Get Your Green On! Take a Walk on the Wild Side -- Of Veggies. St. Patty's Day Specials. Hot Stuff!
The planned construction timeline will allow us to return to The Shops at Worthington Place (intersection of N. High Street and W. Wilson Bridge Rd.) on Saturdays, February 5th through March 26th, 9am - Noon. These are typically the coldest months in Ohio, and we're grateful to our friends at the Shops for providing a comfortable and warm farmers market shopping experience.
NOTE: The Market returns OUTDOORS April 2, 2022, 9am - Noon, in our traditional downtown historic Worthington location!
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.
Plan Your Weekly Market Visit
The market layout for February and March 2022 is very similar to our previous set-up at The Shops at Worthington Place -- with even more new and returning producers!
Booths are spaced to keep plenty of distance between stalls and help manage traffic. The market information booth is located just inside the east entrance/exit, near Orvis and First Watch.
Producers are grouped by category: Produce, Baked Goods, Meat Eggs & Dairy, and Specialty Items/Prepared Foods, with a few vendors operating outdoors.
Visit our interactive market map here: http://maps.managemymarket.com/4896
Please Note: NO pets are allowed inside the Shops at Worthington Place.
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
In The Mood?
Are you ready to venture out of your food comfort zone and try something a bit...extreme? The list below may not be for the faint of palate, but you’ll find some new tasting adventures!
Some Really Big Greens
Senposai greens, developed in Japan, are a cross between Komatsuna (Japanese Mustard Spinach) and regular cabbage. The massive leaves look like collard greens, but they are larger and more tender, with a rich, savory taste. It's excellent for salad, stir-fries, and pickling.
The Versatile Vegan suggests you take advantage of the leaves by using them for wraps. Substitute senposai (from Franklinton Farms) for the collard greens in this recipe for Avocado Chickpea Salad Wraps.
A Super Meaty Mushroom
King oyster mushrooms are one of the meatier mushrooms you can find. They are popular in Asian cuisines like Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Because they are dense and chewy, they are used as meat and seafood substitutes. Get them from Mayapple Farms.
The stems are edible and the Versatile Vegan likes using them to make King Oyster Mushroom Scallops.
A Plant with an Interesting History
Miner’s lettuce, also called claytonia or winter purslane, is a cool-weather green that grows wild on the West Coast from California to Alaska. The petite bright green leaves are mild, a bit sweet, and a tad earthy in flavor. It easy to forage and was a popular food for Chumash and other Native tribes in California. Miners in the California Goldrush came to rely on this lettuce, with its high level of vitamin C, to avoid scurvy. Miner’s lettuce is a “pioneer” plant that grows well on disturbed soil. It would quickly cover the broken ground produced by mining.
Insanely HOT Food
Head to Montezuma for some ultra-hot sauces and salsa. Ghost peppers, originally from Northeast India, are some of the hottest peppers in the world. They are more than three times hotter than habaneros. Are you brave enough to try them in the Ghost Chili Really Hot Sauce? Other varieties in the danger zone are Penitente Tortured Soul and Pure Revenge-The Excruciator.
Microgreens You’ve Never Heard Of
Seven Acre Farm is taking microgreens to a new level with some highly unusual (and flavorful!) types. Their Kitchen Sink mix includes Triton Radish, Marigold, and Red-Veined Sorrel. They use sustainable growing practices with no pesticides or herbicides. Check them out and give your taste buds a treat!
We previously told you about the Cocoa Creamed Honey from Honeyrun Farm and the Cocoa Peanut Butter that Shell Dust recently introduced. Chocoholics should also try the Buckeye granola from La Dolce 'Nola – it has chocolate chunks! And check out their other varieties of small batch, artisan granola.
Franklinton Farms has numerous greens including baby kale, microgreens, miner’s lettuce, mustard greens, senposai, spinach, Swiss chard, and yakina savoy. They also have leeks, radishes, and turnips. Rock Dove has arugula, baby salad greens mix, and mizuna, which tastes like a mild arugula. Mayapple Farms has multiple varieties of oyster mushrooms, shiitakes, and possibly chestnut mushrooms.
