Get the Beet Beat! Kids Cook, Too! Only 6 More Outdoor Markets. Reminder: We're Closed Sept 30.
It's Summer Market Season! Saturdays - 8am to Noon
The Worthington Farmers Market is OUTDOORS along High Street between SR161 and South Street!
Summer market hours, 8am to Noon, May through October.
Only 6 more outdoor markets!
Sept 16 & 23, Oct 7, 14, 21 & 28
Remember - the Farmers Market is CLOSED on September 30!
Countdown to winter market! Winter market begins November 4, 2023, 9:00am to Noon, inside The Shops at Worthington Place.
This Week's Participating Vendors
*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 our interactive market map here: http://maps.managemymarket.com/5692
Summer market hours, 8am to Noon, May through October.
Event Sponsor - Anytime Fitness
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Stop by Booth #90 on the Southeast Village Green to say hello, learn more about their Founding Member Special, and thank Anytime Fitness for their support of the market!
New Market T-Shirts & Tote Bags!
We are excited to announce our NEW and LIMITED EDITION Worthington Farmers Market t-shirts and tote bags. These were designed using original artwork from local artist Leigh Foust. You may have seen it as part of the Art in the Alley in Old Worthington!
The tote bags are a heavy eco-friendly unbleached muslin, and the shirts are super-soft Bella + Canvas brand, all locally printed!
To purchase, visit the info booth at the Saturday morning farmers market. All proceeds benefit the market. Get yours before they’re gone!
Meet the meat: T-Bone Steak
When it comes to cooking this succulent masterpiece, it's all about mastering the grill or skillet. The T-bone steak, cut from the short loin, offers you the best of both worlds - the rich, marbled tenderness of the Filet Mignon on one side, and the hearty, flavorful New York Strip on the other.
Start by seasoning generously with kosher salt, freshly ground pepper, and a touch of olive oil. Then, grill or sear to your preferred level of doneness. For a medium-rare perfection, aim for about 5-6 minutes per side. Let it rest briefly to seal in the juices and flavors. Voilà! A taste of culinary excellence awaits.
What sets our Grass-Fed & Finished T-Bone Steak apart is its commitment to sustainability. These steaks come from cattle raised on a 100% grass-fed and finished diet, free from hormones and antibiotics. This not only elevates the steak's flavor but also promotes a more ethical and environmentally-friendly approach to meat production.
Get some T-Bones and make a classic steakhouse dinner complete with garlic mashed potatoes, surf and turf when paired with a succulent lobster tail, a steak salad topped with cherry tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette, T-Bone tacos with a sprinkle of queso fresco, or a hearty steak sandwich with caramelized onions and melted provolone.
Find CABB Farms in Booth # 29 on the west side of High St. near the Post Office.
Ahh that warm apple spice scent that leaves you feeling fresh and cozy..
All the fall feels available this Saturday @worthingtonfarmersmarket
The Local Grind is on the Southwest Village Green in Booth #9.
What are the benefits of eating fresh salsa?
1. Nutrient-Rich: Fresh salsa is packed with essential nutrients like vitamins C and A, thanks to ingredients like tomatoes, onions, and peppers. These support immune function and eye health.
2. Low-Calorie & High Fiber: With its low-calorie content and high fiber from fresh vegetables, salsa can aid in weight management while promoting digestive health.
3. Heart-Healthy: The lycopene in tomatoes and capsaicin in chili peppers contribute to heart health by reducing cholesterol levels and inflammation.
Find Ridiculously Good Salsa in Booth #6 on the Southwest Village Green.
Holiday Specials are now available for Pre-Order! You can also add on custom requests to these specials for your holiday gatherings. I do book up extremely fast October-December so please message early to ensure your order can be completed. All items are Gluten & Sugar Free!
Sitara's Sweets is located in Booth #36 on the United Methodist Church lawn.
Need we say more . . . ?
Find Saum Farm in Booth #31-32 in front of the Post Office.
