Tulip Cafe - Best New Restaurant. Adventures of Lil' Pig. Build a Bug Hotel. Jump for Bok Choy!
The planned construction timeline will allow us to return to The Shops at Worthington Place (intersection of N. High Street and W. Wilson Bridge Rd.) on Saturdays, February 5th through March 26th, 9am - Noon. These are typically the coldest months in Ohio, and we're grateful to our friends at the Shops for providing a comfortable and warm farmers market shopping experience.
Celebrate Women Entrepreneurs
This week the world celebrated International Women's Day 2022. We are honored and privileged to have so many women-owned and co-owned businesses in the Worthington Farmers Market family. This week alone nearly 30 women entrepreneurs are represented at the Market! Thank for your support of these outstanding makers and producers -- their dedication and determination is inspiring!
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.
Plan Your Weekly Market Visit
The market layout for February and March 2022 is very similar to our previous set-up at The Shops at Worthington Place -- with even more new and returning producers!
Booths are spaced to keep plenty of distance between stalls and help manage traffic. The market information booth is located just inside the east entrance/exit, near Orvis and First Watch.
Producers are grouped by category: Produce, Baked Goods, Meat Eggs & Dairy, and Specialty Items/Prepared Foods, with a few vendors operating outdoors.
Visit our interactive market map here: http://maps.managemymarket.com/4896
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
Try Bok Choy!
Bok choy is an Asian green that used to be considered exotic but is now making the transition to mainstream veggie status. And it's about time, bok choy has been cultivated in China for over 5,000 years! It is also called Chinese cabbage, pak choy, or spoon cabbage based on the shape of the leaves. Bok choy is versatile and can be eaten raw as well as steamed, boiled, grilled, or sauteed.
When eaten raw, bok choy has a delicate flavor slightly reminiscent of cabbage, and a pleasing crunch. When cooked it is very tender and milder in taste. Note that bok choy should not be washed until you are ready to use it. If your kids don't like cabbage, give bok choy a try! It is loaded with vitamins, A, C, and K, and lots of antioxidants.
The Versatile Vegan loves bok choy with mushrooms. Fortunately, mushroom vendor Mayapple Farms has several varieties. Try their shiitakes and make this tasty Stir-Fried Shiitakes with Tofu and Bok Choy. Or get their oyster mushrooms (they have several kinds) and make this Teriyaki Oyster Mushroom Steak. To make a simple bok choy stir fry, grab garlic from Jorgensen and make this Garlic Bok Choy.
Franklinton Farms has bok choy and also other greens including salad mixes, mustard greens, baby kale, senposai, and spinach. Rock Dove has arugula and baby salad greens mix. Jorgensen has garlic and microgreens.
Storing greens without using plastic can be a bit of a challenge. Here are some terrific tips!
Did you know that microgreens have up to 20 times more nutrients that their adult versions? They also have more intense flavor. Several vendors offer microgreens, including Seven Acre Farm which has a wide variety and is continually developing more. Try their red-veined sorrel microgreens. They have a bright lemony flavor, and the red color makes it a wonderful garnish.
Gillogly (outside, near the South entrance) still has several varieties of apples and Bosc pears. Franklinton Farms has leeks and sunchokes. Foraged and Sown, in the Rock Dove booth, has introduced a new light and fruity Chinese green tea called Radiance. Doesn’t honey and chocolate sound like a great combo? Try Honeyrun Farm’s Cocoa Creamed Honey!
Congratulations, Tulip Cafe!
Tulip Cafe was selected as one of 11 eateries named Best New Restaurants of 2022 by Columbus Monthly magazine -- and we couldn't agree more!
March is National Nutrition Month!
Join our Family and Consumer Sciences Educator Jenny Lobb for a class on the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans where you will learn how to make simple shifts in your diet to improve your nutrition.
There are three class options:
Wednesday, March 16 at 1 pm at the Bexley Public Library (virtual and in-person attendance options are available)
Monday, March 14 at the Mount Carmel Healthy Living Center (virtual)
Monday, March 21 at 6:30 pm at the Westerville Public Library
If you can’t make these classes, a recording from the National Nutrition Month presentation Jenny gave on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans last year is available HERE.
Adventures with Lil' Pig
Help Build a Bug Hotel!
The Highland Youth Garden's Winter Garden Club is designing a bug hotel to keep our critter friends out of the cold, and we need your help to make it possible! We are looking for clean empty tin/steel cans, discarded or broken terra cotta plant pots, and cardboard toilet paper/paper towel rolls.
Please contact Nadia (firstname.lastname@example.org) to donate items!
Save Time, Order Online
Order ahead, pick up on Saturday!
Visit our online producer directory here: https://www.worthingtonfarmersmarket.com/vendors
Stop by the Market Info Booth . . .
. . . located at the east mall entrance/exit near Orvis and First Watch, and say hello to the best volunteer team in Central Ohio! They can't wait to see you, answer your questions, and help make your Market visit a great experience! And don't forget to shop the Market Mercantile!
Limited edition market tote bag -- also part of our annual fundraising program. $25
Gift Certificates, available in $5 and $10 denominations, never expire and are accepted by all the market vendors.
Limited Edition Holiday Ornaments
Get a jump on next year's decorating and gift giving!
Just a few of our handmade, individually numbered ornaments remain! Limited to a run of just 125, these are available ready to hang on the tree, tie on a package or wrapped and ready to give.
Proceeds from the purchase of each ornament benefit the Worthington Farmers Market and will help support our operations for our 2022 season.
Visit the Worthington Farmers Market Online Mercantile here:
Pandemic Safety Protocol & Operating Guidelines
Due to the ongoing pandemic, there will be added spacing between booths, sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the mall, and producers will be grouped by product type.
Masks/facial coverings are required in indoor spaces per the City of Worthington ordinance. Read the full requirement here.
We thank you, in advance, for wearing your mask for the duration of your visit to the Worthington Farmers Market in support of the health of our vendors, volunteers, staff and other customers.
Please Note: NO pets are allowed inside the Shops at Worthington Place.
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