Best of the 'Bus! An Apple a Day... Garden Jumpstart. Welcome Notions & Potions. Redefining Local.
The Worthington Farmers Market is open Saturday, March 27, 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.
Best of the 'Bus!
Thank you, Central Ohio! With all of the challenges and adaptions that 2020 brought to the Worthington Farmers Market, we're thrilled to be nominated as one of the Best of the 'Bus!
Please cast your vote for the best farmers market experience, question #19.
The Worthington Partnership Green Team will be giving away vegetable seed packets from Livingston Seed at this weekend's market. Stop by and get started on your 2021 veggie garden for free!
Find us in Booth #7 in the Produce section of the Market
Welcome Notions and Potions!
Visit Notions and Potions Soap Co. in Booth #14 for their Preview Day with the Worthington Farmers Market. N&P offers handcrafted bar soaps and liquid hand soaps. Stop by and check out their unique Cottage and Homebrew collections!
Planning the Outdoor/Summer Market
We know folks are thinking about spring and summer and what lies ahead for our "new normal." Here's an update on our plans for the outdoor farmers market season . . .
You'll find us for 5 more Saturdays inside The Shops at Worthington Place from 9am-12pm!
Starting May 1, we look forward to the first of our summer market season outdoors! Click here for more information on how our plans for summer are coming along so far.
An Apple a Day…Means It’s Time to Stock Up at the Market!
Several Market vendors are in the parking lot near the South entrance to the Shops at Worthington Place. This includes long-time apple vendor Gillogly Orchard. Thanks to their cold storage facility, Gillogly offers many apple varieties, even in March. These include EverCrisp Fuji, Gold Rush, Pink Lady, and Yellow Delicious. They also have cider!
Apples originated in Kazakhstan and went on to take over the world! Humans have been eating apples for thousands of years and there are over 7,000 apple cultivars! The Bible does not actually identify the infamous fruit in the Garden of Eden, so feel free to enjoy apples without any guilt.
Apples were popular in Colonial America for hard (alcoholic) cider. Apples grown from seeds imported from Europe were plentiful, you could easily make hard cider at home, and the fermentation process would kill the bacteria that made some well water dangerous. President John Adams drank a tankard of hard cider a day. He lived to be 90 – just a coincidence?
The Temperance Movement caused the American public to shift to eating apples, and today we eat an average of 17 pounds each per year. Of course, hard cider is still around today and if you’re a fan you should check out Columbus’ own Mad Moon Craft Cidery.
Apples are high in fiber, vitamin C, and various antioxidants. They are also very filling, considering they are low in calories. There’s plenty of evidence that an apple a day is in fact a healthy habit.
This weekend is the Jewish holiday of Passover, and one of the foods most associated with this celebration is an apple and nut-based spread called charoset. The Versatile Vegan suggests you try this basic charoset recipe. You can improve it by replacing the sugar with honey from Market vendors Honeyrun Farm and SaraBee. And try adding allspice too!
Another way to get creative with apples is this recipe for crispy Baked Apple Chips. Did you know apples on pizza is a thing? You’ll become fan with this Apple Pesto Pizza. Remember you can get the spinach it calls for at the Market!
Fresh Picks for This Week Producers have the following available for online pre-order and/or at the Indoor Market:
Apples, Beets, Carrots, Claytonia (Miner's Lettuce), Garlic, Herbs, Horseradish, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms (shiitake & oyster), Popcorn, Radishes, Senposai, Scallions, Spinach, Sunchokes, Sweet Potatoes, Squash (multiple winter varieties), Turnip Greens
Coming Soon - COhatch Marketplace!
Can't wait for the launch of COhatch Marketplace!
COhatch Marketplace promises a locally-focused, online experience to help you discover and purchase from Central Ohio's best small businesses, producers, makers and artisans, including one-stop shopping for advance orders from the Worthington Farmers Market!
Shout out to Curly Tail Organic Farm, Gillogly Orchard, Kokoborrego Cheese Company, North Country Charcuterie, Red Moon Ranch LLC and Sitara's Sweets by Kat LLC for helping get the new system ready for its close-up!
See what's in store:
Save the Date!
On April 27, 5:30pm, join us in-person or virtually for the first of three Slow Food Columbus Producer Panels where we'll re-define what it means to be local from our panel of local food advocates.
Speakers include: Dustin Butler, The Butcher & Grocer, Michelle White - Clintonville Farmers Market & Ohio Farmers Market Network, Adrienne Williams - Growing and Growth Collective, and Jennifer Williams - Weiland's Market. Hosted by the Cleaver restaurant in Grandview
In-person tickets include two options: $25 - chef-prepared appetizer plate + social + panel discussion OR $65 (Limited availability!) chef-prepared appetizer plate + social + panel discussion + dinner and a reserved seat at our Speaker's Table to continue the discussion. Cash bar will be available.
Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/.../producer-panel-1...
All ticket purchases will go towards food cost and gratuity in support of the Cleaver team. There is no charge to tune into our discussion online/virtually.
March 27 Vendor Roster & Market Map
What's Happening in Worthington!
FREE Native Plants Virtual Class March 30, 7:00 pm Find the registration link here: experienceworthington.com/green-events
April is Ohio Native Plant month. Joanne Dole, founder of The Green Team, will share why Native plants are so important and how we can make a difference in our own yards.
Free Compost Program, Sign up before March 30 The Partnership Green Team is organizing a
A Worthington eGift Card for Small Businesses! The Worthington Partnership is proud to announce the new Worthington Dollars eGift Card, a community-based digital gift card that makes it fun and easy to keep local spending local. Purchase a Worthington Dollars e-Gift Card here to use at any of the participating shops in Worthington. Buy your Worthington Dollars here.
For more information on all these programs, visit experienceworthington.com!
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.