Only 15 Days! Seeds & Seedlings. Cheese! Test Our Online Market. Release Your Inner Bee Keeper.
Countdown to Feb 5!
Starting February 5th, you can shop the Worthington Farmers Market INDOORS!
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.
We're counting the days...How about you?!
Stay tuned for more information about vendor participation, market layout, and more!
Pandemic Safety Protocol & Operating Guidelines
Due to the ongoing pandemic, there will be added spacing between booths, sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the mall, and producers will be grouped by product type.
Masks/facial coverings are required in indoor spaces per the City of Worthington ordinance. Read the full requirement here.
We thank you, in advance, for wearing your mask for the duration of your visit to the Worthington Farmers Market in support of the health of our vendors, volunteers, staff and other customers.
Please Note: NO pets are allowed inside the Shops at Worthington Place.
Online Ordering - Coming Soon!
You asked for it, and we're excited to be testing a new ecommerce platform over the next month to help you shop the Worthington Farmers Market in advance of your Saturday visits.
The new platform is hosted by Okra and offers a simple and secure online shopping experience. Browse all the products that are in season and available that week. Select products from participating producers and then check-out and pay for your products in one transaction via credit card. Your items are reserved for you and will be available from that producer's booth for pick-up on the next Saturday morning during the Market.
In a hurry? Want to ensure high demand items like eggs and produce are available for you when you get to the Market? Limiting your time around other people? We encourage you to give Okra a try!
If you'd like to participate in our testing panel with the opportunity to use Okra before we open it up to the public, please RSVP here.
To begin with, we'll have a limited number of producers and customers using the software. We anticipate making Okra available to our testing panel at the end of this month with items available for pick-up at the February 5th Market.
We appreciate your help, patience and feedback as we explore this new way to make the Worthington Farmers Market available to you!
Congratulations, North Country Charcuterie!
North Country Charcuterie Herbed Wagyu Bresaola is a 2022 Good Food Awards Winner!
Bresaola originated in Valtellina, a valley in the Alps of northern Italy's Lombardy region. We use Ohio-raised Wagyu Beef Eye of Round from Sakura Wagyu Farms, delicately flavored with a blend of aromatic herbs and spices. Bresaola is traditionally sliced very thin and served with a drizzle of olive oil, lemon juice, and fresh ground pepper.
Our Herbed Wagyu Bresaola takes about 3-4 months to cure, dry and age properly, so we only make it in very limited quantities.
For a limited time, you may purchase a 2.0 oz. pre-sliced package of our Herbed Wagyu Bresaola!
Franklinton Farms Annual Seed Swap
One of the best things about being an urban farm is being able to share the power of growing with our community - now is the time that we encourage you to dip your toes into the world of gardening and farming if you haven't already!
And if you are a long-standing green-thumber, now is your time to swap and share your wealth of experience.
Join us for our 2nd annual Seed Swap & Grab!
Date: Saturday January 29th 2022 Time: ** 11am - 12pm - this is a priority time for anyone donating seeds or who has seeds to swap - you get first dibs! ** 12pm - 2pm - this is for everyone else who wants to get their hands on some seeds!
Location: 867 W Town St., Columbus, Ohio, 43222
What to expect: There are some parking spots at the location. We will have hot drinks for all. Please wear a mask. We ask you to come with seeds and as much seed information as possible.
Let’s get planning! For full details and for printable seed labels, check out https://franklintonfarms.org/events
National Cheese Lovers Day!
(That's every day, right?)
Celebrate delicious dairy by trying something new . . .
Tangy and spreadable lemon quark from Blue Jacket Dairy is fantastic on toast or a bagel.
The garlic and herb cheese from Ohio Farm Direct, paired with a thin spread of dijon mustard makes a memorable grilled cheese.
And, peppery, raw sheep's milk Spotted Owl from Kokoborrego Cheese Company is wonderful paired with a fruity Pinot Noir.
Fried cheese curds from Blue Jacket Dairy are a favorite snack on the menu at Uptown Deli and Brew in Westerville.
And, you can order cheese online, shipped to your door from Ohio Farm Direct: https://www.grassfedcheeses.com/shop
Foraged & Sown Spring Seedlings
Our Spring Seedling Pre-order goes live February 1st!
