Get Your "Jam" On with Market Music -- and a cat named "Clafoutis!" Welcome, The Galaxy Coffee!
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.
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.
Market Vendors Earn Ohio True Transactions Award
Thank you to Michael Stinzianio, Franklin County Auditor, for recognizing the Worthington Farmers Market with the True Transactions Award! Inspected producer scales were 100% accurate!
Hi, mochi lovers! Barbie's Favorite Mochi Donut is here! Lychee and Cherry flavored glaze topped with pink and heart sprinkles!
Available now for pre-order along with our usual flavors and 6-pack variety! May or may not be available individually at market so we encourage you to pre-order just in case, for your Barbie party (if that's your jam, or can I say "berry" jam)
Flavors this week: Barbie Berry, Matcha, Yuzu, Cookies and Cream, Chocolate Sprinkles, and Ube. Coupon Codes: MOCHI5 and MOCHI10 (for pre-orders only)
Color the Summer with Native fresh drinks!
More color in your diet = more nutrients! Stop by this weekend at the Worthington Farmers Market for something yummy!
I want to update our many loyal customers. As many of you know, my husband, John, has not been at the Worthington Farmers Market for several months. In early June, he had a diabetic crisis. He was hospitalized for 3-1/2 weeks and for the last 3-1/2 weeks has been in rehab. His recovery has been miraculous and I thank you for all of your prayers. John is coming home this week. Because of this I will not be at this Saturday's farmers market. I will return to the market as soon as he is able to manage without me. If you are desperate for maple syrup, take a trip to the country and stop by the store. Just give me a call so I will be sure to be there. 419-768-1368. Thanks for your continued prayers and support.
John & Eddie Lou Meimer
We've been busy creating several new gelatos & sorbets!
Pina colada is a new sorbet. We used organic pineapple and coconut to make an amazingly smooth refreshing flavor.
Farmer Jake put a new spin on banana cream pie with a dash of cinnamon & vanilla, and organic vanilla cream cookies!
Peanut butter, chocolate, and the combination of these two flavors have also been restocked! Plus the freezer is full of too many other wonderful gelatos and sorbets. Come grab your favorites or try a new one this weekend
20 years ago this weekend I set off for the Worthington Farmers Market, five cases of jam and several dozen biscotti loaded in my car and butterflies in my stomach. I pitched my card table and umbrella, unloaded my goods, and prayed I would make enough to cover my costs and allow myself to continue to stay home with our three young children.
How far we’ve come, my friends. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all the love and support you have shown us over the years. Not a single day at the market has ever felt like work. What it does feel like? Home.
Music at the Market
Olde Village Barbershop
9:00am - Noon
Nevan & Nethmi Mahadanaarachchi
Violin & Cello
Nethmi Mahadanaarachchi is a rising junior at New Albany High School. She enjoys playing violin, reading, and running. Nevan Mahadanaarachchi is a rising 8th grader at New Albany Middle School. He enjoys playing cello, fishing, and soccer. Both are performing in the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra program.
Post Office Lawn
9:00am - Noon
Violinist Lucia Cassell-Ramirez has been playing at the farmers market since 2012, and loves being a part of this community. She focuses mainly on classical music.
United Methodist Church - South
9:00am - Noon
The Wailin' Whalens
The Wailin' Whalens are Lela and Dennis Whalen, a wife and husband team in Columbus, OH. Our music emphasizes vocals and harmony (with an acoustic guitar that's along for the ride). We perform what we like to listen to...a sometimes eclectic combination of musical styles covering classic rock, old-school country, and newer Americana.
United Methodist Church - North
9:00am - Noon
Chip Woods, Paul Graham
& Kevin Buckland
Acoustic Guitar Duo
A charming blend of 60, 70 and 80 folk rock. Scattered with original compositions that are fun and up tempo!!
9:00am - Noon
I've been playing Saxophone for over 10 years and love to share my skills with others. I'll be playing a collection of jazz standards.
