Stock Up for Next Week. Welcome, CRIS! Rock Dove Carvings. Multi-Color Bounty!
The outdoor season of the Worthington Farmers Market is underway! We're open Saturdays, May-October, 8am to Noon. Find us along High Street in the downtown Worthington historic district.
Remember, the Worthington Farmers Market will be closed NEXT Saturday, October 2, so be sure to shop this weekend and stock up!
The Worthington Chamber of Commerce's Market Day will take place on Oct 2, 9am to 4pm. For more information about this event, contact email@example.com.
The Worthington Farmers Market returns on October 9 at 8am!
Community Table Host -- Welcome, Community Refugee and Immigration Services!
CRIS is an independent non-profit organization that serves the refugee and immigrant populations in Central Ohio. We have over 50 staff members from all over the world who speak many different languages. Our wide array of programs and services aim to facilitate sustained self-sufficiency and successful integration for the people we serve.
Among other things, CRIS is a refugee resettlement agency. As an affiliate of Church World Service, we have a cooperative agreement with the Department of State to directly receive and place refugees in our community.
Visit the CRIS in booth #45 near the southeast corner of High Street & New England Avenue (next to SaraBee Honey).
COhatch Makers at the Market
Brrrr! And, just like that, fall is here! Bundle up with locally handcrafted knit hats, ear warmers and scarves from Caitlyn at Love Knot Knits - one of our visiting COhatch Makers at the Market this Saturday!
You'll find an array of knitted accessories for the family to keep everyone warm and toasty this fall and winter.
The Bundle Up Beanie, pictured here, can be worn three ways - brim up, brim down for a slouchy look or reverse it for a different color combination of solid red and grey. Pick up matching hats for the entire family so everyone can gear up for Saturday's Buckeye game!
Proudly based in Columbus, Simply Vela Candle Co. was created out of a desire for a gorgeous-smelling, clean-burning candle that not only smells great before the first burn, but is just as fragrant, time and time again.
Simply Vela candles are handcrafted in small batches and are made with all-natural soy wax, high-quality fragrance oils and cotton wicks. We do not add color dyes to our candles, nor do any of our products contain paraffin wax or phthalates.
You'll find both guest vendors in/near the Graeter's parking lot this Saturday.
Music at the Market September 25
Platinum Boomerang is a new dynamic dad duo of piano, vocal, guitar, and sometimes even trumpet and/or harmonica!
The duo performs top hits from the 1920's to the 2020's! The duo plays songs across many genres. Popular country, pop, rock, American songbook, jazz standards, blues, and 50's rock are all part of their repertoire.
Find Platinum Boomerang in front of Olde Village Barbers.
Chip Woods & Paul Graham
Chip and Paul are old friends of the Farmers Market. For the last few years they hosted the Open Mic here. For now the Open Mic is on hold but these guys are returning with their blend of old folk songs and familiar radio tunes from the 60s,70s and 80s.
You can find them by the Methodist Church.
Jesse Powers is a self-proclaimed “Joy Reminder-er" and conscious indie pop musician in Columbus, OH.
With her tumbling vocal stylings, powerhouse melodies, and infectious energy, Jesse seeks to captivate, awaken, and entertain those who listen. Her raw and poignant lyricism blended with straightforward guitar work create a musical skydiving experience—a long lyrical jump into the depths of the human heart softened by a parachute of undemanding instrumentation. Wasting no time, her perceptive and penetrating songs fly straight to the soul. Her debut album “Begin” was released in November, 2017. Her second full-length album, “To Remember” was released in August 2021.
Look for Jesse in front of Jet's Pizza, near the Jorgensen Farms booth.
KaTanya Ingram, identifies not as a singer or vocalist but as a street performer – “it’s unique, eclectic”.
She sings songs that frequently get people moving and shaking along to the music, putting smiles on faces and creating a joyful atmosphere, her performances inspire a different reaction and sometimes elicit stories from strangers who feel a connection with Ingram’s renditions.
