Summer Thirst Quenchers. Pickers Wanted! Market Maker News. Good Fats! Pro-Tip: Pre-Order Online.
June 4, 2022, 8am - Noon
Downtown Historic Worthington
The 35th summer market is underway! Summer market hours are 8:00am to Noon through the end of October! Find us on High Street, south of 161 down to South Street.
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 Outdoor Market Map
Locate your favorite vendors using our updated interactive map!
Food Truck at the Market
Find the Biscuit Boss food truck in front of US Bank on the east side of High Street between the Rock Dove and Gillogly Orchard booths!
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
Drink Up at the Market!
Just in time for the summer heat, there’s plenty of liquid refreshment available at the Market! Cold brew coffee is offered by both our coffee vendors, Ramble and Silverbridge. And they both have hot java as well as roasted beans. If iced tea is your thing, make your own with the Charcoal Roasted Oolong (pre-order, please) from The Little Dot.
If you have kids that don’t go for coffee or tea, they’re sure to love the chocolate milk from Sweet Grass Dairy! They are a new producer with milk and cheese -- and Gelato!. For a healthy option try the organic juices and smoothies from Native Cold Pressed.
We’re in strawberry season and the Versatile Vegan suggests this Strawberry Lemonade Slushie. Adults may want to try this Strawberry-Basil Limoncello Martini. Or, grab some chocolate mint from Franklinton Farms and make a Minted Strawberry Moscow Mule.
A fun little project is to get apples from Gillogly and make your own apple whiskey with the instructions here. You can get the honey from Honeyrun Farm or SaraBee Honey. And you can make it hyper-local by getting the whiskey from a local distiller like Middle West Spirits or High Bank. Or make a wonderful cocktail with handcrafted mixes from Simple Times Mixers.
Check out Raber Family Organics and Rock Dove for strawberries. Wishwell and Raber have tomatoes. Raber also has cucumbers, small yellow squash, and three varieties of radish. Cottage Garden has a little rhubarb left. Asparagus season is winding down, but you can still find it at Anderson Orchards and Cottage Garden. Franklinton Farms has snap peas, turnips, and loads of greens including Swiss chard. And check out their power greens mix with mustard greens, yakina savoy, and more! Nine 9 Farm has beets. Treat your taste buds with wasabi microgreens from Seven Acre Farm.
Multiple producers have flowers. And now is the time to get those tomato, pepper, and other veggie plant for your home garden. Mayapple Farms has ginseng plants and other natives along with their usual mushroom varieties.
Producers have the following available this week. In some cases, items may sell out before the Market ends.
Apples, Arugula, Asparagus, Beets , Bok Choy, Broccolini, Chives, Collards, Cucumbers, Garlic greens, Green Onions, Herbs - various, Kale & baby kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce-various types and mixes, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms - shitake, Grey Dove oyster, pioppino, and reiki, Mustard Greens, Peas – snap, Popcorn, Radish, Radicchio, Rhubarb, Spinach, Squash – yellow, Strawberries, Swiss chard, Tomatoes, Turnips.
Join us this Sunday, June 5th, from noon to 6 in the historic district - check out the schedule below, or here: http://www.experienceworthington.com/sunday-funday
Fats Are Fuel
Our culture tends to put forth an ideal body shape and image that would suggest the need to limit fat to avoid being fat. As a nutritional therapist I’d like to offer an understanding of fat that nourishes all bodies in their many different shapes.
Our bodies use fat and cholesterol, which are different forms of lipids, for many different purposes. Both fat and cholesterol are used to make healthy hormones like estrogen and testosterone, along with the outer layer of our cells. Cells make up tissue, tissue makes up organs, and organs make up systems within our bodies. Healthy cells lead to healthier bodies. Without proper amounts of fat and cholesterol the delicate balance of hormones can be thrown off.
Cholesterol is used to make steroid hormones. Examples of steroid hormones are estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, and vitamin D. Practically speaking - without cholesterol our skin cannot produce vitamin D when exposed to sunlight.
Fats are fuel. Fats burn like logs on a fire, slow, long and consistent. When our bodies burn fat for energy, the energy will be steady leading to a feeling of satiety throughout the day. Another bonus is that burning fat for energy burns cleaner than sugar, leaving fewer free radicals and is more efficient.
Fats are also needed for the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E & K. And most importantly they make food tasty. Hello butter and cheese!
Eating a food we once thought off limits can be intimidating. When eating for health we can focus on nutrient dense foods. This looks like eating whole foods and minimizing processed foods. Adding butter to steamed veggies, cheese as a snack or making a salad dressing with olive oil are great tasty ways to add fat into your diet.
Check out dairy vendors at the Worthington Farmers Market for tasty options of healthy fats. (Black Radish Creamery, Ohio Farm Direct, Kokoborrego Cheese, Blue Jacket Dairy, Sweet Grass Dairy). Let us enjoy what we eat to nourish our bodies and cherish their many different shapes.
Hello, I'm Erin Hivner. I am a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. I work one-on-one with clients to reach their health goals. Using a combination of diet, lifestyle and movement to reach those goals. Common goals are blood sugar regulation, healthy hormones and proper digestion. You can find me and my family at the Market selling soap at Spotted Salamander Soap.
Music at the Market
Eric Spain is a 2021 graduate of Thomas Worthington High School.He will be attending the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music next fall to pursue a double major in cello performance and music education. Eric has been playing at the Worthington Farmers Market to raise money as a college fund. Eric will be playing in front of Jet's Pizza, 9am to Noon.
Violinist Lucia Cassell-Ramirez will be playing this Saturday in front of the Old Village Barbershop, 9am 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.
The mission of the Worthington Chamber Orchestra (WCO) is to support local artists while providing diverse and dynamic programming that entertains, inspires, and fosters music education.
Find them on the Southeast Village Green, 10:30am to Noon.
Tip House is a long-time central Ohio musician and guitar maker, featuring on vocals and lead guitar in bands such as 71 South and The House String Band. His original songs
tell the stories of a colorful world populated by veterans, scoundrels, crooked businessmen, jilted lovers, and roadside apparitions.
Hear Tip play on the Post Office lawn, 9am to Noon.
More Market News!
We could use a few strawberry pickers for the next few weeks.
About 25 hours per week, $15/hour.
Apply here: https://airtable.com/shrt8XkF5m71Ngw1s
Sitara's Sweets by Kat pre-order
http://sitaras-sweets-by-kat.square.site/ (937) 553-3310
Save the Date!
May 27 - July 29th
Saturdays, beginning June 4
Hospitality Tables at the United Methodist Church (600 High Street)
Worthington UMC will offer cold water, shade, seating, chalk, and bubbles for visitors to the Farmer’s Market, beginning June 4th. Stop by to refresh yourself and let the kids play.
In addition, the church will collect plastic grocery bags to transform them into sleeping mats for our unhoused neighbors. Swing by and drop your bags in the bin!
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.
Thursday, June 23, 6-7:30pm
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