- Worthington Farmers Market
Ohio Hates Cancer Bus. Foxfire Tacos Food Truck. Jesse Powers is Back. Strawberries!
May 28, 2022, 8am - Noon
Downtown Historic Worthington
The 35th summer market is underway! Summer market hours are 8:00am to Noon through the end of October! Find us on High Street, south of 161 down to South Street.
This Week's Vendor Participation - May 28, 2022
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
Locate your favorite vendors using our updated interactive map!
Food Truck at the Market
FoxFire Tacos was started by Brendon Fox five years ago with a desire to bring his fusion tacos to the public. He blends authentic Mexican proteins with his blend of toppings and truck-made sauces. His bright yellow truck can be found at various breweries and taprooms around the city.
Market Special: Quesadilla with Black Radish Creamery Clothbound English Cheddar stuffed with pico de gallo and zesty corn salsa with beans and peppers
Other Featured Items: Breakfast Tacos with potato hash, chorizo and scrambled eggs
Chicken Fajita Tacos with peppers, onions and cheese
Find the Foxfire Tacos food truck in front of US Bank on the east side of High Street between the Rock Dove and Gillogly Orchard booths!
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
It’s Strawberry Time!
Now is the time to keep an eye out for local strawberries as more growers are ready to harvest! Wild strawberries have been eaten in the Western hemisphere and Europe for thousands of years. Strawberries played an important ceremonial role for several North American native tribes such as the Iroquois and the Cherokee. The Cherokee also saw strawberries as a symbol of love and commitment. These strawberries were tasty but too small to be a major food source. Strawberry cultivation started in Europe in the 15th century, and eventually incorporated varieties from the Americas. The modern strawberry we enjoy today came from a cross between a Virginia species and a Chilean species that happened by accident.
The Versatile Vegan is obsessed with strawberries (who isn’t?) and likes them in every meal! Even the grouchiest morning person will perk up with this Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal on the breakfast table. Later you can enjoy this Roasted Strawberry Bruschetta appetizer. And top of your dinner with Vegan Strawberry Shortcake. Yummy!
Tilley Farmstead and Raber Family Organics will have strawberries and Raven Rocks might have them as well. It’s no secret that local strawberries are amazing so it’s best to arrive early!
But don’t worry if you can’t make it time for strawberries this week - there will be more local strawberries available next week!
And you can still enjoy strawberry popsicle treats from J Pops and Rime Time. Or mix strawberries and harder stuff with the Rhubarb and Strawberry Jam with Bulleit Bourbon from Sweet Thing Gourmet.
Nine 9 Farm has kohlrabi, and Seven Acre Farm has introduced kohlrabi microgreens to their wide selection. Franklinton Farms has rhubarb, snap peas, and many greens including bok choy. Mayapple Farms is back with their mushrooms including shitake, Grey Dove oyster, pioppino, and reiki. Visit Cottage Garden for green onions. And green onion fans must try the delicious green onion cookies from The Little Dot, a Hong Kong inspired mobile bakery. Toad Hill will have broccolini.
Raber Family Organics will have pickling cucumbers (which are delicious as is!) and cherry tomatoes. Wishwell also has tomatoes. And there are many flowers, vegetable plants, and other delights for your yard! Hot pepper fans should check out the extensive selection pepper plants from Ohi:yo Pepper Co. that range from mild to insanely hot! Finally, we’re still in asparagus season and several growers offer them.
Producers have the following available this week. In some cases, items may sell out before the Market ends.
Apples, Arugula, Asparagus, Beets-purple top, Bok Choy, Broccolini, Chives, Collards, Cucumbers, Garlic greens, Green Onions, Herbs - various, Kale & baby kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce-various types and mixes, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms - shitake, Grey Dove oyster, pioppino, and reiki Mustard Greens, Peas – snap, Popcorn, Radish, Radicchio, Rhubarb, Rutabaga, Spinach, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Turnips.
