Bagels & Brittle Preview Day! Ready for Halloween? Tulips! Winter Market Begins Nov 6.
The outdoor season of the Worthington Farmers Market is underway! We're open Saturdays, May-October, 8am to Noon. Find us along High Street in the downtown Worthington historic district.
Preview Day -- Bagels & Brittle!
Just in time for Halloween , this Saturday, we welcome Jackie from Sweet Liberty Candy Company for her Market preview day!
Sweet Liberty Candy Company specializes in small batch nut brittles that are out of this world. Jackie uses the biggest, plumpest nuts she can find, toasts them until they’re GB&D (golden brown and delicious) and enrobes them in her signature toffee coating. This results in a butter filled, nut filled indescribable flavor experience. The best description she's heard was, “Sweet Mother of Glory! That’s amazing!” (I can personally vouch for her cashew brittle...A market manager favorite.)
Visit Jackie this Saturday in space #44, near Dewey's Pizza, and let us know if you'd like to see her brittle return for our winter season!
The bagels are coming!!! This Saturday we also welcome Wootown Bagels for their Preview Day at the Worthington Farmers Market. Established in Wooster, Ohio in 2015, Wootown Bagels has been serving high quality, traditionally boiled bagels ever since. All of their bagels are 100% vegan, and their dough contains just five simple ingredients. They pride themselves on delivering a consistent and deliciously chewy bagel to their customers.
You'll find them at the corner of High Street and W. New England Ave., near the Worthington Inn. Give 'em a try and let us know if you'd like to see them back for future markets!
Merchant at the Market
Just Bloom School has curated two gorgeous color collections of tulip bulbs for growing! Late October and early November is the time to get your bulbs in the ground so come March or early April, you'll enjoy the surprise of lushly-colored, full-petaled specialty tulips. Choose either our warm color palette—pinks and peachy oranges— or our cool palette of plums and pinks. 25 mixed bulbs per bag at $30 and each bag will come with instructions for outdoor potting or planting in a floral bed.
Find Just Bloom School in Booth #14 next to Sweet Thing Gourmet.
COhatch Maker at the Market
ICYMI - When her oldest was a baby in 2009, Lisa used to love popping her into a baby carrier and wandering around the Worthington Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. Now that baby is in middle school, and Lisa's so excited to be attending as a vendor helping other new parents find the joy of babywearing!
After learning to weave at the Cultural Arts Center in downtown Columbus, she founded Apple Blossom Wovens in 2015 and have been making ring slings and woven wraps for babywearing for the past six years. Recently, she has also added several home decor items such as throw blankets and tea towels to provide other options to her customers as their little ones grow out of their baby carriers.
All of the fabrics are custom-woven in the USA, and all of Lisa's products are sewn right here in Columbus.
Find Lisa in space #45, along High Street, near Dewey's Pizza.
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Online Ordering? Tell Us What You Think!
As we head into winter market season, we're exploring options for an online ordering system. Is this something you would use to plan your market visit and purchases? We'd love to have your input! Take a few moments to complete a short survey and let us know what you think:
Winter Market Season Begins November 6
Deck the halls and your table this holiday season with the Worthington Farmers Market - Holiday Market, Saturdays from 9am-12pm, outdoors, in our current location along High Street in the Worthington Historic District. Due to the construction at the Shops at Worthington Place, we will be extending our outdoor market season with our Holiday Market. Enjoy your favorite year-round producers along with several new producers joining us for the winter!
The Holiday Market will be open, along High Street, south of 161, the following Saturdays:
November 6, 13 & 20
Closed Thanksgiving Weekend (Nov 27)
December 4, 11 & 18
Closed for the Holiday (December 25)
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
Prep for Halloween at the Market!
Visit the Market to prepare for a spooky yet yummy Halloween! With the possible exception of mountains of candy, nothing is more associated with Halloween than pumpkins. If you’re looking for pumpkins to eat, carve, scare the neighbors, or even juggle, you’ll find them at the Market!
So, what exactly is a pumpkin? There is not a strict botanical definition so there is a bit of subjectivity in determining pumpkiness. In general, a winter squash that is round and orange is a pumpkin. There are also non-orange winter gourds that some folks consider to be pumpkins. Pumpkins come in a wide variety of sizes; from miniatures you can easily hold in one hand to monsters that are over 2,000 pounds. Now that’s scary!
There is evidence of pumpkins being domesticated in Mexico over 9,000 years ago. They reached Europe by the early 1500s. Carving scary faces into pumpkins to make jack-o-lanterns for Halloween is based on an Irish tradition of carving them into turnips and potatoes to ward off roving spirits. Pumpkins can be very tough so be careful when carving!
Many varieties of pumpkins are strictly decorative and not suitable for eating. Ask the producer about pie pumpkins if you’re looking for one for culinary use. Saums’ has several varieties of decorative and pie pumpkins as well as other winter squash. They also have “ugly” pumpkins, ideal for making your front porch even scarier. Check out Sipple for pie pumpkins as well. 9N has kabocha squash, also called “Japanese pumpkin” because it is a staple in Japan and looks like a green pumpkin. They are sweet with a flavor and texture that’s a cross between a sweet potato and a pumpkin.
The Versatile Vegan suggests you try these Vegan Pumpkin Pie Bars, a sweet treat that pumpkin pie fans will love. Polovornes are Mexican wedding cookies and this recipe for Pumpkin Pecan Provolones is a winner. Get your kids to help roll the dough into balls (and eat some in the process). Check out these tips on How to Roast a Pumpkin. And don’t forget to roast the seeds – they are delicious!
Caramel apples are a Halloween tradition, and many folks like to combine a tart apple with the sweet caramel. Granny Smiths are great for caramel apples, and you can find them at Gillogly.
