Nectarines & Shishitos! Planning a Party for Aug 7! Save the Dates - All of Them. Pet Etiquette.
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.
OFMN Rapid Market Assessment THIS Saturday
The Worthington Farmers Market is participating in a regional data collection effort led by the Ohio Farmers Market Network (OFMN), a statewide organization on a mission to support and strengthen farmers markets in Ohio. The purpose of this survey is to better understand farmers markets' impact on the local economy, and how they can adapt to better fit the needs of their customers.
We value and appreciate your honest responses to the 4 short questions related to your market shopping trip on Saturday, July 31 only. Look for the survey team in or near the Graeter's parking lot.
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
Fruit Alert – Nectarines and Melons are Here!
Fresh nectarines are amazing! Technically, nectarines are a mutation of peaches where just one gene is different. That single gene makes nectarines smooth rather than fuzzy like peaches and makes the taste slightly different. Occasionally a peach tree will produce both peaches and nectarines.
Nectarines are juicy and addictive, so your purchase may be consumed before you get home! If you can control yourself, The Versatile Vegan suggests you try this recipe for Baked Nectarines. If you have an Instant Pot, you can make this Nectarine Berry Crisp. It calls for blueberries – get them at The Blueberry Patch!
And there are also melons available! Saums hopes to have them, and Rhoads does as well.
Check Out Shishitos and Loads of Other Peppers!
Suddenly, peppers are all over the Market! Jorgensen has their small, sweet, and colorful lunchbox peppers. Franklinton Farms also has a mix of colorful peppers. Peppers can also be found at Rock Dove and Somerset.
Shishitos are a Japanese variety with a bright, glossy green skin. They are usually just a tad hot, but about one in 10 is much hotter which makes eating them an adventure! Just a few inches long, shishitos are ideal for snacking.
Shishitos blister easily which makes them easy to cook. Try this basic Shishito Pepper recipe the Versatile Vegan recommends. And try out this Spicy Miso Shishito Pepper recipe for a little more kick!
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, 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, 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, Tomatoes, Turnips-Hakurei and greens, Zucchini
Celebrate National Farmers Market Week With Us!
Since 1987, the Worthington Farmers Market has been a Saturday staple. Whether you're picking up fresh and seasonal produce, browsing and brunching with Old Worthington merchants or enjoying a family outing, the Worthington Farmers Market is a homegrown, community institution.
On Saturday, August 7, we'll be recognizing the community impact of farmers markets everywhere as part of the annual National Farmers Market Week celebration. Support your favorite farmers and artisan food makers and enjoy a morning filled with family-friendly activities (weather permitting) including:
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 NAICCO Cuisine food trailer
Tune in for live, local musical performances:
9am-10am - Jessie Powers
10am-12pm - Blue Spectrum
The fun and festivities begin with the opening bell at 8am on Saturday, August 7!
August 7 Bounce House Sponsor - Thank You!
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 - July 31
Listen while you shop and enjoy a variety of local musicians playing throughout the Market this Saturday!
Eric Spain - Cello performance near Olde Village Barbers
Eric Spain is a 2021 graduate of Thomas Worthington High School. He will be attending the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music next fall to pursue a double-major in cello performance and music education. Eric has been playing at the Worthington Farmers Market to raise money as a college fund.
The Worthington Jammers - Folk group performance on the SE Village Green
The Worthington Jammers is a group made up from Columbus Folk Music Society people that have performed at the Worthington Farmers Market for over 10 years providing folk music at the outside market and the Mall.
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."
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!
Tuesday, August 3
Are you planning a cookout or a block party this summer? Consider planning your event for National Night Out and Worthington Police Department officers will stop by your event with free ice cream, safety memorabilia and information on how you can sign up to participate in our next Citizen's Academy.
Don't have an event? That's fine too! We'd still love to come to visit with you on National Night Out - all you have to do is sign up using the link provided below or find us at one of two stationary locations that night - Selby Park between 6:00-6:30 PM and Wilson Hill Park 7:00-7:30 PM. Please join us in making Worthington safer and stronger together!
Event details available here: https://www.facebook.com/events/158075082970759
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, hosted by The Roof Detective!
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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.
For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.