Market Returns to 450/500 W. Wilson Bridge Road -- Come Visit Our New (Temporary) Home!
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Thank you to all the loyal Worthington Farmers Market customers who showed up at our first outdoor walk-up market of the season last week. Despite the rain, nearly 1,400 of you came out to #getfreshwithus and #shoplocal. The entire WFM team — mostly especially our vendors — appreciate your support!
June 20 the market is back at our new temporary location — 450/500 W. Wilson Bridge Road — and we look forward to welcoming you once again.
Open Hours: 8am-12pm*
*8am-9am: Reserved for customers in high-risk populations (senior citizens and immune compromised). Customers are REQUIRED to wear facial coverings during this first hour to protect our most vulnerable visitors.
9am-12pm we welcome all shoppers. Facial coverings are strongly encouraged to help keep our market vendors, volunteers and staff healthy.
First and foremost, if you or a family member is sick, please stay home! We're open all summer!
Entry to the Worthington Farmers Market will be limited to keep everyone safely and socially distanced. Please be patient if we have reached capacity. You can enter the Market as soon as another customer finishes their shopping and exits. So, please be mindful of other shoppers that may be waiting on you to finish your shopping so they may enter the market.
Mind the Gap - Keep 6' Back!
Please maintain 6' of distance between yourself and our volunteers, vendors and other customers at all times.
No Pets Allowed:
Please leave your furry companions at home.
Please enjoy your purchases...after you leave the Market:
No sampling of products and no eating or drinking inside the Market space.
Look with your eyes, not with your hands:
Only touch the products that you intend to buy. Or, allow the farmer or food maker to select your products for you. They know when a melon is ripe and a peach is perfectly sweet and juicy!
Follow the one-way route through the Market. Pedestrian traffic only.
We appreciate your support, cooperation and patience as we re-open the Market!
Please Observe Parking Signs On-Site
There is ample Customer Parking available in the lots east of the market entrance. Vendor Parking is reserved for vendors. The smaller connecting lot to the west of vendor parking is reserved for office park employees who are working on Saturday.
Vendors Participating This Week
Health & Safety First
We remain committed to Covid-19 safety precautions as set forth by state and local health authorities. We appreciate your diligence and cooperation in helping to keep everyone at the market safe and healthy. Read our Visitor Rules for more information.
Check out Our New Producer Directory!
With multiple search options, our new Producer Directory makes it easy to find specific vendors and products or identify special services such as online pre-ordering and delivery options. Thank you Can’t Stop Columbus for making this great tool available to our community!
Cash or Credit/Debit Only
To promote low- or no-contact transactions, many vendors have implemented electronic point-of-sale systems for the on-site market. And most all vendors accept cash. There are three (3) banks/ATMs in the parking lot of The Shops at Worthington Place just east of the new market location, if you need additional cash. Tokens are not being sold at the market at this time (except for SNAP/EBT customers), but all vendors will accept any tokens you may have left from previous markets.
SNAP/EBT & Produce Perks
SNAP/EBT customers can still use tokens or purchase more at the Information Tent. And Produce Perks are unlimited through the end of June! That means all eligible SNAP/EBT purchases are matched with $1-for-$1 incentives to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.
Act Now, Garlic Scapes Won't Be Around For Long!
If you're a garlic fan (and who isn’t?), give garlic scapes a try. Garlic scapes grow from the top of garlic and farmers remove them to give the garlic bulb a more intense flavor. The dark green scapes are long and curly with a little less garlicky flavor than the bulbs. When cooked, garlic scapes turn slightly sweet and have a dense, meaty texture. They are ideal for pesto, stir-fry, soups and more! They are high in antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins C and K. Garlic scapes have a very short season, so now is the time to enjoy them! Garlic scapes are available from 9N Farm, Franklinton, and Gillogly Orchard.
The Versatile Vegan suggests this simple Garlic Scape Dressing to brighten up any salad (https://www.thespruceeats.com/garlic-scape-salad-dressing-3060334). Take advantage of both the color and flavor of garlic scapes in this delightful pasta salad (https://www.thespruceeats.com/pasta-salad-with-spinach-4058489).
Fresh Picks for This Week: Apples (Fuji, Gold Rush), Arugula, Asparagus, Bok Choy, Broccolini, Carrots (baby white), Collards, Dandelion (baby Italian), Escarole, Garlic, Garlic Scapes, Herbs (basil, chives, cilantro, dill, mint, oragano, parsley, rosemary, tarragon), Kale (Dino Lacinato, Siberian), Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce (baby, heirloom, bibb, romaine, blends & others), Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms (shiitake), Radishes (French breakfast), Scallions, Sorrel, Strawberries!!, Swiss Chard, Spinach (baby), Tomatoes, Turnips (Hakurei, Purple Top)
Please . . . Dispose of Masks & Gloves Properly
There are trash cans provided at the market exit and next to all sanitizing stations. The owners of this property have graciously extended the space to the Worthington Farmers Market and the visiting community. Please respect their generosity — and the health and safety of staff and volunteers who clean up after the market — and dispose of your Covid-19 protective gear, as well as any other trash, properly.
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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