Southeast Village Green
10:30am - Noon
Bach to Rock - Powell
Bach to Rock-Powell is a music education center for students of all ages. Our unique method is based on the knowledge that students learn best when they join together to play the music they like the most. That's why we use special arrangements of the music of our time and combine individual lessons with band instruction. Bach to Rock -Powell is located at 9692 Sawmill Parkway in Powell and offers numerous group and individual lessons as well as Birthday Parties. Stop in for a tour or contact us at (838) B2R-Rock or visit our website at powell.bachtorock.com for more information.
What's Growing in Ohio?
Food Truck - The Galaxy Coffee
This week we are pleased to welcome The Galaxy Coffee food truck to the Worthington Farmers Market!
We serve coffees, teas, espresso, lattes, hot chocolates, and lemonades. We also have assorted snacks like oatmeal, hard boiled egg, cheese stick, and trail mix. We source our vegan pastries from Happy Little Treats.
Our "Market Special" is an Iced Lavender Latte featuring whole milk from Sweet Grass Dairy!
The truck will be parked in front of US Bank on the east side of High Street between the Rock Dove Farm and Gillogly Orchard booths. Open 8am-noon!
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.
Just perfect for summer blueberries, this week's recipe, Blueberry Clafoutis, comes from long-time loyal market shopper, John Vizcarrondo, who always has a lovely story to accompany his food . . .
A few years ago, on one of my many market visits, I stopped by the “Up the Lane Farm” booth (remember John & Marie?). I proudly told Marie that I had conquered the cherry clafoutis, a classic French dessert. Marie, who was born in France, simply said: “Oh, that’s the name of my cat.” I found that so fitting! Both Marie and John are quite creative. At any rate, I was bemoaning how much work cherry clafoutis was, since I had to pit the cherries, given that unplanned dental work was not what I was after. To this Marie said: “Just use blueberries.” So, below is my recipe for Blueberry Clafoutis. By the way, I more recently learned that the French, which are sticklers for their language, only use the word clafoutis for the cherry version. Any other fruit version is called a flaugnarde, but who’s going to name a cat that!
½ cup all-purpose flour (use gluten-free 1:1 flour if you want a gluten-free clafoutis)
4 large eggs
2/3 cup sugar
2 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup heavy cream
2/3 cup half and half
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Heat oven to 425 degrees. When oven reaches temperature place a 10-inch cast iron skillet or an oven-safe pie plate in the oven. Let it heat for about 15 minutes. If using a pie plate it is best to place it on a baking sheet for maneuverability.
In the meantime, whisk eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt in large bowl until smooth. Whisk in flour until smooth. Whisk in cream and half&half until well incorporated.
Remove skillet or pie plate from oven (watch out: very hot!) and set on safe surface. Add butter and swirl to coat bottom and sides. The butter will melt and start to brown quickly. Pour batter into skillet and arrange fruit in your favorite design. Depending on the density of the fruit some might sink.
Return skillet/pie plate to oven and bake until the clafoutis puffs and turns golden brown with the edges a darker brown. This will take about 25 – 30 minutes. I usually set a timer for 10 minutes, rotate the clafoutis. Set it for 10 again, rotate it again and the set it for 8 and see how it looks when the timer goes off. If you have a direct read thermometer insert in the middle and see if you get at least 198 degrees. That’s my minimum target. The clafoutis will puff up and then fall.
Transfer skillet or pie plate to rack and let it cool half an hour. You can sprinkle the clafoutis with confectioners’ sugar, if that fits your design.
The ratio of eggs, dairy, and flour will determine the firmness of the custard. You’ll see other recipes without the half and half; they just use plain milk. I invite the reader to experiment and see what results they get. By the way, the best way to cut the clafoutis is with a knife sharpened by The Market Sharpener (Sorry, I had to).
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!
August 5, 10:00-11:30am, Native Edible Plant Walk, Friends of the Sawmill Wetlands
Wednesday, August 12, 2023
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)