- Worthington Farmers Market
Cancer Awareness Resources. Redeem Your SNAP/EBT Tokens. Yum, Potatoes! Updated INDOOR Mask Policy.
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.
Get ready for #breastcancerawarenessmonth this Saturday at the Worthington Farmers Market!
If you have delayed your annual or your first mammogram due to the expense, you've lost insurance coverage during the pandemic or you just aren't sure where to begin the process of scheduling, The Ohio State University Center for Cancer Health Equity is a good starting point.
This Saturday, you can speak to a patient navigator from the OSU Center for Cancer Health Equity to help address your questions, access cancer screening information as well as community resources available to those who may be uninsured or underinsured.
Additionally, a nurse from the Stephanie Spielman Comprehensive Cancer Center will be teaching how to check your breast/chest for lumps (using models) that need to be reported to your doctor.
Find both of these free health resources, Saturday, on E. New England Avenue, during the Worthington Farmers Market.
Ohio Hates Cancer Bus is Back!
This Saturday, we welcome back Dre and his mobile cancer fighting boutique - Ohio Hates Cancer! Help #buckcancer with your purchase, a portion of which is donated to support cancer research.
#Shopthebus on E. New England Ave. during Saturday's Market.
Music at the Market September 11
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.
Jesse Powers is a self-proclaimed “Joy Reminder-er" and conscious indie pop musician in Columbus, OH.
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.
Look for Jesse in front of Jet's Pizza, near the Jorgensen Farms booth.
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.
Find a Producer With Just a Click!
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.
Spend Your SNAP/EBT & Produce Perks Tokens!
Got SNAP tokens? Don't forget to spend them! With a record number of SNAP and P-EBT users at our markets, our token supply sometimes runs low. Unspent tokens can be redeemed on any Saturday at the Worthington Farmers Market
Customers redeeming SNAP or P-EBT benefits (food stamps) at the Market receive wooden tokens to spend with vendors for any SNAP-eligible foods, including meat, honey, produce, baked goods, and food-producing plants. Those tokens are also matched up to $25 per day with free "Produce Perks" that can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. Check out the Veggie Spy report below for this week's produce highlights!
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
Don’t Forget the Potatoes!
It’s easy to miss the humble potato amidst the delicious fruits and brightly colored veggies that fill the Market this time of year. But potatoes’ incredible versatility and nutritional benefits have made it the fourth most popular crop in the world after rice, wheat, and corn. So be sure to add some to your shopping basket!
Potatoes are believed to have been first cultivated by the Incas in what is now Peru over 2500 years ago. The Incas developed a process to preserve potatoes by dehydrating them and mashing them into what they called chuñu. This could be saved for ten years and consumed when crop failures decimated the food supply.
The Spanish introduced potatoes to Europe in the 1500s, but they did not become popular until the 1700s when it became clear they were easy to grow and provided good nutrition. By the late 1800s potatoes had become a staple in Ireland, but then a fungus devasted the crop and resulted in a horrific famine that lasted 6 years. This drove some Irish to emigrate to the US.
Potatoes are more nutritious than you may think. They have lots of fiber in the form of “resistant starch” which promotes gut health. They are also high in disease fighting antioxidants, especially the skin.
Several producers have redskin and/or new potatoes including 9N, Oakleaf, and Somerset. New Potatoes are any variety that is harvested when they are small. This is when the skin is delicate and they have a sweeter flavor. Redskin potatoes have a reddish skin that is full of nutrients, and they have a less starchy texture than other types. Somerset also has Kennebec potatoes which have a rich, nutty flavor and are ideal for french fries and potato chips.
The Versatile Vegan suggests you try this yummy recipe for Crispy Smashed Potatoes that calls for the kinds of small potatoes that are easy to find at the Market. Or try a variation on a picnic staple with this Barbecue Potato Salad that works with Kennebec potatoes. Another great option is this Vegan Southern Green Beans and Potatoes recipe that calls for redskins. Note Oakleaf has loads of green beans, as well as yellow and romas!
This Week’s Finds
Watermelon season is winding down and this may be your last chance to get one at Wishwell. The same may be true for nectarines from Gillogly, so act fast! Tilley Farmstead has sweet potatoes. Franklinton Farms has daikon radish. Saums has loads of pumpkins and decorative squashes. If you’re feeling crafty, get a birdhouse gourd from Somerset and make a home for your avian friends. Eggplant fans should check out the four varieties available at Toad Hill.
Producers have the following available for online pre-order and/or at the Outdoor Market. Note supplies are limited.
Apples – multiple varieties, Arugula, Basil, Cabbage, Callaloo, Carrots-multiple colors, Celery, Cilantro, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans – Romano, french, green yellow, Green Onions, Ground Cherries, Herbs, Kale & baby kale, Leeks, Lettuce-various, Melons, Microgreens & shoots, Mustard Greens, Nectarines, Okra, Onions – candy, Pears, Peppers- sweet, hot, lunchbox ,Padron, shishito, habanado, Plums, Popcorn, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Purslane, Radishes – daikon, red globe, Scallions, Shallots, Sorrel, Spinach, Squash – blue hubbard, delicata, patty pan, spaghetti, summer, Sweet Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Tarragon, Tomatoes, Tomatillos, Watermelons, Zucchini
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 October 30) 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!
Saturday, October 2
Old Worthington Chamber of Commerce Market Day
PLEASE NOTE: The Worthington Farmers Market will NOT be open on October 2. For more information about the Old Worthington Market Day, contact the Worthington Chamber of Commerce at www.worthingtonchamber.org.
Sunday, October 3, Noon - 4pm
Planning a wedding? Hosting a party? Curious about organic farming? Spend an afternoon at Jorgensen Farms! Meet our favorite event vendors, tour our gorgeous farm and enjoy delicious treats along the way.
Sunday, October 10
Thursday, October 28
October 30 Growing & Growth Collective
Sunday Fundays All Season Long!
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.
For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Worthington Farmers Market is an event of The Worthington Partnership.