- Worthington Farmers Market
Versatile, Delicious Dark Berries. Tomatoes, Potatoes, Cabbage . . . For Your July 4 Feast!
July 2, 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!
Saturday's Market-Sourced Specials Include:
Black Raspberry Shortcake with Whipped Ricotta or Pastry Cream
"Free Range Chick" Biscuit -- fried chicken, sautéed zucchini and greens, dressed in lemon-thyme vinaigrette, topped with an egg
Stay tuned for more pix!
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
Have a Very Berry Market!
Berry season is finally here! This week we have blueberries and black raspberries, and there’s plenty more to come. Colorful, sweet (or sour), and super snackable, fresh berries epitomize the simple pleasures of summer. Also, those bright colors indicate high levels of nutrients, especially anti-inflammatory antioxidants.
Wild blueberries have been foraged by Native Americans for over 10,000 years. Blueberries keep longer in storage than other similar fruits, making them ideal for dry storing in winter. Modern commercial cultivation began in New Jersey in the early 1900s when a botanist discovered the ideal soil conditions for blueberries. As the health benefits of blueberries have become more well known, US blueberry consumption in the US has skyrocketed by over five times in the last 30 years. Get this true Superfood at Gillogly!
The Versatile Vegan loves blueberries with every meal! Start your day with yummy Blueberry Baked Oatmeal. And if you enjoy making jam, try this sweet and tart Blueberry Lime Jam.
Black raspberries (or blackcaps) are not just red raspberries with a different color, they are a different species that have more antioxidants. Black raspberries also look similar to blackberries, but they are milder and sweeter.
Black raspberry plants tend to have low yields, so get them while you can at Franklinton Farms!
The Versatile Vegan loves raw black raspberries, and also these Vegan Black Raspberry Blondies with a delightful combination of raspberry, vanilla, and chocolate.
Saum Farm expects to have sweet corn -- quantities limited, come early!
More berry news - Franklinton Farms has black currants. Nine 9 Farm, Raber Family Organics, and Wishwell all have tomatoes. Anderson Orchards has broccolini. Franklinton Farms has several kinds of green beans, including the distinctive and tasty Romano, which is long and flat. Check out Tilley Farmstead and Saums for potatoes. Franklinton Farms also has collards and carrots . Tilley Farmstead also has green garlic and carrots. Cucumber fans should head to Raber Family Organics and Toad Hill. Raber also has okra, broccoli, and squash blossoms. Here are some tips on preparing squash blossoms. Oakleaf has snap peas and English shelling peas. Oakleaf and Cottage Garden both have green onions.
Producers have the following available this week. In some cases, items may sell out before the Market ends.
Apples, Arugula, Beets , Bok Choy, Blueberries, Broccolini, Currants – black, Collards, Cucumbers, Dandelion greens – Italian, Garlic, Garlic greens, Garlic scapes, Green Beans – green, yellow, Romano, Herbs - various, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce-various types and mixes, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms, , Peas – snap, English shelling, Popcorn, Purslane, Pigweed, Radish, Raspberries – black, Radicchio, Spinach, Squash – yellow, pattypan, blossoms, Swiss chard, Tomatoes, Turnips, Zucchini
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. 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!
Eating for Healthy Hormones
Hormones are chemical messengers that our bodies use to communicate between organs and tissues. Hormones tell our organs and tissue what job to do so our bodies work properly. For example - hormones communicate to the pancreas to release insulin to get glucose into our cells to make energy. We need hormones to survive! They get a bad rap, especially concerning the female reproductive system which take the blame for “moodiness.” While hormones are involved with the female reproductive system they handle many other critical functions like digestion, metabolism, sleep, stress management, and weight maintenance. Eating for healthy hormones provides our bodies with all the nutrients needed to produce these chemical messengers and keep our bodies working and feeling great.
Shopping at the Worthington Farmers Market makes eating for healthy hormones simple and accessible. Here are 6 quick tips for eating for hormone health.
Always eat breakfast, a breakfast rich in protein and fat keeps blood sugar balanced, reducing stress and supporting hormone production.
Eat lots of nutrient-dense foods. Lots of vegetables and quality meat and diary. These foods provide the nutrients needed to make hormones.
Avoid processed foods. Refined sugar and flour along with food coloring, and preservatives are nutrient-depleting, causing stress and inflammation in the body which disrupts the production of healthy hormones.
Include healthy fats in your diet. Flash back to last month's article on the importance of fat in the body. Fats are necessary to make healthy cells, absorb nutrients, and needed to make sex hormones.
Avoid industrial seed oils such as canola, sunflower, soy, corn and grapeseed because they are highly inflammatory. Chronic inflammation can break down the communication between our brain and organs, leading to dysfunction and unwanted symptoms.
Enjoy lots of cruciferous vegetables. Vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, brussels sprouts contain indols that support metabolism and detoxification of excess hormones, like estrogen. They also provide fiber which helps keep blood sugar stable and are loaded with vitamins and minerals.
Hello, Im 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.
Maker at the Market
Find Emily in Booth #59 on New England Avenue near House Wine.
Music at the Market
Southeast Village Green
(electronic music producer and performer)
9am - Noon
Olde Village Barbershop
Eric Spain - Cello
9:00am - Noon
Acoustic Guitar & Cajon
I was born and raised here in Columbus Ohio. I do construction and remodeling for a living. Been singing and playing guitar for about 8 years.
9am - Noon
United Methodist Church
Chip & Paul
Acoustic Guitar & Vocal Duet
9am - Noon
Post Office Lawn
Lucia Cassell-Ramirez - Violin
Gabriel Cassell-Ramirez - Viola
9am - Noon
Totally 80s Techno Museum & Green Team Waste Warriors
The next Partnership Sunday Funday is Totally 80s July 17th 12pm to 6pm. We have two asks:
1. We need additional volunteers for Green Team Waste Warriors! Sign up on the link in our bio: http://www.experienceworthington.com/green-events. @theworthingtonpartnership is a volunteer-based 501(c)(3) non profit organization advocating for growth, sustainability, collaboration, and engagement #inworthington
2. We need to “reuse” your awesome 80’s memorabilia for the Flashback Museum! Bring your memorabilia to share with the next generation! Email Will.Dona.firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what you have, then bring it to the museum tables in the Graeter’s parking lot at 11:30am on Sunday, July 17th, and pick it up at 6pm that day.
Thank you for sharing your TOTALLY AWESOME items!
What's Growing in Ohio!
Please Note: Chart is representative of Ohio's various growing seasons and regions and some products may not be available at WFM. If you're looking for a specific item, just ask at the information booth and we'll do our best to direct you to farmers who may have it in stock.
Calendar compiled by Ohio Proud. Created in 1993, Ohio Proud is the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s marketing program that identifies and promotes food and agriculture that are made in Ohio and grown in Ohio. Agriculture is Ohio’s number one industry, contributing more than $105 billion to the state’s economy.
Save the Date!
May 27 - July 29th
Sunday, July 17, 12:00-6:00pm
Saturday, October 8, 2pm
Sweet Grass Dairy Fall Farm Field Day
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
The Worthington Farmers Market is an event of The Worthington Partnership.