- Worthington Farmers Market
Get Your Sweet Corn Here! Trading & Coffee Food Truck is Back. Producer News. August Save the Dates!
July 30, 2022, 8am - Noon
Downtown Historic Worthington
The 35th summer market is underway! Summer market hours are 8:00am to Noon through the end of October! Find us on High Street, south of 161 down to South Street.
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.
2022 Outdoor Market Map
Locate your favorite vendors using our updated interactive map!
Food Truck at the Market
Find the Trading & Coffee food truck in front of US Bank on the east side of High Street between the Rock Dove and Gillogly Orchard booths!
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
Special thanks to Radford, our Junior Veggie Spy, whose keen eye and sparkling personality made this week's Veggie Spy report possible!
Summer Means Sweet Corn!
Sweet corn lovers will be happy to hear there are hundreds of varieties of sweet corn. Some of our Market farmers plant multiple varieties that mature at different times so the sweet corn season is lengthened, giving us more opportunities to munch on those sweet kernels!
Corn (or maize) was first domesticated in Mexico about 7,000 years ago. It spread across the Americas and was the major crop for many Native Americans. Sweet corn is a naturally occurring genetic mutation where the gene controlling the conversion of starch to sugar slows down the process, resulting in corn that is much sweeter. In the 18th century tribes like the Iroquois were growing sweet corn and sharing it with European settlers.
Many Native Americans follow the concept of the Three Sisters, referring to corn, beans, and squash. These were considered the “sustainers of life” as they were central to their diet. They are “sisters” because they grow in the same mound in a garden and benefit each other. The corn provides a structure for the bean vine. The squash vines shade the mound and hold in moisture in for the corn and beans. This approach also reduces the need turn soil or rotate crops.
Sweet corn makes up a just a tiny percentage of US corn production. Over 90% of US corn production goes to animal feed or making ethanol. Sweet corn comes in three colors: yellow, white, and bicolor which is a mix of yellow and white. You can find sweet corn at Raber Family Organics, Saums, and Wishwell. There is an enormous demand for sweet corn, so producers may run out!
The Versatile Vegan suggests you try this Garden-Fresh Corn Salad. The recipe calls for tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, and garlic – all available in abundance at the Market! Another winner is this easy to prepare Fresh Corn Salsa. Johnnycakes are a cross between cornbread and pancakes that originated in Jamaica. Give them a try with this Fresh Corn Johnnycakes recipe.
The Blueberry Patch will be back with their amazing blueberries. And check out their blueberry baked goods too! Franklinton Farms hopes to have blackberries. Gillogly has white and yellow peaches, and apples of course as well. Note that some fruits are in limited amounts and producers may run out.
Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, potatoes, and garlic are all available from multiple growers, so make sure you don’t miss any section of the Market! Mayapple Farms has garlic braids in addition to their usual line of mushrooms. Raber and Tilley Farmstead have Swiss chard. Raber also has broccoli. Anderson Orchards has okra.
Producers have the following available this week. In some cases, items may sell out before the Market ends.
Apples, Arugula, Beets , Bok Choy, Blueberries, Broccoli, Broccolini ,Carrots, Collards ,Corn – sweet, Cucumbers, Dandelion greens – Italian, Eggplant, Garlic, Garlic greens, , Garlic scapes, Green Beans – green, yellow, Romano, Herbs - various, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce-various types and mixes, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions – green, sweet, Peaches, Popcorn, Potatoes, Purslane, Pigweed, Squash – yellow, pattypan, blossoms, Swiss chard, Tomatoes, Turnips, Zucchini
SNAP/EBT Customers: Use Your Produce Perks Tokens & Coupons to Purchase Fresh Fruits & Vegetables (note coupon expiration!)
Pick Your Own Cutting Flowers
Mohican Flower Farm
July 30, 3:00-8:00pm
1074 Township Road
Perrysville OH 44864
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Sitara's Sweets by Kat GIFT CARDS
Music at the Market
Southeast Village Green
10:30am - Noon
Of Sound Minds
Olde Village Barbershop
10:30am - Noon
10:30am - Noon
United Methodist Church
Chip & Paul
9:00am - Noon
What's Growing in Ohio!
Please Note: Chart is representative of Ohio's various growing seasons and regions and some products may not be available at WFM. If you're looking for a specific item, just ask at the information booth and we'll do our best to direct you to farmers who may have it in stock.
Calendar compiled by Ohio Proud. Created in 1993, Ohio Proud is the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s marketing program that identifies and promotes food and agriculture that are made in Ohio and grown in Ohio. Agriculture is Ohio’s number one industry, contributing more than $105 billion to the state’s economy.
Save the Date!
Sunday, August 7, 4pm
Worthington Resource Pantry Benefit Concert
Saturday, August 13, 8am - Noon, National Farmers Market Week Celebration
Sunday, August 14, 12:00-6:00pm, A Tribute to Fair Food
Saturday, October 8, 2pm
Sweet Grass Dairy Fall Farm Field Day
Masks Are Optional
Effective 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 (located at the corner of S. High Street & New England Avenue in front of the Graeter's Ice Cream and House Wine parking lot), 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.
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
The Worthington Farmers Market is an event of The Worthington Partnership.