Cooking with Sweet Corn. Crust X Crumb & Rose Dough Donuts Return! Apricot Sidecar? Yes, Please!
It's Summer Market Season! Saturdays - 8am to Noon
The Worthington Farmers Market is OUTDOORS along High Street between SR161 and South Street!
Summer market hours, 8am to Noon, May through October.
This Week's Participating Vendors
*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 our interactive market map here: http://maps.managemymarket.com/5692
Summer market hours, 8am to Noon, May through October.
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
Let’s Get Corny!
Sweet corn lovers will be happy to hear there are hundreds of varieties of sweet corn. Some of our Market farmers plant multiple varieties that mature at different times so the sweet corn season is lengthened, giving us more opportunities to munch on those sweet kernels!
Corn (or maize) was first domesticated in Mexico about 7,000 years ago. It spread across the Americas and was the major crop for many Native Americans. Sweet corn is a naturally occurring genetic mutation where the gene controlling the conversion of starch to sugar slows down the process, resulting in corn that is much sweeter. In the 18th century tribes like the Iroquois were growing sweet corn and sharing it with European settlers.
Many Native Americans follow the concept of the Three Sisters, referring to corn, beans, and squash. These were considered the “sustainers of life” as they were central to their diet. They are “sisters” because they grow in the same mound in a garden and benefit each other. The corn provides a structure for the bean vine. The squash vines shade the mound and hold in moisture for the corn and beans. This approach also reduces the need to turn soil or rotate crops.
Sweet corn makes up just a tiny percentage of US corn production. Over 90% of US corn production goes to animal feed or making ethanol. Sweet corn comes in three colors: yellow, white, and bicolor which is a mix of yellow and white. You can find sweet corn at Raber Family Organics, Saum Family Farms, and Wishwell. There is an enormous demand for sweet corn, so shop early before producers run out!
The Versatile Vegan suggests corn lovers try this easy-peasy Southern Fried Corn. July is perfect for cold soups like this Sweet Corn Gazpacho. Jonny cakes are pancake-like cornbread with a long history going back to Native American tribes in the 1600s. Try these yummy Fresh Corn Jonny Cakes!
Visit the Market early for melons from Saum’s Family Farm. Get your blueberries at the Blueberry Patch, Toad Hill, and Gillogly Orchards. Tomatoes (including cherries) are at multiple producers. Potatoes can be found at Saum’s Family Farm, Tilley Farmstead, and Raber Organics. Peppers are at Tilley Farmstead, Franklinton, Raber Organics, and Rock Dove. Green beans can be found at Franklinton, Raber Organics, and Wishwell. Oakleaf Farms has roma beans and yellow beans. 9N Farm has haricot verts, a long, slender green bean popular in France. Get broccoli at Raber, Rock Dove, and Riverwood Farms. Cottage Garden has green onions.
Producers have the following available this week. In some cases, items may sell out before the Market ends.
Apples, Arugula, Basil, Beets, Blackberries, Blueberries, Broccoli, Broccolini, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chives, Collards, Corn, Cucumbers, Currants, Escarole, Frisee, Garlic, Garlic Greens, Garlic Scapes, Gooseberries, Green Beans, Green Onions, Herbs - various, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Greens mixes, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms – multiple varieties, Onions, Parsley, Peas – sugar snap and snow, Peppers – sweet, bell, Potatoes, Radishes, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Spinach, Squash – patty pan, yellow, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Turnips, Zucchini .
Beautiful eggs from our flock...brown, blue and green. If you have any egg cartons you'd like to recycle, we are happy to use them.
Find us in Booth #14 on the west side of High Street between Oink Moo Cluck and Wishwell Farms.
Today is the day! "Christmas in July" starts today, which means that we will have our two legendary holiday flavors, Naughty and Nice, available from now til the 29 of July!
Hurry because this will only be in person at your local farmers markets. See you there!
Returns with a scrumptious new menu!
Find us in Booth #44 in front of the United Methodist Church on the east side of High St.
Hi Everyone! Here's my Worthington Farmers Market menu for July 22nd! Stop by 8-12 in front of the Methodist church. Several new items this weekend!
Cookies: Chocolate Chip, Ginger, Irish Short Bread, Lemon, Peanut Butter Chip, Raspberry Thumbprints, Salted Caramel Chip, White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies (New Item)
Dessert Bars: Apple Pie, Irish Brownies, Lemon, Orange Creamsicle, Peach Cobbler (New Item!), Raspberry Linzer, Strawberry Lemonade Bars (Back for the summer!), Tagalong, White Chocolate Raspberry Bars (New Item!)
Scones: Maple Pecan, Vanilla Bean
We have some exciting news to share! We were grateful to receive a grant from the City of Columbus when sharing about our youth entrepreneurship workforce development and training program - Nourish Our Community.
We currently have two young participants in our program and are now accepting two more participants to join us!
What an honor this is and we are SO pumped to be able to share a little bit of behind-the-scenes with you all. Stay tuned!
Music at the Market
Post Office Lawn
9:00am - Noon
Morgan Liu & Afterthought
Pop, Rock, Country Covers
"Afterthought" plays eclectic acoustic sets of pop, rock, and country songs from the 1960s-today, with instrumental solos (the Latin American cuatro has a distinctive high pitch) and vocal harmonies. Our motto is, "No Tips - we are here for the JOY of the music!". It is a subgroup of a weekly jam session held at Java Central Café in Westerville for many years. Afterthought also plays at Children's Hospital, retirement homes, and at WFM in 2022.
