- Worthington Farmers Market
Summer Hours! 68 Vendors & Growing. Veggie Spy is Back! Specials for Mom. Hats ON for Derby Day!
May 7, 2022, 8am - Noon
Downtown Historic Worthington
Our 35th #summermarketseason begins this Saturday #inworthington! Will YOU be there??? We open 1 hour earlier for summer hours of 8am-12pm through the end of October. Find us on High Street, south of 161 down to South Street.
This Week's Vendor Participation
Vendors typically located on the Southwest and Southeast Village Greens have been temporarily relocated for this week only (highlighted in pink below) to make room for the return of the city's popular "Green on the Green" event. They will return to their permanent location (noted in parentheses) next week for the remainder of the season.
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 Outdoor Market Map
New Producer(s) Preview Day!
Wild Hare Prairie Native Nursery
Please welcome Christy Elena from Wild Hare Prairie Native Nursery -- growing many wild, hairy, prairie native plants from seed for pollinator gardens!
Find them in the Graeter's parking lot in
Raber Family Farm
With this Saturday as the start of our summer Market season, we're all looking forward to enjoying local, seasonal produce.
This Saturday, we welcome our first Amish farmer, Raber Family Farm, to the Worthington Farmers Market. Farming on approximately 17 acres in Fredericksburg, Ohio, Raber Family Farm is a certified organic produce grower.
For their preview day this Saturday, you can look forward to radishes, spinach, lettuce and other spring greens. As the season progresses, they'll have ripe strawberries, peas, summer squash, zucchini, beets, green beans, potatoes, leeks, green onions and more! You'll find Raber Family Farm in Booth # 78 in front of Graeter's Ice Cream.
Food Truck at the Market
Casey with the Biscuit Boss food truck will be serving up breakfast/brunch during the Market. Look for her truck parked along High St. near the US Bank building, 8am to Noon.
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan Return!
Now is a perfect time to get to know Rutabagas! They are a cross between turnips and cabbage, and are youngsters as veggies go, first appearing in the 17th century. The word rutabaga comes from the Swedish “rotabagge” which means “baggy root” and may explain why they are also called swedes. Rutabagas grow well in cold climates and are popular in Sweden and Finland.
The mature rutabaga root is shaped like a turnip but is colored yellow and brown rather than the typical turnip’s purple and white. And rutabagas can get much larger than turnips – up to 50 pounds! The flesh of the rutabaga is yellow and dense. Rutabagas taste a bit like turnips, but with a slightly more intense flavor and a hint of sweetness. Rutabagas do not have the radish flavor found in turnips. Rutabaga greens are also edible and can be prepared like spinach.
Rutabagas are popular as a potato substitute because they have a similar starchy feel. Low carb fans will appreciate that rutabagas have just one third of the carbs found in potatoes. Sadly, the ease of distilling potatoes into whiskey gave them a head start in popularity that rutabagas never recovered from. Rutabagas can be eaten raw, but the sweetness really comes out when they are cooked. They are often roasted or boiled and then mashed or pureed. They are also great in soups! Visit Franklinton Farms to discover rutabagas.
The Versatile Vegan suggests this Rutabaga Puree recipe which has carrots as an option to add flavor and texture. Rutabagas are ideal for roasting and this Easy Roasted Rutabaga recipe will surely delight your taste buds. Or try these low keto Rutabaga Fries.
May 7th marks the start of the Summer Season and longtime Market farmers Anderson Orchards, Cottage Garden, Tilley Farmstead, and Toad Hill will make their summer debuts!
Asparagus season has started! Gillogly will have a modest amount this week, but they won’t last long. Don’t worry if you’d rather sleep in, there will be more asparagus next week and even more after that! Nine 9 Farm has green garlic, immature garlic leaves that have a gentle garlic flavor. Franklinton Farms has kale, kale raab, yakina savoy, and several other greens. Bring some beauty to someone you love with cut flowers and flowering plants from Mohican Flower Farm and Somerset Herbs. And check out the fruit preserves from Black Radish Creamery. Also, since Cinco de Mayo is May 5, have a post-holiday celebration with tamales from Patty’s Kitchen!
Producers have the following available this week. In some cases, items may sell out before the Market ends.
Apples, Arugula, Asparagus, Beets-purple top, Bok Choy, Cabbage Raab, Collards, Garlic greens, Herbs - various, Kale & baby kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce-various types and mixes, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms-shiitake, Rutabaga, Spinach, Yakina Savoy.
Music at the Market
Platinum Boomerang is a 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 them in front Olde Village Barbershop. 9:00-10:30am.
Violinist Lucia Cassell-Ramirez will be playing this Saturday in front of Olde Village Barbershop, 10:30am to Noon. Lucia is a sixteen year old violinist who's been playing at the farmers market since the age of seven. She's been learning violin for the past eleven years and loves sharing her passion for the instrument with the farmer's market community.
View From The Valley is an acoustic folk band based out of Columbus, Ohio.
Hear them play by the Post Office near the corner of High & South Streets, 9am to Noon.