Ohio Hates Cancer is an apparel line dedicated to raising Cancer Awareness, operating out of OHIO.We are an apparel line inspired by fighters, survivors and unfortunately, those lost to this terrible disease called cancer. O.H.C all started with a simple idea by my Mother-In-Law to make a design to throw on a t-shirt as inspiration for her friends and family that have fought or who were at the time, battling cancer. Initially "OHIO HATES CANCER" was just a design for a t-shirt, but after more though and the desire to do more to help fight this horrible disease, Ohio Hates Cancer as a brand was born!
We aspire to bring a Local feel to a Global cause through unique designs and comfortable, high quality fabrics. We realize that the fight happens and the support is needed most when the fundraisers and events are over. Wear your support all day everyday with our Ohio inspired apparel. There are over 100 types of cancers and we HATE every last one of them! 20% of all profits are given to research. Do your part OHIO and help defeat Stupid Cancer!
Visit the Ohio Hates Cancer bus parked on New England Avenue.
Music at the Market
Eric Spain is a 2021 graduate of Thomas Worthington High School.He will be attending the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music next fall to pursue a double major in cello performance and music education. Eric has been playing at the Worthington Farmers Market to raise money as a college fund. Eric will be playing in front of Olde Village Barershop, 9am to Noon.
Violinist Lucia Cassell-Ramirez will be playing this Saturday in front of the United Methodist Church, 9am to Noon. Lucia is a sixteen year old violinist who's been playing at the farmers market since the age of seven. She's been learning violin for the past eleven years and loves sharing her passion for the instrument with the farmer's market community.
Jesse Powers is a Conscious Indie Pop musician based in Columbus, OH. Her perceptive, penetrating lyricism, soulful vocal stylings, and powerhouse pop melodies combine to create a deeply emotional but oh-so-catchy sound that entertains, awakens and profoundly heals those who listen closely.
Jesse's music has been described as:
“Real, raw, down to the heart.”
“Heart catalyst. Divinity described. Captivating.”
“Like emotional surgery”
Jesse will perform in front of Jet's Pizza, 10:30am to Noon.
Perry Middle School Orchestra is raising funds for their summer field trips and to support class and bandmates who need help covering costs. Find them on the Southeast Village Green, 9am to Noon.
Tip House is a long-time central Ohio musician and guitar maker, featuring on vocals and lead guitar in bands such as 71 South and The House String Band. His original songs
tell the stories of a colorful world populated by veterans, scoundrels, crooked businessmen, jilted lovers, and roadside apparitions.
Hear Tip play on the Post Office lawn, 9am to Noon.
Save the Date!
May 27 - July 29th
Saturdays, beginning June 4
Hospitality Tables at the United Methodist Church (600 High Street)
Worthington UMC will offer cold water, shade, seating, chalk, and bubbles for visitors to the Farmer’s Market, beginning June 4th. Stop by to refresh yourself and let the kids play.
In addition, the church will collect plastic grocery bags to transform them into sleeping mats for our unhoused neighbors. Swing by and drop your bags in the bin!
Monday, June 13, 12-6pm, Rainbow Love
Saturday, June 18, Worthington Arts Festival
The Annual Worthington Arts Festival is one of Central Ohio’s premier, community Fine Art/Fine Craft shows. The show is held on the lawn in front of the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington, and has been ranked in sales of fine art and craft in the US by Art Fair Source Book, along with the top 200 shows in Sunshine Artist. The location draws approx. 28,000 visitors over the two-day festival. Celebrating it’s 28th year, the Worthington Arts Festival is in the sixth year of of production and coordination by the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center, a dynamic professional community arts center serving more than 85,000 visitors annually.
Thursday, June 23, 6-7:30pm
Saturday, June 25, 6-10pm, Picnic with the Partnership
Saturday, June 25 High Street will be closed but Old Worthington will be open! Tickets and sponsorships are available now (link in bio). Early bird pricing till June 1. Don’t miss this community favorite!
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
The Worthington Farmers Market is an event of The Worthington Partnership.