NEW Worthington Farmers Market/Worthington Partnership Green Team refillable water bottles are now available for purchase at the Market Information Booth located at the corner of High St. and New England Avenue in front of the Graeter's/House Wine parking lot!
Priced at just $10, the bottles are perfect for refilling at the water station on the Southwest Village Green and they make great gifts for your favorite market shoppers!
Many thanks for the generous support of SWACO in helping to produce the bottles!
Music at the Market
Olde Village Barbershop
9:00am - Noon
Improvised and arranged music for solo Vibraphone- based in Jazz standards and Contemporary Classical and popular music.
Post Office Lawn
9:00am - Noon
Chip Woods & Paul Graham
A charming blend of 60s, 70s and 80s favorites, scattered with origional compositions that are fun and up tempo! It’s acoustic guitar based, singer/songwriter Americana music, borrowing from folk, blues, country, bluegrass, and rock music genres.
United Methodist Church - South
9:00am - Noon
Vocals, acoustic guitar, wood flute, congas/percussion
Engaging singer/songwriter in the style of James Taylor, Eagles. I loop my acoustic guitar and play flute and leads for solos. Ray or Debbie accompanies me on congas and percussion. Easy to listen to, entertaining and danceable.
United Methodist Church - North
9:00am - Noon
Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Tip House is a long-time central Ohio musician and guitar maker, featuring on vocals and lead guitar in bands such as 71 South , The House String Band, and WryGrass. His original songs tell the stories of a colorful world populated by veterans, scoundrels, crooked businessmen, jilted lovers, and roadside apparitions.
9:00am - Noon
I have an electronic V-Accordion (plays with or without amplifier); I play authentic Italian, German, French & Mexican music; I also play American Jazz Standards. (The accordion ha a computer that can play different actual instrument sounds to replicate the genre of music).
Southeast Village Green
9:00am - Noon
Guitars, Ukuleles, Harmonica, Woodwinds
The Worthington Squares is a fun group of musicians who have played at the Worthington Farmers Market for about 15 years now. The group enjoys playing for all ages. Audience members are welcome to sit in and play along or sing along.
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
You're going to find an exciting rainbow of color when you walk the market this week, including the star of this week’s report, rainbow beets! You may have noticed that beets are not only popping in the market, but they are very on trend! From juice to hummus to salads, beets are showing up everywhere, adding lots of color, antioxidants, and flavor. Oh, and don’t overlook some of the other multi-colored veggies. You’ll find rainbow carrots, radishes, and peppers – both bell and hot, throughout the market. There is a vibrant pot of deliciousness waiting for you at the end of this veggie rainbow!
Get the beat on BEETS. Did You Know?
Beets are also called beetroot, common beet, or garden beet. But, did you know that botanically speaking, beets are the same as chard. They share the same Latin name Beta vulgaris. Over the centuries, people selected the plant for either their fleshy roots (beets) or large tender leaves (chard).
In beet folklore and some cultures, many believe that if two people eat from the same beet, they will fall in love. Who knew? Eating beets could help your heart “beet” for that special someone!
The entire beet is edible, from their leafy green tops to the spikey root tip at the bottom.
Beets are low in calories and rich in fiber, folate, manganese, potassium, iron, vitamin C and antioxidants.
While red is the iconic color, beets come in a variety of colors, including golden, white and “candy cane” (red and white striped on the inside).
The Versatile Vegan is really rooting for this veggie with a fun variety of recipes suggestions. You can whip up a colorful batch of BEET HUMMUS, or serve up glazed BALSAMIC ROASTED BEETS. You’ll love the bright, crunchy flavor of the APPLE, BEET, FENNEL SALAD, be sure to grab some freshly picked apples at the market. Lastly, why not get inspired and bake a sweet treat with VEGAN BEETROOT BROWNIES. Yum!
