- Worthington Farmers Market
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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.
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Online Ordering? Tell Us What You Think!
As we head into winter market season, we're exploring options for an online ordering system. Is this something you would use to plan your market visit and purchases? We'd love to have your input! Take a few moments to complete a short survey and let us know what you think:
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
Hidden Treasures at the Market!
With around 60 vendors currently at the Worthington Market, it’s easy to overlook some interesting items. Here’s some hidden treasure you may have missed!
First, let’s talk radishes. In addition to several producers offering French Breakfast radishes, you can also get some unusual types such as the slightly peppery watermelon radish (Cottage Garden). They are white on the outside and have a bright pink inside that inspired its fruity name.
Watermelon radishes are a type of daikon (9N and Franklinton Farms) which typically are white and shaped liked fat carrots.
German Giants (Oakleaf) are indeed very large, bright red radishes that are mild and crispy. China Rose (Franklinton Farms), an ancient Chinese variety, have a pleasing rose color and are shaped like carrots. The Versatile Vegan suggests you combine radishes with ginger from Jorgensen to make Pickled Radishes with Ginger.
There are loads of greens at the Market, especially with Fall greens becoming available. You may have missed that Anderson Orchard has broccolini, a broccoli hybrid with thin, tender stems and small, tasty florets. The Versatile Vegan suggests you try them in this easy Broccolini with Sesame and Ginger recipe.
Toad Hill plans to have bok choy, a crispy and versatile Asian cabbage. The Versatile Vegan loves this simple recipe for Baby Bok Choy in Garlic Sauce. Kennedy Farms (in the Sipple booth) has Siberian kale, which is mild and tender with no hint of bitterness.
Tilley Farmstead has husk (or ground) cherries, sweet little fruits (but not actually cherries) that come in a papery husk. 9N plans to have snow peas. Gillogly has many apple varieties, and now is just starting to have Snowsweet, a sweet variety with white (like snow!) flesh.
Fall also brings plenty of decorative options at the Market. Saums’ many varieties of squash include Turk’s Turban, which has bulbous shapes on top that do indeed look a bit like a turban.
From My Garden has sunflower heads, great for decoration as well as providing seeds for your outdoor critter friends. Cottage Garden has decorative broomcorn, the plant used for making whisk brooms.
Producers have the following available at the Market. Note supplies are limited.
Apples – multiple varieties, Arugula, Basil, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Broccolini, Cabbage, Carrots-multiple colors, Celery, Chestnuts, Cilantro, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Ginger, Green Beans – Romano, French, green yellow, Green Onions, Ground (husk) Cherries, Herbs, Kale & baby kale, Leeks, Lettuce-various, Microgreens & shoots, Mustard Greens, Okra, Onions – candy, Pears, Peppers- sweet, hot, lunchbox ,Padron, shishito, habanado, Plums, Popcorn, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Purslane, Radishes – French breakfast, daikon, China rose. German giant. Scallions, Shallots, Sorrel, Snow Peas, Spinach, Squash – decorative, blue hubbard, delicata, patty pan, spaghetti, summer, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Tarragon, Tomatoes, Tomatillos, Zucchini
Music at the Market October 16
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.
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.
Hear KaTayna on the Southeast Village Green, 10am to Noon!
Learn more or see her sidewalk Serenades here https://www.instagram.com/sidewalk_serenades/
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.
The Worthington Jammers is a group made up from Columbus folk Music Society people that have been involved with the Worthington market for over 10 years providing Folk music at the outside market and the Mall.
Find the Jammers on the Southeast Village Green. 8am-10am!
Also Performing This Week:
Adam Sterling, Guitar, Jet's Pizza
Lucia Cassel-Ramirez, Violin, Post Office
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!
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 24, 8pm, Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza
JESSE MICHAEL BARR+JESSE POWERS+CHASE POTTER: THREE FRIENDS
Thursday, October 28
October 30 Slow Food Columbus
October 30 Growing & Growth Collective
Sunday, November 28, Worthington Partnership Holiday Open House
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.
The Worthington Farmers Market is an event of The Worthington Partnership.