Welcome Girl Scouts & Walton Garlic Farm. Pro-Tip: Pre-Order Eggs. Congrats, Tulip Cafe!
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.
Community Table Host: Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland
Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Our girl-centric program empowers girls to pursue their interests and passions, whatever they may be, by providing them with the support and leadership skills they need to reach their goals. Whether she wants to learn to cook over a campfire, make and launch her own rocket, or help out at a local animal shelter, Girl Scouts can help her get there. For more information, visit www.gsoh.org or email Laurie Wirt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit GSOH at our Community Table in Booth #37 on the United Methodist Church lawn between 9N Farm and Florentine Legacy.
Music at the Market August 21
KaTanya Ingram, identifies not as a singer or vocalist but as a street performer – “it’s unique, eclectic”.
She sings songs that frequently get people moving and shaking along to the music, putting smiles on faces and creating a joyful atmosphere, her performances inspire a different reaction and sometimes elicit stories from strangers who feel a connection with Ingram’s renditions.
Get your groove on with KaTanya on the Southeast Village Green, 8-10am. Learn more or see her sidewalk serenades here https://www.instagram.com/sidewalk_serenades/
The Worthington Jammers is a group made up from Columbus folk Music Society people that have been involved with the Worthington market for over 10 years providing Folk music at the outside market and the Mall.
Give a listen 10am to Noon on the Southeast Village Green!
Eric Spain is a 2021 graduate of Thomas Worthington High School. He will be attending the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music next fall to pursue a double-major in cello performance and music education. Eric has been playing at the Worthington Farmers Market to raise money as a college fund.
Look for Eric and his cello in front of Olde Village Barbers!
Walton Garlic Farms - Preview Day!
Walton Garlic Farm was founded in 2016 and is a located in Central Ohio. They naturally raise artisan garlic varieties and sell them online and at farmer's markets.
Walton Garlic Farm was born of two real passions! The first being growing food as close to the consumer as possible (at first, a home garden). The second, sustainable agriculture. Ryan Walton grew up on a large traditional farm. For many years he worked in the corporate arena recently realized he couldn't shake his itch for agriculture, so he and his family have embarked on a small-scale agriculture adventure and are delighted to share their journey with you.
Find Walton Garlic Farm on the Southeast Village Green (next to Mondiale Chocolates) and choose from four (4) garlic varieties currently available:
If you like what you see and taste, let us know -- we'd love to have Walton Garlic Farm join the WFM family!
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: http://maps.managemymarket.com/4646
(Note: Booth #85, not depicted on this map, is located on the Southeast Village Green, next to/north of Booth #83)
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
Corn That Sweet is Tough to Beat!
With four farmers offering sweet corn at the Market, you can purchase it every week and still get some variety. Sweet corn is one of those cases where you can’t have too much of a good thing!
Corn (or maize) was probably first domesticated in Mexico about 7,000 years ago. It spread across the Americas and was the major crop for many Native Americans.
Sweet corn is a naturally occurring genetic mutation where the gene controlling the conversion of starch to sugar slows down the process, resulting in corn that is much sweeter. In the 18th century tribes like the Iroquois were growing sweet corn and sharing it with European settlers.
Many Native Americans follow the concept of the Three Sisters, referring to corn, beans, and squash. These were considered the “sustainers of life” as they were central to their diet. They are “sisters” because they grow in the same mound in a garden and benefit each other. The corn provides a structure for the bean vine. The squash vines shade the mound and hold in moisture in for the corn and beans. This approach also reduces the need turn soil or rotate crops. There are many legends describing how the Three Sisters came to be.
There are hundreds of varieties of sweet corn. Some farmers plant multiple varieties that mature at different times so the sweet corn season is lengthened. Sweet corn comes in three colors: yellow, white, and bicolor which is a mix of yellow and white. You can find sweet corn at Cottage Garden, Red Moon Ranch, Rhoads and Wishwell.
The Versatile Vegan loves succotash and suggests this Native American inspired recipe for Cherokee Style Succotash. You can get most of the ingredients at the Market! Creamed corn is a great comfort food, and a yummy vegan version is Coconut Creamed Corn. Also, try this delicious and creative Crabless Cakes with Heart of Palm and Corn recipe.
Sippel plans to have apple cider. If you like small fruits you can get plums from Gillogly, ground cherries from Tilley, and elderberries from Sippel. Get your celery at 9N. Toad Hill has “perpetual spinach”, which is actually a type of swiss chard that looks and tastes like spinach and has a long growing season.
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, Basil, Blackberries, Broccolini, Cabbage, Callaloo, Carrots-multiple colors, Celery, Chives, Cider - apple, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Elderberries, Garlic-bulbs, greens & scapes, Green Beans – romano, green yellow, Green Onions, Ground Cherries, Herbs, Kale & baby kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce-various, Melons, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms-shiitake, Okra, Onions – candy, Peaches, Peppers- sweet, hot, shishito, habanado, Plums, Popcorn, Potatoes, Purslane, Radishes, Scallions, Senposai, Shallots, Spinach, Squash – patty pan and summer, Sweet Corn, Swiss Chard- regular & “forever spinach”, Tomatoes, Tomatillos, Turnips-Hakurei and greens, Watermelons, Zucchini
For Best Results -- Pre-Order Eggs!
Eggs are one of the most popular products at the Worthington Farmers Market -- and they sell out quickly! Chickens are finicky creatures and require up to 14 hours of sunlight a day in order to lay eggs regularly. With all the rain and cloudy skies we've had lately, it's not surprising to find supplies low and demand high. Reserve ahead to lock-in your order!
Covey Rise Farms
https://linktr.ee/coveyrisefarmsohio (614) 632-8393
http://www.jorgensen-farms.com/ (614) 855-2697
Oink Moo Cluck
Red Moon Ranch
Farewell, Sassafras Bakery -- 'Til We Meet Again
Congratulations, Tulip Cafe!
Congratulations to our friends Hatice and Hanife of Tulip Cafe! They have realized their dream of opening their own space in Hayden Run Plaza and are currently open Tuesday-Thursday, 9am-6pm, offering their Turkish breads, pastries, manti, lahmacun and coffee drinks. Tulip Cafe opened it’s doors for the first time August 17.
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
Save the Dates!
October 30 Growing & Growth Collective
Sunday Fundays All Season Long!
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!
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.