Summer Cherries Are Here! Ohio Native Plant Tips. Help WRP Stock Up! Planning for the Arts Festival.
Outdoor Summer Season is Here! 8:00am to Noon
The Worthington Farmers Market is OUTDOORS along High Street between SR161 and South Street!
Summer market hours, 8am to Noon, May through October.
This Week's Participating Vendors
*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 our interactive market map here: http://maps.managemymarket.com/5692
Summer market hours, 8am to Noon, May through October.
Support the Summer Stock Up for the Worthington Resource Pantry!
The Worthington Farmers Market will be a donation site THIS Saturday, June 10, at the Market information booth in collaboration with the Linworth School Community Garden's participation in the Worthington Resource Pantry's Summer Stock-Up. Last week, visitors to the Market donated 3 grocery bags of items! Thank YOU!!!! Can we fill 6 grocery bags this Saturday?!
Donate one or more of the most needed items from the list above at the Market information booth, located at the intersection of High Street and E. New England Avenue between 8am-12pm on Saturday. Alternatively, you can drop off your items for donation to the Linworth School Community Garden (2075 West Dublin-Granville Road, Worthington) on Tuesday, during the Community Nights in the Garden from 6pm-8pm on June 13.
You can also make a monetary donation, directly to the Worthington Resource Pantry, any Saturday during the Market. Volunteers are available to answer questions and accept donations at the corner of High Street and W. New England Avenue, near the former Worthington Inn.
Your generosity in support of your neighbors this summer is appreciated!
What's Growing in Ohio?
Food Truck - Trading & Coffee
Avocado Toast with grape tomatoes
Lox Sandwich with sliced tomatoes
Bacon Sandwich with sliced tomatoes
The truck will be parked in front of US Bank on the east side of High Street between the Rock Dove Farm and Gillogly Orchard booths. Open 9am-noon!
We have freshly harvested Spring comb honey in stock! https://www.honeyrunfarm.com/purerawhoney/cutcombhoney
When I was a kid we often had honeycomb squares on the kitchen table during the summer, to spread on bread with butter. How does your family like to enjoy comb honey?
The Local Grind
Our handmade, durable, outdoor bags are back this summer to keep you going strong with the power of herbs for all your outdoor adventures!
These are handmade (by my sister), waxed canvas bags that are ready to take on the elements!
Each bags includes:
*Calendula Salve - for all your skincare needs *Hand Sanitizer - keep clean *Natural Bug Spray - made with essential oils *Itch Relief Roller - to calm inflamed/itchy skin *Peppermint Mango Lip Balm - soothe those sunkissed lips with nourishing oils & butters.
Our new blueberry lavender is debuting this Sunday and is the perfect beginning of summer treat! Cooked fresh berries and lavender syrup are infused into our tasty glaze, we hope you can get a taste!
Bulk beef!! An awesome way to save on quality, organic fed, pasture raised, and dry aged beef. I walk you through all your options on cuts, and you order however you want! Free delivery for locals, to the Hilliard farmers market, or the Worthington farmers market. I have whole, halves, and quarters available. It will be ready to take home in a couple weeks! This will likely be the last opportunity to purchase bulk beef until fall. Send me message/text/call/email to reserve yours!
We've got just what you've been asking for back at our farmers markets stands . . . Chai Cold Brew!
1/2 Our delicious Cold Brew Blend 1/2 Iced Chai makes for a tasty treat to keep you cool on a hot Saturday. Get there early before it sells out!
Worthington Farmers Market menu for June 10th. All items are gluten & sugar free. Please PM me if you'd like something reserved for you.
We've got several fun items this weekend! I will have a few items individually packaged so you can mix and match and make your own custom sampler packs!
Rainbow Pride Cakes - Chocolate & Vanilla
Rainbow Pride Push Pops - Vanilla
Rainbow Heart Sugar Cookie Sandwiches
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
Sour Cherry Power!
Sour cherries are aptly named. They are very tart and are one of the two major categories of cherries: the other being sweet. Sours are smaller and have a more delicate texture than their sweet counterparts. Some folks find raw cherries zesty and delightful, while others prefer them cooked to soften the tanginess. And they retain their intense cherry flavor even when cooked. Sour cherries have a short growing season and do not ship well, so don’t miss this opportunity to get them at Franklinton Farms!
