New Interactive Market Map! City of Worthington Requires Mask in All Public Places. No Pets, Please.
Check Out Our New Interactive Market Map!
Now you can find your favorite vendors with just a click!
To use the map, click on a vendor name in the upper left corner and their location will be highlighted in orange. Or if you are interested in a specific type of product (Meat & Eggs, Baked Goods, Produce, etc.), click on the booth locations highlighted in blue in the designated section to find vendors participating in this week's market. You can also find the new interactive map on our the Worthington Farmers Market website.
The Market is arranged by product type with one-way foot traffic and a single point of entry and exit. There will be plenty of signage, volunteers in bright orange vests, and traffic cones and barricades to help direct you safely through the market.
Please stay on the marked pathways inside the market and don't take shortcuts across the medians and landscape islands.
Worthington Mask Ordinance
UPDATE: Effective July 7, the City of Worthington requires wearing a facial covering when in public places. We thank you, in advance, for wearing your mask (properly covering your mouth and nose) at the Worthington Farmers Market in support of the health of our vendors, volunteers, staff and other customers. For more information on this requirement, click here.
Parking at the Market
Park only in those areas designated below as Market Parking or Market Parking Overflow. For best access, use the entrance at the 450/500 W. Wilson Bridge Road address marker/office directory (not the traffic light at Reiber Street).
It's Cuke Time!
Cucumbers have finally arrived at the market! No fridge's veggie crisper drawer is complete without them. Cucumbers originated in India and have been grown as a food source for over 3,000 years. The ancient Egyptians even made a liquor from cucumbers! There are dozens of varieties of cucumbers, so be sure to keep checking our produce vendors throughout the summer for some interesting types. Jorgensen, for example, grows white cucumbers.
Cucumbers are used in an endless variety of salads, sandwiches, cold soups, and sauces like tzatziki. Cukes are loaded with Vitamin K and have a unique set of beneficial antioxidants. And since they are 96% water, they are very low in calories. Don't remove the skin, that's the most nutrient dense part. Check out Jorgensen and Toad Hill for fresh, local cucumbers!
The Versatile Vegan loves cucumber-based Thai salads, and here are two easy and tasty versions: https://www.thespruceeats.com/easy-thai-cucumber-salad-3217737 and https://www.budgetbytes.com/thai-cucumber-salad-2/. Also, pick up radishes from Rock Dove and enjoy this Radish and Cuke salad: https://simple-veganista.com/radish-and-cucumber-salad/
If you REALLY want to enjoy cucumbers, nothing beats a cuke martini! Here's a simple one that includes the peel: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/cucumber-martinis
Fresh Picks for This Week: Apples (Fuji, Gold Rush), Arugula, Beets, Broccolini, Carrots (baby white and orange), Collards, Cucumbers!, Dandelion (baby Italian), Garlic, Garlic Scapes, Herbs (basil, chives, cilantro, dill, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, tarragon), Kale (dino lacinato, Siberian), Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce (baby, heirloom, bibb, romaine, blends, & others), Microgreens & Shoots, Purslane, Radishes (French breakfast), Scallions, Shiitake Mushrooms, Sweet Corn!, Swiss Chard, Spinach (baby), Tomatoes, Turnips (Hakurei, Purple Top), Zucchini *** Note quantities are limited ***
We're All In This Together . . .
For your health and safety and all our vendors, staff, and volunteers, we continue to operate under Covid-19 protocols as set forth by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, the Ohio Farmers Market Network, and the City of Worthington. Please familiarize yourself with our Market rules and Market Maps to help you plan your visit to the Worthington Farmers Market.
Masks are required, per City of Worthington Emergency Ordinance No. 30-2020.
8-9am is reserved for the elderly and high-risk populations.
9am-Noon, the Market is open to all shoppers.
Traffic in/out of the market is monitored to promote 6-ft. social distancing and avoid over-crowding. You may be asked to wait briefly as others leave the market. Please be patient and kind with our volunteers who are manning the entrance/exit gate.
Enter/exit at the designated area ONLY. Please do not take shortcuts across medians and landscape barriers.
Maintain one-way progress through the market as indicated on the map above.
Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the market and at the Information Booth -- please use them frequently.
No pets allowed. Please leave your fur babies at home.
Please do not bring food or drinks into the market.
Only touch the products that you intend to buy. Or, allow the farmer or food maker to select products for you.
Please enjoy your ready-to-eat purchases AFTER leaving the market.
Please dispose of all trash properly, including masks and gloves. Please don't leave them in the parking lot.
Three Ways to Shop
1. Pre-ordering is encouraged and helps ensure you get the products you want!
2. To promote low- or no-contact transactions, many vendors have implemented electronic point-of-sale systems for the on-site market.
3. And most all vendors accept cash.
If you need cash, there are three (3) banks/ATMs in the parking lot of The Shops at Worthington Place just east of the new market location.
Tokens are not being sold at the market at this time (except for SNAP/EBT customers), but all vendors will accept any tokens you may have left from previous markets.
SNAP/EBT & Produce Perks
SNAP/EBT customers can still use tokens or purchase more at the Information Tent. Unlimited Produce Perks ended June 30. Beginning July 1, Produce Perks are capped at $25 (previously $20) as continued incentive to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.
Send Ben a Message of Love & Support
We are so very sad to learn that Ben Sippel of Kokoborrego Cheese Company & Sippel Family Farm has been moved to hospice care. Our hearts collectively break for this lovely family who have been a part of the Worthington Farmers Market community for many years.
If you'd like to send a virtual message, Lisa Sippel's brother Ben Baldwin is compiling short videos to share with Ben and the Sippel family. Send your video message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are able, your gracious support is very much appreciated to help keep the Sippel Family Farm running . . . https://www.gofundme.com/f/ben-and-lisa-sippel-family-farm?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&rcid=7fb34017c8914d7189ec6de727cd144c&fbclid=IwAR0IhqvQijcHFjcrCF7n1shP0OcY0cCgnbEMtQQK8LabIrzi03j_dSGl0HQ
Did You Know . . . ?
If you frequented our pre-order, drive-thru market earlier this year, we hope you enjoyed the "Fun Food Facts" signs researched and created by the Kids of The Worthington Partnership and sponsored by The Market Sharpener. We think they are a great addition to the newsletter as well!
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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