New Market Map! Producer Preview. Unicorn Day & Cotton Candy! Ramp Season. Returning Favorites.
April 9, 2022, 9am - Noon
Downtown Historic Worthington
This Week's Vendor Participation
Please Note: This vendor list is based on currently available information. Vendor participation may change without notice due to emergency, weather, staffing, or other unforeseen circumstances.
2022 Outdoor Market Map
New Producer Preview Day!
This Saturday at the Worthington Farmers Market, we're welcoming Black Radish Creamery for their preview day! Potential new producers are invited to complete a pop-up preview day at the Worthington Farmers Market before being accepted for the season.
Black Radish Creamery is a farmstead artisan cheese maker located in Granville, Ohio. Their cheese starts with their herd of Ayrshire cows on the pristine rolling pastures and natural springs of their dedicated partner in farm, Stone Wall Dairy, in Cambridge, Ohio.
They started to make cheese in 2017, and were known for their Good Food Award-winning preserves before that. It has taken a few years to adjust to and perfect their herd's happiness, their equipment and their processes, but now they are producing cheese from amazing milk that is gaining more and more recognition from independent grocers, restaurants and homes in central Ohio.
Find them this Saturday, between 9am-12pm, on the Southwest Village Green. Want to see them at our upcoming summer season markets? Let us know!
It's Ramp Season!
Ramps are a species of wild onion (Allium tricoccum) native to the woodlands of North America. They look like scallions but have broad leaves and a purplish stem. Ramps are among the first plants to appear in the spring, typically showing up in the Appalachian region in mid-March and around the Great Lakes in early April.
Use ramps raw or cooked in any recipe calling for scallions or leeks. Cut off any hairy roots, peel off the first layer of leaves, and rinse or wipe off any excess dirt on the bulbs. Slice the ramps thin and use fresh in salads or sauté them with scrambled eggs or fried potatoes. You can also grill or roast them—the stems, leaves, and bulbs are all edible.
Find ramps this Saturday at:
Booth # 19
(in front of GRID Furnishings)
(in front of Dewey's Pizza)
National Unicorn Day!
This Saturday is National Unicorn Day! We're adding some fun and whimsy to the Market with special guest, Stephanie from Cotton Sugar, who will be spinning a rainbow of flavored cotton candy puffs topped with unicorn sprinkles. Volunteers and staff will also be celebrating the day with our unicorn horns and there just might be a few unicorns spotted during the Market!
Cotton Sugar Co. is a mobile artisan cotton candy cart spinning up sweet cotton candy puffs in traditional and unique hand-mixed flavors! They will feature Traditional "Pink", Blue Raspberry, Lemonade, and Grape flavored cotton candy, and each puff will be topped with a special mix of unicorn sprinkles (while supplies last)! Find Stephanie's cart on New England Avenue near House Wine.
Be sure to ask about Cotton Sugar Co.'s hourly cart service for private events to make your next party the most memorable one yet!
Best of the 'Bus -- Vote for Us!
Thank you, Central Ohio!!!
What a wonderful surprise and a much appreciated compliment to be nominated as one of CityScene Magazine's Best of the 'Bus! Wow!!!
If you'd like to recognize us as the Best of the 'Bus with your vote, you'll find the ballot online here: https://www.cityscenecolumbus.com/.../best-of-the-bus.../
We're nominated in two categories:
#3 - Best Volunteer Experience
#32 - Best Farmers Market Experience
Music at the Market
Chip & Paul are old friends of the Farmers Market. These summer 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.
KaTanya Brewer, 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 Brewer’s renditions.
Learn more or see her Sidewalk Serenades here https://www.instagram.com/sidewalk_serenades/
Violinist Lucia Cassell-Ramirez will also be playing this Saturday in front of Olde Village Barbershop.
Save the Date!
Wednesday, April 20, 4pm
Worthington Partnership Green Team Waste Warrior Kids
Ages 2 - 12 +
Seeds of Caring is partnering with the The Worthington Partnership Green Team and Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW) to help educate families on proper waste disposal and to take action by cleaning up local parks and playgrounds together. With recent updates in Franklin County, we will teach families what items can go in their recycling, trash, and compost. Then we will work together to beautify a green space in our community!
Register on Eventbrite.com
Sunday, April 24, 2-4pm, Party in the Park (Shaker Square)
Saturday, May 7, 8am - Noon
Green on the Green
Green on the Green is a free community event with a green focus. Come to beautiful Worthington and meet local businesses & groups promoting sustainability, healthy living, handcrafted items, and environmental stewardship. There will be great Mother’s Day shopping from local artisans using repurposed materials, native animal “ambassadors”, kids music at 11am, and much more!
Saturday, May 7, 8am - Noon
Styrofoam Recycling Drop-Off
Find our truck in the parking lot at Ace Hardware, 926 High St. Worthington
Be sure to stop by Green on the Green!
Tuesday, May 10, 7-9pm, Franklinton Farms, Spring into Wonder
Join us on May 10th to support garden education for kids of all ages and backgrounds in Franklinton www.franklintonfarms.org/events
Limited spots available (tickets are $25 per person) and there will be opportunities to gift further - funds, time or energy; farm-inspired appetizers, fun and nourishing beverages, joy and wonder; opportunity to meet and connect with board members, staff, volunteers and community partners of Franklinton Farms
Reserve your tickets now: franklintonfarms.org/events
Masks Are Optional
Effective Thursday, March 10, the Worthington city ordinance that required masks in indoor public places has been lifted. Facial coverings are now optional throughout the City of Worthington.
We will have a limited supply of masks available at the Market information desk (located at the corner of S. High Street & New England Avenue in front of the Graeter's Ice Cream and House Wine parking lot), should you wish to wear one while visiting the Market.
We will continue with our other proactive measures to help reduce the spread of illness including having hand sanitizer available throughout the Market and increased spacing between producer booths.
If you have a fever or are feeling ill, we ask that you please stay home.
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