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Game Day Snacks? Valentine Sweets? Honey & Maple Syrup for the Win? Dinner for 2? Yes!


Winter market hours are 9:00am to Noon

The Worthington Farmers Market is INDOORS, November 2022 through March 2023, at The Shops at Worthington Place, 7227 N High St, Worthington, located on the northwest corner of US23/High St. and W. Wilson Bridge Road, near the I-270 interchange.


WFM Receives Local Grant

The Worthington Farmers Market, an event of The Worthington Partnership, is honored to be the recipient of a 2022 George T. Harding IV, MD Grant from the Worthington-based Harding-Buller Foundation of Worthington.

In partnership with the Linworth Experiential Program, the Worthington Farmers Market will launch the FIELD (Food-Inspired) Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Development) Crew educational program this spring.

Using the existing on-campus garden as a hands-on outdoor classroom, the program will educate students about local food and farms, empower teens to choose healthy foods by making fresh foods more available and approachable and cultivate leadership skills through entrepreneurial experiences focused on food.

Here we grow!


Everything You Need -- From Super Bowl Sunday to Valentine's Day -- Find it at the Market!

#SuperBowlSunday calls from some super snacks! Come tackle your grazing menu at the Worthington Farmers Market this Saturday!

Score some fresh herbs from Franklinton Farms and garlic from Foraged & Sown to make this Green Goddess dressing that might just be voted your MVP because it can easily double as a dip or sauce for your game day spread.

Don't go bacon my heart this Valentine's Day! Be swine with local bacon from:

Curly Tail Organic Farm North Country Charcuterie Oink Moo Cluck Farms Red Moon Ranch LLC Stonefield Naturals

Hogs and kisses! We'll see you Saturday at the Worthington Farmers Market!

Bacon Hearts recipe

And be sure to check out our many bakers and sweet makers throughout the market!


This Week's Participating Vendors

Find our interactive map here:


Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan

How Sweet it Is!

We all want to enjoy a sweet life and the Market is a great place to start – especially with Valentine’s Day approaching! Rather than grabbing table sugar when you want to sweeten something, consider honey or maple syrup from the Market. While table sugar and high fructose corn syrup are refined products, honey and maple syrup are natural products that bring significant health and nutritional benefits. Honey and maple syrup have a lower glycemic index values than sugar, for example, which is better for blood sugar management. Both honey and maple syrup have rich and complex flavors that table sugar cannot match. But keep in mind that like with all natural sweeteners, they are high in calories.

Local honey producers SaraBee and HoneyRun Farm both offer raw honey, which is the least processed form of honey and has the most antioxidants. Although honey has small amounts of antioxidants, there is some evidence that it is still enough for positive health impacts. Honey is also well known to be effective for treating coughs and sore throats, as well as minor wounds.

SaraBee is a family business that has been at the Market for many years. They offer both Summer and Fall honey, with Fall having a bold flavor of goldenrod an aster. HoneyRun Farm is also a small family business and they carry both honey and honey relate products such as infusions, candles, and soap. Current offerings include Tulip Poplar honey, which has a robust and fruity flavor.

The Versatile Vegan suggests you get za’atar, a Middle East spice blend, from Blue Owl and use it to prepare Honey and Za’atar Roasted Cashews. Another sweet option is grab apples from Gillogly and make this Cabbage and Apple Slaw with Honey-Lime Dressing.

It can be easy to forget that maple syrup is a plant-based product and therefore has some of the nutritional benefits found in plants. Pancake syrup, though it may seem similar, is highly processed and has artificial ingredients. So, stick with maple syrup! Like many plant-based foods, maple syrup is high in antioxidants, up to 24 different kinds. Antioxidants are associated with multiple health benefits, including preventing some cancers. Maple syrup also has small amounts of several vitamins and is particularly high in manganese and zinc. Several types of local maple syrup are available at Mud Run Farm and Pleiades Maple Products.

The Versatile Vegan likes to start the day with oats from Mud Run combined with maple syrup in this easy Overnight Oats recipe. And you can get the optional peanut butter from Shell Dust! The Versatile Vegan has also joined the bacon craze and likes this vegan Coconut Bacon which is sweetened with maple syrup!

Producers have the following available this week. In some cases, items may sell out before the Market ends.

Apples, Arugula, Beets , Cider, Carrots, Cilantro, Claytonia, Herbs - various, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms – multiple varieties, Parsley, Radishes – multiple varieties, Spinach, Squash -multiple varieties , Sweet Potatoes, Turnips, Yakina Savoy


Made From the Market

Welcome to our new series "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.

