- Worthington Farmers Market
We're Thankful for YOU. Gifts Galore! Preview Mushrooms & Pup Treats. Help Support Kennedy Farm.
Visit our Holiday Market this Saturday, November 20, open 9:00 AM to Noon. Find us along High Street in the downtown Worthington historic district.
Stock up this week because the Market will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Saturday, November 27, reopening December 4.
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:
Closed Thanksgiving Weekend (Nov 27)
December 4, 11 & 18
Closed for the Holiday (December 25)
Nov 20 Preview Day
Organic Mushrooms & All-Natural Dog Treats!
Stuffed, roasted or tossed with your favorite stuffing, pick up some of the locally grown, organic mushrooms this Saturday from Mayapple Farms during their preview day!
Mayapple Farms is a family-owned, certified organic farm near Dresden, Ohio. They combine forest farming, market gardening and mushroom cultivation to provide a unique seasonal variety of produce and plants all year round.
Mayapple Farms uses sustainable methods and materials whenever possible, including compostable packaging, to minimize their farm’s environmental impact.
Find them between La Chatelaine and Peacock Lane in space #27 this Saturday.
Put a smile on your pup's face with homemade TREATS available at Saturday's Thanksgiving Market!
Meet Dawn from Pawson Dog Treat Co. in space #47, near Dewey's Pizza, during her preview day! Inspired by their pandemic puppy and a desire to reduce food waste in their home, she began baking their signature treats from overripe and less than perfect produce.
Where you see an overripe banana or a past-its-prime apple, Dawn sees perfectly sweet and nutritious ingredients for her hand-crafted treats. You'll find only simple, natural ingredients with no funky additives or preservatives. Pawson Dog Treat Co. products are simple, not snooty. (Cuz, lets be honest, your dog would drink from the toilet if you let them.)
Fire Loss Recovery for Kennedy's Farm Provisions
Market community - If you are able to lend a hand to one of our producers, it is needed and appreciated.
There was a barn fire earlier this week and while all humans and the family dog are safe, Stephanie Kennedy of Kennedy's Farm Provisions LLC has lost everything. You've likely met Stephanie if you've purchased eggs, pesto or her homemade soups at the Market.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Stephanie and her partner, Jonathan, replace clothing and household essentials.
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
Here at team Veggie Spy we love the Thanksgiving season, and not just for the food! We sometimes forget the numerous things we are thankful for, and this time of year is a peaceful, welcome reminder. Among the many things we appreciate is the Worthington Farmers Market! It is a large and complex operation that takes a lot of dedicated people to make it a fun, lively community event week after week.
We are grateful for the 100 producers that make up the Market. They are farmers, bakers, and artisans that are Ohio small business owners and sometimes operate on a shoestring. Behind every carrot, cookie, cut of meat, and piece of cheese is a knowledgeable entrepreneur working their tail off to provide us with local, creative, and fresh foods. And because of circumstances we can’t control, our producers are braving the November and December weather while the Market remains outside. Let’s thank them in person!
And the Market would not exist without the many customers who support local foods and make Saturday morning Market time! Also, our fellow volunteers are a dedicated, hardy group who love the Market and help things run smoothly by manning the Information Booth, assisting customers and vendors, and running special projects. We also have tons of fun! And the Market would not be possible without the Market management team and the support of the Worthington Partnership. Along with the downtown business owners, all these groups make the Market a major community event where we all can shop, learn, laugh, and socialize. This is why we love the Market!
November is also Native American Heritage Month. This is a time to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions and culture of the first Americans. Before Europeans arrived, the Shawnee and Seneca tribes lived here in central Ohio. Before them were the Hopewell culture tribes and even earlier was the Adena culture. Both of these groups are famous for the large mounds they built in central and southern Ohio, including the astonishing Serpent Mound in Adams County. Around 800 BC Natives in Ohio started to cultivate squash, corn, and sunflowers, all of which are still grown here today! The documentary film Gather (on Netflix) explores how modern Native Americans are recapturing the foodways and maintaining their culture. Here’s the Gather trailer.
Sean Sherman is a Sioux (that’s right) chef who is promoting and revitalizing Native American cuisines. He is the author of The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen, which won the James Beard award for Best Cookbook of 2018. Try his timely recipe for Squash and Apple Soup with Fresh Cranberry Sauce. Several producers have squash, Gillogly has the tart apples and cider called for, 9N and Jorgensen have onions, and check out Pleiades for maple syrup.
