OFMN Dot Survey. We Have Ramps! Somerset Herbs Pop-Up. Jose Madrid Salsa Preview Day.
Ohio Farmers Market Network Dot Survey This Saturday!
The Worthington Farmers Market is participating in a regional data collection effect let by the Ohio Farmers Market Network, 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 response to the four (4) short questions related to your market shopping trip, Saturday, April 10.
Somerset Herbs Spring Pop-Up!
Margaret and Rick from Somerset Herbs will be at the Market this Saturday with some fresh spring greens of a different variety!
Get an early start on your garden with early perennials like columbine and poppies, early blooming petunias for your potted garden and hardy herbs like chives, tarragon, mint and parsley for a sunny windowsill or for planting in your kitchen garden.
Visit Somerset Herbs in Booth #10.
Vote for Produce Perks!
We know it's short notice, but Produce Perks (a fresh produce incentive program attached to Ohio SNAP allocations) has been selected as a “Top 5” Finalist to receive a Video Production Package from Valere Studios.
The video will tell the story of Produce Perks' growth and impact: how they are addressing food insecurity in Ohio; supporting fresh, healthy fruit and vegetable purchases for struggling Ohio individuals and families; supporting local farmers and stimulating local economies; and improving health outcomes for our most vulnerable.
Help us tell their story. Please vote for Produce Perks!
Click on the link below to vote, scroll ALL the way to the bottom and fill out a quick form (it will take less than 30 seconds).
Voting ends this Friday, April 9th!
Preview Day -- Jose Madrid Salsa
Stop by Booth #14 and say hello to Jose Madrid Salsa and be sure to let us know if you'd like to see them on the regular at our upcoming outdoor market!
Visit the Jose Madrid Salsa website to learn more about the Zakany family history and how they developed this popular product!
Slow Food Columbus Lecture Series
Don't forget! Our final lecture series event for the spring term with Ohio State APOP will be taking place next week on April 13!
Included on the panel will be Hatice Küçüker, co-owner of Tulip Cafe alongside her business partner Hanife Evliyaoglu. Hatice is originally from Turkey, moving to Azerbaijan after getting married and then to the United States in 2008 with her husband and four kids. Hatice shares that in their culture, the wife has to cook everyday for the family; so her cooking experience is 25 years strong (and counting)!
As Hatice and Hanife continued volunteering at the Turkish American Society Of Ohio - Columbus, they realized just how much people love Turkish food. In 2017, they got a home bakery license, and soon enough they turned their experience into a real business. In Hatice’s words: “Two housewives became entrepreneurs!”
Hatice will be joining our other panelists next week to share more of her story and the work that’s being done through Tulip Cafe to share the true taste of Turkey with the Greater Columbus Area in a fresh, contemporary way.
Those who register and attend until the end of our scheduled event (6-7:15pm) will have a chance to win a tote bag and gift certificate courtesy of the Worthington Farmers Market where you can find Tulip Cafe! You can also find them at other central Ohio farmers markets (Clintonville, Dublin, and Westerville), as well as Espresso Air Coffee Terminal, which is owned by Hatice’s son.
We do hope you can join us, as Hatice will be sharing an exciting announcement about the future of Tulip Cafe!
To register for this event, please visit this link: https://bit.ly/3d596qZ. And for additional information, please visit: https://www.slowfoodcolumbus.org/.../apop-sfc-spring-2021...
**If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.**
Best of the 'Bus!
Thank you, Central Ohio! With all of the challenges and adaptions that 2020 brought to the Worthington Farmers Market, we're thrilled to be nominated as one of the Best of the 'Bus!
Please cast your vote for the best farmers market experience, question #19.
Ramp(s) Up for Spring!
How do you know if it’s spring yet? If you see ramps at the Market, spring has sprung!
Ramps are a type of wild onion native to Appalachia that come up in the early spring and have a short season. They have broad green leaves that look like lily of the valley. Historically, ramps have been foraged from woodlands rather than grown as a crop. You better know the difference because lily of the valley is extremely toxic!
Ramps have a strong onion/garlic flavor and a woodsy aroma. The entire plant is edible, including the small underground bulb. Although they are sometimes called wild leeks, ramps are not leeks and have a much more intense flavor. The combination of the delicate leaf texture and the robust flavor have turned this once modest green into a culinary star.
They work well in salads or as a garnish, but the bold flavor is probably best appreciated when they are sautéed or grilled.
Foraging ramps was rite of spring for many families in rural West Virginia. They would to hike up into the mountains and harvest them from a "secret" family patch. This tradition lives on the form of ramp festivals that are a fixture of spring in West Virginia. They are getting harder to find due to over-foraging, so much so that foraging ramps is banned in parts of Tennessee, North Carolina, and Canada.
Ramps can be found in some of central Ohio’s wooded parklands. But please don’t forage them from our parks! Ramps take 7 to 9 years to produce seeds and if they are harvested before then they cannot reproduce. And the only things we should be taking in our parks are pictures!
Ramps are available at Blue Owl Garden Emporium and Stonefield Naturals. Act fast because supplies are limited and the ramps season is short! Fresh Picks for This Week Producers have the following available for online pre-order and/or at the Indoor Market:
Apples, Beets, Carrots, Claytonia (Miner's Lettuce), Garlic, Herbs, Horseradish, Kale & Kale Raab, Leeks, Lettuce, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms (shiitake & oyster), Popcorn, Radishes, Ramps!, Senposai, Scallions, Spinach, Sunchokes, Sweet Potatoes, Squash (multiple winter varieties), Turnip Greens
April 10 Vendor Roster & Market Map
Save the Date!
On April 27, 5:30pm, join us in-person or virtually for the first of three Slow Food Columbus Producer Panels where we'll re-define what it means to be local from our panel of local food advocates.
Speakers include: Dustin Butler, The Butcher & Grocer, Michelle White - Clintonville Farmers Market & Ohio Farmers Market Network, Adrienne Williams - Growing and Growth Collective, and Jennifer Williams - Weiland's Market. Hosted by the Cleaver restaurant in Grandview
Please Note: Tier 2 Speaker's Table is SOLD OUT and only 7 Tier 1 tickets remain! Deadline to register is April 13!
Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/.../producer-panel-1...
All ticket purchases will go towards food cost and gratuity in support of the Cleaver team. There is no charge to tune into our discussion online/virtually.
The health and safety of our customers, our producers, our volunteers and our staff remains our highest priority. We remain committed to our pandemic safety protocol to continue to provide a direct source for local food. Masks are required for all guests visiting the Worthington Farmers Market and must cover nose and mouth at all times.
Capacity into the Market space is limited to ensure proper social distancing. And, space between producer stalls has increased to allow for wider aisles and additional space for customers waiting to make their purchases. Our pandemic safety protocol can be found here: https://www.worthingtonfarmersmarket.com/covid-19-operations
We will continue to adhere to the requirements set forth for us by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Columbus Public Health Department. Should we need to change the format of the Market, we will post updates on our website: https://www.worthingtonfarmersmarket.com/
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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