Thank You for Celebrating With Us! August is National Peach Month. Music at the Market.
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.
What an amazing way to celebrate #NationalFarmersMarketWeek!!! Thank you to everyone that shared their Saturday morning with us last week and underscored the importance of community and small, local businesses.
Music at the Market August 14
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.
Look for Eric and his cello in front of Olde Village Barbers!
Jesse Powers is a self-proclaimed “Joy Reminder-er" and conscious indie pop musician in Columbus, OH. With her tumbling vocal stylings, powerhouse melodies and infectious energy, Jesse seeks to captivate, awaken, and entertain those who listen. Her raw and poignant lyricism blended with straightforward guitar work create a musical skydiving experience—a long lyrical jump into the depths of the human heart softened by a parachute of undemanding instrumentation. Wasting no time, her perceptive and penetrating songs fly straight to the soul. Her debut album “Begin” was released in November, 2017. Her second full-length album, “To Remember” will be released this month!
Jesse will be performing in front of Jet's Pizza.
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.
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
August is National Peach Month – let’s celebrate! Visit the market and check out the four producers offering peaches. And new varieties are coming soon!
Peaches have been cultivated in China for over 3,000 years. Peach trees are associated with unity and immortality in Chinese culture and brides often carry peach blossoms. Although wild peaches are still only found in China, cultivated peaches have spread all over the world. Imported peach trees thrived in America and by the 18th Century there were vast peach orchards in many parts of the Eastern US.
There are hundreds of peach varieties available in the US. One thing you can be certain of with the varieties from the Market - you’ll get a better tasting peach than what is found in most supermarkets. Peaches that must travel long distances unripened cannot compare with the juicy, sweet delights of local peaches.
Peaches are categorized as either clingstone, where the flesh of the fruit clings to the stone, or freestone where the flesh easily tears away from the stone. There is also semi-freestone, a hybrid of clingstone and freestone. All types are delicious, but freestone are preferred for canning and freezing.
Peaches are also categorized as white or yellow. Yellow flesh tends to be more popular in the West, while white is more popular in Asia. Yellow and white taste similar and each has its fans. Some say yellow have more of a “classic” peach flavor, but others counter that white is sweeter. Why not try both and decide for yourself!
Red Havens are a wonderful classic yellow peach variety and are available from Oakleaf and Sippel. White Lady is an extra sweet white variety that can be found at Rhoads and Gillogly. Rhoads also has Gloria, a brightly colored, low-acid yellow peach. Producers have multiple varieties of peaches that ripen at different times, so visit them often to see what’s new!
The Versatile Vegan loves peaches in summer salads like this Peachy Quinoa & Arugula Salad. A galette is basically a flat, free-form pie and they are ideal for peaches as you’ll discover in this Peach Almond Vegan Galette. And cool off with this enticing Peach Margarita!
Sweet Corn can now be found at Red Moon Ranch in addition to Saums, Rhoads and Wishwell. Sippel has elderberries, which can be used for syrup, popsicles, and tinctures. Toad Hill plans to have okra. Jorgensen has habanado sweet peppers, a low-heat version of habaneros.
Producers have the following available for online pre-order and/or at the Outdoor Market. Note supplies are limited.
Arugula, Beets-purple top and greens, Basil, Blackberries, Blueberries, Broccolini, Cabbage, Callaloo, Carrots-multiple colors, Chives, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic-bulbs, greens & scapes, Green Beans – romano, green yellow, Green Onions, Herbs, Kale & baby kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce-various, Melons, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms-shiitake, Okra, Onions – candy, Peaches!, Peppers- sweet, hot, shishito, habanado, Plums, Popcorn, Potatoes, Purslane, Radishes, Scallions, Senposai, Shallots, Spinach, Squash – patty pan and summer, Sweet Corn, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Tomatillos, Turnips-Hakurei and greens, Watermelons Zucchini
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
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.
Save the Dates!
Sunday, August 15
October 30 Growing & Growth Collective
Sunday Fundays All Season Long!
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!
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.
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