The Versatile Vegan thinks Martha Stewart is really onto to something with these Sour Cherry Mojitos. Baking highlights sour cherries’ strong cherry flavor, like with this Sour Cherry Crisp. Have you ever made galettes? Popular in French cuisine, they are small round cakes made of pastry flour and often topped with fruit. Now is your chance to become a galette master with these Tart Cherry Galettes with Cornmeal Crust!
Get strawberries at Tilley Farmstead , Raber Family Organics, and Rock Dove. We are in the very early stages of tomato season – check out Raber and Wishwell. Zucchini is also starting to appear and you’ll find some at Raber, 9N Farm, and Franklinton Farms. Get snow peas at Toad Hill and sugar snap peas at Franklinton Farms. Asparagus is still available from multiple growers. Garlic scapes are at Tilley Farmstead and 9N Farm.
Franklinton may have a little cabbage, and they also have rhubarb and sorrel. Raber has cucumbers and bok choy. 9N Farm has patty pan squash. Cottage Garden has green garlic and spinach with large leaves – perfect for cooking! Visit Gillogly Orchard for a wide selection of apple varieties, plus deals on seconds! Oakleaf has beautiful Bavarian lettuce. They also offer elderberry jam and are looking for your empty jelly jars. Reusing your glass jars is a great way to be sustainable and help out a local grower!
Many vegetable producers have veggie and herb starts. There’s loads to choose from! There are also both cut flowers and flowering plants from several growers.
Producers have the following available this week. In some cases, items may sell out before the Market ends.
Apples, Arugula, Asparagus, Bok Choy, Broccolini, Cabbage, Chives, Collards, Cucumbers, Garlic Greens, Garlic Scapes, Green Onions, Herbs - various, Italian Dandelion Greens, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Greens mixes, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms – multiple varieties, , Nettle, Parsley, Peas – sugar snap and snow, Radishes, Rhubarb, Spinach, Squash – patty pan, Strawberries, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Turnips, Zucchini .
Harding-Buller Foundation of Worthington
Booth #58 (near the northeast corner of New England Ave & High Street)
The Harding-Buller Foundation of Worthington (HBFW) continues the legacy of identifying and reducing the unmet mental health needs of our communities focusing on the whole self. Since the establishment of the Harding-Evans Foundation in 1959, the Foundation has been a trailblazer in supporting educational advancements in mental health including nutrition, wellness, treatments, and patient care. Today the foundation continues its legacy of social well-being by empowering individuals to live a spiritual, holistic, and healthy lifestyle focusing on “Your Whole Self.”
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus Duck Race 2023
Booth #14, west side of High Street (near HER Realty office and next to the Oink Moo Cluck and Wishwell Farms booths)
The Development Board of Nationwide Children's Hospital is proud to host the 12th annual Columbus Duck Race on Saturday, July 22nd at Riverside Crossing Park, just steps away from Dublin's popular Bridge Park community. Watch as thousands of rubber ducks race down a 300-foot slip-and-slide to the finish line, where three winners will be announced by this year's patient champion!
Proceeds raised from the Columbus Duck Race benefit pediatric research at The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital. The institute supports the discovery of new knowledge and its translation into novel therapeutics and diagnostic tests to advance pediatric research and improve the health and quality of life for children and their families. Be a part of the fun while supporting pediatric research.
Worthington Partnership Green Team
Booth #7 on the Southeast Village Green
The Worthington Green Team invites you to their table at the Worthington Farmers Market on Saturday, June 10, for a summer table topic: Native Plants and the reduction of pesticides.
There will be some giveaways and great information, stop by to learn and ask questions! Look for the green tent and green signs.
Music at the Market
Olde Village Barbershop
A long-time performer at the market, Eric is a Worthington resident and is a student at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music for cello.
Post Office Lawn
Morgan Liu & Afterthought
Acoustic Guitars, Cuatro (Latin American Mandolin-like instrument)
"Afterthought" plays eclectic acoustic sets of pop, rock, and country songs from the 1960s-today, with instrumental solos (the Latin American cuatro has a distinctive high pitch) and vocal harmonies.
