- Worthington Farmers Market
Did You Miss Us? :-) Vote WFM 2021 CBUS Top Picks! Welcome GrowIN & Apple Blossom Wovens. Basil!
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.
Vote for Your Favorite Farmers Market (Worthington, of course!)
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Community Table Host -- Welcome, GrowIN!
GrowIN provides a wide array of engaging intergenerational programs for everyone – so ALL ages and abilities are welcome! We aim to build connections among generations in our community to bridge the age gap and combat feelings of isolation. Intergenerational programs have been shown to decrease loneliness and depression, and build a sense of community. Our goal is to provide a stigma-free environment for people to connect and engage in meaningful activities together.
We are proud to be the only community-based intergenerational organization that connects all people in Columbus, Ohio, and we invite you to grow with us!
For more information, visit their website: https://bit.ly/GrowIn-home or Facebook page: @GrowINCBUS.
Visit GrowIN at booth #43 near the southeast corner of High Street & New England Avenue (next to Made Without Grain).
COhatch Maker at the Market
Meet Lisa Carter, owner of Apple Blossom Wovens!
"When my oldest was a baby in 2009, I used to love popping her into a baby carrier and wandering around the Worthington Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings. Now that baby is in middle school, and I'm so excited to be attending as a vendor helping other new parents find the joy of babywearing! After learning to weave at the Cultural Arts Center in downtown Columbus, I founded Apple Blossom Wovens in 2015 and have been making ring slings and woven wraps for babywearing for the past six years. Recently, I have also added several home decor items such as throw blankets and tea towels to provide other options to my customers as their little ones grow out of their baby carriers.
All of our fabrics are custom-woven in the USA, and all of our products are sewn right here in Columbus. So I hope you'll stop by on Saturday and try out one of our baby carriers (if you have a little one) or add a fun tea towel to brighten up your kitchen!" You can also link to my website (www.AppleBlossomWovens.com) and Facebook/Instagram (@AppleBlossomWovens).
You'll find Apple Blossom Wovens in booth #45 at the corner of High Street and New England Avenue (next to SaraBee Honey).
Music at the Market October 9
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.
Cut a rug with Old Time Machine in front of Jet's Pizza!
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.
The Worthington Jammers 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.
Find the Jammers 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.
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
It’s Not Too Late for Basil!
Even though we are getting into Fall, there’s still plenty of basil at the Market! Basil is one of the most popular herbs in the world and a key ingredient in many cuisines. There are over 150 varieties of basil with the most popular being sweet (or Italian) basil. Thai basil and holy basil (from India) are other popular types.
Basil plays a significant role in many cultures, both ancient and modern. It is likely basil originated in India where it is holy in Hinduism and a critical component in religious rituals. In ancient Egypt basil was used for embalming and to guarantee a safe journey into the afterlife. Ancient Greeks associated basil with misfortune and even evil. In the Greek Orthodox church today, basil is used to sprinkle holy water. In Portugal you give your sweetheart a pot of basil (with a love note attached) rather than roses.
Basil is the key ingredient in traditional pesto sauce and many Italian dishes. It’s also used in salads soups, curries and even ice cream and sorbets! The Versatile Vegan likes this Easy Vegan Pesto recipe. Or grab some kale and make this Basil Balsamic Chickpea and Kale Salad.
For a cold treat try this Very Fresh Lemon/Basil Sorbet. Note at the top of the Ingredients section you can switch the units from Metric to US. After working in the kitchen to prepare these recipes, chill out with a Fresh Basil Martini!
Many producers carry basil including Cottage Garden, Franklinton Farms, and Toad Hill. Kennedy Farms (in the Sipple booth) makes pesto sauce and they offer samples!
Basil is fairly easy to grow indoors – check out Rock Dove for basil starter plants.
There are loads of apples at the Market! Check out Gillogly, Oakleaf, and Sipple who collectively have over 15 apple varieties. Also, Gillogly and Oakleaf have “seconds” which sell at a reduced price and are ideal for apple pie and applesauce. Gillogly also has apple cider.
Is it Halloween season already? Check out Saums for pumpkins. Cottage Garden has cabbage, including Vantage Point, which are quite large. Franklinton Farms has sweet potato greens and may have spiceberries, which are used in mulled cider. Jorgensen has ginger, which you rarely see at the Market. They also have ginger fronds, the greens of the plant which smell like ginger and make attractive decorations. Wishwell hopes to have broccoli.
Producers have the following available at the Market. Note supplies are limited.
Apples – multiple varieties, Arugula, Basil, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots-multiple colors, Celery, Chestnuts, Cilantro, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Ginger, Green Beans – Romano, French, green yellow, Green Onions, Ground Cherries, Herbs, Kale & baby kale, Leeks, Lettuce-various, Microgreens & shoots, Mustard Greens, Okra, Onions – candy, Pawpaws, Pears, Peppers- sweet, hot, lunchbox, Padron, shishito, habanado, Plums, Popcorn, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Purslane, Radishes – daikon, red globe, Scallions, Shallots, Sorrel, Spinach, Squash – decorative, blue hubbard, delicata, patty pan, spaghetti, summer, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Tarragon, Tomatoes, Tomatillos, Zucchini
Contribute to the Worthington Community Cookbook!
The Worthington Partnership (the Market's parent organization) is creating something truly special - a Worthington Community Cookbook. We want to pack it full of all of your favorite recipes - ones that truly reflect our beautiful city and the wonderful people that live here. Will you share them with us?
You can easily submit your recipe here: https://www.experienceworthington.com/cookbook
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!
Sunday, October 10
Monday, October 11, 2021, 3-7pm
Celebrate NAICCO Cuisine’s one year anniversary on Indigenous Peoples’ Day! This will be NAICCO Cuisine’s final public appearance for 2021. After this event, the NAICCO Cuisine food trailer will close for the winter. So don’t miss your last chance in 2021 to sink your teeth into some of NAICCO Cuisine’s exquisite Native American street food!
Thursday, October 28
October 30 Slow Food Columbus
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.