Last Market of 2020! Holiday Veggies Around the World. Winter Market Virtual Tour. Favorite Things!
Last Market of 2020!
Your one-stop-shop for all your holiday gift-giving needs, the Worthington Farmers Market is open this Saturday, December 19, 9am to Noon, inside The Shops at Worthington Mall.
To all our customers who have supported the market and our producers through this interesting and challenging year -- THANK YOU!
Please Note: The Market will be CLOSED December 26, the Saturday after Christmas Day.
We will re-open on January 2 with our New Year's resolution to
Start 2021 Small
and a renewed commitment to support small and local businesses.
We invite you to join us!
Give Fresh & Local
Give fresh and local this season with a canvas market tote or gift certificates for the Worthington Farmers Market! Available for purchase on Saturdays during the Market or pre-order through our Shop online:
100% of proceeds from redeemed gift certificates go to the producers!
Many individual producers offer gift cards and certificates as well and are available for purchase at their booth!
Joining us again for their monthly rotation . . .
Blueberry cinnamon rolls, cookies, donuts and muffins. Fresh frozen blueberries.
Call 419-884-1797 x 1 to order berries and pastries for your holiday.
Ohio grass-fed beef. Call (740) 225-1079 or email Worthington@cabbfarms.com.
Eggs, meat, nuts, kombucha. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for pre-orders!
Celebrate the Holiday Season With Veggies!
We are in the “Holiday Season” and around the world people have religious, seasonal, year-end, and just plain fun celebrations to enjoy. Celebrations mean special dishes and the Veggie Spy urges you to think about veggies and other Market products when you plan your meals. Here’s a sampling of recipes from Holiday celebrations around the world.
Christmas celebrations vary greatly, and many nations have their own unique holiday treats. Risalamande (coconut rice pudding) is a traditional Danish Christmas dessert. This variation is vegan, gluten-free, easy to make, and delicious. The recipe calls for almonds, and you can find those at Raven Rocks.
Kwaanza is a celebration of African-American culture that occurs in late December. Traditional Kwaanza foods are often based on African or Caribbean ingredients and dishes. Try this great African Sweet Potato Stew recipe. You can find sweet potatoes at 9N Farm.
Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated by Jews around the world and usually occurs in mid to late December. Hanukkah celebrates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second century BC. A traditional dish is latkes, fried potato pancakes. Here’s a version that includes sweet potatoes. https://www.veganricha.com/wprm_print/27288
Dongzhi is a winter solstice (Dec. 21) festival observed in China and other parts of East Asia. In keeping with yin and yang philosophy, the longer daylight after the solstice will bring positive energy flow. Here are several vegan winter Chinese dishes to mark the solstice. Check out the yummy vegan wonton soup. It has shitake mushrooms, which you can get at Tiger Mushroom Farms. https://www.greenqueen.com.hk/6-vegan-winter-solstice-recipes-traditional-chinese-festival/
Toji is the Japanese version of a winter solstice holiday. It is traditionally celebrated by taking a hot bath with yuzu, a winter citrus fruit. Toji dishes often include kabocha, a Japanese squash. Here’s an easy recipe for itokoni, a dish made of kabocha and canned adzuki beans. Visit an Asian grocery to get the adzuki beans. Check out kabocha squash at VanScoy Farms.
Yalda is a winter solstice holiday celebrated in Iran and neighboring countries. Families celebrate by eating pomegranates to represent health, and crimson foods to represent the dawn. A traditional dish is ash-e anar, a hearty pomegranate soup. Here’s a meatless version that includes garlic, which you can get at Gillogly Orchard.
Fresh Picks for This Week:
Producers have the following available for online pre-order and/or at the Indoor Market.
Apples, Arugula, Carrots, Celeriac, Garlic, Herbs, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms (shiitake), Mustard Greens, Popcorn, Radishes, Scallions, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Squash (multiple winter varieties), Turnips (Hakurei), Tomatoes (green). ** Please note quantities are limited!**
December 19 Vendor Roster & Market Map
A Few of OUR Favorite Things . . .
Guided by a sense of adventure, George, Market Volunteer Coordinator, experiences the @worthingtonfarmersmarket one taste at a time! On George's #mostwishedforgifts list this year is a slice of homemade carrot cake and a square of cheese and egg borek or "Sultan's Pastry" from Turkish bakery, Tulip Cafe (@tulipcafedublin). Browse their weekly selection of sweet and savory pastries and jewel-toned Turkish Delight or pre-order online for Saturday pick-up.
What's the secret to lofty, flaky biscuits?
Lard! It has a higher melting point than both butter and shortening. As a bonafide biscuit connoisseur, Market volunteer David recommends the Red Moon Ranch lard, one of his #mostwishedforgifts this year. Lard also makes tender, flaky pie crusts and delicious caramelized carnitas.
Visit Shelby @red_moon_ranch_llc on Saturday, December 19 at @worthingtonmall for a selection of beef, lamb, chicken, hen and duck eggs and David's favorite lard and chicken cheddar brats. Shelby has gift cards available, too! Browse her shop and pre-order for pick-up: https://redmoonranchllc.grazecart.com/store
"As the Market Manager, asking me to choose my favorite things from the Market is like asking me to choose which one of my dogs is my favorite - LOL! When I create my shopping list each week, Native Cold Pressed Juice is ALWAYS at the top. Zinger - a sweet-tart blend of organic ginger, apple and lemon juices - is a staple. And, for the holidays, I've added in a bottle of their limited edition pear, cinnamon and ginger juice. It's perfectly spiced with everything nice!" -- Christine, WFM Market Manager
Tour the Winter Market with Nina & Beth!
Take a virtual tour of the winter edition of the Worthington Farmers Market at The Shops at Worthington Place with the Old Worthington Partnership!
Click here to start the tour:
Season's Eatings at Home with Experience Columbus
Looking to fill your table with delicious food and drink this Christmas, while also supporting local restaurants? Here’s what Worthington restaurants are offering this season!
National Maple Syrup Day
Today, December 17, is National Maple Syrup Day, but you can get your sweet fix anytime with Pleiades Maple Products! Find them in Booth #33 (in front of the fireplace!) or place your pre-order by phone at 419-946-7749 or email at email@example.com.
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/
Alternative Ways to Shop the Market
Customers can access the Worthington Farmers Market in a variety of ways.
1) If you do visit the indoor Market, expedite your trip by familiarizing yourself with our layout. Producers are organized by category to make your trip quick and efficient. https://www.worthingtonfarmersmarket.com/market-map
2) Pre-orders are encouraged. Place and pay your grocery order with individual producers using our Producer Directory: https://www.worthingtonfarmersmarket.com/vendors
3) Sign up with Angel Lyons, the Grocery Boss, to have all of your pre-ordered groceries delivered to your door on Saturday or drive-up to the Shops at Worthington Place for Saturday curbside pick-up. Sign up with Angel here: https://shop.dumpling.us/angell or phone her with questions at
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.