- Worthington Farmers Market
We're Staying Outside! 9am Open. Preview Bread, Chili & Coffee! Pumpkin Compost. VFW Poppy Sale.
Our Holiday Market begins this Saturday, November 6 at 9:00 AM. Find us along High Street in the downtown Worthington historic district.
Holiday Market Season Begins November 6
Deck the halls and your table this holiday season with the Worthington Farmers Market - Holiday Market, Saturdays from 9am-12pm, outdoors, in our current location along High Street in the Worthington Historic District. Due to the construction at the Shops at Worthington Place, we will be extending our outdoor market season with our Holiday Market. Enjoy your favorite year-round producers along with several new producers joining us for the winter!
The Holiday Market will be open, along High Street, south of 161, the following Saturdays:
November 6, 13 & 20
Closed Thanksgiving Weekend (Nov 27)
December 4, 11 & 18
Closed for the Holiday (December 25)
Nov 6 Preview Day - Bread, Chili & Coffee!
The Bread Box is a home-based bakery. We specialize in sourdough breads such as Jalapeno Cheddar and Garlic Rosemary loaves, focaccia, and bagels. We pride ourselves on the flavors we produce and the quality of our breads.
Find The Bread Box in Booth #45 in front of House Wine (facing New England Avenue).
Locally made chili for chilly, fall days! That's right! Get to know Red Barn Chili this Saturday during their preview day at the Worthington Farmers Market! We make our chili from wholesome nutritious ingredients; lean meats, fresh vegetables & flavorful herbs and spices.
Red Barn Chili recipes include: Hearty Beef, Zesty Chicken, and Amazing Vegan!
We offer them in convenient 16-oz frozen brick portions vacuum-sealed in boil-safe and BPA-free pouches for easy storage and preparation. Just drop a brick into a pot of boiling water and in 20 minutes you'll be enjoying a delicious bowl of Red Barn Chili!
For more information, contact us through our web site: https://redbarnchili.com or find us in Booth #43, in front of Dewey's Pizza, this Saturday from 9am-12pm.
The weather outside might be a bit frightful, but sipping a cup of locally roasted, freshly brewed coffee while you stroll the Market is so delightful, isn't it?!
This Saturday, we welcome Glacial Roasting for their preview day at the Worthington Farmers Market. You'll find them in Booth #53 along E. New England Ave., near the Dewey's Pizza patio.
Glacial Roasting is a Clintonville-based, small batch coffee roaster with a focus on producing and supplying the Columbus area with high quality coffee that is roasted using renewable energy and packaged in compostable packaging (bags, valves, and labels are all compostable). We use only 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee beans. Five percent (5%) of our profits are donated to support the Environmental Defense Fund.
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.
Find a Producer With Just a Click!
Our interactive market map is live via this link: https://maps.managemymarket.com/4896
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.
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
Get Your Taters at the Market!
The Market is starting its winter season on November 6 and will remain in downtown Worthington, running 9am to noon. Despite the cooler weather, there’s still plenty of fresh, local produce! If you are a potato fan, for example, now is a wonderful time to try some of the multiple types available.
Your options include blue (or purple) potatoes. The color comes from anthocyanins, which are thought to have antioxidant properties that could prevent heart disease. They have a delicate flavor and retain their color even after cooking. Fingerlings are (surprise!) roughly the size and shape of fingers and have a buttery texture and yellow color. The Bintje is a Dutch variety that also has yellow flesh and has a light, nutty flavor.
Redskin (or just red) potatoes have pinkish/reddish skin and are round or oval. They are extremely versatile, working well in both cold and hot dishes. They are sometimes called “new” potatoes, though that term usually refers to small potatoes harvested before they mature. Reds may be the healthiest of all potatoes because of high amount of quercetin, a flavonoid that is an anti-inflammatory. They are also high in B6 and niacin. As with all potatoes, the skin is high in nutrients.
Check out Toad Hill for blue, fingerling, and Bintje potatoes. Head to 9N for red potatoes.
The Versatile Vegan suggests you try this blue potato recipe, it’s an attractive presentation that just might help ward off the winter blues. This recipe for Salt and Vinegar Potatoes with fingerlings has that delicious vinegar-salt combo found in potato chips. Red potatoes are the crispy star of this easy Smashed Rosemary Garlic Potatoes recipe.
There still peppers at the market; check out Franklinton Farms, Jorgensen and Toad Hill. You’ll find rhubarb and Senposai (a cross of Japanese mustard spinach and cabbage) at Franklinton Farms. Visit Jorgensen for ginger and excellent spinach. Gillogly still has many varieties of apples, cider, and pears. Sipple has Naked Bear pumpkins, a smallish culinary variety that has loads of hull-less seeds perfect for roasting!
Producers have the following available at the Market. Note supplies are limited.