Our offerings include:
culinary & medicinal herbs
small fruit plants
Our seedlings are certified organic, chosen for best flavor, and are lovingly cared for in our greenhouses until the ground is warm again.
Meanwhile . . . Order Online!
Between now and when the Market re-opens on February 5, you can still support our Market producers. Several stores throughout the Columbus area carry our producers’ products, including City Folk’s Farm Shop, Beechwold Farm Market, Global Gallery, Bexley Natural Market, Lucky’s Market, Hill’s Market and Weiland’s Market.
Some producers have online stores and offer local pick-up or home delivery. You can search for producers, products and those that offer purchase options beyond the Worthington Farmers Market using our online producer directory here: https://www.worthingtonfarmersmarket.com/vendors
Delivery, Shipping & Local Pick-Up Highlights
Chuck Evan's Montezuma Brand Sauces & Salsas
**NOTE: Minimum Order of Any 3 MONTEZUMA Items Required.
Pricing includes shipping costs. No additional shipping charge.
Sippel Family Farm
Worthington Farmers Market folx! We will be INSIDE at the Worthington Mall again this year starting February 5th!!!
In the meantime, you can still support our farm (WE NEED YOU!!) by online ordering and picking up at the Clintonville Farmers' Market the next 2 Saturday’s!
The online ordering site has WHOLE DUCK , GROUND TURKEY , ALL CUTS OF LAMB , STEWING CHICKEN , CHEESE , and APPLE BUTTER AND CIDER JELLY!!!
Sitara's Sweets by Kat
Hello Everyone! I've been asked what specials I will be having for Valentines day. Here's the lowdown! I will have 3 specials, all items are gluten & sugar free. Items will be available for pick up Saturday 2/12 at the Worthington Farmers market from 9-12 noon or after 3pm that day in Marysville. Please send me a PM with your order requests. I will be posting my monthly menu this week as well for Feb.
I'm also taking custom orders for this weekend as well. Thank you for supporting local and Happy New Year!
Special #1 - $20 Cupid bundle 2 Red Velvet Cupcakes 1/2 Dozen sugar cookies w/ buttercream frosting
Special #2 - $25 Sugar Cookie Decorating Kit 12 Valentine's day themed sugar cookies + 3 frosting colors & sprinkles
Special #3 - $50 Sweetheart Deluxe package - $50 4 Red Velvet Cupcakes 1 dozen frosted sugar cookies 1/2 dozen Roses
Keeping It Local
Many of your favorite Worthington Farmers Market vendors also participate in the Clintonville Farmers Market currently operating indoors on the plaza level of the Ohio History Center, 800 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211. To name a few . . .
Chuck Evans Montezuma
Foraged & Sown
North Country Charcuterie
Ohio City Pasta
Roots Fruits & Shoots
Sippel Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese
Sweet Thing Gourmet
Stop by and say hello -- we know they would love to see you! And again back at WFM on February 5!
Market Mercantile is Open!
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:
Save the Date!
Saturday, January 29, 11am-2pm
Tuesday, February 1
Foraged & Sown Spring Seedling Pre-Order
Saturday, February 5, 3-4:30pm
Before You Buy Bees (FREE) online presentation
Are you thinking of keeping bees, but you don’t know where to start? Is beekeeping right for you? What equipment do you need? What does it cost? How much time does it take? Where do you get bees? This is the class will answer all of those questions!
Preregistration required to get Zoom link.
Thursday, March 3, 5-9pm (re-scheduled from Feb 3)
Our 5th Annual Chocolate Walk has been postponed a month and will now be on Thursday, March 3 from 5-9pm. Tickets are going quickly and will sell out, so get your soon! https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTQwMzc1
This popular event is a sweet stroll through our beautiful historic business district. With your $25 ticket, you will receive vouchers to redeem for treats at least 15 businesses. Each business thoughtfully prepares a chocolate treat for you to experience their business in a unique, yummy way.
The tour begins at COhatch, "The Library" (752 High Street) where you will receive your tour map and a goody bag (thanks to sponsor FCBank) for toting your chocolate, whatever you don't eat right way, that is!
**Face coverings are required in public indoor spaces by Worthington City ordinance**
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