Tilley Farmstead has multi-colored beets, rainbow carrots, rainbow chard, mixed lettuces, and sweet potatoes. At Toad Hill, you’ll find multi-colored radishes, colorful peppers, Japanese cucumbers, and broccolini. Raber Family Organics and Wishwell still have sweet corn. Raber also has onions, leeks, squash blossoms, and pumpkins. 9N has an array of squash including delicata, butternut and spaghetti. Coming soon, depending on weather, haricot verts! At Cottage Garden, you will find white patty-pan squash, the unique grey zucchini (hint it is prepared and tastes like fried green tomatoes), mini zucchini and mini yellow squash and don’t miss the gorgeous tricolor mums!
Gillogly has a growing variety of apples and pears. Rock Dove has long beans, a variety of lettuces and greens, and colorful array of peppers. Oakleaf has green beans, potatoes, eggplant, and McIntosh apples. You’ll find both fresh mushrooms and mushroom growing kits at Mayapple Farms and Marion Mushroom. Marion also has dried mushrooms for making trendy mushroom coffee. Yes, that’s a thing. Check out OHI-YO Pepper Company for their huge selection of fresh hot peppers, from mild to hot, hot, hot! Ask about their flavor profiles and suggested uses. They also have freeze dried versions to use all year long and various flavors of hot honey to drizzle on pizza, cheese, or dip pretzels.
Producers have the following available this week. In some cases, items may sell out before the Market ends.
Apples, Arugula, Beets , Broccoli, Broccolini, Cabbage, Carrots, Collards, Corn – sweet, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Ground Cherries, Herbs - various, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce-various types and mixes, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions – green, sweet, red, Pears, Peppers – green, red, yellow bell, hot, shishito, Plums, Potatoes, Purslane, Radishes, Shallots, Squash – delicata, yellow, pattypan, butternut, and spaghetti, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Turnips, Zucchini
What's Growing in Ohio?
Food Truck - McGinnis Grill
This week we are pleased to welcome back the McGinnis Grill food truck to the Worthington Farmers Market! Known for their gourmet sandwiches, like the popular Caprese Sandwich featuring several market products, the menu also includes several breakfast items.
Open 8:00am to Noon, the food truck is located in front of US Bank, between the Gillogly Orchards and Rock Dove vendor booths.
Community Table - Celebrate One
Please join us in welcoming Celebrate One to our Community Table!
Every year in central Ohio, 150 babies die before their first birthdays -- with black babies dying at 2.5 times the rate of white babies.
CelebrateOne was created to carry out the eight recommendations of the Greater Columbus Infant Mortality Task Force to ensure that our community reaches the ambitious goal of reducing infant mortality by 40% and cutting the racial disparity gap in half over the next five years.
Infant mortality is the death of a child before they turn the age of one, and it is a measure of a community's health and social condition.
The greatest gift our community can give to each baby is a healthy and safe first year of life that sets him or her on a path to thrive each year beyond that. To do so, CelebrateOne and its partners address the most significant factors that contribute to Columbus' high infant mortality rate:
1. Babies born too early and too small
2. Sleep-related deaths
3. Exposure to smoke during pregnancy and secondhand smoke in the early days of life
4. Birth defects
5. Health and safety of the neighborhoods in which we live, work, and play
CelebrateOne's Facebook, Twitter and website (www.CelebrateOne.Info) are here to be online resources for moms, moms-to-be, families, and all community members passionate about reducing infant mortality in Columbus. Every baby deserves to celebrate his or her first birthday. Together we can make a difference.
Find Celebrate One in Booth #48 near the southeast corner of High St. and New England Ave., in front of Dewey's Pizza.
BYOWB -- Bring Your Own (Water) Bottle
While visiting the market this Saturday, The Worthington Partnership and The Worthington Partnership Green Team invite you to use the new public water fountain and bottle filling station installed on the Southwest Village Green. It even has a designated fountain/bowl for dogs!
Our team is excited to offer this sustainable resource to help reduce the number of plastic water bottles used in Worthington that add to the landfill.
Thank you to the City of Worthington Government for supporting us on this sustainability project and thank you to The Worthington Partnership Green Team for working so hard to raise the funds to make it happen!
Don't forget to "BYOWB" on Saturday. Bottled water will no longer be sold at the market information booth.
