Happy New Year! Counting the Days to Feb 5! Meanwhile, Order Online. A Visit to Patty's Kitchen.
Now that the holiday season has wrapped up, we’re taking a few weeks to solidify an indoor Market location for our coldest months - February and March - and put some new ideas into place for our 2022 Market season. Watch our website, newsletter and social media accounts for an announcement with our indoor Market location.
Meanwhile . . . Order Online!
Between now and when the Market re-opens on February 5, you can still support our Market producers. Several stores throughout the Columbus area carry our producers’ products, including City Folk’s Farm Shop, Beechwold Farm Market, Global Gallery, Bexley Natural Market, Lucky’s Market, Hill’s Market and Weiland’s Market.
Some producers have online stores and offer local pick-up or home delivery. You can search for producers, products and those that offer purchase options beyond the Worthington Farmers Market using our online producer directory here: https://www.worthingtonfarmersmarket.com/vendors
Local Delivery/Pick-Up Highlights
CABB Farms - Grass-fed beef: Westerville City Hall parking lot pre-order pick-up on Saturday, January 8 from 10am-11am
Franklinton Farms - Produce: Worthington porch pick-up on Saturday, January 8 from 9am-noon. Ordering deadline is midnight on Thursday. Accepts SNAP/EBT
Mayapple Farms - Winter Mushroom (+Greens) weekly and bi-weekly subscriptions. Sign-up by Saturday, January 8. Mayapplefarms@outlook.com for questions and to subscribe. *Mushrooms were named the Ingredient of the Year in the NY Times article predicting the food trends of 2022.
Patty's Kitchen (formerly Columbas) Tamales and home-style Mexican cuisine: Brick and mortar location at 5900 North Meadows Drive, Columbus. Open M-Sat 9am-5:30pm and Sun 9am-4pm. Breakfast, lunch and dinner available for carry out. Online orders accepted.
Tamales Any Day of the Week? Yes, Please!
WFM Market Manager Christine Hawks recently visited Patty's Kitchen and shared her experience with us . . .
Formerly known as Columbas (and there is a family food truck that still operates under that name), you know Patty/Columbas for their homemade tamales, available Saturdays at the Worthington Farmers Market (re-opening on February 5th). To keep up with the growing demand for her tamales and to expand service of some of her other Mexican comfort food specialties, Patty has now opened a brick-and-mortar carry-out location, Patty's Kitchen, just outside of Worthington. Missing my weekly Saturday morning tamale breakfast, I made my first visit to Patty's Kitchen this week. They had several specials posted, and I asked Patty to recommend her favorite. She had just finished a pot of Caldo de Res, a rustic, slow simmered beef soup with huge pieces of spoon-tender beef, carrots, potatoes and cabbage in a perfectly seasoned broth. She recommended enjoying with a scoop of rice and homemade corn tortillas for sopping up the broth. Perfect for this week's chilly temperatures! We also ordered the steak street tacos and a cheese and a chicken empanada, freshly fried upon ordering. In the spirit of Sheetz, their kitchen is serving up fresh to order food in the back of the North Meadows carry-out at 5900 North Meadows Drive off of 161 (towards Worthington and on the opposite side of Busch Blvd.) Patty's Kitchen is open 7 days a week with winter hours as follows: M-Sat 9am to 5:30 pm and Sun 9am-4pm. Breakfast and daily specials are available. Order online for a speedy pick-up. No delivery, yet, but they are working to offer that. And, yes, Patty's signature tamales are always available at this location, fresh or frozen.
Market Mercantile is Open!
Limited edition market tote bag -- also part of our end-of-year 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:
Save the Date!
Thursday, February 3, 5-9pm
The Worthington Partnership invites you to our 5th annual Chocolate Walk on Thursday, February 3, 2022. This popular event is a sweet stroll through our beautiful historic business district. With your $25 ticket, you will receive vouchers to redeem for treats at least 15 businesses. Each business thoughtfully prepares a chocolate treat for you to experience their business in a unique, yummy way.
The tour begins at COhatch, "The Library" (752 High Street) where you will receive your tour map and a goody bag (thanks to sponsor FCBank) for toting your chocolate, whatever you don't eat right way, that is! The event starts at 5pm, you may pick up tickets starting at 4pm, on Thursday, February 3.
Tickets are required, and the event is expected to sell out quickly. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.
**Face coverings are required in public indoor spaces by Worthington City ordinance**
Thank you for an amazing year and for your commitment to family businesses and local foods! We can’t wait to see you again in February!
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 Partnership is pleased to announce that COhatch is furthering its investment in the Worthington community. Together the organizations will continue to drive initiatives to bring positive attention to the historic district, and support professional development and educational seminars for local merchants and business owners. The Partnership also will support soon-to-be-announced COhatch community events geared toward improving the lives of local residents.
COhatch will provide funding, hosting venues and people resources to help design and plan future programs for the community in collaboration with the Old Worthington Partnership. You will also see the COhatch airstream trailer, a multi-purpose office on wheels named "Mobi" at various events.
Thanks to COhatch for bringing energy and resources to Old Worthington! We are thrilled to work even more closely together to enhance the Old Worthington experience.
For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.