Old Favorites Return! Just 2 More Indoor Markets. Put Pioppinos on Your List. Granola-Honey Collab!
The planned construction timeline will allow us to return to The Shops at Worthington Place (intersection of N. High Street and W. Wilson Bridge Rd.) on Saturdays, February 5th through March 26th, 9am - Noon. These are typically the coldest months in Ohio, and we're grateful to our friends at the Shops for providing a comfortable and warm farmers market shopping experience.
NOTE: Only 2 more indoor markets -- March 19 and March 26.
The Market returns OUTDOORS April 2, 2022, 9am - Noon, in our traditional downtown historic Worthington location!
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.
Plan Your Weekly Market Visit
The market layout for February and March 2022 is very similar to our previous set-up at The Shops at Worthington Place -- with even more new and returning producers!
Booths are spaced to keep plenty of distance between stalls and help manage traffic. The market information booth is located just inside the east entrance/exit, near Orvis and First Watch.
Producers are grouped by category: Produce, Baked Goods, Meat Eggs & Dairy, and Specialty Items/Prepared Foods, with a few vendors operating outdoors.
Visit our interactive market map here: http://maps.managemymarket.com/4896
Please Note: NO pets are allowed inside the Shops at Worthington Place.
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
Women Rule at the Farmers Market!
March 8 was International Women’s Day, so this is an appropriate time to highlight that women dominate many of the roles found in farmers markets. A series of studies from Washington state found that women make up over 70% of farmers market shoppers, about 70% of farmers market managers, and about half of the farmer vendors. Women also make up most of the volunteers.
The studies also found that farmers market vendors include more women and are more racially diverse than farm owners as a whole. They speculate that Farmers Markets, being new and often small scale, may have fewer barriers to entry than traditional agriculture.
Do YOU want to get involved in our Farmers Market and make it even better? Drop by the Information Booth for a chat!
Mayapple Farms grows organic mushrooms and pioppinos are one of their interesting offerings. They often grow on poplar trees and are also known as black poplar mushrooms. They are small with long stems and brown tops.
Pioppinos have a mild earthy and nutty flavor that goes great with Asian dishes. They are high in antioxidants, more so than almost all other mushrooms.
Franklinton Farms has beets, leeks, and radishes. Rock Dove has red Russian kale. Are you pining for a taste of summer? Try the sweet corn microgreens from Seven Acre Farm! Besides pioppino mushrooms, Mayapple Farms also has shiitakes and several types of oyster mushrooms.
Franklinton Farms has plenty of greens including arugula, baby kale, claytonia, mustard greens, Swiss chard, and yukina savoy. Several vendors have microgreens.
SNAP/EBT Customers: Use your *free* Produce Perks to buy fresh fruits and vegetables!
Back By Popular Demand
Booth #4 in the Produce Section near Talbot's
Booth #11, next to the fountain
Save the Date!
Monday, March 21, 6:30pm (Westerville Public Library)
March is National Nutrition Month! Join our Family and Consumer Sciences Educator Jenny Lobb for a class on the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans where you will learn how to make simple shifts in your diet to improve your nutrition. If you can’t make these classes, a recording from the National Nutrition Month presentation Jenny gave on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans last year is available HERE.
Tuesday, March 22, 7pm
On Tuesday, March 22, join us at 7 pm at the McConnell Arts Center (777 Evening Street) as Theodora Dragostinova, Marianna Klochko and Mykyta Tyshchenko, experts on Eastern Europe from The Ohio State University, try to make sense of the evolving crisis in Ukraine following the Russian invasion. The panel will discuss the history and progression of the conflict, the ensuing humanitarian crisis and the event's international repercussions. Free and open to all.
Saturday, April 2, 11am-1:30pm
Easter is just around the corner, so get in the spirit with this beautiful hands-on workshop with Just Bloom School in our historic district - You’ll use beautiful papers to decoupage hand-blown and plastic eggs to create keepsakes to be enjoyed for years to come.
Register here: https://www.justbloomschool.com/.../decoupage-easter-eggs...
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 (just inside the east entrance of the Shops between Orvis and First Watch), 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.
Save Time, Order Online
Order ahead, pick up on Saturday!
Visit our online producer directory here: https://www.worthingtonfarmersmarket.com/vendors
Stop by the Market Info Booth . . .
. . . located at the east mall entrance/exit near Orvis and First Watch, and say hello to the best volunteer team in Central Ohio! They can't wait to see you, answer your questions, and help make your Market visit a great experience! And don't forget to shop the Market Mercantile!
Limited edition market tote bag -- also part of our annual fundraising program. $25
Gift Certificates, available in $5 and $10 denominations, never expire and are accepted by all the market vendors.
Limited Edition Holiday Ornaments
Get a jump on next year's decorating and gift giving!
Just a few of our handmade, individually numbered ornaments remain! Limited to a run of just 125, these are available ready to hang on the tree, tie on a package or wrapped and ready to give.
Proceeds from the purchase of each ornament benefit the Worthington Farmers Market and will help support our operations for our 2022 season.
Visit the Worthington Farmers Market Online Mercantile here:
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