- Worthington Farmers Market
Preview Jerky, Fudge, Baked Goods! Limited Edition Market Ornament & Tote. Winter Greens.
Visit our Holiday Market this Saturday, November 13, open 9:00 AM to Noon. Find us along High Street in the downtown Worthington historic district.
Holiday Market Season Is Here!
Deck the halls and your table this holiday season with the Worthington Farmers Market - Holiday Market, Saturdays from 9am-12pm, outdoors, in our current location along High Street in the Worthington Historic District. Due to the construction at the Shops at Worthington Place, we will be extending our outdoor market season with our Holiday Market. Enjoy your favorite year-round producers along with several new producers joining us for the winter!
The Holiday Market will be open, along High Street, south of 161, the following Saturdays:
November 13 & 20
Closed Thanksgiving Weekend (Nov 27)
December 4, 11 & 18
Closed for the Holiday (December 25)
Nov 13 Preview Day - Jerky, Fudge & Baked Goods!
Beef Coast Jerky operates in an ODA-certified production facility, about 45 miles west of Worthington, in Urbana, OH.
Before officially becoming Beef Coast Jerky Co., we began as a very small, home operation, hand making beef jerky for friends and family. From our customer feedback, we quickly realized that the style of jerky that has been normalized in the US for decades isn’t necessarily the style that everyone prefers.
Now, a few years later at Beef Coast, our drive is to create a style of jerky that sets itself apart from jerky products found commonly on store shelves. We are proud to produce an authentic, old fashioned style of beef jerky with hand crafted texture and flavor that truly compliments the beef. Lean, tender slabs of whole muscle Angus beef, thoroughly marinaded to provide an unequaled flavor profile. Our mission is to share what we have with our local Ohio communities as well as jerky lovers all across the US!
Find Beef Coast Jerky in booth #17 on the west side of High Street near GRID Furnishings.
Hi, I'm Teresa Myers. I make homemade fudge in my home kitchen. Fudgetastic fudge is sold in 1/2lb. bags and are cut into easy bite-size pieces. I started out with just chocolate and then added peanut butter. I have since enjoyed experimenting with different flavors and currently have 8 different flavors.
My most enjoyable aspect of my business is getting out and meeting people.
Find Fudgetastic in booth #38 on the lawn in front of the United Methodist Church.
Hi, I'm Amanda Shepard - professional pastry chef turned cottage food baker. My passion is working with local produce at its peak and partnering with other artisans to create delicious and unique treats. I have been working in the restaurant industry for the past 10 years and I am excited to share what I have learned with you!
Shepard Baking Co. will be in booth #26 on the west side of High Street between La Chatelaine and Peacock Lane.
This Week's Participating Producers
*Note: This list is current as of publishing. Producer participation may change after this list has been published based on availability of products, weather and other unplanned circumstances that may cause them to be absent.
Find a Producer With Just a Click!
Our interactive market map is live via this link: https://maps.managemymarket.com/4896
Please Note: Map is provided for informational purposes to help locate your favorite producers. Map is not to scale and does not reflect spacing between booths.
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
Cooler Weather Means Tasty Greens!
Regular visitors to the Market know the pleasures of eating seasonally. As the weather changes there are new products to try, and many veggies taste differently depending on when they are planted and harvested. As we approach winter, you’ll discover some greens are sweeter or more flavorful in the cooler weather. And getting your greens at the Market is also more sustainable, supports local farmers, and is an opportunity to treat your taste buds to interesting varieties. Check out the scrumptious greens listed below!
Kale withstands frosts and even gets sweeter after a frost or two. It’s also a nutrition superstar! You can find at 9N, Jorgensen, and Franklinton Farms. Bok Choy loves cooler weather and tastes great this time of year. You can find the popular Asian cabbage at Toad Hill. Yakina savoy, another Asian cabbage, is at Franklinton Farms. Our producers report that spinach is especially sweet now. Check out spinach at Jorgensen and 9N. Arugula, a peppery green popular in salads is another good choice for late fall. You can find baby arugula at Rock Dove.
Leeks also get sweeter and tastier after a frost. This mild type of onion famous for soups is at Franklinton Farms. They also have other cool friendly greens including fennel, mustard greens, and Swiss chard. Celery tends to be better in the fall as well. You’ll find it at 9N. And you can always ask the farmer what they recommend!
The Versatile Vegan suggests load up on greens with this multi-green dish of Braised Spring Fennel with Leeks and Spinach. It includes garlic, which is available from several producers. Or brighten your day with this Zesty Green Apple & Celery Spinach Salad which also includes arugula. And you get the apples from Gillogly.
Blue Owl is back with herbs and mushrooms. Jorgensen has onions and also ginger. Seven Acre Farm is a new vendor that specializes in microgreens. Their selection includes interesting varieties such as melon and sweet corn. 9N has Tetsukabuto squash, a Japanese variety that is a cross between kabocha and butternut. You can find sweet potatoes at Tilley Farmstead and Franklinton Farms. And head to Franklinton Farms for green tomatoes.
Producers have the following available at the Market. Note supplies are limited.
Apples – multiple varieties, Arugula, Basil, Bok Choy, Broccolini, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Cilantro, Collards, Eggplant, Garlic, Ginger, , Herbs, Kale & baby kale, Leeks, Lettuce-various, Microgreens & shoots, Mustard Greens, Onions , Pears, Peppers, Popcorn, Potatoes -fingerling, blue, red, Pumpkins, Purslane, Radishes- French breakfast, daikon, Scallions, Senposai, Shallots, Sorrel, Spinach, Squash , Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard
Deck the Halls!
