Spicy Diablo Tacos! Vendor Favorites Return. Tested Recipes. Farewell from Raven Rocks. Oktoberfest!
September 24, 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 Foxfire Tacos food truck in front of US Bank on the east side of High Street between the Rock Dove and Gillogly Orchard booths!
Market Special Sneak Preview: Pork Diablo Tacos - spicy shredded pork with cheese, slaw and cilantro on a 6” flour tortilla. And the Breakfast Tostadas will be back as well!
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
. . . will be back next week!
In the meantime, our Market Manager has been recipe testing using a variety of market products. Here are a few of her recommendations for breakfast, lunch, and happy hour!
Apple Cinnamon Rolls
Combine Sweet Grass Dairy's farm fresh eggs and milk with your favorite apple variety from Gillogly Orchard and some real Ohio maple syrup from Wishwell Farms or Pleiades Maple Products with some pantry staples and you'll have these fluffy, fall-inspired cinnamon rolls to enjoy on Sunday morning.
What are you picking up from the Worthington Farmers Market on Saturday?
Not only is this recipe ideal for making use of all that amazing local produce we see between late summer and early fall, but also inspiration for using up what's left from last Saturday's Market before this Saturday's Market
Husk Fruit Cocktail
How do you use your husked fruit?
Look for tomatillos and ground cherries at Saturday's Worthington Farmers Market. Salsa verde or Tomatillo Daquiri?
Need Cash? Buy Tokens!
Small, local producers working on thin margins sometimes forego credit cards to avoid the fees. If you don’t have cash, head to the Information Booth where you can buy $5 wood tokens with a credit or debit card. All the vendors take them, they give change back in cash, and the tokens never expire. There is a $1 dollar transaction fee, regardless the amount.
SNAP/EBT Customers: use your Ohio Direction or Ohio P-EBT card to earn FREE Produce Perks to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables and food-bearing plants!
We Are CLOSED October 8!
The Worthington Farmers Market will be closed on Saturday, October 8 to make room for the annual Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce Market Day event. Save the date!
Learn more about the Old Worthington Market Day at:
A Farewell Message from Raven Rocks
October 29 will be a bitter/sweet time for us. It is the end of the summer market and the last market we anticipate we will be involved in. We have been attending the Worthington Farmers Market more than 20 years, but a number of circumstances point to a change for us.
Photo: We like to think these are just two of our satisfied customers!
The market was smaller when we started, but the feeling was much the same—like the old town square where people used to come to share news and connect with friends and do a little business. It’s a feeling one doesn’t get in a big mall. The person to person contact of the producer with the consumer is something lacking with most of our purchases.
Throughout our time, the market has been privileged to have good management, and that makes a big difference. It’s something we may not see from behind our vendor’s table, but without it, the market would not have thrived and grown the way it has.
We have made a lot of good friends along the way and made connections that have nothing to do with what we are selling, but enrich our lives in ways money cannot. We will never forget those.
We wanted to bring products that would contribute to our customers’ health. We feel like we have done that. Still, we recognize that food is only one aspect of health, and we hope our customers will find the other ingredients that make their lives ‘fulfilling’. (pun intended)
Photo: Don picking lettuce for market.
Our daughter, Johari, is a Junior in high school this year. She wanted to go to a bilingual school and we found one in central Mexico, The Harkness Institute, and she decided to go about a week before school started. She flew down and the rest of the family, Jill, Tullia and myself, drove down a few days later in our RAV 4 loaded with stuff. It took 3 days to get there, and then we went house hunting. This is quite a change for me, having lived in one place for the last 50 years, but it will be a good thing. I will join my family after the close of the summer market.
Photo: A birthday celebration in Mexico with live music and traditional roast goat. Johari caught the eye of the tuba player!
Another factor is the cattle operation which supplies meat for the market. Ted Cope has been responsible for it, and will be 80 years old in a few months. He is ready to move on to other interests, and we have not found anyone to take over that work.
Change can be unsettling, but also invigorating. We look forward to this next step in our lives. We look back with appreciation and will miss the market, but it will always be part of who we have become.
Don, Jill, Johari, Tullia and Ted
Oktoberfest is September 25!
The Market Sharpener will be on vacation for the remainder of September, returning to the market on Oct 1.
Guess who's back for the first time in a long time?? Black Sesame!! Available this week for Pre-order and for sale at the Worthington Farmers Market!
Flavors this week at 9/24 Market: -Buckeye -Pumpkin Spice -Apple Cider -Earl Grey Lavender -Black Sesame
What you all have been waiting for. Well, maybe not all of you. But those of you who have been, and you know who you are, are going to be really excited to see this one is back.
Holy hot jam!
We won’t be at the Worthington Farmers Market this Saturday (gotta restock, thanks to you.), so look for us back in our spot near Graeter’s on October 1.
Still go to the market, though! I mean, ya gotta eat, right?!
Find their booth on the west side of High Street near La Chatelaine.
Quench Your Thirst!
The Worthington Partnership and The Worthington Partnership Green Team are thrilled to announce the new public water fountain and bottle filling station is installed on the SW Village Green and ready to use! Our team is excited to use this sustainable resource to help reduce the number of plastic water bottles used in Worthington that add to the landfill.
Thank you to the City of Worthington Government for supporting us on this sustainability project and thank you to The Worthington Partnership Green Team for working so hard to raise the funds to make it happen!
Music at the Market
Southeast Village Green
10:30am - Noon
Olde Village Barbershop
9:00am - Noon
Old Time Sound Machine
United Methodist Church
9:00am - Noon
The Welling Family
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!
Saturday, September 24, 12:00-3:00pm
To order go to riversidenativeperennials.com/ffff and use promo code FLOW.
Sunday, September 25, 12-6pm, Oktoberfest
Wednesday, September 28, 7-9pm
Saturday, October 8, 2pm
Sweet Grass Dairy Fall Farm Field Day
Wednesday, October 19, 4-7pm
Mark your calendars- Highland Youth Garden's Fall Harvest Festival is coming up in one month! Our theme for this year is music in the garden, and you won't want to miss the snacks, the crafts, and the free garden market! Can't wait to see you there.
Sunday, October 23, 12-6pm, Spooky Pooch Party
Sunday, November 27, 12-6pm, Holiday Open House
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