Apples to Zucchini -- the Market is stocked! Trading & Coffee Returns. Pre-Order Pickles!
July 9, 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.
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!
Food Truck at the Market
Find the Trading & Coffee food truck in front of US Bank on the east side of High Street between the Rock Dove and Gillogly Orchard booths!
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
Behold, the mighty cucumber! They were first cultivated in India around 4,000 years ago, making them one of the oldest domesticated veggies. From there they gradually spread all over the world and are even mentioned in the Bible. Cucumber popularity soared in the US in 1876 when Heinz introduced them into their product line.
Cukes are divided into two general categories: slicing and pickling. Slicing cukes are typically four to twelve inches long with a smooth skin and are eaten raw. Pickling cucumbers (aka pickles) are one to five inches long and typically have bumps. Pickling involves fermenting cucumbers in brine, vinegar, or other solutions.
Cukes are 95% water which gives them their “cool” reputation. In the 17th Century physicians treated fevers by placing patients on beds of cucumbers. This gave us the term “cool as a cucumber”!
You can find cucumbers at several growers including Oakleaf, Raber Family Organics, Rock Dove, Toad Hill, and Wishwell. If you want somebody else to do the pickling, check out the huge variety at Crazy Cucumber!
The Versatile Vegan suggests you pay homage to cucumbers Indian roots with this Vegan Raita, a traditional Indian yogurt sauce. Another great option is this recipe for a refreshing Thai Cucumber Salad. Enjoy!
Saums has sweet corn. And you can try a different twist on this summer favorite with sweet corn microgreens from Seven Acre Farm! Blueberry lovers (i.e. all humans) should head to Gillogly and Mayapple Farms. Multiple growers have tomatoes, including heirlooms – take your pick! Fruit fans should give gooseberries a try. They look like small grapes with vertical lines, have the consistency of cherry tomatoes, and taste slightly sweet when ripe. Find gooseberries at Franklinton Farms. They also have fennel, carrots, and lots of greens. Mayapple Farms has several varieties of oyster and other mushrooms.
Tilley Farmstead expects to have a limited amount of eggplant. Toad Hill is experimenting with Romanesque cauliflower, an Italian variety that looks other worldly and is sweeter and milder than regular cauliflower. They will have just a small amount. Tilley, Raber Family Organics, and Saums have potatoes. Raber also has broccoli and sweet onions. Rock Dove has daikon radish.
Producers have the following available this week. In some cases, items may sell out before the Market ends.
Apples, Arugula, Beets , Bok Choy, Blueberries, Broccoli, Carrots, Collards ,Corn – sweet, Cucumbers, Dandelion greens – Italian, Eggplant, Garlic, Garlic greens, Broccolini, Garlic scapes, Gooseberries, Green Beans – green, yellow, Romano, Herbs - various, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce-various types and mixes, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms, , Onions – green, sweet, Peas – snap, English shelling, Popcorn, Potatoes, Purslane, Pigweed, Radish, Radicchio, Spinach, Squash – yellow, pattypan, blossoms, Swiss chard, Tomatoes, Turnips, Zucchini
SNAP/EBT Customers: Use Your Produce Perks Tokens & Coupons to Purchase Fresh Fruits & Vegetables (note coupon expiration!)
Save Time - Skip the Line - Pre-Order Online!
If you're a fan of The Crazy Cucumber pickles -- and who isn't! -- you know how long that line can get at the market. Pre-order online and your order will be pre-packed, ready and waiting for you -- just head straight to the back of Booth #60 in the Graeter's parking lot!
Hospitality Tables at the United Methodist Church (600 High Street)
Worthington UMC will offer cold water, shade, seating, chalk, and bubbles for visitors to the Farmer’s Market. Stop by to refresh yourself and let the kids play.
In addition, the church will collect plastic grocery bags to transform them into sleeping mats for our unhoused neighbors. Swing by and drop your bags in the bin!
Community Table at the Market
Booth #87 on the Southeast Village Green
The Columbus Duck Race, presented by the Development Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, is a fundraising event that supports pediatric research at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's. The institute supports the discovery of new knowledge and its translation into novel therapeutics and diagnostic tests to advance pediatric research and improve the health and quality of life for children and their families. The impact on children who previously had little hope has been truly remarkable.
By signing up as a Duck Ambassador or simply purchasing duck race entries you have joined us in benefitting the invaluable work of the Abigail Wexner Research Institute. You are helping to raise awareness and helping Nationwide Children’s continue to provide the very best outcomes for children and caring for every child, for every reason. We are grateful for your generosity.
Music at the Market
Southeast Village Green
10:30am - Noon
Of Sound Minds
Classic pop and rock quintet Museaic, flute and acoustic guitar instrumental duet
Olde Village Barbershop
10:30am - Noon
9:00am - Noon
United Methodist Church
9:00am - Noon
Guitar & Vocals
Post Office Lawn
9:00am - Noon
Guitar & Vocals
Totally 80s Techno Museum & Green Team Waste Warriors
The next Partnership Sunday Funday is Totally 80s July 17th 12pm to 6pm. We have two asks:
1. We need additional volunteers for Green Team Waste Warriors! Sign up on the link in our bio: http://www.experienceworthington.com/green-events. @theworthingtonpartnership is a volunteer-based 501(c)(3) non profit organization advocating for growth, sustainability, collaboration, and engagement #inworthington
2. We need to “reuse” your awesome 80’s memorabilia for the Flashback Museum! Bring your memorabilia to share with the next generation! Email Will.Dona.email@example.com to let us know what you have, then bring it to the museum tables in the Graeter’s parking lot at 11:30am on Sunday, July 17th, and pick it up at 6pm that day.
Thank you for sharing your TOTALLY AWESOME items!
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!
May 27 - July 29th
Sunday, July 17, 12:00-6:00pm
Saturday, October 8, 2pm
Sweet Grass Dairy Fall Farm Field Day
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.
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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