Apples – multiple varieties, Arugula, Basil, Bok Choy, Broccolini, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Choi Sum, Cilantro, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Ginger, , Herbs, Kale & baby kale, Leeks, Lettuce-various, Microgreens & shoots, Mustard Greens, Onions – candy, Pears, Peppers- sweet, hot, lunchbox ,Padron, shishito,, Popcorn, Potatoes -fingerling, blue, red, Pumpkins, Purslane, Radishes- French breakfast, daikon, Scallions, Senposai, Shallots, Sorrel, Spinach, Squash , Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Tatsoi
Farewell Ohio Bison Farm
The Ohio Bison Farm wishes to express its sincerest thanks for supporting us over the years. It is bittersweet to inform you that we are closing our business because we will miss all of our wonderful customers that we have met over the years. It has truly been a joy to meet all of you and thank you so much for the support you have given us over the years. My father has made the decision to retire and spend time with his family. We will miss all of the friends we have made over the years. Thank you again we have certainly enjoyed being a part the farmers markets and you being part of our lives. We currently still have some limited supply of certain cuts of meat available for sale. If picked up at the farm while supplies last the remaining meat will be sold at 20% off the sticker price. Call us at 614-875-4060 to place an order. Thank you.
VFW Poppy Day at the Market
This Saturday, support veterans with the purchase of a poppy or give a donation. Volunteers from the Paul W. Tibbets Memorial VFW Post 2385 in Worthington will host their annual poppy sale. Look for their table near the Fritzy Jacobs shop on High Street.
Excerpt from www.vfw.org
"...The first poppy distribution by the VFW was in 1922 becoming the first veterans' organization to organize a nationwide distribution. The poppy soon was adopted as the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, as it remains today.
During our 1923 encampment, we decided that VFW "Buddy"® Poppies would be assembled by disabled and needy veterans who would be paid for their work to provide them with financial assistance. Today, our Buddy Poppies are still assembled by disabled and needy veterans in VA Hospitals.
The VFW Buddy Poppy program provides compensation to the veterans who assemble the poppies, provides financial assistance in maintaining state and national veterans' rehabilitation and service programs..."
Compost Your Pumpkins!
Curbside compost pick up participants can put their whole pumpkins out with their compost bucket for pick up by The Compost Exchange . (Sign up here: www.thecompostexchange.com/worthingtoncitywidesignup)
Whole pumpkins can also be dropped off The Compost Exchange booth at Worthington Farmers Market. You do not have to be a compost participant to drop off here!
Those participating in the City of Worthington Food Waste Program can bring their pumpkins to the green GoZERO Services, Food Waste Compost Courier bins at the Worthington Community Center parking lot for drop off.
The WKHS Environmental Science Club is having a pumpkin drop off in the parking lot of Worthington Kilbourne HS November 7, 12pm-3pm for free compost.
Pumpkins can always be placed in backyard compost (but remove seeds if not wishing to grow pumpkin plants!) or left in the woods or yards for deer, squirrels, and other wildlife to eat. They are great for the soil.
*DO NOT COMPOST* bleached pumpkins or feed them to wildlife. For a future alternative, use vinegar as a preservative treatment. *Also do not include candle stubs with composted pumpkins. *Break up pumpkins being left for wildlife to prevent stuck heads.
Save the Dates!
Sunday, November 28, 12-5pm
Illuminated Shopping, Wednesday, December 8, 6pm
Enjoy an evening with family and friends for dinner, drinks, shopping and live holiday music in historic Old Worthington. Amid festive luminaries lining High Street, local retailers will be open late to offer special sales as part of the annual Illuminated Shopping event Wednesday, December 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Plan to make this longstanding tradition part of your 2021 holiday schedule.
Whitney House Dine to Donate, Sundays Nov & Dec
Join us for dinner on any Sunday for the rest of the year and a portion of your check will be donated to a local organization! We love our community and want to give back.
Sunday Dinner service starts at 4pm. Reservations are accepted but not required.
Updated INDOOR Mask Requirement
Beginning September 16, the City of Worthington requires facial coverings in all publicly accessible *indoor* locations. Please plan accordingly if your trip to Saturday's Worthington Farmers Market (hosted outdoors through December 18) includes a visit inside Old Worthington restaurants and shops.
As public health continues to be threatened by a resurgence in cases of COVID-19 due to the highly contagious Delta variant, the City of Worthington has joined the City of Columbus and other central Ohio communities in instituting a face covering requirement for all publicly accessible indoor locations effective Thursday, September 16. The requirement applies to all individuals, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Read complete details here: https://worthington.org/1977/Worthington-Mask-Requirement
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
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!
UPDATE: Beginning September 16, the City of Worthington requires facial coverings in all publicly accessible *indoor* locations. Please plan accordingly if your trip to Saturday's Worthington Farmers Market (hosted outdoors through October 30) includes a visit inside of our Old Worthington restaurants and shops.
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.
For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Worthington Farmers Market is an event of The Worthington Partnership.