We're ready to deck the halls with the debut of our first Worthington Farmers Market ornament!
Limited to just 125 numbered pieces, Emily from Daphnia Ceramics, handcrafted each individual ornament.
The 2021 ornaments are a Worthington Farmers Market exclusive, available Saturdays at the Market information booth (corner of E. New England Ave. and High St.) ready to hang, tie on to a package or gift-wrapped for giving. The sale of each ornament benefits our end of the year fundraising efforts.
And, find Emily from Daphnia Ceramics at the Market this Saturday, too, in space #37, near Dewey's Pizza as our featured COhatch Marketplace Maker at the Market!
It's time to order your Thanksgiving turkey! Jorgensen Farms is offering turkeys for pre-order through their online store: https://www.jorgensen-farms.com/organics/shop
The turkeys have been fed a diverse diet of fresh organic pasture and foraged grub, supplemented with non-GMO Ohio grain. Turkeys will be refrigerated after processing, never frozen.
All turkeys are $8/lb. and a $50 deposit is due at the time you place your order and will be deducted from the total weight price.
Choose your date for on-farm pick up or pick up at the Worthington Farmers Market on November 20.
Select your pick-up option when placing your order.
Gobble, gobble! These birds will go quickly!
Sharpen Up for the Holidays
Jim Allen, The Market Sharpener, will be at the Holiday Market this week (Nov 13) and next (Nov 20), so be sure to bring in your knives in preparation for the holidays. Jim is taking the month of December off for a well-deserved vacation.
COhatch Maker at the Market
Many of the patterns used in my work are nature inspired, or plants found in the woods of Ohio like spice bush, pawpaw fruits, morel mushrooms, ferns, or chicory flowers. Sometimes a winged rhino might sneak its way in there too…. Check out my page @daphniaceramics to see more of my work!
Find Emily from Daphnia Ceramics at the Market this Saturday, too, in space #37, near Dewey's Pizza
Market Gift Ideas
Limited edition market tote bag -- also part of our end-of-year fundraising program. $25
Gift Certificates, available in $5 and $10 denominations and accepted by all the market vendors.
Market Gift Central is located in the information booth at the corner of South High Street and New England Avenue, in front of the Graeter's and House Wine parking lot.
Save the Dates!
Sunday, November 28, 12-5pm
Illuminated Shopping, Wednesday, December 8, 6pm
Enjoy an evening with family and friends for dinner, drinks, shopping and live holiday music in historic Old Worthington. Amid festive luminaries lining High Street, local retailers will be open late to offer special sales as part of the annual Illuminated Shopping event Wednesday, December 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Plan to make this longstanding tradition part of your 2021 holiday schedule.
Whitney House Dine to Donate, Sundays Nov & Dec
Join us for dinner on any Sunday for the rest of the year and a portion of your check will be donated to a local organization! We love our community and want to give back.
Sunday Dinner service starts at 4pm. Reservations are accepted but not required.
Updated INDOOR Mask Requirement
Beginning September 16, the City of Worthington requires facial coverings in all publicly accessible *indoor* locations. Please plan accordingly if your trip to Saturday's Worthington Farmers Market (hosted outdoors through December 18) includes a visit inside Old Worthington restaurants and shops.
As public health continues to be threatened by a resurgence in cases of COVID-19 due to the highly contagious Delta variant, the City of Worthington has joined the City of Columbus and other central Ohio communities in instituting a face covering requirement for all publicly accessible indoor locations effective Thursday, September 16. The requirement applies to all individuals, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Read complete details here: https://worthington.org/1977/Worthington-Mask-Requirement
Can I Bring My Dog to the Outdoor Market?
Well-socialized and well-behaved dogs are welcome to accompany visitors to the Worthington Farmers Market.
We ask that pet owners abide by these rules to make a pet’s visit to the Market a good experience for everyone:
Pets must be kept on a short leash.
Pets must be under control and by the owner’s side at all times.
Keep pets away from produce, plants, and other food products.
Pets must be friendly with other pets and people of all ages.
Be considerate—not everyone loves your pet; some customers are fearful and others are allergic to animals.
Please clean up after your pet. Market staff and volunteers are not responsible for cleaning up after your pet.
Sidewalks and pavement in and around the Market get HOT! during the summer months and can burn the sensitive foot pads of dogs in a matter of minutes. Please consider keeping your pups cool and comfortable at home on the hottest summer days.
If your pet is coughing, vomiting, has diarrhea or exhibiting other signs of illness, please keep them home. Market staff and volunteers are not responsible for cleaning up after your pet.
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
Current Operational Guidelines
Facial coverings are optional, though recommended for unvaccinated people.
Space between vendor booths has increased to ensure maximum aisle width. Form lines in empty spaces next to booths to allow other pedestrians to pass and keep traffic flowing in the main aisles and sidewalks.
Sanitize your hands often. Hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the Market space.
Only touch the products that you intend to buy. Or, allow the farmer or food maker to select your products for you.
And, remember, if you have a fever or if you are not feeling well, please stay home.
Thank you for your continued support, cooperation and patience!
UPDATE: Beginning September 16, the City of Worthington requires facial coverings in all publicly accessible *indoor* locations. Please plan accordingly if your trip to Saturday's Worthington Farmers Market (hosted outdoors through October 30) includes a visit inside of our Old Worthington restaurants and shops.
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.
For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Worthington Farmers Market is an event of The Worthington Partnership.