We want to hear from you about what you're cooking and the 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 a 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)

  • Send to

  • Deadline: By Noon on Wednesdays

  • Publication: Up to 3 submissions each week

This week we feature Jen Thomas, a WFM volunteer since 2018, who loves to shop the market and cook up delicious meals with her weekly finds. Jen is an adventurous epicure and her recipes reflect it.

Here, she shares her Goat Cheese Polenta with Sausage, Broccoli Rabe & Mushrooms. Sounds like a perfect Valentine's Day dinner to us!

Ingredients: 4 cups water (vegetable or chicken stock would be fine too) 1 package goat cheese (plain or herbed), finely chopped, from Blue Jacket Dairy 1 cup ground cornmeal (available from Mud Run Farm) 1 lb. pork sausage, mild or spicy (Red Moon Ranch, Stonefield Naturals, Oink Moo Cluck, Curly Tail Organic Farm) Italian seasoning blend (or make your own with basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, etc.) 1 bundle broccoli rabe (aka rapini) 1 onion of your choosing (or a couple shallots) 1 carton of mushrooms of your choosing (from Mayapple Farms) several heaping spoonfuls of sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil Extra Virgin Olive Oil salt and pepper other seasonings of your choice handful of fresh parsley, chopped Preparation: **Pre-heat oven to 400F. Bring 4 cups of water in a large saucepan to a boil** 1. Prepare polenta a. In a large saucepan, bring 4c water to a boil. Reduce heat to low boil. b. Slowly whisk in ground corn meal and whisk mixture for 5 minutes straight. c. Cover and cook for 30 minutes on low heat, stirring up from the bottom every 5 minutes, until it begins to thicken. If it too thick, add a bit of water. You want a creamy consistency like grits. d. During the 30-minute cook time, move on to parts 2 and 3. 2. Season and cook meat a. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. b. Add ~1 tbsp. olive oil. c. Add ground pork/sausage, breaking up with spoon. d. Add desired seasoning blend. e. Cook until browned, ~8-10 min. While the meat is browning, prep the vegetables needed in part 3. f. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the meat to a plate/bowl. 3. Prepare vegetables a. Broccoli rabe: Drizzle with olive oil and seasonings. Transfer to foil-lined baking sheet and roast in pre-heated 400F oven for ~15 minutes, until desired crispiness. b. Onions and mushrooms. Return skillet with pork drippings to medium-high heat. Chop/slice vegetables to desired size. Add to pan and saute for ~5 minutes. Add desired seasonings. 4. Assemble and look all fancy a. Add the goat cheese to the polenta mix and stir. b. Add the sun-dried tomatoes to the sausage. c. Plate it up! A nice layer of the polenta, top with a couple spoonfuls of the sausage/tomato mix, then add a bit of the roasted broccoli rabe and onion/mushroom mix on each side. Top with chopped parsley. So, who's up next? We'd love to hear from you!


Producer News

3rd & Spoon

Want to give your Valentine something extra sweet this year? Give them a cookie dough treat! We have a special edition Valentines Day Gift Pack available this year. Check it out at

The Crazy Cucumber

Preorders are now open on our website until 9am on Friday morning.

Please remember as we continue to grow and add flavors, not every flavor will be able to make it to market. We offer preordering for MOST our busy markets so that you can SAVE TIME, and SKIP THE LINE. Also by placing a preorder you are guaranteed your flavor in case we sell out.

Fired Up Pizza

Nothing says “Bee my Valentine” like a handmade wood fire pizza from Fired Up Pizza! Come by the Worthington Market and get yours before they are gone.

The Local Grind

Celebrate the season of LOVE with handcrafted herbal skincare!

Madelyn's of Granville

gluten-free & vegan glazed lemon muffins

a little sunshine on a cloudy day at @station_granville this week!

a very lovey menu is coming this weekend for the @worthingtonfarmersmarket, so stay tuned

Miam Patisserie

Scoop O' Granola

Hey everyone—The bark is ba-ack!!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’re offering our Strawberry Vanilla and Raspberry Birthday Cake flavors in both white and dark chocolate.

And we’ll have samples of a surprise flavor we’re testing this weekend. Stop by our booth for a taste and let us know what you think.

Jim Allen, The Market Sharpener, is back!

There's sure to be a lot of pent-up demand for Jim's expert services so plan to drop off your knives, scissors and garden tools at his booth early, spend some time shopping the market, enjoy coffee and pastry in the Market Cafe, and pick up your order on your way out.


Save the Date!

  • Saturday, March 18, 6-9pm

  • Saturday, May 6, 2023, 8am - Noon


The Worthington Farmers Market is an event of The Worthington Partnership.

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