Costume Ready? New Produce Vendors! Drink Your Veggies. Halloween on the Green.
The last "summer" market is this Saturday, October 30, 8am - Noon! Our Holiday Market begins next week, November 6 at 9:00 AM. Find us along High Street in the downtown Worthington historic district.
Oct 30 Preview Day - New Produce Vendors
Roots, Fruits and Shoots is a small fruit and vegetable farm located 25 minutes from downtown Columbus in Johnstown, Ohio. They grow raspberries during the summer and vegetables during the winter months. The farm is operated using no-till, organic practices, and will be certified organic in 2023.
RFS uses several season extension methods (high tunnels, low tunnels and mulching) to be able to provide produce through the coldest months of the year.
Their raspberries are primarily floricane (meaning they fruit June/July), and then they put on a smaller fall crop, which usually ends sometime in mid-October with the frost. This year, because there hasn't been a frost yet, they are still producing!
Here's what RFS will have on Saturday: (Find them in Booth #23)
At Seven Acre Farm we are passionate about sustainably growing healthy and flavorful microgreens! Our products are grown vertically using a proprietary blend of soil, plant-based nutrients, and absolutely no animal by-products, pesticides, herbicides, or chemicals. We grow over 40 varieties of nutrient-dense microgreens and love to educate about the benefits of our superfoods!
Find Seven Acre Farm in Booth #18.
Holiday Market Season Begins November 6
Deck the halls and your table this holiday season with the Worthington Farmers Market - Holiday Market, Saturdays from 9am-12pm, outdoors, in our current location along High Street in the Worthington Historic District. Due to the construction at the Shops at Worthington Place, we will be extending our outdoor market season with our Holiday Market. Enjoy your favorite year-round producers along with several new producers joining us for the winter!
The Holiday Market will be open, along High Street, south of 161, the following Saturdays:
November 6, 13 & 20
Closed Thanksgiving Weekend (Nov 27)
December 4, 11 & 18
Closed for the Holiday (December 25)
COhatch Maker at the Market
Caitlyn from Love Knot Knits returns as our COhatch Maker at the Market this Saturday! She specializes in knitted accessories for the family and has a variety of hats, ear warmers, and scarfs to keep you toasty this fall and winter.
Visit Love Knot Knits in Booth #15.
Halloween on the Green
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
Drink Your Veggies!
What’s the best way to consume fruits and vegetables? Any way that gets them into your mouth! Drinking your veggies is just as beneficial as eating them. Whether its smoothies, juices, or some other liquid form, shop the Market for the best fresh ingredients!
Kale is a favorite for smoothies and juices and several produce growers have it. Greens in general are popular for blending including spinach (Tilley Farmstead), head lettuce (Jorgensen), Swiss chard (Franklinton Farms), celery (9N), and collard greens (Cottage Garden).
Other great options for the blender include beets (several producers), sweet potatoes (Tilley Farmstead), cucumbers (9N), apples (Gillogly), and ginger (Jorgensen). And this time of year, you can add pumpkin (Sipple and Saums) into your concoction as well!
The Versatile Vegan is partial to all things beet and suggests this Beet Smoothie. Or get some spinach (or almost any green) and try this Vegan Green Smoothie. It calls for peanut butter – get a great PB at the market from Shell Dust Nut Butters! Or you can let someone else do the work and by an organic raw juice from Native Cold Pressed.
Cottage Garden has several types of cabbage and also kohlrabi. Toad Hill has tatsoi, an Asian cabbage like Bok choy. Franklinton Farms has green luobo radishes, a Northern Chinese variety that has green flesh and is moderately spicy. Gillogly has apple cider and Sipple has apple butter.
Head to Saums for decorative pumpkins and squash in interesting shapes and colors. From My Garden has charming small, dried flower bouquets and cool looking seedpods from Love-In-A-Mist (nigella) flowers.
Producers have the following available at the Market. Note supplies are limited.
Apples – multiple varieties, Arugula, Basil, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Broccolini, Cabbage, Carrots-multiple colors, Celery, Chestnuts, Choi Sum, Cilantro, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Ginger, Green Beans – Romano, French, green yellow, Green Onions, Herbs, Kale & baby kale, Leeks, Lettuce-various, Microgreens & shoots, Mustard Greens, Onions – candy, Pears, Peppers- sweet, hot, lunchbox, Padron, shishito, habanado, Popcorn, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Purslane, Radishes – luobo, French breakfast, daikon, China rose. German giant. Scallions, Shallots, Sorrel, Snow Peas, Spinach, Squash – decorative, blue hubbard, delicata, patty pan, spaghetti, summer, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Tomatillos, Zucchini
Music at the Market October 30
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.
Old Time Machine
The band consists of Sean Strothmann on fiddle, Ian Dyer on banjo, and Sean Fen on guitar. We love old time music, which is traditionally fiddle based dance music dating back hundreds of years and has evolved in many ways over that time. We were all Rambling House regulars once upon a time where Sean Fen has called many square dances. We love this music and we love to share it with others. Hear Old Time Machine in front of Jet's Pizza!
KaTanya Ingram, identifies not as a singer or vocalist but as a street performer – “it’s unique, eclectic”.
She sings songs that frequently get people moving and shaking along to the music, putting smiles on faces and creating a joyful atmosphere, her performances inspire a different reaction and sometimes elicit stories from strangers who feel a connection with Ingram’s renditions.
KaTayna will perform on the Southeast Village Green.
Also Performing This Week:
Adam Sterling, Guitar, Olde Village Barbers
Lucia Cassel-Ramirez, Violin, Post Office
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.
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 December 18) 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!
October 30 Slow Food Columbus
October 30 Growing & Growth Collective
Tuesday, November 2, Franklinton Farms Fall Fest (rescheduled from Oct 28)
Sunday, November 28, Worthington Partnership Holiday Open House
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.
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