Peach Mango.
Find the Cotton Sugar cart in Booth #59 on New England Avenue!
Find the Ajumama food truck in front of US Bank on the east side of High Street between the Rock Dove and Gillogly Orchard booths!
Magic Show & Balloon Sculpting!
Come see Erica Carlson, a local children’s entertainer, magician, and author, along with her adorable hedgehog, Sedgie the Hedgie!
Erica and Sedgie will perform their family-friendly Rockin’ Pirate Magic Show and offer book sales and signings after the show of the recently published Sedgie the Hedgie Finds the Treasure, which was inspired by her magic show.
Free balloon sculpting will follow from 10:30-12:00 for little Farmers Market shoppers to enjoy!
With over 20 years of experience, Erica loves to help families create memories together!
Find Erica and Sedgie on the Southwest Village Green, 8:00am to Noon!
Kristin Gramza is a singer-songwriter based in Columbus. A small person with a big voice, she mixes acoustic vibes, pop melodies and rock n’ roll soul. You can catch her around town playing her original tunes and acoustic covers, and even belting the National Anthem at a few Columbus Clippers games. Plus, she’s a regular shopper at the Market! Check out her latest singles “Say When” and “Watch Me Go” everywhere music is streamed or sold.
Hear Kristin on the Southeast Village Green, 10:00am to Noon!
This Week's Vendor Participation
Please Note: This vendor list is based on currently available information. Vendor participation may change without notice due to emergency, weather, staffing, or other unforeseen circumstances.
2022 Outdoor Market Map
Locate your favorite vendors using our updated interactive map!
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
Shop the Market Like a Pro!
We’re celebrating National Farmers Market Week by sharing tips so you can shop the Market like a Pro! And have loads of fun as well!
With over 70 producers to choose from, it’s easy to miss some delights. Several producers have tomatoes, for example, but there is an enormous variety in colors, tastes, and textures. Check out multiple vendors, ask questions, and get a bit of exercise too! And you make even get a glimpse of the Veggie Spy.
Check Out the Info Booth!
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Drop by the Information Booth where you’ll get friendly help finding the product or producer you’re in search of. Or drop by just to chat about what’s happening at the Market! The Information Booth is in front of the Graeter’s parking lot, along High St., facing East.
Know How to Store Your Food
Did you know cucumbers are best stored on the counter and not in the fridge? Storing produce correctly will help maintain freshness and flavor. Tips on storing cukes are here. And check out these links for storing other items: Eggplant, Garlic, Onions, and Tomatoes.
Bring Your Own Bags
The Market supports sustainability and suggests you bring a reusable bag for your Market goodies. You can purchase Worthington Farmers Market totes at the Information Booth and several producers have totes available as well.
Also consider bringing your own produce bags rather than getting a plastic bag with your purchase. Even a thin plastic bag can be re-used for many Market visits. And bring your own reusable cup as well – our coffee vendors will gladly fill it with java and not use a disposable cup.
Don’t hesitate to ask producers questions about their growing practices, items you’re not familiar with, or what is most delicious! Producers love to talk about their offerings!
Need Cash? Buy Tokens!
Small, local producers working on thin margins sometimes forego credit cards to avoid the fees. If you don’t have cash, head to the Information Booth where can buy $5 wood tokens with a credit or debit card. All the vendors take them, they give change back in cash, and the tokens never expire. There is a $1 dollar transaction fee, regardless the amount.
Don’t dismiss produce that is oddly shaped or has small blemishes. Overall, 30%-40% of US produce is wasted and a significant chunk of that is due to purely cosmetic reasons. Fruits and veggies don’t need to look perfect to be delicious and nutritious!
Bring Back Glass Jars and Bottles
Many vendors who sell products in glass jars or bottles such as jam, peanut butter, and honey will take the empties back from you and re-use them. In some cases, you’ll get a discount on your next purchase!
Producers have the following available this week. In some cases, items may sell out before the Market ends.
Amaranth Greens, Apples, Arugula, Beets , Bok Choy, Blackberries, Broccolini ,Carrots, Collards ,Corn – sweet, Cucumbers, Dandelion greens – Italian, Eggplant – white, purple, Garlic, Green Beans – green, yellow, Romano, Blueberries, Broccoli, Ground Cherries, Herbs - various, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce-various types and mixes, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions – green, sweet, Peaches – yellow, white, Pears, Peppers – green, hot, shishito, Plums, Popcorn, Potatoes, Purslane, Pigweed, Squash – yellow, pattypan, blossoms, Swiss chard, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watermelon, Zucchini
SNAP/EBT Customers: Use Your Produce Perks Tokens & Coupons to Purchase Fresh Fruits & Vegetables (note coupon expiration!)
Sunday Funday in Worthington - A Tribute to Fair Food!
What's Growing in Ohio!
Please Note: Chart is representative of Ohio's various growing seasons and regions and some products may not be available at WFM. If you're looking for a specific item, just ask at the information booth and we'll do our best to direct you to farmers who may have it in stock.
Calendar compiled by Ohio Proud. Created in 1993, Ohio Proud is the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s marketing program that identifies and promotes food and agriculture that are made in Ohio and grown in Ohio. Agriculture is Ohio’s number one industry, contributing more than $105 billion to the state’s economy.
Save the Date!
Sunday, September 25, 12-6pm, Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 8, 2pm
Sweet Grass Dairy Fall Farm Field Day
Sunday, October 23, 12-6pm, Spooky Pooch Party
Sunday, November 27, 12-6pm, Holiday Open House
Masks Are Optional
Effective Thursday, March 10, the Worthington city ordinance that required masks in indoor public places has been lifted. Facial coverings are now optional throughout the City of Worthington.
We will have a limited supply of masks available at the Market information desk (located at the corner of S. High Street & New England Avenue in front of the Graeter's Ice Cream and House Wine parking lot), should you wish to wear one while visiting the Market.
We will continue with our other proactive measures to help reduce the spread of illness including having hand sanitizer available throughout the Market and increased spacing between producer booths.
If you have a fever or are feeling ill, we ask that you please stay home.
Invest in Your Community
Do you love our farmers market? We are powered by a non-profit organization that largely relies on donations to fund our operations. Please consider donating to help us reach our goal. You can do a one-time donation or even set up a monthly donation to help us keep our market going strong. Click here for the link to donate: experienceworthington.com/donate