More Produce Vendors This Week! Try Edible Flowers. Special Guest: RESCUEDohio. Native Plant Sale.
The Worthington Farmers Market is open Saturday, May 15, 8am to Noon, for pre-order pick-up (check out our new online market!), home or curbside delivery by The Grocery Boss and in-person shopping with modified pandemic protocols in the downtown Worthington historic district. See below for more information on operational changes and market protocols.
COhatch Marketplace Has Launched!
We're so excited to be part of this new, online local shopping experience!
We are grateful for the help and feedback from our producer testing team that has worked with us for the past few months to build the Marketplace for the Worthington Farmers Market:
* Ed with Curly Tail Organic Farm * Mark with @Gillogly Orchard * Jayne with Honeyrun Farm * Lisa with Kokoborrego Cheese Company/@Sippel Family Farm * Duncan with North Country Charcuterie * Shelby with Red Moon Ranch LLC * Kathy with Sitara's Sweets by Kat LLC
Explore local products from Worthington Farmers Market producers AND locally, handcrafted products from makers and artisans. Make your purchase in a convenient, single transaction and 6% of your purchase will be donated back to community non-profits like the Worthington Farmers Market.
Local food products will be available for pick-up Saturdays at the Worthington Farmers Market and handcrafted items will be shipped directly to your door!
We'll be adding more producers soon! #keepitlocaloh
Native Plant Sale
While you're at the farmers market this weekend, take a stroll up the street to the Griswold Center and check out the Worthington Garden Club's Native Plant Sale!
We are pleased to welcome RESCUEDohio to our Community Table this week!
RESCUEDohio is a nonprofit dog rescue based in central Ohio with all of the dogs in foster homes. In 2020, RESCUEDohio placed over 500 dogs into forever homes. The mission of this group is to help find homes for unwanted and abandoned dogs and to advocate for the rights of all animals everywhere.
Find them at Booth #9 on the Southwest Village Green.
Parking at the Market
Know before you go!
Historic Old Worthington is delightfully walk-able, especially during the Worthington Farmers Market. With our expanded footprint, extending south from the Village Green along High Street, there's plenty to explore while you stretch your legs! Use these maps to familiarize yourself with public parking options available around our downtown:
Or view the maps online at: https://static1.squarespace.com/.../ParkingMap-Jun10.pdf
Find a Producer With Just a Click!
Our interactive market map is live via this link: http://maps.managemymarket.com/4646
Use the interactive tool to search for your favorite producers and find their locations for this Saturday's market. Or, click on the number of a booth to learn who will be in that space.
Please Note: Map is provided for informational purposes to help locate your favorite producers. Map is not to scale and does not reflect spacing between booths.
May 15 Participating Vendors
Eat Your Veggies Flowers!
Look closely and you’ll see that some spring veggies at the Market have flowers. The flowers of all brassica (cabbage) plants, for example, are edible. Brassicas include cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, cauliflower, watercress, and more. Brassica will bolt in the Spring after overwintering, sending out shoots with (usually) yellow or light green flower buds. These greens are called raab. The buds and flowers are tender and a bit sweet due to the sugars the plant produces to help survive the winter. Look for Kale raab (flowers and all!) at Franklinton Farms.
Chive flowers are also edible and have a mild onion flavor. Get some at Somerset Herbs, Nine 9 Farm, andFranklinton Farms. Nasturtium is probably the most well-known edible flower. You can get them at Somerset Herbs and Cottage Garden.
The Veggie Spy eavesdropping division keeps hearing people chatting about difficulty in finding asparagus. If you can’t get them from farms that do online pre-orders, check out Somerset Herbs and Gillogly Orchard. Jorgensen Farms has peppermint.
Have you ever tried fava bean greens? They are tender, succulent and the flavor is indeed fava-bean like. Be adventurous and get some at the Market’s newest produce vendor, Stokeshire Farm!
Fresh Picks for This Week Producers have the following available for online pre-order and/or at the Indoor Market:
Apples, Asparagus, Beets, Bok Choy, Carrots, Celery, Claytonia (Miner's Lettuce), Edible Flowers!, Fava Bean Greens!, Garlic, Green Garlic, Herbs, Horseradish, Kale & Kale Raab, Leeks, Lettuce, Microgreens & shoots, Mustard Greens, Mushrooms (shiitake & oyster), Popcorn, Radishes, Rainbow Chard, Ramps, Rhubarb, Rutabaga, Senposai, Scallions, Spinach, Sunchokes, Sweet Potatoes, Squash (multiple winter varieties), Turnips (Hakurei & greens), Yukina Savoy Mustard
Can I Bring My Dog to the Outdoor Market?
Well-socialized and well-behaved dogs are welcome to accompany visitors to the Worthington Farmers Market.
We ask that pet owners abide by these rules to make a pet’s visit to the Market a good experience for everyone:
Pets must be kept on a short leash.
Pets must be under control and by the owner’s side at all times.
Keep pets away from produce, plants, and other food products.
Pets must be friendly with other pets and people of all ages.
Be considerate—not everyone loves your pet; some customers are fearful and others are allergic to animals.
Please clean up after your pet.
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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