KaTayna will be performing on the Southeast Village Green.
This Week's Participating Producers
*Note: This list is current as of publishing. Producer participation may change after this list has been published based on availability of products, weather and other unplanned circumstances that may cause them to be absent.
Find a Producer With Just a Click!
Our interactive market map is live via this link: http://maps.managemymarket.com/4646
Please Note: Map is provided for informational purposes to help locate your favorite producers. Map is not to scale and does not reflect spacing between booths.
Spend Your SNAP/EBT & Produce Perks Tokens!
Got SNAP tokens? Don't forget to spend them! With a record number of SNAP and P-EBT users at our markets, our token supply sometimes runs low. Unspent tokens can be redeemed on any Saturday at the Worthington Farmers Market
Customers redeeming SNAP or P-EBT benefits (food stamps) at the Market receive wooden tokens to spend with vendors for any SNAP-eligible foods, including meat, honey, produce, baked goods, and food-producing plants. Those tokens are also matched up to $25 per day with free "Produce Perks" that can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. Check out the Veggie Spy report below for this week's produce highlights!
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
Mix it Up at the Market!
The Market is overflowing with colorful produce and our farmers provide multiple ways to mix items together to get both beauty and deliciousness! Jorgensen offers little buckets of multiple-colored cherry tomatoes that almost look like candy. You can find cartons of multi-colored bell peppers at Tilley Farmstead and make your own mix of hot peppers at Franklinton Farms. Visit Gillogly for boxes of mixed fruit but get there early before they run out!
Saums has a large assortment of decorative squash including pumpkins. Check out their squash “tower” for inspiration on stacking assorted colors and shapes. And your kids may go for the Gizmo Gourds; they are bell shaped with “wings” that give them a somewhat alien look. Yes, visit the Market for an out of this world experience!
We’re approaching peak apple season and the time when apple lovers (i.e., everybody!) have a wide variety to choose from. Gillogly currently has about 14 varieties including Crimson Crisp Fuji, Gala, Honey Crisp, Melrose. And there’s more! Check out Oakleaf for MacIntosh and Sipple for Freedom.
Get to Know Pawpaws
The pawpaw is the only fruit native to Ohio and also the largest tree fruit in the US. Pawpaw trees grow throughout Ohio, but little is grown commercially. Though popular with Native Americans and early European settlers (George Washington was a fan), pawpaws mottled look, unsuitability for shipping long distances, and unusual flavor have pushed them out of the produce mainstream.
Pawpaws are green on the outside and orange or white on the inside with a creamy, custard-like texture. They are sweet and have a fruity flavor that is unusual and hard to describe – it has been compared to papaya and banana. The Versatile Vegan suggests you introduce yourself to pawpaws with this Creamy Vegan Pawpaw Smoothie.
From My Garden has Pumpkin on a Stick plants that are not really pumpkins but are adorable!
Gillogly has chestnuts. What do you do with them? The Versatile Vegan suggests you try this Chestnuts and Butternut Squash Bisque recipe. Note that most of the ingredients (butternut squash, carrots, onions, celery, parsley) are available at the Market!
Producers have the following available at the Outdoor Market. Note supplies are limited.
Apples – multiple varieties, Arugula, Basil, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots-multiple colors, Celery, Chestnuts, Cilantro, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans – Romano, French, green yellow, Green Onions, Ground Cherries, Herbs, Kale & baby kale, Leeks, Lettuce-various, Microgreens & shoots, Mustard Greens, Okra, Onions – candy, Pawpaws, Pears, Peppers- sweet, hot, lunchbox ,Padron, shishito, habanado, Plums, Popcorn, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Purslane, Radishes – daikon, red globe, Scallions, Shallots, Sorrel, Spinach, Squash – decorative, blue hubbard, delicata, patty pan, spaghetti, summer, Sweet Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Tarragon, Tomatoes, Tomatillos, Zucchini
Carving Out a Name for Himself
(Excerpted from Edible Columbus, August 31, 2021)
At Rock Dove Farm, Todd Schriver turns salvaged trees into striking bowls, platters and furniture
Most of us look at an oak and see a tree.
