- Worthington Farmers Market
Last Chance for Saum Pumpkins. Cauliflower Power! October Celebrates Food. Re-Paving Continues.
Parking Lot Re-Paving Continues
ATTENTION! Re-paving of the parking lot at the 100 building was delayed by rain so work will continue this week and customer parking will not be available in this parking lot for this Saturday's farmers market. Please use either the mall parking lot or the lot at the very end of W. Wilson Bridge Rd.
NO vehicle or foot traffic is allowed in this area. PLEASE don't risk damage to your footwear or vehicle, or compromise the work being done. Respectfully observe and obey all signage, barricades and traffic cones restricting access to work area.
Also, please note our temporary entrance and exit due to the re-paving on the map below. Please form a line on the sidewalk to the left of the green entry arrow. The number of customers in the Market space is limited due to pandemic safety protocol and customers should enter and exit only in the designated area.
We apologize for the short-term inconvenience and appreciate everyone accommodating this construction project.
Pick a Pumpkin!
This Saturday is your last chance for jack-o-lanterns, stackers and decorative gourds from Saum Family Farms before we bid them a fond farewell for the season!
The Saum Farms booth (#149) is located near the market entrance/exit for easy pick-up and transport to your vehicle. Make arrangements with Saum booth staff for this convenient service.
October is the Month for Celebrating Food
October has more food-related celebrations and designations than just about any other spot on the calendar. It's National Apple, Biscuit, Caramel, Chili, Cookie, Cookbook, Dessert, Pasta, Pickled Pepper, Pork, Pretzel, Sausage, Seafood, and Spinach Lovers Month! And the outstanding producers and makers of the Worthington Farmers Market can help you celebrate every one of them in style!
Poor cauliflower! Cauliflower has traditionally been a B-list veggie, lacking the star-power and colors of hipper veggies like kale, carrots, and tomatoes. People often do not know what to do with this pale white veggie with the mild flavor. But in the last few years cauliflower has become trendy. Cauliflower has emerged as a low-carb, gluten-free starch alternative in products such as pizza crust and crunchy snacks. Cauliflower is also used as rice substitute that looks exactly like the real thing. Cauliflower's mild flavor means it picks up flavors from whatever it is cooked with. With plant-based diets on the increase, cauliflower is becoming very popular in vegan recipes.
Check out cauliflower at Wishwell Farms. In addition to white they also have yellow and purple types!
Cauliflower is closely related to other genus brassica vegetables like broccoli, kale, and cabbage. You cannot accuse cauliflower of false advertising; the head of the cauliflower actually is a flower. However, it consists of immature flower buds, aka florets.
The leaves and plant stem are also edible. Cauliflower is dense, crunchy, and has a subtle flavor.
Cauliflower is a nutritional powerhouse. One cup of raw florets has 77% of the daily requirements of vitamin C. Cauliflower is also high in vitamin K, folate, and fiber. It is high in antioxidants, including some that have cancer fighting properties.
Cauliflower can be eaten raw, as well as steamed, roasted, fried, or pickled. It can also be boiled or steamed and then pureed into a mashed potato-like texture. Cauliflower is also a great low-carb alternative to grains and legumes. Yes, cauliflower has power!
The Versatile Vegan loves mashed cauliflower and recommends this recipe for Garlic Cauliflower Mash: https://www.healthyrecipeecstasy.com/garlic-cauliflower-mash/. Note that several Market vendors carry garlic!
Also, try this easy recipe for Sweet and Spicy Baked Cauliflower: https://thefitchen.com/sweet-spicy-baked-cauliflower/ .
And there’s this Asian-inspired recipe for delicious Sticky Sesame Cauliflower: Sticky Sesame Cauliflower - Connoisseurus Veg
Fresh Picks This Week: Apples (13 varieties!), Arugula, Baby Italian dandelions, Beets, Broccolini, Cabbage, Callaloo, Carrots (baby white, orange), Cauliflower!, Celery, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Garlic Scapes, Green beans (also yellow, purple, haricot verts, Roma), Ground cherries, Herbs (basil, chives, cilantro, dill, lemon balm mint, oregano, papalo, parsley, rosemary, tarragon), Kale (dino lacinato, Siberian), Kohlrabi, Komatsuna, Leeks, Lettuce (baby, heirloom, bibb, romaine, blends, & others), Melons, Microgreens & shoots, Okra, Onions (candy, white, mini-purple, sweet), Peaches, Peppers (bell, jalapeno, Pumpkins, Aji Rico, Anaheim, banana, cherry bomb, habanero, serrano), Potatoes, Purslane!, Radishes (French breakfast), Scallions, Shallots, Shiitake Mushrooms, Squash (multiple varieties), Sweet Corn, Swiss Chard, Spinach (baby), Tomatillos, Tomatoes (heirloom, cherry), Zucchini *** Note quantities are limited ***
Interactive Market Map
Find your favorite vendor and products with just a click!
To use the map, click on a vendor name in the upper left corner and their location will be highlighted in orange. Or if you are interested in a specific type of product (Meat & Eggs, Baked Goods, Produce, etc.), click on the booth locations highlighted in blue in the designated section to find vendors participating in this week's market. You can also find the new interactive map on our the Worthington Farmers Market website.
The Market is arranged by product type with one-way foot traffic and a single point of entry and exit. There will be plenty of signage, volunteers in bright orange vests, and traffic cones and barricades to help direct you safely through the market.
Please stay on the marked pathways inside the market and don't take shortcuts across the medians and landscape islands.
Pic of the Week!
Thanks to Peter Vu for this lovely image of a yummy donut from The Mochi Shop! Check out more of Peter's work on Instagram: @teachtographer.
"I loved visiting the market this year to see all the local vendors and the great, unique food they provide. It provides great opportunities for me to photograph the awesome food that is out there! I know this year more than ever, it is important to give these small businesses our patronage so that they can continue to thrive after this difficult year is through."
Would you like your photo featured here? Snap a photo at the Worthington Farmers Market, share it on Facebook or Instagram and tag the Worthington Farmers Market so that we see your photo. You can also send photos by email to: email@example.com
Pic of the Week will be selected at random.
8-9am Reserved for High-Risk Shoppers
Masks are required -- and please wear them properly
No Pets, Please
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Worthington Farmers Market is an event of The Worthington Partnership.