United Methodist Church - South
Adena Brook is a Singer-Songwriter from Columbus, OH. Some of the venues Adena has performed at include, The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, The Ohio State Fair, The Rambling House, and The Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington! Her biggest influences are Dolly Parton, Chris Stapleton, and Brandi Carlile!
United Methodist Church - North
Violinist Lucia Cassell-Ramirez has been playing at the farmers market since 2012, and loves being a part of this community. She focuses mainly on classical music.
I play authentic Italian, German, French & Mexican accordion music. I also play American Jazz Standards.
Southeast Village Green
House String Band
American Roots and Bluegrass band featuring bass, mandolin, and guitar. The band plays a rousing mixture of traditional bluegrass, folk, blues, and original material.
NEXT WEEK: Worthington Arts Festival (June 17-18)
Come celebrate the Worthington Arts Festival’s 29th year with us as the show returns to the Village Green in Historic Old Worthington! On June 17-18, 2023, experience over 120 juried artists, food trucks, kids’ activities, and artist demonstrations.
Located at the intersection of High Street and 161, the festival will be returning to its roots, showcasing artists in all four quadrants of the park. Produced by the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center (MAC), this free community event draws about 25,000 visitors annually and has been ranked as one of the top 200 arts festivals in the nation by Sunshine Artist magazine.
Saturday, June 17 - 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, June 18 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
General parking is available behind Thomas Worthington High School on 161. ADA/Accessible parking is conveniently located behind Kilbourne Middle School. It's just a 10-minute walk from the Village Green, and to make it easy, a trolley is available to shuttle you to/from from the parking lot and festival. In addition to these parking options and downtown public parking lots, the Fresh Thyme parking lot is available as is streetside parking in adjacent neighborhoods.
The Worthington Arts Festival 2023 is co-located with the Worthington Farmers Market. Market vendors normally stationed on the Southwest and Southeast Village Greens will be temporarily re-located – for Saturday, June 17, ONLY – to the downtown area. The New England Avenue closure will be extended to allow placement of additional booths streetside as well as the Dewey’s Pizza parking lot.
Made From the Market
Welcome to "Made From the Market" featuring recipes, photos, tips and techniques from customers, vendors, staff and volunteers highlighting the use of seasonal market products and the producers who grow and make them.
IMAGINE YOUR RECIPE HERE!
We want to hear from you about what you're cooking and the market products you're using to make healthy and wholesome AND decadent and indulgent dishes for your friends and family!
Send us a recipe (your own or link to a published one)
Include a photo or two of the finished dish
Be sure to identify the market products you used (photos welcome!)
No recipe? No problem. A brief description of the overall process is just fine.
Include your contact info (email or text preferred)
Deadline: By Noon on Wednesdays
Publication: Up to 3 submissions each week
So, who's up next? We'd love to hear from you!
BYOWB -- Bring Your Own (Water) Bottle
While visiting the market this Saturday, The Worthington Partnership and The Worthington Partnership Green Team invite you to use the new public water fountain and bottle filling station installed on the Southwest Village Green. It even has a designated fountain/bowl for dogs!
Our team is excited to offer 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!
Don't forget to "BYOWB" on Saturday. Bottled water will no longer be sold at the market information booth.
Save the Date!
Third Thursday Every Month!
Saturday, June 10, 8am - Noon
Saturday, June 10, 2:30-4:30pm
Saturday, June 17, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm
Worthington Arts Festival
Sunday, June 25, 12:30-5:30pm
Sunday, July 23, 12-5pm
Pick Up After Your Pooch
Poop, it happens. Follow Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District ‘s program and P.U.P. (Pick Up Poop) then pop the poop in the LANDFILL side of our downtown waste collection bins.
Because poop is a contaminant when it comes to recycle collection. And could lead to the entire recycling collection being sent to the landfill.
But isn’t it natural? Shouldn’t I leave it to fertilize the soil?
Your pet does not eat a natural local diet. Their waste washes into the storm drains and “Dog waste contains nitrogen and phosphorus, which can deplete oxygen that fish and other water-based life need to survive, as well as encourage the growth of harmful algae.
It is also considered a significant source of pathogens like fecal coliform, a disease-causing bacteria” (www.usda.gov)