Dahlias! More Seasonal Produce. Coffee & Trading Food Truck! Yoga on the Green. Music x6!
May 21, 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
New Producer Preview Day!
Meet Kurt Hahn of Dahlias for Pelotonia:
Raising beautiful dahlias has been a passion of mine for over 20 years. In 2015, I began to volunteer for the annual charity bike ride in Columbus known as Pelotonia, which raises money each year to support cancer research at the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center. Soon I became a rider myself in the annual event and took on the commitment of raising at least $3,000.00 each year in support of the goal of ending cancer.
By combining my passion of raising outrageously beautiful dahlias and helping to support cancer research, I hope to improve the lives of anyone who is affected by this terrible disease.
All proceeds from the sale of these dahlia plants are donated to Pelotonia and the funds will help OSU James provide treatment to those diagnosed with cancer as well as to fund innovative research in support of finding a cure for cancer.
I have over 40 different cultivars available and plan to bring a prime selection of approximately 120 plants to the market on Saturday. All of the dahlias offered for sale are premium quality dahlias recognized by the American Dahlia Society and are sure to provide months of enjoyment as well as to impress your neighbors.
Find Kurt and his beautiful Dahlias in Booth #31 in front of the Post Office at the corner of High & South Streets.
Food Truck at the Market
We are a coffee truck that is dedicated to offering food services (stuffed churros, coffee and sandwiches) based on the concept of investing and coffee. If you have ever seen anything that talks about coffee and investments, you will surely see it in our coffee truck!
Find the Trading & Coffee trailer in front of US Bank on the east side of High Street between the Rock Dove and Gillogly Orchard booths!
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
What’s New? A Lot!
If the weather cooperates, several veggies will be making their Spring debut at the Market this Saturday! Franklinton Farms plans to have snap peas. They are sweet, crisp, and delightful! The Versatile Vegan suggests you try them in this easy Szechuan Sugar Snap Peas dish. Visit Cottage Garden for the green onions needed.
Toad Hill will have watercress, a peppery and slightly bitter green that tastes a little like arugula. The Versatile Vegan is jazzed about this Vegan Alfredo with Watercress and Chives recipe. Toad Hill also has the chives that are called for. And our newest farmer, Raber Family Organics, expects to have the beginning of their cherry tomato crop!
Plus, Tilley Farmstead will still have strawberries. And asparagus lovers should head over to Anderson Orchards, Cottage Garden, Franklinton Farms, Gillogly , Toad Hill, and Tilley Farmstead. Note that popular items may run out quickly!
Nine 9 Farm has kohlrabi. Franklinton Farms has radishes, rhubarb, and French sorrel, an herb that adds a citrus like flavor to dishes. Don’t miss the wide variety of microgreens at Seven Acre Farm. Green garlic fans should head over to Cottage Garden and 9N. Stinging nettle is thought to have medicinal properties such as a mild diuretic and for lowering blood sugar. Check it out at Raber Family Organics. Make sure you get an apple a day by exploring the numerous varieties at Gillogly. And an enormous variety of delicious and nutritious greens are available from multiple producers.
It's planting time and the Market has plenty to offer! Several vendors have tomato, pepper, and other veggie starter plants. Rock Dove offers an Asian Green 6-pack. Interested in growing edible flowers? From My Garden has nasturtiums. Somerset Herbs has multiple types of basil and many other herbs. Both flowering plants and cut flowers are available from several producers. Just look for bright, beautiful colors as you wander the Market!
Producers have the following available this week. In some cases, items may sell out before the Market ends.
Apples, Arugula, Asparagus, Beets-purple top, Bok Choy, Cabbage Raab, Chives, Collards, Garlic greens, Green Onions, Herbs - various, Kale & baby kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce-various types and mixes, Microgreens & shoots, Mustard Greens, Peas – snap, Popcorn, Radish, Radicchio, Rhubarb, Rutabaga, Spinach, Strawberries, Turnips, Watercress.
Mindful in May Yoga on the Green sponsored by Boundless Health
May 21, 7:00-8:00am
Boundless Health will offer a free slow flow yoga class incorporating breath-linked movement to bring mindfulness to the practice. The class will use Vinyasa yoga sequences to guide participants through various shapes, building strength and flexibility. Movement, breath work, and meditation will be offered during this practice to bring awareness and balance to the body and mind*.
Instructor Kendra Hill is a clinical social worker by training that found yoga about 10 years ago. With interests in mental health and exercise, Kendra is intrigued by the connection between physical and mental well-being, and using movement to help individuals gain self-awareness. Kendra came to love the practice of yoga as it can be both physically stimulating but also mentally calming. After time spent developing her appreciation of and commitment to practicing yoga, Kendra pursued yoga teacher training. Kendra completed the 200 Hour Teacher Training at Yoga On High (YOHI) in 2021. Kendra has her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work. Kendra is a foodie who loves to explore and spend time with her family and friends.
Please Note: Yoga provides great benefits, but only you know your own body and limits. Like any exercise, please consult your health care professional with any questions or concerns before starting any exercise program. When participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. Not all exercises in our class are suitable for all persons.
Following the yoga class, Boundless Health will host the Community Table in Booth #89 on the Southeast Village Green, 8am to Noon.
Music at the Market
Eric Spain is a 2021 graduate of Thomas Worthington High School.He will be attending the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music next fall to pursue a double major in cello performance and music education. Eric has been playing at the Worthington Farmers Market to raise money as a college fund. Eric will be playing in front of Olde Village Barershop, 9am to Noon.
Violinist Lucia Cassell-Ramirez will be playing this Saturday in front of the Post Office, 9am to Noon. Lucia is a sixteen year old violinist who's been playing at the farmers market since the age of seven. She's been learning violin for the past eleven years and loves sharing her passion for the instrument with the farmer's market community.
Old Time Sound Machine is a fiddle/banjo duo who dive deep into traditional Appalachian music, commonly known as old time music. This music is historically heard in square dances but we like to keep it alive any way we can. Sean Strothmann will be seen mostly on fiddle and occasionally guitar. Ian Dyer will be seen picking banjo as well as guitar. The band occasionally has a third rotating member. Hear them play in front of Jet's Pizza, 10:30am to Noon.
Paul Graham is a resident of old Worthington. He is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/composer in the Americana Music genre, who has been playing and performing for over 40 years. He plays solo and in various combinations with other musicians (in duo, trio, and quartet). He writes original songs and original instrumental compositions. He covers a wide range of rock, folk, country, blues and bluegrass songs. He is an old friend of the Worthington Farm Market and often plays with Chip Woods as a duo. Paul will be playing in front of the United Methodist Church, 9am to Noon.
KaTayna Brewer 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 Brewer’s renditions. Hear KaTayna on the Southeast Village Green, 9:00-10:30am.
Learn more or see her Sidewalk Serenades here https://www.instagram.com/sidewalk_serenades/
The Worthington Squares is a group made up from Columbus folk Music Society people that have been involved with the Worthington market for over 10 years providing Folk music at the outside market and the Mall. They'll be playing on the Southeast Village Green, 10:30am to Noon.
Save the Date!
Boundless Health, Free Yoga on the Green
Saturday, May 21, 7-8am
May 27 - July 29th
Monday, June 13, 12-6pm, Rainbow Love
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.
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!
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