Indoor Winter Market. Holiday Gift Ideas. Cornucopia of Unique Veggies. Don't Forget Your Knives!
November 12, 2022, 9am - Noon
The Shops at Worthington Place
The Worthington Farmers Market is now INDOORS, November through March, at The Shops at Worthington Place, 7227 N High St, Worthington, located on the northwest corner of US23/High St. and W. Wilson Bridge Road, near the I-270 interchange.
Winter market hours are 9:00am to Noon!
The Market will be CLOSED:
November 26, 2022
December 24, 2022
December 31, 2022
January 7, 2022
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.
2022-23 Indoor Market Map
Find our interactive map here: http://maps.managemymarket.com/5507
Come Early for Eggs!
Farm fresh eggs are undoubtedly one of the most popular market products. Arriving early helps ensure you find them -- and especially as the weather cools and egg production slows. In order to consistently lay eggs, hens need about 16 hours of daylight and 8 hours of darkness when they're roosting. Once less than 12 hours of daylight is available, egg production decreases considerably.
Keep your edge this holiday season with Jim, our professional Market Sharpener! Jim's getting ready for some well deserved R & R for the holidays and THIS Saturday, November 12, will be his LAST Market until February 2023.
Sharpening services are first come, first served beginning with our opening bell at 9am at The Shops at Worthington Place. Pieces to be sharpened will be accepted until 11:30am. Carve out some time to visit Jim this Saturday at the winter season of the Worthington Farmers Market!
The Market Sharpener will be closed November 19 through January 28, returning February 4.
November is here and we're preparing for the holidays! That means we need to make some room so we'll be finishing up with our fall flavors. If you're a fan of Apple Butter Snickerdoodle or Pumpkin Spice cookie you can get them this weekend at the Worthington Farmers Market or you can also order on our website 3rdspoon.com.
Just in time for the holidays! Order now and we will ship the first week of December!
Our Festive Favorites collection includes FOUR of our popular cured meats paired with artisanal cheese, honey and giant cashews, just right for celebrating with family and friends during every festivity this holiday season!
Starting today purchases of $50 or more will receive one of our Thanksgiving Trio Samplers for free! No coupon necessary. Offer ends Monday November 14.
This sampler includes: Buckeye Breakfast Buzz- Our Best Selling Medium Roast Jamaican Me Crazy- Caramel, Hazelnut, And Kalhua Flavored Pumpkin Spice- Pumpkin Pie Flavored Plus a gourmet square of chocolate!
They make great host presents for all your holiday gatherings.
Worthington Farmers Market menu for 11/12/22. We are inside the Worthington Mall by the central fountain! Gift cards are also now available. This is the last week to pre-order for Thanksgiving! I will have variety Muffin samplers available this weekend along with Cookie and dessert bar samplers! Thank you for supporting local!
Scones: Cranberry orange, Lemon, Maple pecan
Cookies: Cinnamon Choc. Chip, Chocolate Chip, Espresso Chip, Ginger, Lemon, Peanut Butter Chip, Pumpkin, Salted Caramel Chip
Dessert Bars: Almond Joy, Butterscotch Blondie, Chocolate Chip, Lemon, Pumpkin, Raspberry
Muffins: Double Chocolate, Coffee Cake, Pumpkin Cream Cheese, Red Velvet
Compost That Pumpkin!
Pumpkins are not accepted in your yard waste because the seeds do not always rot in the average temperatures of a regular compost pile. Pumpkins will sprout anywhere the resulting soil is used. Commercial compost reaches higher temperatures and the seeds rot into nutrient rich soil. As a fruit a pumpkin is accepted in The Compost Exchange commercial compost collections.
Remember though, no paint, no candle stubs, and no other foreign materials! Add your pumpkins to your curbside pick up or drop off at the Compost Exchange stand at the Worthington Farmer’s Market.
Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio - SWACO also has drop off locations in participating cities.
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
What the Heck Do I Do with That?!
Even in November you’ll find a wide variety (dare I say cornucopia?) of veggies at the Market. And that includes produce that looks familiar but may be a mystery in terms of taste and preparation. Expand your vegetable comfort zone and try some of these items - the Versatile Vegan will make it easy!
Fennel, or sweet anise, is in the carrot family and known for its licorice-like, slightly nutty flavor. It can be eaten raw or cooked. The Versatile Vegan suggests getting potatoes at the Market and make this Roasted Fennel and Potato Soup. Get fennel at Rock Dove and Franklinton Farms.
Leeks are in the onion family and look like green onions with much wider, thicker, and denser leaves. Raw leeks have a tender, somewhat grassy taste. When cooked, they are creamy and buttery with a subtle flavor. The VV likes to combine leeks with fennel in this Caramelized Fennel, Leek & Onion Gratin. Leeks are available at Raber Family Organics and Franklinton Farms.
Celeriac, an ugly veggie with bumps and hairy roots, is the root of a celery plant. It has a bit of celery flavor and an earthy taste. Celeriac recipes are as rare as the veggie itself, fortunately the VV has uncovered this hearty Celeriac Soup with Pearl Barley. Appreciate celeriac’s ugliness first hand at Franklinton Farms!
Turmeric is a spice from the roots of a turmeric plant. When grated it is bright orange and is used for both flavoring and coloring curries and soups. It also has multiple medicinal uses including reducing inflammation and improving memory. The VV is a fan of this Chickpea Turmeric Stew. Mayapple Farms has turmeric root.
Several vendors still have tomatoes and peppers. Raber Family Organics has cauliflower, spinach, brussels sprouts, and romaine lettuce. 9N Farm has giant North Georgia honey roaster squash. Toad Hill has several kinds of potatoes. Franklinton Farms has bok choy, yakina savoy, and multiple herbs. Get a variety of mushrooms at Blue Owl and Mayapple Farms.
Note that several producers including Gillogly and Raber will be outside in the south parking lot of The Shops at Worthington Place.
Producers have the following available this week. In some cases, items may sell out before the Market ends.
Apples, Arugula, Beets , Bok Choy, Broccoli, Broccolini ,Cabbage, Cider, Carrots, Collards , Brussels sprouts, Celeriac, Cucumbers, Fennel, Garlic, Ginger, Herbs - various, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce-various types and mixes, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Spinach, Squash – butternut, delicata, yellow, Scallions, Senposai, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss chard, Tomatoes, Turmeric, Turnips, Yakina Savoy, Zucchini
Columbus Food Adventures Farmers Market Gift Basket
Our 2022 Farmers Market Gift Box features some of our favorite local products including cherry Manhattan jam from @sweetthinggourmet, Banilla infused honey from @honeyrunfarm, salumi from @northcountrycharcuterie, sheep’s milk cheese from @kokoborregocheese. Belgian waffles from Waffle Hub, and Ramble Coffee. We’re making 100 of this gift box and they’re available to ship nationwide for Christmas. More information on our website columbusfoodadventures.com
Need Cash? Buy Tokens!
Small, local producers working on thin margins sometimes forego credit cards to avoid the fees. If you don’t have cash, head to the Information Booth where you can buy $5 wood tokens with a credit or debit card. All the vendors take them, they give change back in cash, and the tokens never expire. There is a $1 dollar transaction fee, regardless the amount.
SNAP/EBT Customers: use your Ohio Direction or Ohio P-EBT card to earn FREE Produce Perks to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables and food-bearing plants!
Save the Date!
Sunday, November 27, 12-6pm, Holiday Open House
Wednesday, December 7, 6-9pm
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