So Much to Love! Celery for the Cure? Aisle 1 Pre-Market Stroll. Keep Pets Home.
People Who Love Food . . .
Well, this Saturday is certainly a culinary celebration and the Worthington Farmers Market is your one-stop shop for all the party essentials!
August 15 is . . .
Julia Child’s Birthday!
World Honey Bee Day -- got you covered!
National Lemon Meringue Pie Day -- get your eggs here!
National Sandwich Month -- all the fixins' for the perfect Dagwood!
National Relaxation Day -- a stroll through the market is just the ticket!
Let's Explore Celery!
Celery? Yes, celery! Those green stalks have an interesting history and a wide variety of uses. In ancient times celery was taken as medicine rather than food. Wild celery is mentioned in Homer's Odyssey as having sensual properties. Garlands of wild celery have been found in ancient Egyptian tombs. Medieval herbal remedy books recommend celery for treating hysteria, nervousness, and sleeping problems. Ideal for us in 2020! In the US, celery was medicinal in the 19th Century. Dr Brown's Cel-Ray Soda started out as a tonic in 1868, and it still available today. Celery flavored cereal and gum were also available! Unsurprisingly, those were not successful with customers.
Italians and French domesticated wild celery in the 17th century to make it less bitter and improve the flavor. Celery started being sold as food in the US in the 1820's. Initially, popular varieties were huge - over 2 feet tall! But then growers discovered that smaller varieties were tastier and that's what we have today.
Celery is high in antioxidants and has over 25 anti-inflammatory compounds. It is also high in Vitamins A, C, and K, and is high in fiber. Celery has been known as a "diet" food since it is very low calories and is filling. There are studies suggesting celery is good at preventing heart disease. However, it does not appear to be true that the process of eating and digesting celery burns more calories than are in the celery itself. Sorry!
Of course celery is an ingredient in a seemingly endless variety of salad recipes. It is also ideal for soups, drinks, stuffing, stir-fries, and even braised. Rediscover celery at Jorgensen Farms and 9N Farm!
The Versatile Vegan suggests this recipe for a delicate and flavorful celery soup: https://simple-veganista.com/celery-soup-recipe/. It can be served warm or chilled, and most of the ingredients (celery, onions, potatoes, garlic, parsley) can be obtained at the Market!
Still not convinced? Then take celery to the next level with a "skinny" Celery Cilantro Cocktail:
Fresh Picks This Week: Apples (Gold Rush), Arugula, Baby Italian dandelions, Beets, Blackberries, Blueberries, Broccolini, Cabbage, Carrots (baby white, orange), Celery!, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Garlic Scapes, Green beans (also yellow, purple, haricot verts, Roma), Herbs (basil, chives, cilantro, dill, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, tarragon), Kale (dino lacinato, Siberian), Kohlrabi, Komatsuna, Leeks, Lettuce (baby, heirloom, bibb, romaine, blends, & others), Melons, Microgreens & shoots, Onions (candy, white, mini-purple, sweet), Peaches, Peppers (bell, jalapeno), Potatoes, Radishes (French breakfast), Scallions, Shiitake mushrooms, Squash (multiple varieties), Sweet Corn, Swiss Chard, Spinach (baby), Tomatillos, Tomatoes (heirloom, cherry), Turnips (Hakurei, Purple Top), Zucchini *** Note quantities are limited ***
Pick Up In Aisle One!
Over the next few weeks, we’ll take you on a tour of the Market aisle-by-aisle, featuring the farmers and makers found in each section.
The Market Sharpener is conveniently located at the head of Aisle 1 so you can drop off your knives, scissors, and gardening tools for sharpening while you shop and easily pick up on your way out of the Market.
Also located in Aisle 1 are our Meat, Egg & Dairy vendors: Curly Tail Organic Farm, Ohio Farm Direct, C.A.B.B. Farms, Red Moon Ranch, Stonefield Naturals, North Country Charcuterie, Ohio Bison Farm, Kingdom Fish, Raven Rocks, Kokoborrego Cheese Company, Kennedy Farms, and Blue Jacket Dairy. And be sure to stop by Brown Bros. Farm, VanScoy Farms, and Oink Moo Cluck located near the exit.
Everything you need to build that celebration sandwich! (Hint: bread bakers in Aisle 2!)
Finish your stroll through Aisle 1 with a visit to the Honey & Maple section and SaraBee Honey, Pleiades Maple Products, and Honeyrun Farm. (Pssst! Rumor has it the new Honeyrun and Pleiades collaboration — Maple Infused Honey — will be available this Saturday!)
Next week we’ll roam Aisle 2 and visit Baked Goods and Jams & Jellies!
Remember, there is one entrance and one exit and all aisles have one-way traffic. Stay the course and you won't miss a single delicious thing!
No Pets, Please
As much as we all love our furry friends, we ask that you do not bring them to the market (other than properly identified service animals). Leave Fido at home -- and off the hot asphalt -- and bring home a dog bone from the Market!
Bike In, Bike Out — “Walk Your Bike” Thru
Biking to and from the Worthington Farmers Market is fun and a great way to exercise and enjoy the fabulous weather we’re having right now, but for safety’s sake, please don’t bike through the market. Use the designated entrance and exit and “walk your bike” as you shop or park it near the information tent/entrance.
Parking at the Farmers Market
When visiting the Worthington Farmers Market at our new location, 450 W. Wilson Bridge Road, please park only in the designated Market Parking and Market Parking Overflow lots, as noted on the map below.
We share parking with the building tenants and their customers. Please do NOT park in the lot reserved for tenants and their customers, on the grass, or in the fire lanes.
And please observe the Handicapped Parking signs!
Love the Market? Vote for WFM!
Help us earn national kudos — and cash prizes — by voting for us in the American Farmland Trust’s farmers market celebration!
Handy Tools to Help Plan Your Market Visit
Safety Video: An informative and entertaining review of our Covid-19 health and safety protocols. https://www.facebook.com/worthingtonfarmersmarket/videos/318449932874735/
Interactive Map: Find your favorite vendors with just a click!
Producer Directory: Find pre-order instructions and contact information for participating vendors. Producer Directory
Market Rules: We've adopted Covid-19 safety protocols as set forth by the Governor's Office, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Columbus Public Health Department, Ohio Farmers Market Network, and the City of Worthington. Read all about it at Market rules.
Market Maps: Easy guides for parking and shopping! Market Maps
Find them all on the Worthington Farmers Market website!
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.
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