Collards & Kohlrabi. Strawberries Still Here...For Now. COhatch Maker at the Market. Sunday Fundays
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.
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.
The Time for Strawberries is Now!
The average American eats 3.5 pounds of fresh strawberries per year. If you have not met your strawberry quota then it’s time to visit the Market! And even if you’ve already consumed a few pounds of the red lovelies, be sure to get more before they are gone! Strawberry season is short.
Strawberries are technically not berries because the seeds (about 200 per berry!) are on the outside. Each tiny seed is actually considered a separate fruit.
Wild strawberries have been consumed for medicinal reason for thousands of years. Ancient Romans looked to strawberries to treat a variety of maladies including depression, fainting, and even bad breath. The modern strawberry emerged from France in the 18th Century when a wild Virginia strawberry was crossed with a wild Chilean strawberry.
It was also the French who first associated strawberries with romance. With their bright red color, heart shape, and yummy sweetness it’s no wonder we feel that strawberries and love go together. One folk tale says that if you share a double strawberry with somebody then the two of you are certain to fall in love. Another great reason to visit the Market! Rhoads and Rock Dove will have strawberries, so stock up!
The Versatile Vegan suggests you try this this refreshing Strawberry Coconut Kale Salad. You can get kale from several producers at the Market including Franklinton Farms, Jorgensen, Tilley Farmstead, and Toad Hill Farm. After that healthy salad, the Versatile Vegan knows you’ll be ready to splurge a bit with this easy Strawberry Shortcake recipe!
Fresh Picks for This Week
Producers have the following available for online pre-order and/or at the Outdoor Market. Note supplies are limited.
Arugula, Asparagus, Beets-purple top and greens, Bok Choi, Broccolini, Cabbage raab, Carrots-multiple colors, Chives, Collards, Garlic-greens & scapes, Green Onions, Herbs, Kale & baby kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce-various, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms-shiitake, Mustard Greens, Peas-snow & sugar snap, Popcorn, Radicchio, Radishes, Rhubarb, Scallions, Senposai, Spinach, Strawberries, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Turnips-Hakurei and greens, Yukina Savoy mustard greens
COhatch Maker at the Market - Elizabeth M
This Saturday, meet Melissa Daniel, owner of Elizabeth M - our featured COhatch Maker at the Market! Elizabeth M, reflective of Melissa's middle name, transforms classic home, body and skin care products and refines them into quality, natural alternatives. Melissa uses all-natural soy wax in her candles and soy melts along with natural paper core and cotton wicks. And, her body care products are made with all natural, high-quality ingredients.
Based in Marietta, Ohio, Elizabeth M started as a candle company and has expanded to include tart melts as well as a natural skin and body care line. In addition to her focus on high quality, natural ingredients, Elizabeth M's products are known for their scents and sense of place. In the beginning, Melissa was inspired by scents that reminded her of certain places and the memories they evoked.
Watermelon Rancher is new this summer and immediately takes me back to the long summer days of my youth, making lazy loops around the neighborhood on my bike, enjoying the Jolly Rancher hard candy sticks.
Find your scents of place this Saturday! Elizabeth M is located on the patio of Worthington Merchant, Peacock Lane.
Mention that you read her story in this week's newsletter and enjoy a Saturday special this week - Buy 1, get 1 product 50% off.
Save the Dates!
June 13 Rainbow Love
June 19: A Tribute to Dads, Men's Health Month and Cancer Survival
In honor of Market Manager, Christine's, dad, a stage 4 cancer patient, the Worthington Farmers Market will be hosting a celebration of dads and good health through fresh food, exercise and healthy living. Shop for locally designed apparel with a cancer-fighting mission on the Ohio Hates Cancer boutique bus. And, explore plant-based foods prepared by Chef Jim Warner and his team at the mobile education kitchen from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
June 22 Slow Food Columbus Producer Panel
Sunday Fundays All Season
Invest in Your Community
Did you know that the Worthington Farmers Market is a community event of The Worthington Partnership?
The Worthington Partnership is proud to drive many beloved initiatives in Worthington, like the Market, the annual Holiday Open House and sharing things to do and see via Experience Worthington.
To sustain these activities and to market Worthington experiences broadly, this year we must raise $43,085 (like the zip code . . . see what we did there?). By giving as little as $10/month, you’ll help keep the things you love about Worthington.
Parking at the Market
Historic Old Worthington is delightfully walk-able, especially during the Worthington Farmers Market. With our expanded footprint, extending south from the Village Green along High Street, there's plenty to explore while you stretch your legs! Use these maps to familiarize yourself with public parking options available around our downtown:
Or view the maps online at: https://static1.squarespace.com/.../ParkingMap-Jun10.pdf
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.
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.
All extracurricular activities (music at the market, busking, Market Sprouts, cooking demonstrations, etc.) have been postponed until further notice.
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!
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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