- Worthington Farmers Market
Broccolini is for Veggie Lovers! Food Truck: Foxfire Tacos. Recycle Plastic Bags = Sleeping Mats.
June 11, 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 Foxfire Tacos 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
Broccolini – It’s Not What You Think!
Although broccolini is sometimes called “baby broccoli,” that name is misleading. And broccolini is not an Italian type of broccoli. So, what is it? Broccolini is a relatively recent veggie that was developed in the 1990’s by a Japanese seed company by crossing broccoli with gai lan, an Asian vegetable also called Chinese broccoli or Chinese kale. The name “broccolini” is actually trademarked in the US while the trademarked name in Europe is aspiration.
Broccolini have long stalks that resemble asparagus topped by small green florets. They have a delicate broccoli flavor and a hint of sweetness that some devotees find similar to asparagus. Broccolini stalks and more tender and easier to eat than those from standard broccoli. Broccoli is extremely nutritious and broccolini is even more so as it has additional antioxidants. Veggie lovers looking for something different or hoping to trick their kids into eating vegetables should check out broccolini!
The Versatile Vegan points out that broccolini cooks quickly and becomes less tender if overcooked. Try this easy recipe for Sauteed Broccolini and Garlic. Or enjoy a lemony version with Lemon-Garlic Broccolini. A bit more elaborate dish is Vegan Broccolini Marsala. It calls for mushrooms – try using shiitakes from Mayapple Farms!
Oakleaf and Cottage Garden have rhubarb. Nine 9 Farm has beets and snap peas. Asparagus fans should head to Anderson Orchards and Cottage Garden. Franklinton Farms has bok choy and snap peas. Mayapple Farms has oyster and shitake mushrooms. Check out Raber Family Organics for cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and strawberries. Tilley Farmstead has zucchini. Wishwell has tomatoes. Several producers have garlic scapes, the green shoots that grow from garlic bulbs. They have a wonderful, mild garlic flavor.
Somerset Herbs has several types of basil plants and other herbs. Veggie plants, including heirloom varieties, are for sale at several producers. And don’t miss the flowers!
Producers have the following available this week. In some cases, items may sell out before the Market ends.
Apples, Arugula, Asparagus, Beets , Bok Choy, Broccolini, Chives, Collards, Cucumbers, Garlic greens, Garlic scapes, Green Onions, Herbs - various, Kale & baby kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce-various types and mixes, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms - shitake, oyster, pioppino, and reiki, Mustard Greens, Peas – snap, Popcorn, Radish, Radicchio, Rhubarb, Spinach, Squash – yellow, Strawberries, Swiss chard, Tomatoes, Turnips.
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!
Music at the Market
Southeast Village Green
9am - Noon
10:30am - Noon
Olde Village Barbershop
9am - Noon
10:30am - Noon
United Methodist Church
9am - Noon
Post Office Lawn
Joseph Lin - Violin Classic Duets
9am - Noon
Growing Ohio - Annual Magazine
Published by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
Save the Date!
May 27 - July 29th
Saturday, June 18, Worthington Arts Festival
The Annual Worthington Arts Festival is one of Central Ohio’s premier, community Fine Art/Fine Craft shows. The show is held on the lawn in front of the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington, and has been ranked in sales of fine art and craft in the US by Art Fair Source Book, along with the top 200 shows in Sunshine Artist. The location draws approx. 28,000 visitors over the two-day festival. Celebrating it’s 28th year, the Worthington Arts Festival is in the sixth year of of production and coordination by the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center, a dynamic professional community arts center serving more than 85,000 visitors annually.
Thursday, June 23, 6-7:30pm
Saturday, June 25, 6-10pm, Picnic with the Partnership
Saturday, June 25 High Street will be closed but Old Worthington will be open! Tickets and sponsorships are available now (link in bio). Early bird pricing till June 1. Don’t miss this community favorite!
Sunday, July 17, 12:00-6:00pm
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
The Worthington Farmers Market is an event of The Worthington Partnership.