There are still plenty of tomatoes at the Market and Somerset has multiple varieties. Cottage Garden has cabbage. This may be the last week for plums at Gillogly, so don’t delay! Zemnicki hopes to have broccoli. Anderson Orchard still has okra.
We’re starting to see more Fall greens at the Market, including Choi Sum, a Chinese flowering cabbage from Toad Hill. Bok choi is available at Franklinton Farms. Both Jorgensen and Tilley Farmstead have multiple varieties of lettuce and other greens.
Producers have the following available at the Market. Note supplies are limited.
Apples – multiple varieties, Arugula,Basil, Bok Choy,Broccoli,Broccolini, Cabbage, Carrots-multiple colors, Celery, Chestnuts, Choi Sum, Cilantro, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Ginger, Green Beans – Romano, French, green yellow, Green Onions, Herbs, Kale& baby kale,Leeks, Lettuce-various, Microgreens & shoots,Mustard Greens, Okra, Onions – candy,Pears, Peppers- sweet, hot, lunchbox ,Padron, shishito, habanado, Plums, Popcorn, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Purslane, Radishes – French breakfast, daikon, China rose. German giant. Scallions, Shallots, Sorrel, Snow Peas, Spinach, Squash – decorative, blue hubbard, delicata, patty pan, spaghetti, summer, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Tomatillos, Zucchini
Music at the Market October 23
With her tumbling vocal stylings, powerhouse melodies, and infectious energy, Jesse seeks to captivate, awaken, and entertain those who listen. Her raw and poignant lyricism blended with straightforward guitar work create a musical skydiving experience—a long lyrical jump into the depths of the human heart softened by a parachute of undemanding instrumentation. Wasting no time, her perceptive and penetrating songs fly straight to the soul. Her debut album “Begin” was released in November, 2017. Her second full-length album, “To Remember” was released in August, 2021.
Eric Spain is a 2021 graduate of Thomas Worthington High School.He will be attending the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music next fall to pursue a double major in cello performance and music education. Eric has been playing at the Worthington Farmers Market to raise money as a college fund.
Find Eric in front of Olde Village Barbers on Saturday!
Chip Woods & Paul Graham
Chip and Paul are old friends of the Farmers Market. For the last few years they hosted the Open Mic here. For now the Open Mic is on hold but these guys are returning with their blend of old folk songs and familiar radio tunes from the 60s,70s and 80s.
You can find them by the Methodist Church, 8am-10am.
Also Performing This Week:
Adam Sterling, Guitar, Methodist Church, 10am-Noon
Christiana Calantrapo, Violin, Post Office
This Week's Participating Producers
*Note: This list is current as of publishing. Producer participation may change after this list has been published based on availability of products, weather and other unplanned circumstances that may cause them to be absent.
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Our interactive market map is live via this link: http://maps.managemymarket.com/4646
Please Note: Map is provided for informational purposes to help locate your favorite producers. Map is not to scale and does not reflect spacing between booths.
Updated INDOOR Mask Requirement
Beginning September 16, the City of Worthington requires facial coverings in all publicly accessible *indoor* locations. Please plan accordingly if your trip to Saturday's Worthington Farmers Market (hosted outdoors through December 18) includes a visit inside of our Old Worthington restaurants and shops.
As public health continues to be threatened by a resurgence in cases of COVID-19 due to the highly contagious Delta variant, the City of Worthington has joined the City of Columbus and other central Ohio communities in instituting a face covering requirement for all publicly accessible indoor locations effective Thursday, September 16. The requirement applies to all individuals, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Read complete details here: https://worthington.org/1977/Worthington-Mask-Requirement
Can I Bring My Dog to the Outdoor Market?
Well-socialized and well-behaved dogs are welcome to accompany visitors to the Worthington Farmers Market.
We ask that pet owners abide by these rules to make a pet’s visit to the Market a good experience for everyone:
Pets must be kept on a short leash.
Pets must be under control and by the owner’s side at all times.
Keep pets away from produce, plants, and other food products.
Pets must be friendly with other pets and people of all ages.
Be considerate—not everyone loves your pet; some customers are fearful and others are allergic to animals.
Please clean up after your pet. Market staff and volunteers are not responsible for cleaning up after your pet.
Sidewalks and pavement in and around the Market get HOT! during the summer months and can burn the sensitive foot pads of dogs in a matter of minutes. Please consider keeping your pups cool and comfortable at home on the hottest summer days.
If your pet is coughing, vomiting, has diarrhea or exhibiting other signs of illness, please keep them home. Market staff and volunteers are not responsible for cleaning up after your pet.
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
Save the Dates!
Sunday, October 24, 8pm, Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza
JESSE MICHAEL BARR+JESSE POWERS+CHASE POTTER: THREE FRIENDS
Thursday, October 28
October 30 Slow Food Columbus
October 30 Growing & Growth Collective
Sunday, November 28, Worthington Partnership Holiday Open House
Current Operational Guidelines
Facial coverings are optional, though recommended for unvaccinated people.
Space between vendor booths has increased to ensure maximum aisle width. Form lines in empty spaces next to booths to allow other pedestrians to pass and keep traffic flowing in the main aisles and sidewalks.
Sanitize your hands often. Hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the Market space.
Only touch the products that you intend to buy. Or, allow the farmer or food maker to select your products for you.
And, remember, if you have a fever or if you are not feeling well, please stay home.
Thank you for your continued support, cooperation and patience!
UPDATE: Beginning September 16, the City of Worthington requires facial coverings in all publicly accessible *indoor* locations. Please plan accordingly if your trip to Saturday's Worthington Farmers Market (hosted outdoors through October 30) includes a visit inside of our Old Worthington restaurants and shops.
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.
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