Welcome Back - To Our New Home! Pro Tips for Parking. Discover Callaloo. Don't Forget to Send Pics!
See You Saturday!
The Worthington Farmers Market looks forward to seeing you again this Saturday, September 26, at our NEW location: 200 W. Old Wilson Bridge Road (behind Kroger/Shops at Worthington mall, in the Worthington Industries offices parking lot.
The address may be different -- and parking much improved! -- but everything else will be familiar: market hours, layout, vendors, single-point entry/exit, one-way traffic. Revisit our Covid-19 safety protocols and view maps of the new location on the Worthington Farmers Market website.
Queue up this video to see all the "smiling eyes" excited to welcome you to our new home!
Where to Park
Customer parking for the Worthington Farmers Market is conveniently located right next to the Market entrance and shopping area. Park at 100 W. Old Wilson Bridge Rd., then, follow the sidewalk to the marked entrance of the Market at the front of Worthington Industries. Other nearby office and apartment parking lots are private property and not intended for Market parking.
Participating Vendors for September 26 Market
Make the Most of Produce Perks with SNAP/EBT
How do you use Produce Perks to get free fruits & veggies? It's easy. Visit a participating farmer's market or grocery store and shop with your SNAP/EBT card. Spend up to $25 with SNAP/EBT and get up to $25 in free produce.
Be sure to ask for help at the Information Booth. They can help you get the most out of your Produce Perks! Check out the Produce Perks site to learn more. https://produceperks.org/how-it-works/
Get a Taste of the Caribbean With Callaloo!
Callaloo is a leafy green vegetable that originated in Africa, is grown throughout the Caribbean, and is especially popular in Jamaica. It usually refers to the leaves of the amaranth plant (like the grain). In addition to green, the leaves can also have varying shades of red or purple. It tastes similar to spinach but with a stronger flavor and a bit more earthy.
The term “callaloo” also refers to a thick, chunky stew popular in the Caribbean that was introduced by slaves from West Africa. Callaloo ingredients vary greatly by country. In Dominica, for example, callaloo stew includes crab. Other popular callaloo stew ingredients are coconut milk, okra, yams, dumplings, and fish. Interestingly, some callaloo recipes do not include callaloo leaves!
In addition to a wide variety of soups and stews, callaloo leaves are also popular as a side dish, in fritters, with scrambled eggs, and many recipes where you might use spinach. As with most greens, callaloo is loaded with nutrients including calcium, fiber, and Vitamin C. You can get beautiful red callaloo leaves at Franklinton Farms!
The Versatile Vegan suggests you try this recipe for Jamaican-style Callaloo fritters. Note there's a handy video to take your through the process! The recipe calls for scotch bonnet peppers, which are pretty hot and can be hard to find. You can substitute habanero peppers, which are available from several vendors at the Market. https://originalflava.com/vegan/callaloo-fritters/ And we must include a recipe for a callaloo stew as well! This one includes okra, which you can get from 9N Farm and Anderson Orchards. And it has sweet potatoes which you can get at Tilley Farmstead. Callaloo stew has endless variations, so feel free to experiment! https://thatgirlcookshealthy.com/wprm_print/7269 Fresh Picks This Week: Apples (Cortland, Gold Supreme, Gala, McIntosh, Mollies Delicious), Arugula, Baby Italian dandelions, Beets, Broccolini, Cabbage, Callaloo!, Carrots (baby white, orange), Celery, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Garlic Scapes, Green beans (also yellow, purple, haricot verts, Roma), Ground cherries, Herbs (basil, chives, cilantro, dill, lemon balm mint, oregano, papalo, parsley, rosemary, tarragon), Kale (dino lacinato, Siberian), Kohlrabi, Komatsuna, Leeks, Lettuce (baby, heirloom, bibb, romaine, blends, & others), Melons, Microgreens & shoots, Okra, Onions (candy, white, mini-purple, sweet), Peaches, Peppers! (bell, jalapeno, Aji Rico, Anaheim, banana, cherry bomb, habanero, serrano), Potatoes, Purslane!, Radishes (French breakfast), Scallions, Shallots, Shiitake Mushrooms, Squash (multiple varieties), Sweet Corn, Swiss Chard, Spinach (baby), Tomatillos, Tomatoes (heirloom, cherry), Zucchini *** Note quantities are limited ***
Pic of the Week
There have been SO many fantastic photos snapped and shared of the Market this season, we wanted to share them with all of you!
Soooo, this shot is from "yours truly" and is actually from a few months ago -- a reminder to self to pick up all the fixins' for a repeat dinner soon!
All WFM Dinner! Worthington Farmers Market, that is . . . Thanks to all the local farmers and producers who made this dinner possible (and so delicious!)
Cast Iron Skillet Pork Chops (Red Moon Ranch LLC) with Marsala-Cider (Gillogly Orchards) Pan Sauce, Parsley-Garlic Gnocchi (Ohio City Pasta Columbus) with Morrow Sheep's Milk Cheese (Kokoborrego Cheese Company) Sauce, Braised Baby Beets with their Greens (Franklinton Farms).
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Lost & Found
Missing something? An OSU umbrella, a pair of glasses, a bracelet AND one crocodile left after while at the Worthington Farmers Market. These are a just a few of the treasures left behind over the last few weeks -- we picked up even more this week!
If one of these items belongs to you, please visit us at the Market Information booth to claim.
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.
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