Paul Graham is a resident of old Worthington. He is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/composer in the Americana Music genre, who has been playing and performing for over 40 years. He plays solo and in various combinations with other musicians (in duo, trio, and quartet). He writes original songs and original instrumental compositions. He covers a wide range of rock, folk, country, blues and bluegrass songs. He is an old friend of the Worthington Farm Market and often plays with Chip Woods as a duo. Paul will be playing in front of the United Methodist Church, 9am to Noon.
Old Time Sound Machine will play in front of Jet's Pizza, 10:30am to Noon. Sean Strothmann on fiddle, Ian Dyer on banjo, and Sean Fen on guitar. We love old time music, which is traditionally fiddle based dance music dating back hundreds of years and has evolved in many ways over that time. We were all Rambling House regulars once upon a time where Sean Fen has called many square dances. We love this music and we love to share it with others.
Green on the Green
Green on the Green is a free community event with a green focus. Come to beautiful Worthington and meet local businesses & groups promoting sustainability, healthy living, handcrafted items, and environmental stewardship. There will be great Mother’s Day shopping from local artisans using repurposed materials, native animal “ambassadors”, kids music at 11am, and much more!
Mother's Day Specials
This Mother’s Day will have a special meaning. To honor our mom, who sadly passed away this past February from complications due to dementia, we crafted this limited edition pop. Mom’s favorite fruits were pineapple and cherries. This small batch pop will be available this Saturday at Worthington Farmers Market and Clintonville Farmers' Market with a portion of the proceeds donated to Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter. Mom- we miss you and know you would love this flavor made to celebrate your life.
Upcoming Flavors for this month:
Ube with Coconut
Vanilla Rainbow Sprinkle
Salted Caramel Chocolate
Oreo Mint Crumble
Chocolate Toasted Coconut
What other old or new flavors would you like to see this summer??
Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts! Don't wait any longer to shop these spectacular gifts! - https://mailchi.mp/northcou.../last-minute-mothers-day-gifts
Mother's Day Specials available for Pre-Order. All items are gluten & sugar free.
Specials will be available for pick up Saturday May 7th from 8-12 noon at the Worthington Farmers Market or after 3pm in Marysville. Just send me a PM to place your pre-orders.
1 Dozen Rosette Sugar Cookies - $27 6 Cupcakes - 3 Chocolate, 3 Vanilla - $18 1 Dozen cookie bundle - 3 Chocolate Chip, 3 Salted Caramel Chip, 3 Lemon Cookies, 3 Raspberry Thumbprints - $30
Set Your DVR!
Monika Arora of Maani's Artisan Indian Cusine will be on Good Day Columbus tomorrow morning, Friday, May 6, 9:45am - Live!
Hats ON for Derby Day!
Get your fascinators all decked out -- May 7 is also Derby Day!
Save the Date!
Saturday, May 7, 8am - Noon
Styrofoam Recycling Drop-Off
Find our truck in the parking lot at Ace Hardware, 926 High St. Worthington
Be sure to stop by Green on the Green!
Tuesday, May 10, 7-9pm, Franklinton Farms, Spring into Wonder
Join us on May 10th to support garden education for kids of all ages and backgrounds in Franklinton www.franklintonfarms.org/events
Limited spots available (tickets are $25 per person) and there will be opportunities to gift further - funds, time or energy; farm-inspired appetizers, fun and nourishing beverages, joy and wonder; opportunity to meet and connect with board members, staff, volunteers and community partners of Franklinton Farms
Reserve your tickets now: franklintonfarms.org/events
Thursday, May 12, 6-7:30pm, Mother's Day Charcuterie Workshop
We are hosting a relaxed and memorable charcuterie workshop inside the North Country Charcuterie kitchen in honor of Mother's Day! Find out how you can join us in this weeks newsletter! https://mailchi.mp/north.../mothers-day-charcuterie-workshop
Saturday, May 14, 10am - Noon, Native Plant Sale
Worthington Garden Club Native Plant Sale Saturday, May 14, 10am-Noon, in front of the Griswold Center at 777 High Street. Native plants grown and supplied by Natives in Harmony. nativesinharmony.com
Monday, June 13, 12-6pm, Rainbow Love
Saturday, June 18, Worthington Arts Festival
The Annual Worthington Arts Festival is one of Central Ohio’s premier, community Fine Art/Fine Craft shows. The show is held on the lawn in front of the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington, and has been ranked in sales of fine art and craft in the US by Art Fair Source Book, along with the top 200 shows in Sunshine Artist. The location draws approx. 28,000 visitors over the two-day festival. Celebrating it’s 28th year, the Worthington Arts Festival is in the sixth year of of production and coordination by the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center, a dynamic professional community arts center serving more than 85,000 visitors annually.
Saturday, June 25, 6-10pm, Picnic with the Partnership
Saturday, June 25 High Street will be closed but Old Worthington will be open! Tickets and sponsorships are available now (link in bio). Early bird pricing till June 1. Don’t miss this community favorite!
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
The Worthington Farmers Market is an event of The Worthington Partnership.