Never Forget 9/11 Ceremony. Pumpkin Patch Comes to Market. Let's Make Salsa! Dog Days of Summer.
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.
Gather with the Worthington community on the Northwest Village Green to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks and recognize first responders, volunteers and others who protect our safety and freedoms. The Ceremony is organized by Leasure-Blackston American Legion Post 239 and will feature speakers, music and remembrances. The program will begin at 8:46 a.m., to commemorate the exact time the first plane struck the World Trade Towers on September 11, 2001.
The week before September 11, volunteers will be placing 2,977 small American Flags on the Village Green, as a reminder to never forget the lives lost on September 11, 2001, recognize first responders, and raise awareness of the annual September 11th ceremony on the Northwest Village Green.
For more information, visit their Facebook Event page:
Pumpkins, Pumpkins, and More Pumpkins!
We've got all the fall feels this week at the Worthington Farmers Market...and first of the season's pumpkins, too!
Take your pick of the patch at the Saum Family Farms booth, when Paul and Lois return with their pumpkins this Saturday! Find them in front of the Worthington Post Office on S. High Street.
Music at the Market September 11
Chip Woods & Paul Graham
Chip and Paul are old friends of the Farmers Market. For the last few years they hosted the Open Mic here. For now the Open Mic is on hold but these guys are returning with their blend of old folk songs and familiar radio tunes from the 60s,70s and 80s.
You can find them by the Methodist Church.
The Worthington jammers is a group made up from Columbus folk Music Society people that have been involved with the Worthington market for over 10 years providing Folk music at the outside market and the Mall.
Find them on the Southeast Village Green by St. John's Episcopal Church.
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.
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.
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
Salsa, Any Way You Like It!
Hispanic Heritage month is September 15th to October 15th, and the influence and delights of Hispanic foods are easy to find at the Market. Salsa, for example, is so popular in our food culture that its sales exceed ketchup, and it is so mainstream we may forget it is an “ethnic” food.
Salsa, which means “sauce” in Spanish, was widely used in Aztec and Inca culture for hundreds of years before the Spaniards came upon it in the 16th Century. It was typically a combination of tomatoes, hot peppers, and spices, as well as squash seeds and other ingredients. Today we add all sorts of ingredients to salsa including garlic, onions, and fruit.
It’s easy to make your own salsa, especially when all the ingredients are available at the Market! The Versatile Vegan likes this basic Fast and Simple Salsa recipe which includes just five ingredients: tomatoes, onions, chili peppers, vinegar, and salt. The Versatile Vegan also notes that a common salsa variation is roasting, as in this Roasted Tomato Salsa recipe. The Market is tomato heaven with 10 produce vendors selling a huge variety of tomatoes. For salsa, look for varieties that are less watery like Big Beef and Cherokee from Somerset.
A wide range of hot peppers from mild to scary hot are available at the Market from Franklinton Farms, Jorgensen, Rock Dove, Somerset, and others. Many salsa recipes call for onions and you may want to get a mix white and purple onions from Cottage Garden and Oakleaf.
Salsa with tomatillos (also called salsa verde) is a common variation and the Versatile Vegan suggests this Green Tomatillo Salsa recipe. The tomatillos add a bit of tartness and are available from Cottage Garden and Tilley Farmstead. You can get the cilantro called for in this recipe (and many other salsas) from Franklinton Farms.
Looking for a summery salsa? Grab a watermelon from Wishwell and try this Watermelon Salsa recipe! If you want to make salsa but prefer somebody else get the ingredients, check out salsa kits from Cottage Garden. They provide everything you need! Finally, you can get a wide variety of excellent pre-made salsas and sauces from Montezuma.
This Week’s Finds
Tilley Farmstead has sweet potatoes. Anderson Orchard and Toad Hill have okra, and Anderson Orchard also has pickled okra. Gillogly still has plenty of pears, nectarines, and apples. 9N has spaghetti squash. Franklinton Farms has red raspberries. Finally, celebrate Hispanic Heritage month by enjoying the excellent tamales at Patty’s Kitchen (previously Columba’s) on the southwest Green.
Producers have the following available for online pre-order and/or at the Outdoor Market. Note supplies are limited.
Arugula, Beets, Basil, Cabbage, Callaloo, Carrots-multiple colors, Celery, Cilantro, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans – Romano, French, green yellow, Green Onions, Ground Cherries, Herbs, Kale & baby kale, Leeks, Lettuce-various, Melons, Microgreens & shoots, Okra, Onions – candy, Pears, Peppers- sweet, hot, lunchbox ,Padron, shishito, habanado, Plums, Popcorn, Potatoes, Purslane, Radishes, Scallions, Shallots, Sorrel, Spinach, Squash – delicata, patty pan, spaghetti, summer, Sweet Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard- regular & “forever spinach”, Tarragon, Tomatoes, Tomatillos, Watermelons, Zucchini
Worthington loves dogs! The Sunday Funday: Dog Days of Summer is a doggie-friendly end-of-summer fun-filled day on Sunday, September 12th from noon - 6 in Old Worthington. We'll see you and your furry friends there!
Check out the full schedule of events here: https://www.facebook.com/events/375792354110604
Grab your reusable water bottle, reusable bag, and pup and walk on over to the Worthington Village Green Sunday Funday, September 12, for our Dog Days of Summer event #inworthington!
Help the Green Team to reduce trash contamination by following the signage on the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio - SWACO sorting bins to separate trash, recycle, and compost when discarding waste! Look for our signs, volunteers will be on site to
*Additional volunteers are very welcome, please sign up here: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTIyODQx
For Best Results -- Pre-Order Eggs!
Eggs are one of the most popular products at the Worthington Farmers Market -- and they sell out quickly! Chickens are finicky creatures and require up to 14 hours of sunlight a day in order to lay eggs regularly. With cooler temperatures moving in, it's not surprising to find supplies low and demand high. Reserve ahead to lock-in your order!
Covey Rise Farms
https://linktr.ee/coveyrisefarmsohio (614) 632-8393
http://www.jorgensen-farms.com/ (614) 855-2697
Oink Moo Cluck
Red Moon Ranch
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
Save the Dates!
SATURDAY, September 11, 3:00-4:00 PM
PawPaw Pandemonium (hybrid - onsite OR online)
For more information, visit their Facebook Event page:
Sunday, September 12
Saturday, September 18
Ohio Hates Cancer
Saturday, October 2
Old Worthington Chamber of Commerce Market Day
PLEASE NOTE: The Worthington Farmers Market will NOT be open on October 2. For more information about the Old Worthington Market Day, contact the Worthington Chamber of Commerce at www.worthingtonchamber.org.
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!
UPDATE: The City of Worthington has issued a new mandate requiring masks in all city facilities effective at 5 p.m. September 8. All patrons entering any city facility including the Community Center and Griswold Center will be required to wear a mask.
Several Worthington businesses have and continue to require facial coverings to enter. Please respect the business owner's requirement if you choose to visit their business. Extra masks are available at the Market information desk upon request.
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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