A Market Full of Local Love. Hugs & Kisses for Producers. Seaworthy Bread Preview Day. Sunchokes!
The Worthington Farmers Market is open Saturday, February 13, 9am to Noon, for pre-order pick-up, home or curbside delivery by The Grocery Boss and in-person shopping with pandemic protocol in place at The Shops at Worthington Place.
Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
Gift Boxes & (Sweet) Heart Candles from Honeyrun Farm!
Be mine. Be local.
Canvas Market totes and Market gift certificates to show your love of all things local!
Purchase online, through our Market Mercantile, for pick-up at Saturday's farmers market.
Show Your Local Love
Let's show some local love at this Saturday's Farmers Market for your favorite producers and all of our growers and artisan food makers!
Look for the pre-packaged bags of chocolate hugs and kisses when you enter the Market.
Then, place the chocolates in the mason jars at your favorite producer booths for a sweet Valentine's Day thank you!
Welcome Seaworthy Bread!
We are so excited for Seaworthy Bread's Preview Day at the Worthington Farmers Market this Saturday!
Seaworthy is a microbakery based in Granville, offering organic, hand-mixed sourdough bread, bialys and other baked goods. They make bread in the old world style - naturally leavened with wild yeast and fermented for at least 20 hours. Many of their breads feature fresh milled flours from Ohio-grown grains, locally or homegrown herbs, and other ingredients from our local farmers and artisans.
This week's fresh bread bake includes: Dark chocolate cherry, country white, fig and walnut, and Ohio heritage wheat breads.
And, you might just find some bialys on the menu, too!
Before a potential new producer is accepted into the Market, we invite them to participate in a Preview Day for an evaluation. So, please pay them a visit in Booth #7 this Saturday and let us know if you'd like to see them again for another Saturday Market!
Join the Fun Folks – Try Some Sunchokes!
The sunchoke is an edible tuber that grows underground and is native to North America. They are also called Jerusalem artichokes seven though they have no connection to Jerusalem and are not related to artichokes.
Sunchokes are actually in the sunflower family and they produce beautiful yellow flowers that resemble small sunflowers. The Italian word for sunflower is girasole and it is thought this morphed into “Jerusalem”. Sunchokes were introduced to Europe in the 1600s and became quite popular.
Sunchoke tubers are knotty and resemble ginger root. They taste like slightly nutty, slightly sweet, tangy potatoes and are often used as substitutes for potatoes. They can be eaten raw or cooked. The skin is edible, though some people do not care for its strong earthy flavor.
The carbohydrates in sunchokes are in the form of inulin, which the body does not digest or absorb. This makes sunchokes a good potato substitute for diabetics. Sunchokes can also cause a gassy (you know what I mean) response, especially when eaten raw. It may be best not to consume a huge portion the first time you try them.
Sunchokes are also low in calories and fat, and have plenty of iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
Sunchokes are versatile and can be roasted, fried, boiled, steamed, grilled, and more! They work especially when mashed liked potatoes and in soups.
Check out sunchokes at Franklinton Farms!
The Versatile Vegan is always ready to try a new winter soup. And who isn’t? Try this Creamy Roasted Sunchoke recipe.
Fresh Picks for This Week Producers have the following available for online pre-order and/or at the Indoor Market.
Apples, Beets, Carrots, Garlic, Herbs, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms (shiitake & oyster), Popcorn, Radishes, Scallions, Spinach, Sunchokes!, Sweet Potatoes, Squash (multiple winter varieties)
Just in time for Valentine's Day, this week's #perfectpairing comes from Market volunteer coordinator, George.
Freezer Meal February
We are excited to team up with Stephie from The Freezer Meal Club for “Make One, Freeze One” Fridays in February.
Our first #freezermealfriday recipe, Winter Farmers Market Beef Stew, is here! Stephie from The Freezer Meal Club visited the Market earlier this month and let the seasonal selection serve as her creative inspiration for this week's recipe. And, the timing (and weather!) couldn't be more perfect for this hearty, comforting dish.
When you make this recipe, we'd love to share your success with a photo on our Facebook or Instagram page!
Next Week's Freezer Meal Teaser: Recipes from Stephie to start and end your day!
February 13 Vendor Roster & Market Map
Our First Taste-Along!
Date night, Girls Night In, or some well-deserved "me" time...It's Saturday night, and you're invited to join the Worthington Farmers Market for a virtual cheese and wine pairing with Kokoborrego Cheese Company in celebration of their 10-year anniversary!
Join us on Facebook Live on the Worthington Farmers Market Facebook page at 5 pm on Saturday, February 20!
You’ll meet the cheese makers (virtually, of course!) - sister and brother team, Lisa Sippel and Ben Baldwin of Kokoborrego Cheese Company and Sippel Family Farm.
Lisa and Ben have selected four (4) of their seasonal cheeses to showcase during the tasting . . .
Two sheep's milk varieties: Oveja Negra and Owl Creek Tomme
Two cow's milk varieties: Headwaters Tomme and Enceladus (a Market management FAVORITE!)
The cheese package costs $30. Order directly from Kokoborrego - http://www.kokoborrego.com/store
Pre-order your cheese package for the Taste-Along for shipping to your home (shipping charges applied at checkout) *OR* pick-up at the Worthington Farmers Market on the Saturday of your choice (Feb 6, Feb 13 or Feb 20).
Donnie Austin, Worthington resident, and sommelier has put together excellent recommendations for wines to complement each individual cheese as well as a single bottle (or two!) that pair well with the cow's milk or sheep's milk cheeses, or the entire cheese flight. A full description of Donnie's wine recommendations can be found in the WFM Facebook Event content, along with suggested food accompaniments also available at the market.
Ready to join? Please register here to let us know you're coming: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTA3NTA2
This is a virtual event, so there are no tickets. There is no cost to participate beyond the purchase of the cheese (and any wine and/or accompaniments you may choose).
Donations to the Worthington Farmers Market, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, are greatly appreciated and can be made at the time of registration.
An RSVP through our registration site will ensure you are notified of all future Taste-Along events!
Last Call for 2021 Outdoor Market Applications!
If you have a product to offer, or know someone who does, visit our website to learn more about the application process. Submission deadline is February 19!
February 16 is Fat Tuesday!
Get your King Cake at FromagerieOhio in Booth #14.
Laissez les bon temps rouller!
The health and safety of our customers, our producers, our volunteers and our staff remains our highest priority. We remain committed to our pandemic safety protocol to continue to provide a direct source for local food. Masks are required for all guests visiting the Worthington Farmers Market and must cover nose and mouth at all times.
Capacity into the Market space is limited to ensure proper social distancing. And, space between producer stalls has increased to allow for wider aisles and additional space for customers waiting to make their purchases. Our pandemic safety protocol can be found here: https://www.worthingtonfarmersmarket.com/covid-19-operations
We will continue to adhere to the requirements set forth for us by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Columbus Public Health Department. Should we need to change the format of the Market, we will post updates on our website: https://www.worthingtonfarmersmarket.com/
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.