New Parking Options. "Know Before You Go" Safety Video. WFM Voted Best of Cbus! So Many Beans . . .
Heads Up! Parking at the Market
Please take note of the newly designated NO MARKET PARKING area in the map below. The market itself is still in the same section of the lot (see section labeled "Reserved for Vendors . . .), but there's been a slight shift in parking accommodations for tenants and customers of the 450/500 office complex. Park only in those areas designated below as Market Parking or Market Parking Overflow. Easy access to both areas via the 450-500 W. Wilson Bridge Road address marker or Reiber Street.
Video Premiere: Navigate the Market Like a Pro!
WFM market volunteer, Dan Barash (just call him "Mr. Spielberg!"), put together a fun and informative video to remind everyone of Covid-19 safety protocols while shopping at the Market. Many thanks to Dan and his cast and crew and everyone who made a cameo appearance! "Know Before You Go" and get the scoop here: https://www.facebook.com/worthingtonfarmersmarket/videos/318449932874735/
For the health and safety and all our customers, 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. THANK YOU!
Thank You, Columbus!
The Columbus Monthly Best Of Columbus 2020 survey results are in and Worthington Farmers Market was voted the best farmers market in the Columbus area -- by you!
Thanks to everyone who voted for us and for your continued support of the market and all the farmers and makers who bring fresh local food to the community every week.
Help Protect Our Most Vulnerable
If you are not a member of a high-risk or vulnerable population (expectant mothers, elderly, immune compromised or care-taker of a high-risk individual), please visit the Worthington Farmers Market after 9am. Our first hour is reserved shopping for our most vulnerable customers.
*Masks are required for the duration of your visit to the Market* per City and State mandates. Additional COVID-19 safe shopping protocol is available here: Market rules
Thank you for your help to ensure everyone has a safe shopping experience and continued access to fresh and local food!
Add Some Variety to Your Green Bean Choices!
This is the time of year when the Market is overflowing with fruits and veggies. With all this abundance you may miss some interesting varieties (unless you read this column!) Even the humble green bean has a couple variations at the Market you should try out: haricot verts and romanos.
Haricot verts (Ah-ree-koh VERH) is French for "green bean", but in the US it is a specific kind of green bean that some people consider "fancy". Haricot verts are longer and thinner than traditional green beans. They also tend to be more tender and have a more robust flavor. They must be harvested at a specific time for peak flavor, so the are very well-suited for purchasing from local farmers at the Market.
And a bonus; you will sound very sophisticated when you tell your friends about the splendid haricot verts you found at the Market! Like most green beans, haricot verts are versatile and can be sauteed, steamed, boiled, and even fried.
Romanos (or romas) are a type of Italian green bean that look like a traditional green bean that was flattened by a steamroller. They are broad and thin, and come in green yellow and purple. When cooked, they have a meatier texture that standard green beans, and are succulent and slightly sweet. They can also be eaten raw and taste a bit like snap peas. They can be substituted for standard green beans in just about any recipe.
Green beans were first cultivated in Central America 5,000 years ago and are now enjoyed around the globe. Expand your green bean experience by checking at haricot verts at 9N Farm and romanos at Oak Leaf Farm!
The Versatile Vegan recommends this resource for loads of tips on cooking romanos as well as several recipes (not all vegan): https://jovinacooksitalian.com/2014/11/03/how-to-cook-italian-green-romano-beans/.
Try this simple and delicious recipe for haricot verts with Dijon-shallot vinaigrette. https://www.theyellowtable.com/recipes/best-haricots-verts-dijon-shallot-vinaigrette-recipe
Fresh Picks for This Week: Apples (Gold Rush), Arugula, Baby Italian dandelions, Beets, Blackberries, Blueberries, Broccolini, Cabbage, Carrots (baby white, orange), Celery, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Garlic Scapes, Green beans (yellow, haricot verts, roma), Herbs (basil, chives, cilantro, dill, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, tarragon), Kale (dino lacinato, Siberian), Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce (baby, heirloom, bibb, romaine, blends, & others), Melons, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms (Shiitake), Onions (white, mini-purple, sweet), Peaches, Peppers (bell, jalapeno), Potatoes, Radishes (French breakfast), Scallions, Squash (patty pan, misc. summer), Sweet Corn, Swiss chard, Spinach (baby), Tomatoes (heirloom, cherry), Turnips (Hakurei, Purple Top), Zucchini
*** Note quantities are limited ***
Plan Your Visit with Our 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.
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.