“When I see a tree,” says 41-year-old salad farmer Todd Schriver, “I see where the
different bowls are and what they look like.”
Since 2018, Todd been carving wooden bowls made from “dead, dying or dangerous trees”—dangerous trees drop limbs—and selling them at the Worthington and Clintonville farmers markets.
While he continues to sell tomatoes, cucumbers and greens, his bowls have become a welcome hedge against the pandemic’s disruption in produce sales to restaurants.
See Todd's gorgeous creations on Saturday in booth #78 in front of US Bank. Read the full story here:
Contribute to the Worthington Community Cookbook!
The Worthington Partnership (the Market's parent organization) is creating something truly special - a Worthington Community Cookbook. We want to pack it full of all of your favorite recipes - ones that truly reflect our beautiful city and the wonderful people that live here. Will you share them with us?
You can easily submit your recipe here: https://www.experienceworthington.com/cookbook
Updated INDOOR Mask Requirement
Beginning September 16, the City of Worthington requires facial coverings in all publicly accessible *indoor* locations. Please plan accordingly if your trip to Saturday's Worthington Farmers Market (hosted outdoors through October 30) includes a visit inside of our Old Worthington restaurants and shops.
As public health continues to be threatened by a resurgence in cases of COVID-19 due to the highly contagious Delta variant, the City of Worthington has joined the City of Columbus and other central Ohio communities in instituting a face covering requirement for all publicly accessible indoor locations effective Thursday, September 16. The requirement applies to all individuals, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Read complete details here: https://worthington.org/1977/Worthington-Mask-Requirement
Can I Bring My Dog to the Outdoor Market?
Well-socialized and well-behaved dogs are welcome to accompany visitors to the Worthington Farmers Market.
We ask that pet owners abide by these rules to make a pet’s visit to the Market a good experience for everyone:
Pets must be kept on a short leash.
Pets must be under control and by the owner’s side at all times.
Keep pets away from produce, plants, and other food products.
Pets must be friendly with other pets and people of all ages.
Be considerate—not everyone loves your pet; some customers are fearful and others are allergic to animals.
Please clean up after your pet. Market staff and volunteers are not responsible for cleaning up after your pet.
Sidewalks and pavement in and around the Market get HOT! during the summer months and can burn the sensitive foot pads of dogs in a matter of minutes. Please consider keeping your pups cool and comfortable at home on the hottest summer days.
If your pet is coughing, vomiting, has diarrhea or exhibiting other signs of illness, please keep them home. Market staff and volunteers are not responsible for cleaning up after your pet.
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
Save the Dates!
Sunday, October 3, Noon - 4pm
Planning a wedding? Hosting a party? Curious about organic farming? Spend an afternoon at Jorgensen Farms! Meet our favorite event vendors, tour our gorgeous farm and enjoy delicious treats along the way.
Sunday, October 10
Thursday, October 28
October 30 Slow Food Columbus
October 30 Growing & Growth Collective
Sunday Fundays All Season Long!
Current Operational Guidelines
Facial coverings are optional, though recommended for unvaccinated people.
Space between vendor booths has increased to ensure maximum aisle width. Form lines in empty spaces next to booths to allow other pedestrians to pass and keep traffic flowing in the main aisles and sidewalks.
Sanitize your hands often. Hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the Market space.
Only touch the products that you intend to buy. Or, allow the farmer or food maker to select your products for you.
And, remember, if you have a fever or if you are not feeling well, please stay home.
Thank you for your continued support, cooperation and patience!
UPDATE: Beginning September 16, the City of Worthington requires facial coverings in all publicly accessible *indoor* locations. Please plan accordingly if your trip to Saturday's Worthington Farmers Market (hosted outdoors through October 30) includes a visit inside of our Old Worthington restaurants and shops.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.