The Purple Globes of Summer. Meatless Monday. And, Winter Market Season Planning.
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.
Question of the Week
Though we're in the midst of peak summer produce season, plans are already underway for our winter market season - Open November through April. Our winter market is
typically held indoors and last year, was
organized by product section for easy navigation during the pandemic. Would you prefer to continue with that layout or do you like to browse through a more random layout with a variety of products in each section? Let us know via this easy, 1-question, anonymous Google survey, below. Please complete only once. Thank you for your help!
Click link to complete our 1-question survey:
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.
8 The Blueberry Patch 10 Maani's Indian Spice Blends
11 Columba’s Mexican Food
13 Oink Moo Cluck Farms LLC
14 Sweet Thing Gourmet
15 Wishwell Farms Produce, LLC
16 Wishwell Farms Produce, LLC
17 Oakleaf Farm
18 Oakleaf Farm
19 Aarrows LLC/Shell Dust Nut Butter
20 Farmhouse Herbs and Flowers
21A Curly Tail Organic Farm
21B Ohio Farm Direct
22 From My Garden
23 Zemnicki Farms and Greenhouse
24 Zemnicki Farms and Greenhouse
25 Covey Rise Farms LLC
26 Cottage Garden
27 Cottage Garden
28 C.A.B.B. Farms
29 Red Moon Ranch LLC
30 Saum Farm
33 Ramble Coffee
34 Sitara's Sweets by Kat
35 Fired Up Pizza
36 9N FARM
37 Weed Knob Acres
38 Florentine Legacy, LLC
39 Franklinton Farms
40 Franklinton Farms
41 Tulip Cafe
42 Rime Time Curiously Crafted Pops
43 Simple Times Mixers
45 Tiger Mushroom Farms
46 SaraBee Pure Honey
47 Native Cold Pressed
48 Stonefield Naturals
49 Somerset Herbs LLC
50 Rhoads Farm Inc
52 North Country Charcuterie
53 Silver Bridge Coffee Company
54A Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese
54B Kennedy Farms
55 Ohio Bison Farm
56 Raven Rocks Initiatives
57 Waffle Hub, LLC
59 Batter and Bowl
60 Baileys Drive Inn Donuts
61 Toad Hill Farm
62 Honeyrun Farm
63 Tilley Farmstead
64 Tilley Farmstead
65 Blue Jacket Dairy
66 Anderson Orchard
67 Scoop O’ Granola
68 The Crazy Cucumber
70 The Market Sharpener
71 Kingdom Fish
72 JNA BREAD BAKERY
73 Pleiades Maple Products
74 Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas
75 Jorgensen Farms
76 Ohio City Pasta
78 Rock Dove Farm
79 Gillogly Orchard
80 Urban Spreads
81 Tupelo Doughnuts
82 Stokeshire Farm
83 Mondiale Collections
84 The Compost Exchange
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
Keep an Eye Out for Eggplant!
There are some wonderful veggies that get overlooked in the produce cornucopia at the Market this time of year. One of those is eggplant (or the more sophisticated aubergine), which several producers have. The Market offers American, or standard globe eggplant, which has the familiar tear-shape and is dark purple. Also available is Japanese eggplant, which are longer and thinner.
Eggplant is thought to have first been
cultivated in China or India about 4,000 years ago. In the 15th and 16th centuries, many Europeans referred to eggplant as "mad apples” because they believed it would drive one insane. Fortunately, eggplant survived that PR nightmare to become popular in Indian, Chinese, Middle Eastern, Italian and Greek cuisines.
Eggplant come in a variety of shapes and colors including purple, green, and white. Standard globe eggplant are meaty and suitable for slicing and grilling, or roasting whole. The thinner Japanese eggplant work well in stir fry.
The Versatile Vegan suggests you get some Japanese eggplant and try this easy recipe
for a Miso Eggplant appetizer. One of the most popular uses for eggplant is baba ghanoush, a middle eastern eggplant dip. Try this traditional recipe. A creative use for eggplant is for vegan “bacon” in this Vegan Eggplant BLT.
Other Fresh Finds this Week:
We’ve got loads of fruit! Get blueberries at Gillogly, Toad Hill, and The Blueberry Patch. Franklinton Farms and Rhoads will continue to have blackberries. Rhoads and Gillogly have peaches. Plum lovers should head over to Gillogly.
Sweet corn is awesome this year! Get your fix at Saums ,Rhoads and Wishwell. Every week brings more tomatoes to the Market. At least six growers offer multiple varieties. 9N Farm plans to have haricot vert, a long, thin French variety of green bean. And Oakleaf has several types of green beans as well as sugar snap peas. Peppers are starting to appear at the Market – check out Franklinton Farms, Tilly Farmstead, and Rock Dove.
Producers have the following produce available for online pre-order and/or at the Outdoor Market. Note supplies are limited.
African Nightshade Berries, Arugula, Beets-purple top and greens, Blackberries, Blueberries, Broccolini, Cabbage, Callaloo, Carrots-multiple colors, Chives, Cucumbers, Eggplant – standard globe and Japanese, Fennel, Garlic - bulbs, greens & scapes, Green beans - various, Green Onions, Haricot Vert beans, Herbs, Kale & baby kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce-various, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms - shiitake, Onions – candy, Peaches, Peas – Sugar Snap, Peppers, Plums, Popcorn, Potatoes, Purslane, Radicchio, Scallions, Spinach, Squash – patty pan and summer, Sweet Corn, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Turnips - Hakurei and greens, Zucchini
Music at the Market
Listen while you shop and enjoy a variety of local musicians playing throughout the Market this Saturday!
Eric Spain - Cello performance near Olde Village Barbers
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.
Chip Woods and Paul Graham - Acoustic guitar performance near the United
Chip and Paul are old friends of the 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.
The Worthington Jammers - Folk group performance on the SE Village Green
The Worthington Jammers is a group made up from Columbus Folk Music Society people that have performed at the Worthington Farmers Market for over 10 years providing folk music at the outside market and the Mall.
If you or someone you know would like to perform at the Market, go to this link and tell us about your music!
https://www.worthingtonfarmersmarket.com/community, then select "Music at the Market."
Meatless Monday - July 26
Join us #inWorthington for the July edition of Meatless Monday! You'll find THREE great food trucks - Nando's Tacos & More, Zaki Grill, and Hisham’s Food to fill your bellies + live music on the SE Village Green! And, many of your favorite restaurants are also offering #meatlessmonday menu specials.
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!
Tuesday, August 3
Are you planning a cookout or a block party this summer? Consider planning your event for National Night Out and Worthington Police Department officers will stop by your event with free ice cream, safety memorabilia and information on how you can sign up to participate in our next Citizen's Academy.
Don't have an event? That's fine too! We'd still love to come to visit with you on National Night Out - all you have to do is sign up using the link provided below or find us at one of two stationary locations that night - Selby Park between 6:00-6:30 PM and Wilson Hill Park 7:00-7:30 PM. Please join us in making Worthington safer and stronger together!
Event details available here: https://www.facebook.com/events/158075082970759
Saturday, August 7
Save the date for our National Farmers Market Week celebration on Saturday, August 7! Featuring the Blue Spectrum Band, farm animals from Bring the Farm to You and a bounce house, hosted by The Roof Detective!
Saturday, August 7
Sunday, August 15
Sunday Fundays All Season Long!
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.
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.
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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