- Worthington Farmers Market
Make Your List, Check It Twice. Two Markets 'Til Christmas! Preview Day - Yawning Bear Bread Co.
December 10, 2022, 9am - Noon
The Shops at Worthington Place
The Worthington Farmers Market is now INDOORS, November through March, at The Shops at Worthington Place, 7227 N High St, Worthington, located on the northwest corner of US23/High St. and W. Wilson Bridge Road, near the I-270 interchange.
Winter market hours are 9:00am to Noon!
ONLY 2 MARKETS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!
The Market will be CLOSED:
December 24, 2022
December 31, 2022
January 7, 2022
Shop the Market Mercantile!
Proceeds from the sale of our canvas Market shopper tote, our limited edition keepsake ornament (made by local artist, @daphniaceramics) and Market gift certificates support the weekly operations of the Worthington Farmers Market and our local producers.
Purchase online today and we'll have it ready for a quick and easy pick-up at the Market information booth!
Yawning Bear Bread Co. is proud to bake artisan loaves of bread flavored with seasonally-sourced ingredients for the local Columbus community.
YBB was founded by Liz Brett, a life-long baker who brushed off their bread-making skills in 2020 after realizing the heartbreaking absence of bread at local farmers markets. Soon, a basket of loaves became an entire Subaru-full, and the hobby turned into a full-time passion.
Ranging from Seeded Rye to Roasted Rosemary Garlic, Classic Sourdough to Cranberry Oat, Liz bakes over ten varieties of vegan boules, batards, pan, half loves, and focaccia slices, all with no artificial preservatives. They can’t wait to bring fresh, flavorful bread to you and your table.
This Week's Vendor Participation
Please Note: This vendor list is based on currently available information. Vendor participation may change without notice due to emergency, weather, staffing, or other unforeseen circumstances.
2022-23 Indoor Market Map
Find our interactive map here: http://maps.managemymarket.com/5507
Reminder that Saturday, the 10th, is the deadline for preorders that need to be shipped. All shipped preorders will go out the 12th-14th. Orders can be placed at 3rdspoon.com
Our most sought-after cheese curd tray: a lovely square tray with four flavors. Supply issues have made it difficult to source these trays for several years. We have some in stock. Pick your favorites, and we will create the tray for you. #freshcheese#cheesecurds
We are filling online orders and getting ready for the weekend!
Find us at @worthingtonfarmersmarket on Saturday!
Get your TLD Green Onion Cookie in our festive tin for a limited time! Pickup at the Worthington Farmers Market on either Saturday 12/10 or 12/17.
Christmas is fast approaching, I have lots of options for gifts this year! I, of course, have gift cards available on the website for online purchases. They are sent right to your email!
I also have gift bags available! These come with options, so they are not available online, but reach out and I can tell you more about them. They are available for purchase on the ranch or at the @worthingtonfarmersmarket.
Lastly, giving the gift high quality meat is one that would not be forgotten! Whether you are gifting yourself and your family, or a friend or family member, I have the perfect options available! Bulk beef or pork is available for the holiday season, wholes, halves, and quarters! Information and pricing on buying in bulk can be found on the website. I would be happy to work with you to create the perfect Christmas gift!
When you purchase from Red Moon Ranch, you are supporting this family directly! We don’t have employees, the faces you see here are raising the food that you are putting on your plates, and we do it with pride! We love what we do, despite the hard days. We truly appreciate each one of you! -Shelby, Douglas, and Dougie
The Market Sharpener will be CLOSED November 19 through January 28, returning February 4.
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
What’s Up, Doc? Carrots!
How is it that Bugs Bunny always manages to outsmart Elmer Fudd? Could it be that Elmer, who is clearly a carnivore, is unable to keep up with Bugs due to the latter’s carrot based diet? This is just one small example of the power of carrots! Carrots are also a great source of alpha and beta-carotene (Vitamin A), fiber, and oxidants. And they are both low calorie and filling.
