- Worthington Farmers Market
Spring Flowers! Market Nuts. Perfect Pairing. Freezer Meal Finale. Dot Survey! Slow Food Events.
The Worthington Farmers Market is open Saturday, March 6, 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.
March Showers Bring March Flowers!
We are excited to welcome Ampersand Flowers & Events to the Market this weekend.
Ampersand will have tulip bouquets from one of our favorite posey producers -- Sunny Meadows Flower Farm!
Handcrafted bud vases from local artist Ice + Dust Pottery featuring an anemone from Sunny Meadows will also be available.
Supplies are limited so shop early!
Tell Us What You Think!
Market staff and volunteers will be conducting a "dot survey" this Saturday. Stop by one of the easels where we will be collecting information about your visits to the market this year.
(Sample survey. Our questions will be different!)
The Market is Going Nuts!
Pop quiz – what’s the difference between a nut and a seed? And for extra credit, what is a legume? Botanically speaking, a nut is a hard outer shell containing one or two seeds. The shell typically sticks to the seed and needs to be pried off or crushed to get to the seed inside. By this definition, pecans and hazelnuts are nuts. Seeds are embryonic plants encased in a seed coat full of nutrients. The nutrients nourish the plant as it grows. Almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, pine nuts, and pistachios are all seeds. Peanuts? Neither! Because they grow in a pod underground, peanuts are considered legumes. Peas, many beans, and lentils are also legumes. If you want to learn more, The Triumph of Seeds is a fascinating look into the role of seeds in our world.
But in the culinary world the terms nut and seed are often interchangeable. So feel free to go nuts with your wording! One of the amazing things about seeds is that they can germinate after many years. Scientists have found seeds over a thousand years old that still germinated given the proper conditions.
Seeds/nuts contain unsaturated fats, protein, fiber, and other nutrients. Some nutrients vary by the type of seed. Almonds have a lot of Vitamin E and manganese. Pistachios are rich in Vitamin B6 and thiamine. Seeds tend to be calorie dense, something to keep in mind given they taste so good.
There are several nut options at the Market. Raven Rocks has a unique process to create crispy, slightly salty almonds by soaking overnight in a salt brine and then drying at 145 degrees. They also offer almond butter, pecan butter, and crunchy pecans using the same process as almonds.
Shell Dust Premium Nut Butters offers almond butter, peanut butter, and a combination almond and honey-roasted peanut butter. They use sustainable practices which includes using glass rather than plastic for their jars.
Tulip Café, which offers amazing Turkish baked goods and sweets, carries Turkish pistachios. Also called Antep nuts, many pistachio fans find these to have a more rich, robust flavor than the California pistachios typically sold in the US.
The Versatile Vegan suggests you get some almond butter and pecans at the Market and make these Vegan Cardamom Pecan Cookies. 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, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms (shiitake & oyster), Popcorn, Radishes, Senposai, Scallions, Spinach, Sunchokes, Sweet Potatoes, Squash (multiple winter varieties), Turnip Greens
Favorite Vendors Return!
Our final installment of #perfectpairings from the Worthington Farmers Market is brunch-inspired!
Market volunteer, Robin, paired local cheddar from Ohio Farm Direct with Hoguera, a soft, spreadable chorizo from North Country Charcuterie with a sparkling mimosa.
Robin says that Hoguera and eggs is a favorite combo at her house, and that the new pairing made for a tasty brunch-time snack.
You'll find everything but the mimosa on Saturday at the Worthington Farmers Market!
Freezer Meal February
It's the finale of #freezermealfriday with Stephie from The Freezer Meal Club! Thank you, Stephie!!!
Have you enjoyed Stephie's recipes this month? What have you tried? Do you have a favorite? Let us know with a comment on our Facebook or Instagram page!
Are you ready for the final reveal? It's comfort food with a twist!
Middle Eastern Chicken Noodle Soup
Get the recipe here: https://www.facebook.com/worthingtonfarmersmarket/photos/a.123569381005964/4366031490093044/
March 6 Vendor Roster & Market Map
Slow Food Lecture Series
Have you registered yet for the Spring 2021 Lecture 2: Adaptation and Resilience
event with Ohio State APOP? Read more on our next set of speakers and be sure to sign up for a chance to win a spring harvest basket from South Side Family Farms!
Minister Aaron & Antoinette Hopkins are both prominent working figures in the vision and operations of South Side Family Farms. The mission of South Side Family Farms is to provide better access to fresh produce and to educate communities of color on the best practices for growing food sustainably as well as including these types of food in their diets to promote healthier outcomes. Their first garden was built in April of 2015 at the Family Missionary Baptist Church to engage youth and they have only continued to grow from there.
They currently have two urban farm gardens in Columbus and in 2020 they expanded in Johnstown with a new seedling operation and gained greater access to produce. They also help to establish food systems throughout the community.
To register for this event, please click here: shorturl.at/cmCV6
And for additional information, please visit: https://www.slowfoodcolumbus.org/.../apop-sfc-spring-2021...
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.
For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at email@example.com.
The Worthington Farmers Market is an event of The Worthington Partnership.