Spice It Up! Outdoor Market Plans. Welcome Urban Spreads. Save the Dates -- All of Them!
The Worthington Farmers Market is open Saturday, March 20, 9am to Noon, for pre-order pick-up, home or curbside delivery by The Grocery Boss and in-person shopping with pandemic protocol in place at The Shops at Worthington Place.
Planning the Outdoor/Summer Market
We know folks are thinking about spring and summer and what lies ahead for our "new normal." Here's an update on our plans for the outdoor farmers market season . . .
You'll find us for 6 more Saturdays inside The Shops at Worthington Place from 9am-12pm!
Starting May 1, we look forward to the first of our summer market season outdoors! Click here for more information on how our plans for summer are coming along so far:
Herbs and Spice and Seasonings So Nice
As you peruse the Market it’s easy to miss the many herb, spice and seasoning offerings. They tend to come in small packages but produce mighty big flavor!
Blue Owl Garden Emporium is taking a break this week but be sure to visit them next week to explore their vast selection of dried herbs and seasonings. This includes 15 types of basil and darn near everything from anise hyssop (it’s a flower) to za’atar (Arabic for thyme) seasoning. Za’atar is a versatile Middle Eastern blend of herbs and spices that works on meat, fish, roasted veggies, and even popcorn!
Our Veggie vendors will soon have a variety of fresh herbs available. Franklinton Farms may have parsley this week. They will have horseradish, the root vegetable that provides the spice for the condiment of the same name. Get some and follow the Versatile Vegan’s suggestion to make this Beet Hippie Bowl with Horseradish Cream. Enjoy!
Fresh Picks for This Week Producers have the following available for online pre-order and/or at the Indoor Market:
Apples, Beets, Carrots, Claytonia (Miner's Lettuce), Garlic, Herbs, Horseradish, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms (shiitake & oyster), Popcorn, Radishes, Senposai, Scallions, Spinach, Sunchokes, Sweet Potatoes, Squash (multiple winter varieties), Turnip Greens
This Week's Vendor Rotation
The Blueberry Patch
Made Without Grain
Spotted Salamander Soap
Weed Knob Acres
Hogwash Soap has returned to the market! Find Stan every Saturday in the northwest section of the market (between #37 Florentine Legacy and #38 Crazy Cucumber).
Welcome Urban Spreads!
Visit Urban Spreads in Booth #14 for their Preview Day with the Worthington Farmers Market. From Peach Tango Mango Salsa to White Chocolate Red Raspberry to Blueberry Lemon Sage, Urban Spreads offers products unlike the average store-bought jam.
Read more from the Winter 2020 issue of Edible Columbus at ediblecolumbus.com.
Save the Date!
On April 27, 5:30pm, join us in-person or virtually for the first of three Slow Food Columbus Producer Panels where we'll re-define what it means to be local from our panel of local food advocates.
Speakers include: Dustin Butler, The Butcher & Grocer, Michelle White - Clintonville Farmers Market & Ohio Farmers Market Network, Adrienne Williams - Growing and Growth Collective, and Jennifer Williams - Weiland's Market. Hosted by the Cleaver restaurant in Grandview
In-person tickets include two options: $25 - chef-prepared appetizer plate + social + panel discussion OR $65 (Limited availability!) chef-prepared appetizer plate + social + panel discussion + dinner and a reserved seat at our Speaker's Table to continue the discussion. Cash bar will be available.
All ticket purchases will go towards food cost and gratuity in support of the Cleaver team. Ticket link and menu will be published later this month. There is no charge to tune into our discussion online/virtually.
March 20 Vendor Roster & Market Map
For more information, including how to win one of our giveaways (including food experiences and books that have inspired our speakers), please visit our website and/or each of our event pages!
Please note: If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Mark Anthony Arceño (firstname.lastname@example.org). Requests made two weeks before the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.
What's Happening in Worthington!
FREE Native Plants Virtual Class March 23, 7:00 pm Find the registration link here: experienceworthington.com/green-events
April is Ohio Native Plant month. Joanne Dole, founder of The Green Team, will share why Native plants are so important and how we can make a difference in our own yards.
Free Compost Program, Sign up before March 30 The Partnership Green Team is organizing a
A Worthington eGift Card for Small Businesses! The Worthington Partnership is proud to announce the new Worthington Dollars eGift Card, a community-based digital gift card that makes it fun and easy to keep local spending local. Purchase a Worthington Dollars e-Gift Card here to use at any of the participating shops in Worthington. Buy your Worthington Dollars here.
For more information on all these programs, visit experienceworthington.com!
The health and safety of our customers, our producers, our volunteers and our staff remains our highest priority. We remain committed to our pandemic safety protocol to continue to provide a direct source for local food. Masks are required for all guests visiting the Worthington Farmers Market and must cover nose and mouth at all times.
Capacity into the Market space is limited to ensure proper social distancing. And, space between producer stalls has increased to allow for wider aisles and additional space for customers waiting to make their purchases. Our pandemic safety protocol can be found here: https://www.worthingtonfarmersmarket.com/covid-19-operations
We will continue to adhere to the requirements set forth for us by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Columbus Public Health Department. Should we need to change the format of the Market, we will post updates on our website: https://www.worthingtonfarmersmarket.com/
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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