Made From the Market
Welcome to "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.
CABB Farms - Cheeseburger Mac
Today is Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day!
Share this quick, healthy recipe for Cheeseburger Mac with your kids today, so they can get to work making you a tasty dinner tonight.
1 pound grass-fed and -finished ground Beef (93% lean or leaner) from CABB Farms 1-3/4 cups water 1 cup dry elbow macaroni 6 ounces processed cheese spread, cut into cubes
(Pro Tip: If your kids are adventuresome eaters, try some of the soft and creamy cheeses available from Black Radish Creamery, Blue Jacket Dairy, Kokoborrego Cheese, Ohio Farm Direct, or Sweet Grass Dairy) 8 to 10 dill pickle slices (The Crazy Cucumber pickles are da' bomb!)
Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add your ground beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Stir in water and macaroni; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 9-11 minutes or until macaroni is tender. Stir in cheese cubes. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Serve beef mixture topped with pickle slices, if desired.
This recipe makes 4 servings, has only 400 calories, and offers a whopping 36 g of protein.
Send Us Your Recipes!
We want to hear from you about what you're cooking and the market 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 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)
Deadline: By Noon on Wednesdays
Publication: Up to 3 submissions each week
So, who's up next? We'd love to hear from you!
Save the Date!
Third Thursday Every Month!
Tuesday, September 19
The Harding-Buller Foundation of Worthington will introduce their first Community Health Chat on Tuesday, September 19 at the Peggy R McConnell Arts Center of Worthington. Speaker, Ed Zirkle, is an international photojournalist who will share his journey through the effects of PTSD discussing “Light, Love, and Lola.” Ed will share how his use of photography became a form of therapy without his realization, how relationships are better than pills, and how his rescue dog Lola brought him to where he is today. The Arts Center is requesting a $10 donation towards their mission. Please register for the event here.
Sunday, September 24, Noon - 5pm
Monday, September 25, 7-9pm
DID YOU KNOW that Worthington is home to the nationally-broadcast PBS Show Songs at the Center TV? This year they are kicking off their 10th season taping their show at the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington and you’re invited!!
Enjoy a fantastic show on Monday, September 25 from 7 to 9PM featuring Grammy Award winners Tom Paxton and The Don Juans (Don Henry and Jon Vezner), hosted by songwriter Eric Gnezda. Best of all, tickets are FREE! Don't miss it!
You can learn more here: https://songsatthecenter.tv
Wednesday, September 27, 7-8:30pm
Saturday, September 30, 9am
A celebration of all things Worthington that is so fun it closes down High St. for the day.
Take in over 125 artisans, food vendors and trucks, community organizations and local businesses. Learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/763460728889568
REMINDER: The Worthington Farmers Market is CLOSED on September 30!
Saturday, October 7, 3-7pm
Sweet Grass Dairy Farm Field Day
Sunday, October 8, 12-3:30pm
Worthington Pizza Class
Join us for Pizza School benefiting The Worthington Partnership and our expert team will show you and your crew how to toss, top and launch your custom 13" pizza creation. Salad and soft drinks included. Beer and wine available for purchase. Spots are limited!
SIGN UP TODAY: https://bit.ly/worthington-pizza-school
Thursday, October 12, 5-8pm
Sunday, October 22, Noon - 5pm
Pick Up After Your Pooch
Poop, it happens. Follow Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District ‘s program and P.U.P. (Pick Up Poop) then pop the poop in the LANDFILL side of our downtown waste collection bins.
Because poop is a contaminant when it comes to recycle collection. And could lead to the entire recycling collection being sent to the landfill.
But isn’t it natural? Shouldn’t I leave it to fertilize the soil?
Your pet does not eat a natural local diet. Their waste washes into the storm drains and “Dog waste contains nitrogen and phosphorus, which can deplete oxygen that fish and other water-based life need to survive, as well as encourage the growth of harmful algae.
It is also considered a significant source of pathogens like fecal coliform, a disease-causing bacteria” (www.usda.gov)