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Shop Early for Best Produce Picks. Shop & Rock Your 80s Look! Community Table: Stand for the Silent.


 

July 16, 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!

http://maps.managemymarket.com/5111

 

Food Truck at the Market

Find the NAICCO Cuisine 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

Check Out the Green Bean Scene!


Green beans, which can be yellow, or purple, or even multicolored, are a staple for many of us. The definition of green beans can be fuzzy, but lima, yellow wax, snap, string, snaps, French beans, and haricot vert are all green beans.



They originated in Central and South America, and there is archeological evidence of cultivation from over 2,000 years ago in Mexico and Peru. Native Americans grew many types of green (and similar) beans, and along with corn and squash they make up the Three Sisters, a central concept in Native agriculture. The first stringless green bean was developed in New York in 1896, and today many varieties are stringless.

Green beans are grown in most of the world and there are over 500 types of green beans cultivated! Get your green (or yellow) beans at Franklinton Farms, Oakleaf Farm, Raber Family Farm Organics, and Wishwell.

The Versatile Vegan likes this easy recipe for Sesame Green Beans with Vegan Tahini Dressing. Or grab some garlic at the Market and make this tasty Red Curry Green Beans Thai Pad Prik King. Green beans go great with potatoes, like in this recipe for Vegan Smoky Green Beans with Potatoes. Both the onions and the potatoes in the recipe are available from multiple vendors at the Market!

Other Finds

Come early for these popular items! Saum Farms and Wishwell will have sweet corn! At least six growers have tomatoes, including cherries and heirlooms. In berry news, The Blueberry Patch will be back with blueberries and blueberry baked goods. Toad Hill expects to have blueberries as well. And there’s more! Franklinton Farms will have a limited inventory of blackberries!

Tilley Farmstead will have eggplant. Franklinton Farms, Oakleaf, and Saums will have cabbage. Raber Family Organics will have green peppers. Get your potatoes at Tilley Farmstead and Raber. Sweet onions can be found at Cottage Garden, Oakleaf, Raber and Tilley.

Producers have the following available this week. In some cases, items may sell out before the Market ends.

Apples, Arugula, Beets , Blackberries, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Chinese cabbage, Collards ,Corn – sweet, Cucumbers, Dandelion greens – Italian, Eggplant, Fennel, Garlic, Garlic greens, Broccolini, Garlic scapes, Green Beans – green, yellow, Herbs - various, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms, , Onions – green, sweet, Peas – snap, Peppers – green, hot, 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!)

 

Totally 80s!

This weekend, we are living in a material world where it's hip to be square!


That's right, Totally 80s are back for the Worthington Sunday Funday and we're getting into the spirit on Saturday during the farmers market!


Neon, spandex, shoulder pads and big hair are all encouraged and welcome!


 

Dahlias for Pelotonia


Founder, Kurt Hahn, participated in the Worthington Farmers Market for the first time this year, displaying and selling his homegrown dahlias at the corner of High & South, in front of the post office. We caught up with Kurt and learned a little more about the cause so close to his heart . . .





Soooo, you and Dahlias?

Raising beautiful dahlias has been a passion of mine for over 20 years. I cultivate over 40 different varieties of Dahlia. All are premium quality dahlias recognized by the American Dahlia Society and are sure to provide months of enjoyment as well as to impress your neighbors.







How did the Pelotonia connection come about?

In 2015, I began to volunteer for the annual charity bike ride in Columbus known as Pelotonia, which raises money each year to support cancer research at the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center. Soon I became a rider myself in the annual event and took on the commitment of raising at least $3,000.00 each year in support of the goal of ending cancer. All proceeds from the sale of these dahlia plants are donated to Pelotonia and the funds will help OSU James provide treatment to those diagnosed with cancer as well as to fund innovative research in support of finding a cure for cancer. By combining my passion of raising outrageously beautiful dahlias and helping to support cancer research, I hope to improve the lives of anyone who is affected by this terrible disease.

Tell us about your first year as a Worthington Farmers Market vendor . . .

Thank you for a very successful first season of offering dahlia plants for sale at the Worthington Farmers Market. The sales of dahlia plants exceeded my fundraising goal and raised nearly $3,000.00! Many of the visitors to the dahlia booth were very knowledgeable about the care and raising of dahlias and I was able to pick up a few growing tips as well .

All of the Dahlias for Pelotonia funds have been donated to Pelotonia and The OSU-James Comprehensive Cancer Center. A special thank you to those who shared their experience as cancer researchers as well as to the folks whose lives have been affected by cancer. The stories you shared along with the very powerful experience of riding together with thousands of other riders and survivors in August makes the effort so rewarding.

What’s ahead for Dahlias for Pelotonia?

The dahlia garden is growing nicely, and the training rides are getting longer and more challenging as we get ready for the ride in August. I hope to see you all next year and will have several new and exciting varieties of dahlias to choose from.


 

Community Table at the Market

Founded in 2010, Stand for the Silent has fast become one of the leading and most effective anti-bullying organizations. Our mission is simple: bring awareness to bullying and the real devastation it causes. Stand for the Silent runs solely off generous donations from those who support our mission.

 

Music at the Market


Southeast Village Green



KaTayna Brewer

Solo Vocalist

9:00-10:30am









Worthington Squares

10:30am - Noon

Americana







Olde Village Barbershop



9:am - Noon

Eric Spain

Cello












Jet's Pizza

Sean Perry

9:00 - Noon

Violin


I'm a 21-year-old Irish fiddler & violinist. I've been playing the violin for 17 years, and am now a rising senior at Miami University, where I'm majoring in Music Education and Violin Performance. Although I play classical in school, I mostly play Irish traditional music when I busk.




United Methodist Church




Paul Graham

9:00am - Noon

Guitar & Vocals










Post Office Lawn


View from the Valley

9:00am - Noon

Folk Music Trio







 

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, July 17, 12:00-6:00pm


  • Sunday, August 7, 4pm

Worthington Resource Pantry Benefit Concert



  • Saturday, October 8, 2pm

Sweet Grass Dairy Fall Farm Field Day

https://www.facebook.com/events/572601704474436?ref=newsfeed


 

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.

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