Stock Up for Thanksgiving! More Holiday Gift Ideas. "Squash" Your Holiday Menu!
November 19, 2022, 9am - Noon
The Shops at Worthington Place
The Worthington Farmers Market is now INDOORS, November through March, at The Shops at Worthington Place, 7227 N High St, Worthington, located on the northwest corner of US23/High St. and W. Wilson Bridge Road, near the I-270 interchange.
Winter market hours are 9:00am to Noon!
STOCK UP FOR THANKSGIVING!
The Market will be CLOSED:
November 26, 2022
December 24, 2022
December 31, 2022
January 7, 2022
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.
2022-23 Indoor Market Map
Find our interactive map here: http://maps.managemymarket.com/5507
Need a little something to say, "thanks" for hosting? We've got you covered with plenty of gifts of good taste!
Treat yourself or someone you love to 25 mornings of caffeinated JOY!
**Supplies are limited**
*Enjoy a different full pot of coffee for 25 days. *Enough to share at the office or drink alone. It's up to you. *And on day 25 we give you $5.00 gift card to be used toward your next online purchase!
We've been hard at work over here to bring you something extra special this holiday season. Introducing our Chocolate Chip Lovers Gift Box!
This gift box will include our regular Chocolate Chip, THREE new flavors and TWO exclusive flavors.
The new flavors are Red Velvet White Chip, Raspberry Chocolate Chip and Mint Cream Chocolate Chip! The two exclusive flavors are Fudge Brownie and Peanut Butter Cookie both with chocolate chips. These gift boxes will be available for preorder starting on 11/15 or in limited quantities at our December events.
Our handmade wooden gift boxes make great hostess gifts, if you are headed to celebrate Thanksgiving with families and friends. Find them on our website on the "gift packages" page. Handcrafted locally by an Amish woman, we have both cedar and pine boxes available, filled with Honeyrun farm soap, candles, lotions, lip balms, and honey. https://www.honeyrunfarm.com/gift-packages
If your holiday plans take you to the homes of beloved friends and cherished family in the weeks ahead, why not bring your hosts a gift of local and delicious crunch?
We think our Vanilla Chai, Maple Pecan or Honey-sweetened Almond would make a wonderful topping for that sweet potato casserole, or add a special touch to a slice of that classic pumpkin pie (just a sprinkle is all you need!).
Just imagine showing up for dinner with tomorrow’s breakfast in hand! (Bet you get invited back…).
The Market Sharpener will be CLOSED November 19 through January 28, returning February 4.
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
It’s Squash Time!
The word “squash” comes from the Algonquin term “askutasquash" which means eaten raw or uncooked.” It was a staple for the Native Americans of the Northeast US who would roast or boil many varieties of squash. They also ate the seeds, flowers, leaves, and young shoots.
Squash varieties are divided into summer and winter. Summer squash is just a dim memory, but winter squash is available now! Most (but not all) winter squash has a thick skin that some folks do not consider edible. They tend to have a dense texture and firm flesh that is suitable for stews, soups, casseroles, and desserts. They are called winter squash because they have a long shelf life and can be stored for months.
Squash is also a Thanksgiving staple, and the Market has loads of squash options! Check out 9N Farm, Franklinton Farms, Raber Family Organics, Rock Dove, and Toad Hill for multiple types of squash, both common and unusual. Here’s some types of squash you’ll find, along with recipe suggestions from the Versatile Vegan!
Acorn Squash, true to its name, is small and shaped like an acorn. It has sweet, slightly fibrous flesh and is ideal for baking. They are typically dark green, though yellow and multi-colored are also available. Get apples, garlic, and kale at the Market and try this Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash.
Butternut Squash are beige and bell-shaped. It has a fine-textured orange flesh that has a sweet, nutty flavor. The taste is a bit like sweet potatoes. It is ideal for soup because it isn’t stringy. Another option is this vegan Butternut Squash Mac ‘N Cheeze.
Delicata Squash is an heirloom variety that has green and cream-colored stripes. Unlike many winter squashes, its skin is thin and edible. It is excellent when baked or stuffed. An easy recipe for baking is this Brown Sugar Delicata Squash.
Spaghetti Squash comes in a variety of shapes and colors, but is typically oblong and colored white, yellow, or orange. When cooked, the flesh becomes stringy and looks like, of course, spaghetti. It is great for soups and as a pasta substitute. Grab some broccoli from Raber Family Organics and enjoy this Thai Peanut & Broccoli Stuffed Spaghetti Squash.
Other Squash Finds
Kabocha Squash is a Japanese variety with a round, squat shape, a hard, dark green exterior, and yellow-orange flesh. It has a light texture and a flavor some compare to a cross between pumpkin and sweet potato. 9N Farm has two kinds of Kabocha: Cha Cha and Winter Sweet. They also have North Georgia Candy Roaster squash, which are exceptionally large and can weigh over ten pounds!
Franklinton Farms has koginut squash, a cross between Kabocha and Butternut. They also have mini butternut squash.
There’s loads of other produce for your Thanksgiving table at the Market – do some browsing!
Note that several producers including Gillogly and Raber will be outside in the south parking lot of The Shops at Worthington Place.
Producers have the following available this week. In some cases, items may sell out before the Market ends.
Apples, Arugula, Beets , Bok Choy, Broccoli, Broccolini ,Cabbage, Cider, Carrots, Collards , Brussels sprouts, Celeriac, Fennel, Garlic, Ginger, Herbs - various, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce-various types and mixes, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Spinach, Squash, Scallions, Senposai, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss chard, Tomatoes, Turmeric, Turnips, Yakina Savoy
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!
Have ingredients you're not sure how to fit together? Check out the "Shop your Fridge Recipe Generator" here https://buff.ly/2QqU0zF. Shopping your fridge first is a great way to reduce costs and food waste.
Apples, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, radishes, sprouts, and turnips... all in season right now in Ohio! Check out this seasonal guide with recipe ideas. https://buff.ly/3hvtjMe
Radishes can be enjoyed many different ways – roasted, sauteed, raw, and more! Radishes are a good source of Vitamin C, which helps our body in so many different ways. For an easy snack, slice radishes and dip them in your favorite dip. You can also eat the greens on the top of radishes. Mix them in with your salad, make tasty pesto, or try them on your sandwich. https://buff.ly/33L7sKw
Consider Curbside Composting
Learn more at: thecompostexchange.com
Come Early for Eggs!
Farm fresh eggs are undoubtedly one of the most popular market products. Arriving early helps ensure you find them -- and especially as the weather grows colder and egg production slows. In order to consistently lay eggs, hens need about 16 hours of daylight and 8 hours of darkness when they're roosting. Once less than 12 hours of daylight is available, egg production decreases considerably.
Columbus Food Adventures Farmers Market Gift Basket
Columbus Food Adventures 2022 Farmers Market Gift Box features some of our favorite local products including cherry Manhattan jam from @sweetthinggourmet, Banilla infused honey from @honeyrunfarm, salumi from @northcountrycharcuterie, sheep’s milk cheese from @kokoborregocheese. Belgian waffles from Waffle Hub, and Ramble Coffee. Only 100 baskets available. Nationwide shipping. Learn more at: columbusfoodadventures.com
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.
Save the Date!
Sunday, November 27, 12-6pm, Holiday Open House
Wednesday, December 7, 6-9pm
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