Franklinton Farms has celeriac, a root of some celery plants. They are brown and knobby and have an earthy flavor with a hint of celery. The Versatile Vegan suggests you celebrate soup season with Vegan Celeriac Soup with Apple, Lemon & Thyme. The apples and potatoes called for are both available at the Market.
Franklinton Farms has also recently harvested parsnips, a root vegetable with a nutty sweet flavor that works well mashed or in soups and stews. Sweet potatoes are a must for Thanksgiving. Grab some from Tilley Farmstead and Franklinton Farms. And Tilley Farmstead still has tomatoes. Blue Owl and Rock Dove have shallots. Rock Dove is also sharing their booth with Foraged & Sown, who have wonderful gift baskets with their teas, fruit preserves, and culinary salts. Visit Sippel for apple butter and cider jelly. Jorgensen has been perfecting their garlic for the past seven years – check it out! Blue Owl has several types of fresh mushrooms, including Nameko, which are popular in Japan for miso soup and as a thickener. Microgreen growers Seven Acre Farm have “The Blender”, a mix of five types including fava and mustard.
Producers have the following available at the Market. Note supplies are limited.
Apples – multiple varieties, Arugula, Basil, Bok Choy, Cabbage, Carrots, Celeriac, Celery, Cilantro, Collards, Eggplant, Garlic, Ginger, Herbs, Kale & baby kale, Leeks, Lettuce-various, Microgreens & shoots, Mustard Greens, Mushrooms, Onions, Parsnips, Pears, Popcorn, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radishes- French breakfast, daikon, watermelon, Scallions, Senposai, Shallots, Sorrel, Spinach, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard
Deck the Halls!
We're ready to deck the halls with the debut of our first Worthington Farmers Market ornament!
Limited to just 125 numbered pieces, Emily from Daphnia Ceramics, handcrafted each individual ornament.
The 2021 ornaments are a Worthington Farmers Market exclusive, available Saturdays at the Market information booth (corner of E. New England Ave. and High St.) ready to hang, tie on to a package or gift-wrapped for giving. The sale of each ornament benefits our end of the year fundraising efforts.
And, find Emily from Daphnia Ceramics at the Market this Saturday, too, in space #37, near Dewey's Pizza as our featured COhatch Marketplace Maker at the Market!
Sharpen Up for the Holidays
Last chance this year!
Jim Allen, The Market Sharpener, will be at the Holiday Market this week (Nov 20), so be sure to bring in your knives in preparation for the holidays. Jim is taking the months of December and January off for a well-deserved vacation.
COhatch Maker at the Market
Set your Thanksgiving table with fresh and local favorites AND pick-up a host/hostess or holiday gift, too!
Making her debut at the Worthington Farmers Market on Saturday as this week's COhatch Marketplace Maker at the Market, we welcome local #womanentrepeneur and small business owner, Chelsey of Chelsovercoffee.
Chelsey's bubbly personality is fueled by all things coffee. And, not surprisingly, coffee also serves as her inspiration for several of her designs including coffee cups, ranging from ceramics to iced coffee glasses. As her business has grown, so has her product line-up which features candles, tote bags and many other giftable goodies!
Find Chelsey's newest creations from 9am-12pm on Saturday, in space #51, near Dewey's Pizza or on December 8 from 6pm-9pm at the Holiday Market at COhatch Worthington during Worthington's Illuminated Shopping event.
Market Gift Ideas
Limited edition market tote bag -- also part of our end-of-year fundraising program. $25
Gift Certificates, available in $5 and $10 denominations, never expire and are accepted by all the market vendors.
Market Gift Central is located in the information booth at the corner of South High Street and New England Avenue, in front of the Graeter's and House Wine parking lot.
Save the Dates!
Sunday, November 28, 12-5pm
Holiday Craft Show, Sunday, December 5, 11am-4pm
COhatch Holiday Market, Wednesday, December 8, 6-9pm
Illuminated Shopping, Wednesday, December 8, 6-9pm
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 email@example.com.
The Worthington Farmers Market is an event of The Worthington Partnership.