Stay the Course: One-Way Traffic, Please. New Vendors! Yummy Patty Pan Squash Recipes. Produce!
As the Worthington Farmers Market has responded and adjusted to evolving operational requirements amid the Covid-19 pandemic, we are ever so grateful for your steadfast support for our vendor community and your commitment to the health and safety of everyone at the market. Last week, we welcomed 2,000+ visitors to the market -- and we can't wait to see you again this week!
Summer Produce Abounds
The summer growing season is in full swing and we're loving the abundance of locally-grown Ohio produce now available at the market. Old favorites and interesting new varieties appear every week.
Thanks to Veggie Spy and Super Volunteer Dan Barash for putting together this week's Fresh Picks!
Apples (Gold Rush), Arugula, Beets, Blackberries, Blueberries, Broccolini, Carrots (baby white and orange), Celery (young), Collards, Cucumbers, Dandelion (baby Italian), Eggplant, Garlic, Garlic Scapes, Green Beans (also yellow and Roma), Herbs (including basil, chives, cilantro, dill, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, tarragon), Kale (dino lacinato, Siberian), Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce (baby, heirloom, bibb, romaine, blends, & others), Microgreens & Shoots, Mushrooms (Shiitake & Oyster), Onions (white, mini-purple), Potatoes, Purslane, Radishes (French breakfast), Scallions, Squash (patty pan!, misc. summer), Sweet Corn!, Swiss chard, Spinach (baby), Tomatoes, Turnips (Hakurei, Purple Top), Zucchini *** Note quantities are limited ***
Welcome The Mochi Shop & Shell Dust
At the July 4 market, two new vendors joined us for a preview day and we are very pleased to report that both received outstanding reviews from the entire market community. Please welcome . . .
The Mochi Shop with Japanese-style rice flour doughnuts in flavors like matcha, chai, yuzu and strawberry. Chef Kaori and her creative confections will be a regular at the market starting August 29. https://www.facebook.com/kaoriskitchn/
Shell Dust, offering a variety of roasted nut butters, including almond and honey peanut, will also join the market this month. Learn more about their products at https://www.aarrowsllc.com/
Q: What Veggie Looks Like a Flying Saucer? A: Patty Pan Squash!
Patty pan squash, also called scalloped squash, is a small, tender, summer squash. It is round with scalloped edges giving it the shape of...yes, a flying saucer! Who says veggies aren't fun? Patty pan comes in multiple colors including, yellow, white, light green, and dark green. The name comes from the French, a reference to a cake that is baked in a scallop-edged mold. It is native to Central America. Squash in general has been grown in Central and South America for over 10,000 years.
Patty pan squash tastes similar to traditional zucchini, though the texture is a bit drier, and with a slightly nutty flavor. There's no need to peel them, they can be cooked with the skin on. Patty pan can be grilled, fried, or roasted. They generally can be used in recipes as a substitute for zucchini unless they are very large. And save the seeds! Roast the seeds with spices or salt for a great snack. Patty pan is a good source if Vitamin C, folates, and anti-oxidants. Pick up your edible flying saucers at Toad Hill!
The Versatile Vegan recommends this article for tips on how to select and cook patty pan: https://www.myrecipes.com/ingredients/how-to-cook-pattypan-squash. Then get out your skewers and spices for this tasty Indian-Spiced Grilled Baby Squash recipe that works well with patty pan: https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/indian-spiced-grilled-baby-squash. Or, try this easy recipe for roasted patty pan: https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a29089768/roasted-patty-pan-squash-recipe/
Check Out Our New Interactive Market Map!
Now you can find your favorite vendors with just a click!
To use the map, click on a vendor name in the upper left corner and their location will be highlighted in orange. Or if you are interested in a specific type of product (Meat & Eggs, Baked Goods, Produce, etc.), click on the booth locations highlighted in blue in the designated section to find vendors participating in this week's market. You can also find the new interactive map on our the Worthington Farmers Market website.
The Market is arranged by product type with one-way foot traffic and a single point of entry and exit. There will be plenty of signage, volunteers in bright orange vests, and traffic cones and barricades to help direct you safely through the market.
Please stay on the marked pathways inside the market and don't take shortcuts across the medians and landscape islands.
Pre-Order & Pick-Up
Did you know you can place an order for your favorite fresh and local foods today and pick-up at the walk-in Market on Saturday? Use our Producer Directory to place your order with participating producers.
If you like to sleep in on Saturdays, want to ensure the availability of some of our more popular items, or limit your time in the hot sun or among large groups of people, this option is for you!
Worthington Mask Ordinance
UPDATE: Effective July 7, the City of Worthington requires wearing a facial covering when in public places. We thank you, in advance, for wearing your mask (properly covering your mouth and nose) at the Worthington Farmers Market in support of the health of our vendors, volunteers, staff and other customers. For more information on this requirement, click here.
Parking at the Market
Park only in those areas designated below as Market Parking or Market Parking Overflow. For best access, use the entrance at the 450/500 W. Wilson Bridge Road address marker/office directory (not the traffic light at Reiber Street).
We're All In This Together . . .
For your health and safety and all our vendors, staff, and volunteers, we continue to operate under Covid-19 protocols as set forth by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, the Ohio Farmers Market Network, and the City of Worthington. Please familiarize yourself with our Market rules and Market Maps to help you plan your visit to the Worthington Farmers Market.
Masks are required, per City of Worthington Emergency Ordinance No. 30-2020.
8-9am is reserved for the elderly and high-risk populations.
9am-Noon, the Market is open to all shoppers.
Traffic in/out of the market is monitored to promote 6-ft. social distancing and avoid over-crowding. You may be asked to wait briefly as others leave the market. Please be patient and kind with our volunteers who are manning the entrance/exit gate.
Enter/exit at the designated area ONLY. Please do not take shortcuts across medians and landscape barriers.
Maintain one-way progress through the market as indicated on the map above.
Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the market and at the Information Booth -- please use them frequently.
No pets allowed. Please leave your fur babies at home.
Please do not bring food or drinks into the market.
Only touch the products that you intend to buy. Or, allow the farmer or food maker to select products for you.
Please enjoy your ready-to-eat purchases AFTER leaving the market.
Please dispose of all trash properly, including masks and gloves. Please don't leave them in the parking lot.
SNAP/EBT & Produce Perks
SNAP/EBT customers can still use tokens or purchase more at the Information Tent. Unlimited Produce Perks ended June 30. Beginning July 1, Produce Perks are capped at $25 (previously $20) as continued incentive to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.
Vote for Us!
Did You Know . . . ?
If you frequented our pre-order, drive-thru market earlier this year, we hope you enjoyed the "Fun Food Facts" signs researched and created by the Kids of The Worthington Partnership and sponsored by The Market Sharpener. We think they are a great addition to the newsletter as well!
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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