Wild carrot seeds have been found in 5,000-year-old Egyptian archeological sites. Carrot cultivation goes back at least 1,100 years to modern day Afghanistan. These carrots were purple or yellow. It took several hundred years of carrot breeding and selection to get the orange carrots we have today. It’s a happy coincidence that the orange color is from the high levels of carotene!
Several growers have had great carrot crops recently, including 9N Farm, Franklinton Farms, and Rock Dove. Also, try some carrot microgreens from Seven Acre Farm in their Peas & Carrots mix.
The Versatile Vegan notes that carrots are ideal for roasting and suggests you checkout these three Perfect Roasted Carrots recipes. A wonderful Holiday side dish is these Moroccan Carrots. Grab some daikon radish from Franklinton Farms and try these Cold Japanese Noodles with Daikon and Carrots. In the mood for soup? This Vegan Carrot Soup should do the trick! Finally, there are plenty of salad greens available at the Market, and they will go great with this Japanese Style Carrot-Ginger Dressing.
Franklinton Farms hopes to still have some green tomatoes and colored peppers, but this will be the last week for those items! They also have a smorgasbord of radishes including China rose, daikon, green luobo, and watermelon. 9N Farm has several types of squash, sweet potatoes, spinach, and arugula. Rock Dove has greens and shunkyo radishes.
Foraged and Sown has garlic braids along with their wide selection of teas. Mayapple Farms has their usual array of mushrooms including chestnut, oyster, shitake, and cioppino. Check out Blue Owl for a variety of dried mushrooms. They also have Egyptian Walking Onion seeds. These unusual onions have their bulbs above ground, at the top of the plant. They sometimes flop over and the bulbs will grow a new plant one or two feet away, hence they are “walking”!
If you are doing Holiday baking, check out the local, organic flour products from Mud Run Farm!
Note that Gillogly with over 15 varieties of apples, is outside in the south parking lot of The Shops at Worthington Place.
Producers have the following available this week. In some cases, items may sell out before the Market ends.
Apples, Arugula, Beets , Bok Choy, Cabbage, Celeriac, Cider, Carrots, Collards , Celeriac, Garlic, Ginger, Herbs - various, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce-various types and mixes, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Onions, Peppers, Radishes, Spinach, Squash, Scallions, Senposai, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss chard, Tomatoes, Turnips, Yakina Savoy
Come Early for Eggs!
Farm fresh eggs are undoubtedly one of the most popular market products. Arriving early helps ensure you find them -- and especially as the weather grows colder and egg production slows. In order to consistently lay eggs, hens need about 16 hours of daylight and 8 hours of darkness when they're roosting. Once less than 12 hours of daylight is available, egg production decreases considerably.
Need Cash? Buy Tokens!
Small, local producers working on thin margins sometimes forego credit cards to avoid the fees. If you don’t have cash, head to the Information Booth where you can buy $5 wood tokens with a credit or debit card. All the vendors take them, they give change back in cash, and the tokens never expire. There is a $1 dollar transaction fee, regardless the amount.
Save the Date!
Saturday, December 10, 8am
Honeyrun Farm Holiday Open House
Masks Are Optional
Effective Thursday, March 10, the Worthington city ordinance that required masks in indoor public places has been lifted. Facial coverings are now optional throughout the City of Worthington.
We will have a limited supply of masks available at the Market information desk (located at the corner of S. High Street & New England Avenue in front of the Graeter's Ice Cream and House Wine parking lot), should you wish to wear one while visiting the Market.
We will continue with our other proactive measures to help reduce the spread of illness including having hand sanitizer available throughout the Market and increased spacing between producer booths.
If you have a fever or are feeling ill, we ask that you please stay home.
Invest in Your Community
Do you love our farmers market? We are powered by a non-profit organization that largely relies on donations to fund our operations. Please consider donating to help us reach our goal. You can do a one-time donation or even set up a monthly donation to help us keep our market going strong. Click here for the link to donate: experienceworthington.com/donate
The Worthington Farmers Market is an event of The Worthington Partnership.