Sneak-Peek at Feb 5 Market! Help Test Okra Online Ordering. Save the Dates for Garden Know-How.
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!
Plan Your FEBRUARY 5 Market Visit
The market layout for February and March 2022 is very similar to our previous set-up at The Shops at Worthington Place -- with even more new and returning producers!
Booths are spaced to keep plenty of distance between stalls and help manage traffic. The market information booth is located just inside the east entrance/exit, near Orvis and First Watch.
Producers are grouped by category: Produce, Baked Goods, Meat Eggs & Dairy, and Specialty Items/Prepared Foods.
Please Note: The Market is NOT open Saturday, January 29!
February 5 Vendor Participation
Please Note: The Market is NOT open Saturday, January 29!
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
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!
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.
Saturday, February 5, 11am-2pm (re-scheduled from Jan 29)
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