Music, Food, Petting Zoo, Farmers & Makers Galore -- It's National Farmers Market Week. Join Us!
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.
Thank you Central Ohio for 34 years of making fresh and local a Saturday morning tradition!
Since 1987, the Worthington Farmers Market has been a weekend staple. Whether you're picking up local, seasonal produce, browsing and brunching with Old Worthington merchants or enjoying a family outing, the Worthington Farmers Market is a homegrown, community institution.
* Jump for joy in our bounce house hosted by The Roof Detective
* Get to know the farm animal ambassadors, including chickens, turkeys, goats, ducks, rabbits, sheep and a pig from Bring the Farm to You
* Enjoy a taste of Native American cuisine from the Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio - NAICCO Cuisine food trailer
* And, tune in for live, local musical performances:
9am-10:30am - Jesse Powers
10am-12pm - Blue Spectrum
Since 2012, The Roof Detective , a family owned and operated business, has been hot on the trail of storm damaged roofs and gutters throughout Central Ohio. The clues of roof damage may not always be obvious to the homeowner and require some professional sleuthing.
Owner Shane Kaylor and his team of nearly 20 roofing detectives specialize in residential and commercial roofing, assessing storm damage and investigating elusive roof leaks.
Meet The Roof Detective team, sponsors of our National Farmers Market Week celebration at the Worthington Farmers Market on Saturday, August 7. Look for the big bounce house on the SW Village Green they're hosting because old roofs aren't this much fun!
Got storm damage? A leaky roof? Sign up for a free inspection when you visit their booth on the Village Green.
Music at the Market August 7
Led by guitarist extraordinaire, Zayne Harshaw, Blue Spectrum performs a variety of genres and at many music venues throughout Central Ohio and beyond. They are back home after performing at the 2021 Pittsburgh Blues and Roots Festival. Blue Spectrum features Amelia Rose on keyboard, Uncle Al Jefferson on bass and vocals and Hosea Hooks on percussion.
Groove with Blue Spectrum on the Village Green from 10am-12pm Saturday!
Jesse is a self-proclaimed “Joy Reminder-er" and conscious indie pop musician in Columbus, OH. With her tumbling vocal stylings, powerhouse melodies and infectious energy, Jesse seeks to captivate, awaken, and entertain those who listen. Her raw and poignant lyricism blended with straightforward guitar work create a musical skydiving experience—a long lyrical jump into the depths of the human heart softened by a parachute of undemanding instrumentation. Wasting no time, her perceptive and penetrating songs fly straight to the soul. Her debut album “Begin” was released in November, 2017. Her second full-length album, “To Remember” will be released this month!
NAICCO Cuisine Food Trailer at the Market
They made their Central Ohio debut at the Worthington Farmers Market last year, and we're beyond excited to welcome the Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio - NAICCO Cuisine food trailer to Old Worthington this Saturday!
If you've never tried Native American Indian street food favorites like their family recipe fry bread, or a toothsome buffalo burger, give them a try during your visit to the Worthington Farmers Market during Saturday's #NationalFarmersMarketWeek celebration! You'll find NAICCO Cuisine on High Street, parked near Worthington Jewelers.
NAICCO Cuisine is a Native American owned and operated food trailer that offers a one-of-a-kind menu consisting of exquisite Native American street food. NAICCO Cuisine is the first food trailer of its kind on the scene in the Midwest and the East.
Farm Animal Petting Zoo
Are ewe coming to our annual #nationalfarmersmarketweek celebration on Saturday, August 7?
We'll have some furry and feathered special guests on the Village Green - chickens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits, sheep, a goat and a mini pig thanks to our friends at Bring the Farm to You!
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.
Makers's Market on the Northeast Village Green
Hosted by The Electric Sheep Makerspace in partnership with the Worthington Farmers Market and COhatch Marketplace, the Makers' Market on the Green is BACK! This Saturday, from 8am-12pm, browse more than 30 local artisans, crafters and makers including:
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
Fruit Alert – Would You Care for a Pear?
One of the great joys of summer is biting into a juicy, sweet pear. And now pears are at the Market! Pears were first cultivated in China 4,000 years ago and now there are over 5,000 varieties worldwide. Over 70% of the pears grown in the US are Bartletts. But keep visiting the Market this summer and you’ll see several other varieties.
Franklinton Farms has Seckels, small, round pears with a red blush. They are very sweet, so much so that they can be served for dessert! Gillogly has Harrow pears. They look similar to Bartletts and are flavorful with none of the grit some pears have. Gillogly will have additional pear varieties as the summer progresses.
The Versatile Vegan, inspired by our topsy-turvy world, suggests this quick and easy recipe for Vegan Pear Upside Down Cake. And you can ponder the delights of pears over this Pear Bourbon Smash Cocktail.
Get to Know Ground Cherries!
Ground cherries look like yellow/orange cherry tomatoes and have a paper husk around them. They have a unique sweet/tart flavor that resembles pineapple, and some fans say reminds them of mango. Their texture is between a tomato and a grape. They are not related to cherries and their name comes from the fact that they fall to the ground when ripe.
Ground cherries are not very popular in the US, but if you want to try their amazing flavor for yourself you can find them at Tilley Farmstead! Don’t forget to remove the paper husk before popping them in your mouth.
Although ground cherries are delightful raw, the Versatile Vegan notes they make a fine Ground Cherry Salsa.
Producers have the following available for online pre-order and/or at the Outdoor Market. Note supplies are limited.
Arugula, Beets-purple top and greens, Blackberries, Blueberries, Broccolini, Cabbage, Callaloo, Carrots, Celery, Chives, Cucumbers, Eggplant – standard globe and Japanese, Garlic-bulbs, greens & scapes, Green beans – various including Romano, Green Onions, Haricot Vert beans, Herbs, Kale & baby kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce-various, Melons, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms-shiitake, Nectarines, Onions – candy, Peaches, Pears! Peas – Sugar Snap, Peppers- bell, sweet, jalapeno, shishito, Plums, Popcorn, Potatoes, Purslane, Radicchio, Radishes, Scallions, Shallots, Squash – patty pan and summer, Sweet Corn, Swiss Chard, Tomatillos, Tomatoes, Turnips-Hakurei and greens, Zucchini
Help Keep the Market Green & Clean!
Look for SWACO recycling bins near the corner of S. High Street and New England Avenue this Saturday.
COhatch Market at the Market - Daphnia Ceramics
Emily from Daphnia Ceramics is back this Saturday! Emily makes everything by hand, combining her passion for printmaking with her ceramic work. She uses hand-drawn images and turns them into screen-printed patterns that are transferred to the surface of the clay.
Many of her patterns are inspired by the local flora and fauna of the woods here in Central Ohio including morel mushrooms, ferns, chicory flowers and spicebush. Find Emily on the Southwest Village Green in space #7 next to The Blueberry Patch. Follow Daphnia Ceramics on Instagram: @daphniaceramics
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. Market staff and volunteers are not responsible for cleaning up after your pet.
Sidewalks and pavement in and around the Market get HOT! during the summer months and can burn the sensitive foot pads of dogs in a matter of minutes. Please consider keeping your pups cool and comfortable at home on the hottest summer days.
If your pet is coughing, vomiting, has diarrhea or exhibiting other signs of illness, please keep them home. Market staff and volunteers are not responsible for cleaning up after your pet.
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!
Sunday, August 15
October 30 Growing & Growth Collective
Sunday Fundays All Season Long!
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.
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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