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January 16 Market Update. Add Frisee to Your Salad. Yes, We Have Curbside Pick-Up! Shrimp Are Back!

See You This Weekend!

We couldn't have made it through 2020 without YOU! Commit to continuing to support small and local producers and #Start2021Small!

The Worthington Farmers Market is open on Saturday, January 16, 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.


Veggie Spy

Don’t Worry How to Pronounce Frisee; Just Give It a Try!

Frisee (pronounced “freeZAY”) sounds pretty fancy, but it’s actually a robust green that’s worth trying even for those of us who are non-fancy. Frisee has long, frilly green leaves and it is often grown so that it is yellow or white towards the center of the plant. Growers achieve this by tying up the head so less sun gets to the center, a process called blanching. It is a kind of endive even though it bears no resemblance to the cylindrical Belgian endive that you may be familiar with. It also is sometimes called curly endive.

Frisee was grown in ancient Egypt and came to Northern Europe by 1200 AD. It gained some popularity in the US starting in the 90’s as chefs searched for interesting greens. It can be grown almost year-round so there’s no surprise it’s in the Winter market!

Frisee is peppery and slightly bitter, though winter frisee is milder. It has a tender texture and gets crunchier towards the yellow center. Frisee is often added to salads to supplement other greens by adding flavor and texture. Its slightly bitter flavor pairs well fruity dressings and salty toppings. The puffy, frilly leaves also provide a nice contrast to the flatter lettuce leaves. Frisee gets sweeter when cooked and is often sautéed. Frisee has lots of fiber, and is rich in Vitamin A, folic acid , and beta-carotene. Like most greens, it is very low in calories.

Check out Jorgensen Farms and get some baby frisee!

The Versatile Vegan suggests you pretend Winter hasn’t started yet and try this Fall Frisee Salad:

Or, pick up some carrots from 9N Farm or Jorgensen Farms and make this Carrot and Frisee Salad:

As mentioned above, frisee can be sautéed to make it sweeter. Try a warm salad with this recipe for Sautéed Frisee and Oyster Mushroom Salad: Sauteed Frisee and Oyster Mushroom salad | Pickled Plum Food And Drinks

Fresh Picks This Week:

Producers have the following available for online pre-order and/or at the Indoor Market.

Apples, Arugula, Carrots, Celeriac, Fennel, Frisee!, Garlic, Herbs, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms (Shiitake), Popcorn, Radishes, Scallions, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Turnips, Hakurei, Squash (multiple winter varieties), Sunchokes *** Note quantities are limited ***


Try Curbside!

Worthington Farmers Market offers contactless curbside delivery every Saturday thanks to our partnership with Angel Lyons, The Grocery Boss.

Download the Dumpling! grocery delivery app to select Angel as your personal shopper.

Then, use our producer pre-order directory available on the WFM website to contact your favorite producers to place your order.

Let Angel know when you've completed and paid for your orders and schedule your Saturday morning curbside pickup!


Shrimp Are Back!

Locally raised Kingdom Fish shrimp are back this Saturday at the Worthington Farmers Market!

One of our favorite ways to enjoy them?

These spicy shrimp . . .


Pre-Order Fresh Produce

Local fresh produce is in limited supply during the winter months.

Pre-ordering from your favorite producers is the best way to get your veggies!

9N Farm, 740-701-6469,

Franklinton Farms, 614-233-1887,

Jorgensen Farms, 516-512-0732,

Tiger Mushroom Farms, 614-707-3564,

VanScoy Farms, (567) 674-4161,


January 16 Vendor Roster & Market Map


SNAP/EBT & Produce Perks

Use your Ohio Direction Card to purchase SNAP/EBT tokens at the Worthington Farmers Market information booth and receive up to $25 per day in Produce Perks incentives!


Pandemic Protocols

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:

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:



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

The Worthington Farmers Market is an event of The Worthington Partnership.

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