Wear Your 80s Best. A Very Berry Market. WFM is 34! Ube Donuts at The Mochi Shop. Welcome NECCO!
The outdoor season of the Worthington Farmers Market is underway! We're open Saturdays, May-October, 8am to Noon. Find us along High Street in the downtown Worthington historic district.
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.
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan Are Back!
Have a Very Berry Market!
We are in peak season at the Market and that means both blueberries and blackberries are available! Blueberries are native to North America and Native Americans have been consuming them for over 10,000 years. They called them “star” berries and believed they were a gift from the heavens because the blossom end forms a five-pointed star. Blueberries were used for medicinal purposes, blue dyes, and of course for eating.
Commercial blueberry varieties were developed in the 1900s and they have become a major crop in the US. Blueberries also have tremendous health benefits, some of which come from anthocyanin, the compound that provides the blue color and is important for heart and bone health. And blueberries are loaded with antioxidants, fiber, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K.
The origin of blackberries is unknown as they can be found growing wild all over Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Native Americans used them for food, dye, and medicinal purposes such as treating fever and sore throats. The vines were used for making twine. Like blueberries, blackberries have anthocyanin and share many of the same health benefits.
The Versatile Vegan suggests you grab some zucchini at the Market and combine with blueberries to make this Vegan Blueberry Zucchini Bread. And try this Blueberry Vinaigrette Dressing for your summer salads. Since blueberries and chocolate make a great team, enjoy these delicious Blueberry Brownies!
Blackberries are ideal for granita, an Italian style frozen dessert, so give this recipe for Sweet Granita With Blackberries, Toasted Almonds, and Mint a shot. While the kids enjoy the blackberry granita the adults can enjoy this Blackberry Gin Fizz!
Saums will be back with Sweet Corn! Rhoads will have peaches. Gillogly plans to have plums. Oakleaf will have candy onions. Tilley Farmstead plans to have eggplants. If you are in a potato mood, check out Oakleaf and Saum. At least five growers will have tomatoes, so mix and match!
This Week's Market Picks
Producers have the following available for online pre-order and/or at the Outdoor Market. Note supplies are limited.
Arugula, Beets-purple top and greens, Blackberries, Blueberries, Broccolini, Carrots-multiple colors, Chives, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Fennel, Garlic-bulbs, greens & scapes, Green beans, Green Onions, Herbs, Kale & baby kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce-various, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms-shiitake, Mustard Greens, Onions – candy, Peaches, Plums, Popcorn, Potatoes, Purslane, Radicchio, Radishes, Scallions, Senposai, Spinach, Squash – patty pan, summer, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Turnips-Hakurei and greens, Zucchini
Visit Our Community Table
Founded in 1996 as a provider of in-home therapeutic foster care, Necco has grown into a multi-state child welfare organization offering a broad array of services, including Adoption, Foster Care, Mental Health Counseling, Independent Living and Residential Living.
Each of these service lines employs the most innovative programs and treatment approaches designed to equip children with the tools they need to live fulfilling, purpose-driven lives.
Necco's Columbus office is new to the city and is looking for new and excited foster parents!
Find them in Booth #58 in the Graeter's/House Wine parking lot.
Dress for the 80s -- the Decade!
Dude! It's going to be like totally awesome ALL. WEEKEND. LONG #inworthington!
We'll be right here waiting for you and your crimped side pony, popped collars and tight-rolled jeans! Show us your best 80s look at this Saturday's farmers market and enjoy our totally rad #throwback playlist at the Market info booth.
Local State Farm agent Janna Bidlack, @jannaismyagent, is a sponsor for the
I Love the 80s event this Sunday, July 11. Worthington Partnership events rely on sponsorship funding, so we are grateful for Janna’s support!
Psssst! Did you know the Worthington Farmers Market is an 80s baby? Celebrating 34 years as your favorite Central Ohio farmers market this month!
Ube Lovers Unite!
The Mochi Shop is bringing Ube mochi donuts to the Worthington Farmers Market this Saturday from 8 am-12 pm! Don't miss it! Find them next to Ramble Coffee on the lawn in front of the Worthington United Methodist Church and across High Street from the Post Office. Grab a cold brew + mochi donut!
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
Find a Producer With Just a Click!
Our interactive market map is live via this link: http://maps.managemymarket.com/4646
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.
Save the Dates!
Sunday, July 11
Monday, July 26
Sunday Fundays All Season Long!
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.
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.
All extracurricular activities (music at the market, busking, Market Sprouts, cooking demonstrations, etc.) have been postponed until further notice.
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!
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.