Music at the Market. Plums! Tiger Mushroom Founder in the News. Mark Your Calendar for Fun!
The outdoor season of the Worthington Farmers Market is underway! We're open Saturdays, May-October, 8am to Noon. Find us along High Street in the downtown Worthington historic district.
Congratulations, Te'Lario Watkins!
We couldn't be more proud or honored to have this young entrepreneur and Tiger Mushroom Farms as a part of the Worthington Farmers Market!
From a very young age, Te'Lario has been on a mission to end food insecurity in Central Ohio and teach everyone the value, variety and deliciousness of fresh locally-grown food.
Seems the rest of the world agrees . . . This week alone Te'Lario's The Garden Club Project has been recognized by the Invisalign Changemaker Awards, Columbus Underground and The Global Innovation Field Trip just to name a few. Take a stroll through Tiger Mushroom Farms Facebook page and website to see what he's up to next!
Tiger Mushroom Farms is a family-run mushroom farm located in central Ohio. It was founded by Te'Lario Watkins II when he was 7 years old. Tiger Mushroom Farms offers a variety of mushrooms cultivated using organic practices. Find them in Booth #45.
This Week's Participating Producers
*Note: This list is current as of publishing. Producer participation may change after this list has been published based on availability of products, weather and other unplanned circumstances that may cause them to be absent.
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
Visit the Market and Pull Out Some Plums!
Yes, there are plums at the Market! Plums have been cultivated in Asia for over 2,000 years and there are hundreds of varieties available. The well-known purple-blue Damson plum originated near Damascus, Syria. Many plums sold in the US are based on Japanese varieties that have colorful red/yellow/orange skins and are very juicy and sweet. Prunes are plum varieties that do not ferment during dehydration and are typically sold in the dried form.
Plums contain over 15 different vitamins and minerals, in addition to fiber and antioxidants. They contain high levels polyphenol antioxidants which are important for bone health and may help prevent heart disease. So do your body a favor and head over to Gillogly and get some plums!
Biting into a fresh plum is amazing, and the Versatile Vegan suggests you also get a plum fix with these Vegan Plum Slice treats. And start your day with Vegan Plum Muffins. The best antidote to a hot July afternoon could be this easy recipe for Plum Sorbet – yum!
You can find blueberries at Gillogly and Toad Hill. The Blueberry Patch also plans to be at the Market assuming they have availability. Stokeshire Farm will have African nightshade berries, which taste a bit like blueberries. Franklinton Farms and Rhoads will continue to have blackberries. Rhoads also has peaches.
Sweet corn lovers should head over to Saums and Rhoads. Tomatoes are abundant at the Market with at least five vendors offering multiple varieties. Franklinton Farms has callaloo (or amaranth), a leafy green popular in Jamaican cuisine and a key ingredient of a Caribbean stews of the same name. Oakleaf and Saums will have new potatoes. Tilley Farmstead and Oakleaf have sweet onions.
This Week's Market Picks
Producers have the following available for online pre-order and/or at the Outdoor Market. Note supplies are limited.
African Nightshade Berries, Arugula, Beets-purple top and greens, Blackberries, Blueberries, Broccolini, Cabbage, Callaloo, Carrots-multiple colors, Chives, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Fennel, Garlic-bulbs, greens & scapes, Green beans, Green Onions, Herbs, Kale & baby kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce-various, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms-shiitake, Onions – candy, Peaches, Peppers, Plums, Popcorn, Potatoes, Purslane, Radicchio, Radishes, Scallions, Senposai, Spinach, Squash – patty pan and summer, Sweet Corn, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Turnips-Hakurei and greens, Zucchini
Music at the Market
Your favorite local musicians -- and a few new up-and-comers -- return to the Market this Saturday!
KaTanya Ingram, identifies not as a singer or vocalist but as a street performer – “it’s unique, eclectic”.
She sings songs that frequently get people moving and shaking along to the music, putting smiles on faces and creating a joyful atmosphere, her performances inspire a different reaction and sometimes elicit stories from strangers who feel a connection with Ingram’s renditions.
Find KaTayna on the southwest Village Green (adjacent to St. John's Episcopal Church) and learn more about or see her sidewalk Serenades here: https://www.instagram.com/sidewalk_serenades/
Old Time Machine consists of Sean Strothmann on fiddle, Ian Dyer on banjo, and Sean Fen on guitar. They play old-time traditional fiddle-based dance music dating back hundreds of years that has evolved in many ways over that time. All members were Rambling House regulars once upon a time where Sean Fen has called many square dances. Their love of this music and sharing with others is evident in every performance.
Find Old Time Machine, 10am to Noon, in front of the Olde Village Barbers on the west side of High Street between Wishwell Farms and Oakleaf Farm.
Look for more performers throughout the Market in the coming weeks! If you or someone you know would like to perform at the Market, go to this link and tell us about your music!
https://www.worthingtonfarmersmarket.com/community, then select "Music at the Market."
The Electric Sheep Grand Opening
Come join us as we officially celebrate the grand opening of Worthington's newest community space and check out the magic that is The Electric Sheep Makerspace!
This carefully curated, veteran owned space supports local artists by providing an amazing spot to host classes as well as sell hand crafted goods.
The space is also perfect for team building, fundraisers and group outings!
Stop by and check out the space, grab a bite and cheers the newest addition to this wonderful community... you never know, you might just leave with a little maker's magic of your own!
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
Find a Producer With Just a Click!
Our interactive market map is live via this link: http://maps.managemymarket.com/4646
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.
Save the Dates!
Saturday, August 7
Save the date for our National Farmers Market Week celebration on Saturday, August 7! Featuring the Blue Spectrum Band, farm animals from Bring the Farm to You and a bounce house, thanks to The Roof Detective!
Monday, July 26
Sunday, August 15
Sunday Fundays All Season Long!
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.
Current Operational Guidelines
Facial coverings are optional, though recommended for unvaccinated people.
Space between vendor booths has increased to ensure maximum aisle width. Form lines in empty spaces next to booths to allow other pedestrians to pass and keep traffic flowing in the main aisles and sidewalks.
Sanitize your hands often. Hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the Market space.
Only touch the products that you intend to buy. Or, allow the farmer or food maker to select your products for you.
All extracurricular activities (music at the market, busking, Market Sprouts, cooking demonstrations, etc.) have been postponed until further notice.
And, remember, if you have a fever or if you are not feeling well, please stay home.
Thank you for your continued support, cooperation and patience!
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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