January 23 is National Pie Day! Have You Had Miner's Lettuce? 40+ Producers This Weekend!
The Worthington Farmers Market is open on Saturday, January 23, 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.
January 23 is National Pie Day!
Sweet or savory, meat pie, or even quiche -- there's a pie for everyone and the Worthington Farmers Market can hook you up!
Ready-made or homemade, find everything you need to celebrate one of America's favorite foods!
Find luscious fruit pies at A Few of My Favorite Things . . . (#12), dozens of apple varieties at Gillogly Orchards (in the south parking lot), sweet potatoes from 9N Farm (#4), and lard from Red Moon Ranch (#22), as well as eggs, greens, and other delicious pie-making ingredients throughout the market.
Send us a picture of your pie made with WFM ingredients (firstname.lastname@example.org) or tag us on Facebook or Instagram (@worthingtonfarmersmarket). We'd love to see your yummy creations!
Revisit the Gold Rush with Miner’s Lettuce
Miner’s lettuce, also called claytonia or winter purslane, is a cool-weather green that grows wild on the West Coast from California to Alaska. It easy to forage and was a popular food for Chumash and other Native tribes in California. Miner’s in the California Goldrush came to rely on this lettuce, with its high level of vitamin C, to avoid scurvy.
Miner’s lettuce is a “pioneer” plant that grows well on disturbed soil. It would quickly cover the broken ground produced by mining. Some tribes made miner’s lettuce a bit tangy by placing the leaves on anthills where the formic acid ants secrete would modify the flavor. An interesting idea, but try at your own risk!
Miner’s lettuce has small, almost circular, bright green leaves. The leaves are petite and delicate, and that describes the flavor as well. It is mild, a bit sweet, and a tad earthy in flavor. Some describe the flavor as similar to spinach. The thin, crunchy stems are also edible. You can even eat the tiny flowers!
Miner’s lettuce makes a great addition to salads, sandwiches, and cold pastas. See below for a pesto recipe. Besides Vitamin C, it has plenty of Vitamin A, and also iron and beta-carotene. You can get miner’s lettuce at Franklinton Farms – check it out!
The Versatile Vegan likes this Wild Green Salad with Miner’s Lettuce recipe. You can get the radishes at Franklinton Farms as well! http://www.forestandfauna.com/foraging-wild-greens-miners-lettuce-salad/
Also, give this Miner’s Lettuce Pesto a try. You can get the garlic at Blue Owl Garden Emporium and Jorgensen Farms. https://thepollencount.com/2017/04/07/miners-lettuce-pesto/
Fresh Picks This Week:
Producers have the following available for online pre-order and/or at the Indoor Market.
Apples, Arugula, Carrots, Celeriac, Fennel, Garlic, Herbs, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Microgreens & shoots, Miner's Lettuce!, Mushrooms (Shiitake), Popcorn, Radishes, Scallions, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Turnips, Hakurei, Squash (multiple winter varieties), Sunchokes *** Note quantities are limited ***
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!
January 23 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!
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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