- Worthington Farmers Market
Producer "Pop" Collab! It's Eggplant Season. Welcome New Musicians. Ajumama Food Truck is Back!
July 23, 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 Ajumama 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
Now is the Time for Eggplant!
As you peruse the bounty of corn, tomatoes, and peppers at the Market, don’t overlook eggplant! Also called aubergine, by the sophisticated set, eggplant makes an interesting and delicious addition to your shopping bag. The Market offers American, or standard globe eggplant, which has the familiar tear-shape and is dark purple. Also available is Japanese eggplant, which are longer and thinner.
Eggplant was first cultivated in China or India about 4,000 years ago. In the 15th and 16 centuries, many Europeans referred to eggplant as “mad apples” because they believed it would drive one insane. Fortunately, humans eventually wised up and eggplant became popular in Indian, Chinese, Middle Eastern, Italian, and Greek cuisines. Its use in the United States started to increase in the late 19th Century when immigrants from the Middle East and Italy brought eggplant seeds with them.
Eggplant come in a variety of shapes and colors including purple, green, and white. Standard globe eggplant are meaty and suitable for slicing and grilling, or roasting whole. The thinner Japanese eggplant work well in stir fry. Get your eggplant at Somerset Herbs, Tilley Farmstead, and Wishwell,
The Versatile Vegan loves Middle Eastern dishes with eggplant, like this easy Roasted Eggplant Hummus. Have you tried eggplant fries? Now’s your chance with this Panko-Crusted Eggplant Fries with Curried Cashew Aioli recipe! Another winner is Zalouk, a Middle Eastern eggplant and tomato spread. Finally, there is Imam Bayildi, a traditional Turkish stuffed eggplant that looks beautiful and has loads of flavor to match.
You can still get blueberries at The Blueberry Patch, but note they may not last long! GIllogly has two types of peaches, and also white nectarines! Saums hopes to have cantaloupes, another fruit that may sell out quickly. Arrive early for best selection!
Franklinton Farms has Aronia berries (or chokeberries), small, dark purple berries that are quite tart and are extremely high in antioxidants. Tilley and Raber Family Organics have ground cherries, small orange fruits in a paper husk with a sweet/tart flavor that includes a hint of pineapple.
Saums and Wishwell have sweet corn. Franklinton Farms has napa cabbage and amaranth greens. Raber has cauliflower and broccoli. Tilley and Franklinton have carrots.
Producers have the following available this week. In some cases, items may sell out before the Market ends.
Apples, Amaranth greens, Aronia berries, Arugula, Beets , Blackberries, Blueberries, Broccoli, Broccolini, Cabbage – regular, napa, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, Collards ,Corn – sweet, Cucumbers, Dandelion greens – Italian, Eggplant, Garlic, Garlic greens, Broccolini, Cantaloupes, Garlic scapes, Green Beans – green, yellow, Ground cherries, Herbs - various, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms, Nectarines, Onions – green, sweet, Peaches, Peas – snap, Peppers – green, hot, Pigweed, Popcorn, Potatoes, Purslane, ,Radicchio, Spinach, Squash – yellow, pattypan, blossoms, Swiss chard, Tomatoes, Turnips, Zucchini
SNAP/EBT Customers: Use Your Produce Perks Tokens & Coupons to Purchase Fresh Fruits & Vegetables (note coupon expiration!)
*NEW FLAVOR ALERT!*
J-Pops July Summer of Collabs pops off this week with Silver Bridge Coffee Company. Introducing the Brown Sugar Oat Milk Cold Brew Pop! It will be available at New Albany Farmers Market, Worthington Farmers Market & Clintonville Farmers' Market. This is a limited edition pop so when they’re gone, they’re gone!
Music at the Market
Southeast Village Green
10:30am - Noon
Olde Village Barbershop
10:30am - Noon
Introducing . . .
Neven & Nethmi Manadanaarachchi
Cello & Violin
Nethmi Mahdanarachchi is a rising sophomore at New Albany High School. She enjoys playing violin, reading, and running. Nevan Mahadanaarachchi is a rising 7th grader at New Albany Middle School. He enjoys playing cello, fishing, and soccer. Both are performing in the Cadet orchestra for Columbus Symphony Youth orchestra program.
10:30am - Noon
United Methodist Church
Introducing . . .
The Welling Family
9:00am - Noon
Traditional Irish Music & Dance
Charlotte Welling took up the concertina after seeing kids her own age busking on the streets of Ennis, Ireland. Charlotte was there with Shannon Dunne School of DC to compete in Irish set dance in the 2016 Fleadh – the world championships for traditional Irish music and dance. She got her first taste of busking herself at the age of 13 at the Worthington Farmers market just before COVID. She returns to the market with her concertina, and Sean-Nos dancing this summer. Charlotte will be accompanied by Liberty Rucker on fiddle and George Welling on guitar.
Post Office Lawn
9:00am - Noon
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!
Sunday, August 7, 4pm
Worthington Resource Pantry Benefit Concert
Saturday, October 8, 2pm
Sweet Grass Dairy Fall Farm Field Day
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.