Eat Your Greens: Try Mustard, Sorrel & Savoy. City of Worthington Mask Update. New Online Options!
The Worthington Farmers Market is open Saturday, May 22, 8am to Noon, for pre-order pick-up (check out our new online market!), home or curbside delivery by The Grocery Boss and in-person shopping with modified pandemic protocols in the downtown Worthington historic district. See below for more information on operational changes and market protocols.
Know Before You Go
Effective TODAY, May 20, 2021, the Worthington City Council, in alignment with the recent CDC guidance and revised state orders, has repealed its mask mandate. Fully vaccinated people are no longer required to wear masks. Per the current state orders, masks are still required for unvaccinated people.
Please read the full update here: https://worthington.org/1938/Current-Situation-Updates...
This Week's Participating Vendors
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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.
Get to Know Mustard Greens!
Mustard greens sadly don’t get the respect they deserve. They don’t have kale’s cultural dominance, spinach’s healthy reputation, or arugula’s trendiness. But it is worth your while to get familiar with this often overlooked green!
There are at least a dozen types of mustard greens that are consumed. Tatsoi and mizuna, both of which are found in the Market occasionally, are types of mustard greens. Note that mustard the condiment comes from mustard seeds, not the greens. Some varieties are raised exclusively for condiment mustard and not typically found at markets.
Mustard greens were first cultivated in India over 5,000 years ago. They come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. Mustard greens are crunchy with a peppery, bitter flavor whose intensity varies by variety. They can be eaten raw or cooked, which reduces the peppery flavor.
Mustard greens have extremely high levels of antioxidants, even when compared to most other greens. They are also loaded with Vitamins A, C, and K, as well as fiber. An intriguing non-food use of mustard greens is for removing toxins from soil, a process called phytoremediation.
You can get mustard greens at Franklinton Farms. They also have Yukina savoy, an Asian mustard green. Toad Hill Farm has a mustard greens mix with multiple varieties. Stokeshire Farm also has a mustard greens mix that includes fava bean leaves and baby collard greens.
The Versatile Vegan suggests you grab some Yukina savoy mustard greens from Franklinton Farms and try this Moroccan Yukina Savoy Red Quinoa Skillet. Or prepare this simple and satisfying Mustard Greens 'n Beans recipe. The recipe suggests pairing the dish with red wine. Good thing House Wine opens at 9am on Market day!
Sorrel is a leafy green that is part herb and part vegetable. It has a bright, tart, lemony flavor that works great for putting zip into salads and other dishes. Stokeshire Farm has a “Prima Vera Superfood” greens mix that includes several kinds of sorrel and also lamb’s quarters, a plant that is typically foraged. It’s colorful and tangy! Franklinton Farms also has sorrel. Somerset Herbs has sorrel plants available.
It’s Tomato Planting Time
If you’re planning to grow tomatoes, there are several farmers at the Market who will sell you plants and throw in their hands-on expertise for free! Nine 9 Farm, Cottage Garden, Jorgensen Farms, and Somerset Herbs all have tomato plants. Cottage Garden also has tomatillo plants!
Fresh Picks for This Week Producers have the following available for online pre-order and/or at the Indoor Market:
Apples, Asparagus, Beets, Bok Choy, Carrots, Celery, Claytonia (Miner's Lettuce), Edible Flowers, Fava Bean Greens, Garlic, Green Garlic, Herbs, Horseradish, Kale & Kale Raab, Leeks, Lettuce, Microgreens & shoots, Mustard Greens!, Mushrooms (shiitake & oyster), Popcorn, Radishes, Rainbow Chard, Ramps, Rhubarb, Rutabaga, Senposai, Scallions, Sorrel!, Spinach, Strawberries!, Sunchokes, Sweet Potatoes, Squash (multiple winter varieties), Tomatoes! (fruits & plants)Turnips (Hakurei & greens), Yukina Savoy Mustard
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.
Shop the Market Online!
Pre-ordering for pick-up on Saturday is an option for those wishing to expedite their trip to the Market or ensure that your favorite products are reserved for you. You can now shop online with our new Marketplace!
COhatch Marketplace is a collaboration between the Worthington Farmers Market and Worthington-based COhatch with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal and LOCAL!
Make your purchase online in a convenient, single transaction and 6% of your purchase will be donated back to community non-profits like the Worthington Farmers Market. Local food products will be available for pick-up, Saturdays at the Worthington Farmers Market.
Alternatively, you may sign-up with Angel Lyons, The Grocery Boss, and let her do the pick-up for you! Place your pre-orders through COhatch Marketplace and then use Angel's app to schedule your order pick-up for home delivery - https://shop.dumpling.us/angell
Current Operational Guidelines
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.
No food/beverage samples from vendors.
Please enjoy food and beverages in designated outdoor dining areas only.
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 cancelled 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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