Just in time for the 4th of July...Sweet Corn! Celebrate your Independence Day with Local Food!
It's Summer Market Season! Saturdays - 8am to Noon
The Worthington Farmers Market is OUTDOORS along High Street between SR161 and South Street!
Summer market hours, 8am to Noon, May through October.
This Week's Participating Vendors
*Note: This list is current as of publishing. Producer participation may change after this list has been published based on availability of products, weather and other unplanned circumstances that may cause them to be absent.
Find our interactive market map here: http://maps.managemymarket.com/5692
Summer market hours, 8am to Noon, May through October.
Air Quality Alert!
We've been carefully monitoring the air quality forecast posted to the airnow.gov website. At this time, the forecast for Saturday is for moderate levels of pollution due to the smoke from the Canadian wildfires, so the Worthington Farmers Market will proceed as usual.
If conditions worsen over the next 24 hours, we'll determine whether or not a Market cancellation is necessary and will post any changes to the Market's Facebook and Instagram accounts and to the Market website - worthingtonfarmersmarket.com
Fundraiser in support of Kyla and Mark (Sweet Thing Gourmet) to help with ALS Journey
Sharing with permission and excerpted from their GoFundMe page
May 3, 2022, one of the darkest days of our lives, my husband, Mark, was diagnosed with ALS.
...ALS is called the “bankruptcy disease” for a reason: it is a disease that can leave your family with a legacy of debt. The estimated annual cost per ALS patient in the United States is $143,000, with direct costs such as the supportive equipment Mark will need as this disease progresses, hospital stays, and medications, including possibly the newly approved Relyvrio. And then there’s the fact that we will need to modify our home to accommodate Mark’s decreasing mobility, from railings to ramps to a major overhaul of our bathroom to make it accessible. And then there are the indirect costs of loss of productivity and the need eventually for in-home care-giving help.
I would like to think we could handle all of this by ourselves. After all, we created our own business and remodeled our own house in 2005. But, I am realizing now that we cannot. The thing is, every person has their own challenges, so to ask for help feels selfish at best. Yet, I have been encouraged to do so by friends and family, people whose opinions I trust.
So I ask, humbly, that if you are able to give, please help us face this fight.
Support Kyla and Mark:
Now Hiring - The Compost Exchange!
Passionate about sustainable practices? The Compost Exchange is hiring for full or part-time food scrap pick-up route drivers.
Compensation is $20 during the 8-week training program, increasing to $21-$27/hour, depending on experience.
Ready to get your hands dirty? Email your resume to founder, Ray Leard, at firstname.lastname@example.org
What's Growing in Ohio?
How Sweet It Is! Sweet Corn is Here!
Just in time for your Independence Day celebrations, the Saum Family returns to the Market with first of the season sweet corn!
The Saum Family Farm booth is located in front of the Worthington Post Office. Please note that they do not accept credit cards for purchases. Cash, Market tokens, EBT/SNAP tokens (for eligible products), Produce Perks tokens (for eligible products) and Market gift certificates are all accepted.
$5 market tokens (use for your purchases with any producer just like a $5 bill), EBT/SNAP tokens and Market gift certificates can all be purchased at the market information booth located at the corner of E. New England Avenue and High Street, near Graeter's Ice Cream.
Food Truck - Biscuit Boss
Casey and the Biscuit Boss team are back for breakfast this week! A favorite among Market-goers, the Biscuit Boss serves up breakfast favs with a local and seasonal twist!
The truck will be parked in front of US Bank on the east side of High Street between the Rock Dove Farm and Gillogly Orchard booths. Open 8am-noon!
The Franklin County Office of Aging
Booth #6 (on the Southwest Village Green)
The Franklin County Office on Aging is a levy-funded agency that serves adults in Franklin County (over the age of 60) by providing a variety of resources and services to assist them as they age in place.
Program services include the following:
Prescriptions, food, health clinic services, utility and other subsidies, health screenings, employment services, legal aid services, household budget management assistance, volunteer services, support services, caregiver consultation & other services, senior fitness centers, respiratory services, deaf/blind specialized services, hearing/screening aids, refugee support services, communication interpretative services, inter-generational services.
Farmers Markets Don't Just Happen!
The Worthington Farmers Market is brought to you every week thanks to the efforts of two part-time employees and the best volunteers in Central Ohio!
Interested in a behind-the-scenes experience at the Market? Shifts are available in one-hour increments each week and no experience is necessary! And, did we mention the free coffee?!
Email George, our volunteer Volunteer Coordinator, to learn more about our volunteer opportunities - email@example.com
Made From the Market
Welcome to "Made From the Market" featuring recipes, photos, tips and techniques from customers, vendors, staff and volunteers highlighting the use of seasonal market products and the producers who grow and make them.
IMAGINE YOUR RECIPE HERE!
We want to hear from you about what you're cooking and the market products you're using to make healthy and wholesome AND decadent and indulgent dishes for your friends and family!
Send us a recipe (your own or link to a published one)
Include a photo or two of the finished dish
Be sure to identify the market products you used (photos welcome!)
No recipe? No problem. A brief description of the overall process is just fine.
Include your contact info (email or text preferred)
Deadline: By Noon on Wednesdays
Publication: Up to 3 submissions each week
So, who's up next? We'd love to hear from you!
BYOWB -- Bring Your Own (Water) Bottle
While visiting the market this Saturday, The Worthington Partnership and The Worthington Partnership Green Team invite you to use the new public water fountain and bottle filling station installed on the Southwest Village Green. It even has a designated fountain/bowl for dogs!
Our team is excited to offer this sustainable resource to help reduce the number of plastic water bottles used in Worthington that add to the landfill.
Thank you to the City of Worthington Government for supporting us on this sustainability project and thank you to The Worthington Partnership Green Team for working so hard to raise the funds to make it happen!
Don't forget to "BYOWB" on Saturday. Bottled water will no longer be sold at the market information booth.
Save the Date!
Third Thursday Every Month!
Tuesday, July 11, 7-8pm: Monarch Fest at the Linworth School Community Garden
Learn about these amazing and important insects from noted Ohio Certified
Volunteer Naturalist and co-administrator of Monarch Maniacs of Ohio, Beverly Koenig. Then, take home your own milkweed plant and start attracting these striking butterflies to your own yard or balcony. There is no cover charge for this event, but donations are appreciated to help defer costs.
Sunday, July 23, 12-5pm
Pick Up After Your Pooch
Poop, it happens. Follow Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District ‘s program and P.U.P. (Pick Up Poop) then pop the poop in the LANDFILL side of our downtown waste collection bins.
Because poop is a contaminant when it comes to recycle collection. And could lead to the entire recycling collection being sent to the landfill.
But isn’t it natural? Shouldn’t I leave it to fertilize the soil?
Your pet does not eat a natural local diet. Their waste washes into the storm drains and “Dog waste contains nitrogen and phosphorus, which can deplete oxygen that fish and other water-based life need to survive, as well as encourage the growth of harmful algae.
It is also considered a significant source of pathogens like fecal coliform, a disease-causing bacteria” (www.usda.gov)