Welcome Back! Last 3 Markets of 2021. Soup's On! Preview: Owl Creek Bison. Calendar Peek-Ho, Ho, Ho!
Visit our Holiday Market this Saturday, Dec 4, open 9:00 AM to Noon. Find us along High Street in the downtown Worthington historic district.
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:
December 4, 11 & 18
Closed for the Holiday (December 25)
Market is CLOSED all of January 2022
Re-opening February 5, 2022 (location TBA)
Dec 4 - Preview Day
We are a grass-fed and grass-finished bison ranch in Chillicothe/Frankfort, Ohio. Members of NBA (National Bison Association), EBA (Eastern Bison Assoc.)
Our bison are grass-fed only. We don't feed grain since this would add fat, calories and cholesterol to the meat. By raising the bison on grass only, you get meat that tastes good and is nutritionally sound and heart-healthy (American Heart Association).
Bison meat is denser and has more protein than beef. It also contains the antioxidant selenium and is a good source of iron.
At Owl Creek Bison, we are as hands off as we can be. We provide grass pasture, water, minerals and shade. The cows wean their own calves. We monitor them but don't interfere with their daily routine. Our meat is also dry aged in a temperature and humidity controlled locker (7-10 days) and then packaged. This also takes more time and expense than ‘wet aging’ where an animal is harvested then processed into individual vacuum bags ASAP. It is these additional processes that cost more and take more time, but produce a better tasting meat.
Bison are majestic herd animals entrenched in nineteenth-century American history. Natives to this land thrived and relied upon bison (or buffalo) meat and utilized the whole animal making products from buffalo hide, bones, horns, and fur. Hunted almost to extinction in the late 1800s, we are fortunate to have the opportunity to appreciate its sweet and tender meat today.
Find Owl Creek Bison in Booth #14 on Saturday on the west side of S. High Street.
One Big Table . . .
"When I walk into my kitchen today, I am not alone. Whether we know it or not, none of us is. We bring fathers and mothers and kitchen tables, and every meal we have ever eaten. Food is never just food. It's also a way at getting at something else: who we are, who we have been, and who we want to be." - Molly Wizenberg
We are so grateful to you for including local food in your celebrations and for your continued support of the producers and makers of the Worthington Farmers Market during our winter season.
From our table to yours, we wish you a full table and full bellies this holiday season!
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
Soup may be the ultimate comfort food. One of the best things about Winter is chasing away the chill with a hearty, piping hot bowl of soup or stew. Hot chocolate works too, but that is for another column! This time of year, the Market has plenty of root vegetables, greens, and other produce ideal for winter soups.
There is evidence from ancient pottery that humans made soup as long as 25,000 years ago. If you stick with something for that long it must be a winner! Soups tend to be easy to make, don’t require expensive ingredients, are easy to freeze and enjoy later, and are filling. And possibly most important of all – easy clean-up!
Many soup recipes call for a veggie broth and the Versatile Vegan suggests one like this Winter Vegetable Broth that includes eight different veggies. You can get the carrots at 9N and Franklinton Farms. Jorgensen has onions and ginger. Franklinton Farms has parsnips and several producers have garlic. The Versatile Vegan also likes to freeze vegetable scraps and after enough are accumulated make a broth. See below for more vegan soup suggestions!
Franklinton Farms, 9N, and Jorgensen all have plenty of greens suitable for this Anna Thomas Green Soup recipe. The recipe works well as a template, so substitute any greens that look interesting. You can combine sweet potatoes from 9N with peanut butter from Shell Dust to make this super hearty Vegan African Sweet Potato Stew.
Borscht is not the only soup you can make with beets. Grab some beets at Jorgensen or 9N , apples from Gillogly, and try this flavorful Creamy Beet Soup. Fungi update - new mushroom vendor Mayapple Farms has joined the market! And you can still get them at Blue Owl as well. Get a variety of mushrooms and enjoy this Winter Mushroom Soup. Mushrooms are also called for in this recipe for Butternut Squash Stew with Quinoa. Note you can substitute sweet potatoes for the butternut squash (both from 9N ), leeks (Franklinton Farms) for the onions, and spinach (Rock Dove) or other greens for the arugula.
Have you every tried to make miso soup at home? The traditional Japanese soup is easy to make and lends itself well to variations. Try this Miso Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Greens with ginger from Jorgensen and greens from the vendors listed above. You can also top of any of your soups with delicious microgreens from Seven Acre Farm!
Producers have the following available at the Market. Note supplies are limited.
Apples – multiple varieties, Arugula, Bok Choy, Carrots, Celery, Cilantro, Collards, Garlic, Ginger, Herbs, Kale & baby kale, Leeks, Lettuce-various, Microgreens & shoots, Mustard Greens, Onions, Parsnips, Pears, Peppers, Popcorn, Pumpkins, Purslane, Radishes- French breakfast, daikon, Scallions, Shallots, Sorrel, Spinach, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard. Tomatoes (green), Turnips
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.
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 this Saturday in space #45 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!
Holiday Craft Show, Sunday, December 5, 11am-4pm
Foraged & Sown and Rove Dove Holiday Pop-Up, Dec 5, 12-4pm
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.