- Worthington Farmers Market
One Week 'til Fall. Eat Your Broccoli. Welcome Boy Scouts! Fall Produce Finds. Water on the Green!
September 17, 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
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
Find the Trading & Coffee 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
Eat Your Broccoli!
Broccoli was first produced over 2,500 years ago in what is now central Italy by the Etruscans, a civilization that predated the Romans. They practiced selective breeding with kale plants to produce broccoli. You won’t find broccoli in the wild, it’s a product of kale and human ingenuity! Broccoli was developed further in Southern Italy and Sicily, and that is the broccoli we enjoy today. Broccoli did not become popular in the US until the 1920’s when it was brought by immigrants from Southern Italy.
Broccoli is technically a large edible flower. The florets and the stalks are both edible and are eaten both raw and cooked. Broccoli really is good or you. Your mother was right! Broccoli is nutritious in all its forms but there is some evidence that gentle steaming preserves the most nutrients. Broccoli consumption in the US has dramatically increased in the last 40 years as its nutritional benefits have become popularized.
If you are pressed for time, the Versatile Vegan recommends this quick Garlicky Roasted Broccoli dish. A slightly more elaborate recipe is this Vegan Spicy Glazed Popcorn Broccoli which is a great alternative to popcorn chicken. Another winner is this Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup.
Several Market producers have broccoli including Cottage Garden, Oakleaf, Raber, and Wishwell.
Such a Deal!
Sharp-eyed shoppers will notice our producers sometimes offering deals. Items that have blemishes or are slightly past their peak, often called “seconds,” are sold at a discount. In some cases, producers who have a lot of unsold product available near the Market close will offer deals rather than lug everything back to the farm. So, keep your eyes peeled and ask questions!
9N has North Georgia Candy Roaster squash. These get exceptionally large – over 10 pounds! They also have celery.
Cottage Garden has low-acid tomato make your own salsa kits, collards, and giant zucchini. Anderson Orchard and Franklinton Farms have pawpaws. Franklinton Farms also has red raspberries and sweet potato greens.
Gillogly has nectarines, pears, plums, and plenty of apples. Raber Family Organics has watermelon.
Rock Dove has bok choi and frisee, a frilly green with a peppery, slightly bitter flavor. Toad Hill has broccolini and choy sum, a tender and sweet Chinese green. Oakleaf expects to have loads of yellow and green beans, plus romas. Tilley Farmstead has sweet potatoes, carrots, and radishes. Wishwell has sweet corn, melons, and rutabaga. Saums has decorative squash, including carving pumpkins. They hope to have pie pumpkins as well!
Producers have the following available this week. In some cases, items may sell out before the Market ends.
Apples, Arugula, Beets , Bok Choy, Broccoli, Broccolini ,Carrots, Collards ,Corn – sweet, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Frisee, Garlic, Green Beans – green, red, yellow, Romano, Ground Cherries, Herbs - various, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce-various types and mixes, Melons, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions – green, sweet, Pawpaws, Pears, Plums, Peppers – green, hot, shishito, Plums, Popcorn, Potatoes, Rutabaga, Squash – cue ball, delicata, yellow, N. Georgia candy, pattypan, blossoms, Pumpkins, Scallions, Swiss chard, Tomatoes, Tomatillos, Turnips, Watermelon, Zucchini
Need Cash? Buy Tokens!
Small, local producers working on thin margins sometimes forego credit cards to avoid the fees. If you don’t have cash, head to the Information Booth where you can buy $5 wood tokens with a credit or debit card. All the vendors take them, they give change back in cash, and the tokens never expire. There is a $1 dollar transaction fee, regardless the amount.
SNAP/EBT Customers: use your Ohio Direction or Ohio P-EBT card to earn FREE Produce Perks to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables and food-bearing plants!
We Are CLOSED October 8!
The Worthington Farmers Market will be closed on Saturday, October 8 to make room for the annual Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce Market Day event. Save the date!
Learn more about the Old Worthington Market Day at:
September is Food Safety Month
https://www.facebook.com/BeAFoodHero OR https://foodhero.org/
Sitara's Sweets by Kat Fall Menu
Fall is in the air this week. Calling all Pumpkin Spice fans! You'll enjoy the Pumpkin Spice Quark on your bagel for breakfast.
Get Sharp This Week! The Market Sharpener will be on vacation for the remainder of September, returning to the market on Oct 1.
Betty & Gary Oakleaf invite you to visit them in Booth #18-19 on W. High Street near A/R Workshop. Green beans, yellow beans, and flat beans are all available in their pricing special again this week. It's a great time to stock up for canning or freezing. The Oakleafs will even offer direction and advice for peak preserving! Broccoli, Red Beets, Radishes, Tomatoes, Peppers, and Cabbage also available.
Local Boy Scout Troop #123 will be selling popcorn in Booth #24 on the west side of High Street near La Chatelaine. Stop by and show your support!
Quench Your Thirst!
The Worthington Partnership and The Worthington Partnership Green Team are thrilled to announce the new public water fountain and bottle filling station is installed on the SW Village Green and ready to use! Our team is excited to use this sustainable resource to help reduce the number of plastic water bottles used in Worthington that add to the landfill.
Thank you to the City of Worthington Government for supporting us on this sustainability project and thank you to The Worthington Partnership Green Team for working so hard to raise the funds to make it happen!
Music at the Market
Southeast Village Green
10:30am - Noon
Of Sound Minds
Olde Village Barbershop
9:00am - Noon
Neven & Nethmi Manadanaarachchi
United Methodist Church
9:00am - Noon
Post Office Lawn
9:00am - Noon
View from the Valley
9:00am - Noon
Doug Scoles the Accordian Man
What's Growing in Ohio!
Please Note: Chart is representative of Ohio's various growing seasons and regions and some products may not be available at WFM. If you're looking for a specific item, just ask at the information booth and we'll do our best to direct you to farmers who may have it in stock.
Calendar compiled by Ohio Proud. Created in 1993, Ohio Proud is the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s marketing program that identifies and promotes food and agriculture that are made in Ohio and grown in Ohio. Agriculture is Ohio’s number one industry, contributing more than $105 billion to the state’s economy.
Save the Date!
Saturday, September 17
Saum Family Farm Pumpkin Patch - Opening Day
It's almost fall and we are gearing up for another great season! We have an exciting first day planned. Stay tuned for more details.
Sunday, September 18, 1:00-4:00pm
Save the Date! On Sunday, September 18th, Worthington is participating in Ohio Open Doors! Brought to you by the Ohio History Connection and Worthington Historical Society, Ohio Open Doors is a statewide event in which local sponsors are opening their historic buildings and landmarks to the for special tours and programs. Join us in honoring the history, design and stories of our historic place! Learn more at ohiohistory.org/ood.
Saturday, September 24, 12:00-3:00pm
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Sunday, September 25, 12-6pm, Oktoberfest
Wednesday, September 28, 7-9pm
Saturday, October 8, 2pm
Sweet Grass Dairy Fall Farm Field Day
Sunday, October 23, 12-6pm, Spooky Pooch Party
Sunday, November 27, 12-6pm, Holiday Open House
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.