United Methodist Church - South
9:00am - Noon
Irish fiddle, classical violin
I'm a 21-year-old solo Irish fiddler and classical violinist. I've been playing for roughly 17 years. My repertoire primarily consists of Irish tunes, with some classical sprinkled in. Everything that I play is within the public domain.
United Methodist Church - North
9:00am - Noon
Chip Woods & Paul Graham
Acoustic Guitar Duo
A charming blend of 60, 70 and 80 folk rock. Scattered with original compositions that are fun and up tempo!!
Southeast Village Green
A talented singer-songwriter, musician, and performer hailing from Texas, Tristan's first language was actually French, and he writes and sings in many languages. His songs are all original, hugely varied, and go through lots of genres, although mostly alternative rock/progressive.
Southeast Village Green
10:30am - Noon
The Worthington Squares is a fun group of musicians who have played at the Worthington Farmers Market for 15+ years. The group enjoys playing for all ages. Audience members are welcome to sit in and play along or sing along.
What's Growing in Ohio?
Food Truck - Biscuit Boss
Casey and her team will be back with some of the best biscuits in town and a few new breakfast items to tickle your taste buds, including a Breakfast Burrito and Peach-Raspberry Shortcake featuring peaches from Gillogly Orchard. Look for fresh ripe market tomatoes to be featured throughout the menu as well.
The truck will be parked in front of US Bank on the east side of High Street between the Rock Dove Farm and Gillogly Orchard booths. Open 8am-noon!
This Saturday, meet our friends from the Harding-Buller Foundation of Worthington! Through their generous grant funding, the Worthington Farmers Market and the Linworth Experiential Program collaborated this year to grow the Linworth School Community Garden. More than 45 pounds of fresh produce harvested from the garden has been donated to the Worthington Resource Pantry this summer.
The Harding-Buller Foundation of Worthington (HBFW) continues the legacy of identifying and reducing the unmet mental health needs of our communities focusing on the whole self. Since the establishment of the Harding-Evans Foundation in 1959, the Foundation has been a trailblazer in supporting educational advancements in mental health including nutrition, wellness, treatments, and patient care. Today the foundation continues its legacy of social well-being by empowering individuals to live a spiritual, holistic, and healthy lifestyle focusing on “Your Whole Self.”
Stop by Booth #67 in the Graeter's parking lot to say, "hello" and pick up some pup treats for your furry friend!
BYOWB -- Bring Your Own (Water) Bottle
While visiting the market this Saturday, The Worthington Partnership and The Worthington Partnership Green Team invite you to use the new public water fountain and bottle filling station installed on the Southwest Village Green. It even has a designated fountain/bowl for dogs!
Our team is excited to offer this sustainable resource to help reduce the number of plastic water bottles used in Worthington that add to the landfill.
Thank you to the City of Worthington Government for supporting us on this sustainability project and thank you to The Worthington Partnership Green Team for working so hard to raise the funds to make it happen!
Don't forget to "BYOWB" on Saturday. Bottled water will no longer be sold at the market information booth.
Made From the Market
Welcome to "Made From the Market" featuring recipes, photos, tips and techniques from customers, vendors, staff and volunteers highlighting the use of seasonal market products and the producers who grow and make them.
Soooo, shaking up a great cocktail is cooking, right? Of course it is! Especially in this heat and humidity and it features Apricot Sidecar Jam available now from Sweet Thing Gourmet!
The Apricot Sidecar
2 ounces brandy (cognac or Armagnac; or bourbon ) 1 ounce premium triple sec (Cointreau) 3/4 ounce lemon juice (fresh) 1 ounce apricot nectar (which can be difficult to find, so don’t worry if you need to omit) 1/2-1 tablespoon Apricot Sidecar jam
Garnish: lemon twist (or orange twist) (which obviously I did not do, but encourage you to do so!)
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Shake well, then strain into a glass of your choice, and garnish as you see fit.
We want to hear from you about what you're cooking and the market products you're using to make healthy and wholesome AND decadent and indulgent dishes for your friends and family!
Send us a recipe (your own or link to a published one)
Include a photo or two of the finished dish
Be sure to identify the market products you used (photos welcome!)
No recipe? No problem. A brief description of the overall process is just fine.
Include your contact info (email or text preferred)
Deadline: By Noon on Wednesdays
Publication: Up to 3 submissions each week
So, who's up next? We'd love to hear from you!
Save the Date!
Third Thursday Every Month!
Sunday, July 23, 12-5pm
Wednesday, August 12, 2023
Pick Up After Your Pooch
Poop, it happens. Follow Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District ‘s program and P.U.P. (Pick Up Poop) then pop the poop in the LANDFILL side of our downtown waste collection bins.
Because poop is a contaminant when it comes to recycle collection. And could lead to the entire recycling collection being sent to the landfill.
But isn’t it natural? Shouldn’t I leave it to fertilize the soil?
Your pet does not eat a natural local diet. Their waste washes into the storm drains and “Dog waste contains nitrogen and phosphorus, which can deplete oxygen that fish and other water-based life need to survive, as well as encourage the growth of harmful algae.
It is also considered a significant source of pathogens like fecal coliform, a disease-causing bacteria” (www.usda.gov)