SNAP/EBT Customers: Use your GREENs (Produce Perks) to buy some GREENS (or any fresh produce) -- just in time for St. Patrick's Day!
Market Day Specials
Don’t sleep on The Mochi Shop's St. Patty’s mochi donuts this week! Aren’t our Irish Cream Mochi Donuts adorable? They’re covered with a creamy Irish glaze that tastes like @baileysofficial Irish liquor! And the tiny shamrocks are just so darn cute.
As usual, our stand at the farmer’s market is right next to @ramblecoffee perfect for your donut and coffee fix!
Beer Mug Sugar Cookies, Irish Brownies, St. Patty's Sugar Cookies, Irish Soda Bread . . . and so much more!
Salami Sale! You don't want to miss this! https://mailchi.mp/northcountrychar.../national-meatball-day
March is National Nutrition Month!
Join our Family and Consumer Sciences Educator Jenny Lobb for a class on the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans where you will learn how to make simple shifts in your diet to improve your nutrition.
There are three class options:
Monday, March 14 at the Mount Carmel Healthy Living Center (virtual)
Wednesday, March 16 at 1 pm at the Bexley Public Library (virtual and in-person attendance options are available)
Monday, March 21 at 6:30 pm at the Westerville Public Library
If you can’t make these classes, a recording from the National Nutrition Month presentation Jenny gave on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans last year is available HERE.
Save the Date!
Tuesday, March 22, 7pm
On Tuesday, March 22, join us at 7 pm at the McConnell Arts Center (777 Evening Street) as Theodora Dragostinova, Marianna Klochko and Mykyta Tyshchenko, experts on Eastern Europe from The Ohio State University, try to make sense of the evolving crisis in Ukraine following the Russian invasion. The panel will discuss the history and progression of the conflict, the ensuing humanitarian crisis and the event's international repercussions. Free and open to all.
Saturday, April 2, 11am-1:30pm
Easter is just around the corner, so get in the spirit with this beautiful hands-on workshop with Just Bloom School in our historic district - You’ll use beautiful papers to decoupage hand-blown and plastic eggs to create keepsakes to be enjoyed for years to come.
Register here: https://www.justbloomschool.com/.../decoupage-easter-eggs...
Masks Are Optional
Effective on 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 (just inside the east entrance of the Shops between Orvis and First Watch), 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.
Celebrate Women Entrepreneurs
This week the world celebrates International Women's Day 2022. We are honored and privileged to have so many women-owned and co-owned businesses in the Worthington Farmers Market family. This week alone nearly 30 women entrepreneurs are represented at the Market! Thank for your support of these outstanding makers and producers -- their dedication and determination is inspiring!
Help Build a Bug Hotel!
The Highland Youth Garden's Winter Garden Club is designing a bug hotel to keep our critter friends out of the cold, and we need your help to make it possible! We are looking for clean empty tin/steel cans, discarded or broken terra cotta plant pots, and cardboard toilet paper/paper towel rolls.
Please contact Nadia (firstname.lastname@example.org) to donate items!
Save Time, Order Online
Order ahead, pick up on Saturday!
Visit our online producer directory here: https://www.worthingtonfarmersmarket.com/vendors
Stop by the Market Info Booth . . .
. . . located at the east mall entrance/exit near Orvis and First Watch, and say hello to the best volunteer team in Central Ohio! They can't wait to see you, answer your questions, and help make your Market visit a great experience! And don't forget to shop the Market Mercantile!
Limited edition market tote bag -- also part of our annual fundraising program. $25
Gift Certificates, available in $5 and $10 denominations, never expire and are accepted by all the market vendors.
Limited Edition Holiday Ornaments
Get a jump on next year's decorating and gift giving!
Just a few of our handmade, individually numbered ornaments remain! Limited to a run of just 125, these are available ready to hang on the tree, tie on a package or wrapped and ready to give.
Proceeds from the purchase of each ornament benefit the Worthington Farmers Market and will help support our operations for our 2022 season.
Visit the Worthington Farmers Market Online Mercantile here:
Best of the 'Bus
Your opinion matters! Don't forget to submit your nominations for Best of the 'Bus! Ballots due by March 15! cityscenecolumbus.com
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