Hop To It! WFM is Easter Egg Central. Welcome Spring with Kale Raab. Morrow is Back!
The Worthington Farmers Market is open Saturday, April 1, 9am to Noon, for pre-order pick-up, home or curbside delivery by The Grocery Boss and in-person shopping with pandemic protocol in place at The Shops at Worthington Place.
Get Your Easter Eggs Here!
Pick up an extra dozen or two of eggs this Saturday for deviling or dyeing and then re-purpose those paper cartons into a pretty floral wreath to welcome Spring!
Eggs will be available at this Saturday's Worthington Farmers Market from:
(Pre-orders accepted and encouraged by visiting the producer's website to reserve your eggs.)
Best of the 'Bus!
Thank you, Central Ohio! With all of the challenges and adaptions that 2020 brought to the Worthington Farmers Market, we're thrilled to be nominated as one of the Best of the 'Bus!
Please cast your vote for the best farmers market experience, question #19.
Welcome Spring with Kale Raab!
Raabs are the tender flowering stalks produced by spring plants from the brassica (cabbage) family. This process is called bolting and occurs as plants try to produce seeds. The brassica, or cruciferous, family includes many vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, turnips, brussels sprouts, and bok choy.
This week we’re putting a spotlight on kale raab, which is also called napini.
Raab (or rabe) normally start to appear after the kale plant has completed its second winter. You rarely see kale raab because it has a short growing season, typically just a few weeks. The leaves, buds, and stems are all edible. The crunchy stems vary in color from light to dark green, depending on the kale variety. The green leaves are crisp and tender. The tiny, tender flower buds are often sweet due to the sugar the plant produces in winter to protect itself. The appearance of kale raab is a sure sign that spring is here!
Kale raab can be eaten raw and works well in salads. It is most often sautéed but can be steamed or blanched as well. The Versatile Vegan suggests these simple recipes for preparing kale raab. Franklinton Farms hopes to have kale raab this Saturday; drop by before they’re gone!
The Veggie Spy Spots a Delicious Movie Besides wandering around farmers markets incognito, the Veggie Spy also keeps an eye out for yummy movies to stream. The Biggest Little Farm is a charming and fascinating documentary of the struggles of a novice farming couple as they try to build a sustainable farm “in harmony with nature”. It’s available for streaming on Hulu.
Fresh Picks for This Week Producers have the following available for online pre-order and/or at the Indoor Market:
Apples, Beets, Carrots, Claytonia (Miner's Lettuce), Garlic, Herbs, Horseradish, Kale & Kale Raab!, Leeks, Lettuce, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms (shiitake & oyster), Popcorn, Radishes, Senposai, Scallions, Spinach, Sunchokes, Sweet Potatoes, Squash (multiple winter varieties), Turnip Greens
Morrow is Here!
Kokoborrego Cheese Company is excited to announce the first Morrow of the year is ready to hit the streets. Pre-order at kokoborrego.com/store or pick some up at the Market on Saturday -- while supplies last!
A Market Staff Favorite! Morrow is a lactic-style sheep's milk cheese, dusted with ash, with a lightly bloomy rind. It is soft and rich with fruity and sweet undertones balanced with subtle savory notes of garlic and classic sheep's milk grassiness.
Morrow is It is produced seasonally between April and August -- so don't miss it!
Returning This Week . . .
Batter & Bowl (Booth #1)
Covey Rise Farms (Booth #24)
Made Without Grain (Booth #7)
Notions & Potions (Booth #14)
Tupelo Doughnuts (Booth #15)
Weed Knob Acres (Booth #10
April 3 Vendor Roster & Market Map
Planning the Outdoor/Summer Market
We know folks are thinking about spring and summer and what lies ahead for our "new normal." Here's an update on our plans for the outdoor farmers market season . . .
You'll find us for 5 more Saturdays inside The Shops at Worthington Place from 9am-12pm!
Starting May 1, we look forward to the first of our summer market season outdoors! Click here for more information on how our plans for summer are coming along so far.
Coming Soon - COhatch Marketplace!
Can't wait for the launch of COhatch Marketplace!
COhatch Marketplace promises a locally-focused, online experience to help you discover and purchase from Central Ohio's best small businesses, producers, makers and artisans, including one-stop shopping for advance orders from the Worthington Farmers Market!
Shout out to Curly Tail Organic Farm, Gillogly Orchard, Kokoborrego Cheese Company, North Country Charcuterie, Red Moon Ranch LLC and Sitara's Sweets by Kat LLC for helping get the new system ready for its close-up!
See what's in store:
Save the Date!
On April 27, 5:30pm, join us in-person or virtually for the first of three Slow Food Columbus Producer Panels where we'll re-define what it means to be local from our panel of local food advocates.
Speakers include: Dustin Butler, The Butcher & Grocer, Michelle White - Clintonville Farmers Market & Ohio Farmers Market Network, Adrienne Williams - Growing and Growth Collective, and Jennifer Williams - Weiland's Market. Hosted by the Cleaver restaurant in Grandview
Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/.../producer-panel-1...
All ticket purchases will go towards food cost and gratuity in support of the Cleaver team. There is no charge to tune into our discussion online/virtually.
A Worthington eGift Card for Small Businesses!
The Worthington Partnership is proud to announce the new Worthington Dollars eGift Card, a community-based digital gift card that makes it fun and easy to keep local spending local. Purchase a Worthington Dollars e-Gift Card here to use at any of the participating shops in Worthington. Buy your Worthington Dollars here.
For more information on all these programs, visit experienceworthington.com!
The health and safety of our customers, our producers, our volunteers and our staff remains our highest priority. We remain committed to our pandemic safety protocol to continue to provide a direct source for local food. Masks are required for all guests visiting the Worthington Farmers Market and must cover nose and mouth at all times.
Capacity into the Market space is limited to ensure proper social distancing. And, space between producer stalls has increased to allow for wider aisles and additional space for customers waiting to make their purchases. Our pandemic safety protocol can be found here: https://www.worthingtonfarmersmarket.com/covid-19-operations
We will continue to adhere to the requirements set forth for us by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Columbus Public Health Department. Should we need to change the format of the Market, we will post updates on our website: https://www.worthingtonfarmersmarket.com/
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.
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