We're Back, Baby! Outdoor Market Returns. Music, Food Truck, Preview & More! New: Nutrition Corner.
***The Market returns OUTDOORS April 2, 2022, 9am - Noon,
in our traditional downtown historic Worthington location!***
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.
New Producer Preview Day!
Mohican Flower Farm
Just in time for Spring, we welcome @mohicanflowerfarm for their preview day this Saturday at the Worthington Farmers Market!
Mohican Flower Farm, located in North Central Ohio, grows specialty cut flowers from April through October.
They start each season with tulips, hyacinth and ranunculus and finishing the season with heirloom mums, eucalyptus, asters and everything in between.
Find them on the SW Village Green for the return of the outdoor Market this Saturday! The Market will be open from 9am-12pm.
A new column in our newsletter appearing the first week of each month!
Finding Protein at the Worthington Farmers Market
When searching for protein at the Worthington Farmers Market there are plenty of traditional meat, cheese, and egg options, but there are also plenty of non-meat options as well. Let's look at why protein is important as well as different ways to incorporate it in our meals. Protein is vital for the formation of all the tissue and organs in our body. Protein also aids in the formation of healthy hormones, neurotransmitters and antibodies. Protein keeps our bodies not only functional but thriving.
Protein can be broken down into 20 different amino acids. Ten of these are essential and complete, which means we must eat them, because we cannot make them in our bodies. Complete protein foods are found in animal products: animal meat, eggs, seafood, bone broth, and whole, raw or cultured dairy. We are lucky at the Worthington Farmers market to have so many meat, egg and dairy vendors to choose from!
Foods that have less than 10 essential amino acids are considered incomplete. These incomplete amino acids can be paired together to make a complete protein for those looking for a non-animal protein source. This can be a combination of:
Nuts and Vegetables
Grains and Legumes
A classic example is rice and beans. When sourcing from the farmers market look for nuts like walnuts and pecans at Raven Rocks, nut butter from Aarrows/Shell Dust. Find vegetables like celery from Franklinton Farms and grains at Ohio City Pasta to make these complete protein combos.
Almond butter and celery
Peas (legume) and Pasta
For example, you could make a pea and walnut pesto served with pasta to combine grains and legumes to make a complete protein.
It can be fun to find different ways to make complete proteins ensuring our body has all the raw materials needed to thrive. The farmers market has so many choices to make protein part of our daily meals. Happy eating!
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.
Featured Food Truck
Casey with the Biscuit Boss food truck will be serving up breakfast/brunch during the Market. Look for her truck parked along High St. near the US Bank building.
Best of the 'Bus -- Vote for Us!
Worthington Farmers Market has been nominated in 2 categories in the City Scene 2022 Best of the 'Bus lists:
Category #3 - Best Volunteer Experience
Category #32 - Best Farmers Market Experience
Link to vote and to help spread the word here: https://www.cityscenecolumbus.com/scene-online/best-of-the-bus-2022-voting-now-open/
Music at the Market
Chip & Paul are old friends of the Farmers Market. These summer 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.
Platinum Boomerang is a 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. Country, pop, rock, American songbook, jazz standards, blues, kid songs and 50's rock are all part of their repertoire. Find them in front of the Village Barbershop.
Violinist Lucia Cassell-Ramirez will also be playing this Saturday in front of Jet's Pizza.
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
The Market is Going Outside!
On April 2 the Market moves back outside to the friendly sidewalks of downtown Worthington! And this is NOT an April Fool’s joke! In April we can expect a gradually expanding variety of produce. So be on the lookout for new veggies!
Blue Owl is returning with their wide selection of herbs, teas, and mushrooms. Franklinton Farms expects to have celery, carrots, head cabbage, and sunchokes. Plus, plenty of greens including claytonia, kale, senposai, spinach, and mixes of greens. They also have mustard greens, which the Versatile Vegan likes in this Balsamic-Glazed Chickpeas and Mustard Greens recipe.
Rock Dove has Arugula, baby spinach, and red cabbage microgreens. They also have mizuna, a mild flavored Japanese mustard. The Versatile Vegan suggests you try them in this Mizuna Salad with Peanuts dish. It includes edible flowers – look for some at Seven Acre Farm!
Another yummy salad is Greek Mizuna Salad with Sumac Vinaigrette.
Mayapple Farms organic mushroom offerings will include several varieties of oyster mushrooms and also shiitakes. Seven Acre Farm continues to expand their large variety of microgreens and plans to introduce Komatsuna, also called Japanese mustard spinach. Jorgensen has a mild microgreen mix. And Gillogly has plenty of apple varieties.
Can’t find what you’re looking for at the Market? Check out the Information Booth in the Graeter’s parking lot where volunteers are happy to answer your questions and chat about the delicious, local offerings at the Market!
In The News . . .
Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese
Grab a copy of Columbus Monthly Magazine! There’s a really nice article about our Farm and Cheese!
Help Support Those in Need
The Worthington Resource Pantry and affiliate Worthington CARES will be at this Saturday's market. Find them at the corner of S. High Street & New England Avenue by the old Worthington Inn. Your donations are greatly appreciated!
April 1-7 is International Pooper-Scooper Week!
Yes, of course, your favorite pooch is welcome at the Market as long as they are leashed, well-behaved and you clean up any messes they may leave behind.
Learn more about why this simple act of hygiene and kindness is so important:
Save the Date!
Sunday, April 3, 4pm and Wednesday, April 20, 4pm
Worthington Partnership Green Team Waste Warrior Kids
Ages 2 - 12 +
Seeds of Caring is partnering with the The Worthington Partnership Green Team and Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW) to help educate families on proper waste disposal and to take action by cleaning up local parks and playgrounds together. With recent updates in Franklin County, we will teach families what items can go in their recycling, trash, and compost. Then we will work together to beautify a green space in our community!
Register on Eventbrite.com
Thursday, April 7, 9am
Worthington Partnership History Walk
We are excited to announce the Picture Worthington: History Walk now on view throughout the historic district. Take a walk through Old Worthington and check out 15 large-scale historic photos and captions describing the scene, allowing you to envision what the building and street used to look like.
To take the tour, you can download the FREE PocketSights app or pick up a History Walk map at one of your favorite Old Worthington merchants.
The neighborhood-wide outdoor exhibition will be on view from April through June.
Learn more here: http://www.experienceworthington.com/.../picture...
Thursday, April 7, 7pm
Worthington Partnership Green Team, Learn & Grow
Join us for third webinar in the Learn & Grow Series!
Come and learn the hows and whys of composting. We will be diving deep into composting and how there are many different ways of doing it!
Register here: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTQxODg3
A partnership with Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)
Saturday, May 7, 8am - Noon
Green on the Green
Green on the Green is a free community event with a green focus. Come to beautiful Worthington and meet local businesses & groups promoting sustainability, healthy living, handcrafted items, and environmental stewardship. There will be great Mother’s Day shopping from local artisans using repurposed materials, native animal “ambassadors”, kids music at 11am, and much more!
Saturday, May 7, 8am - Noon
Styrofoam Recycling Drop-Off
Find our truck in the parking lot at Ace Hardware, 926 High St. Worthington
Be sure to stop by Green on the Green!
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