WFM Gift Central Returns Dec 5! Turnip Love. Pre-Order Eggs. A Few of OUR Favorite Things . . .
Your one-stop-shop for all your holiday gift-giving needs, the Worthington Farmers Market is open this Saturday, December 5, 9am to Noon, inside The Shops at Worthington Mall.
Give fresh and local this season with a canvas market tote or gift certificates for the Worthington Farmers Market! Available for purchase on Saturdays during the Market or pre-order through our Shop online:
100% of proceeds from redeemed gift certificates go to the producers!
Foraged & Sown offers gift cards in various amounts at: https://foragedandsown.com
Ramble Coffee has electronic gift cards for $10, $25, $50 or $100 available for purchase at: https://ramble.coffee/products/gift-card
Look for more producer gift card and gift certificate offers in future WFM newsletters!
December 5 Vendor Roster & Market Map
Give Turnips a Try!
Turnips have been cultivated for over 4,000 years, longer than most other veggies. But turnips have also had an image problem for a long time as well. Romans saved turnips so they could be thrown at their enemies. In Europe turnips were grown for livestock for hundreds of years, and eating turnips was associated with those in poverty. In hard times turnips would be used as a substitute for other vegetables. France was an exception as they held turnips in high regard and used them in navarin of lamb, a classic dish of French cuisine.
In 18th Century Britain turnips were one of the key crops in the new concept of crop rotation, which typically also included, barley, clover, and wheat. This led to an agricultural revolution in Britain with much more food available and was a precursor to the industrial revolution. That’s right, we owe our modern world to turnips!
Turnips taste like a cross between a radish and cabbage. They have a peppery taste mixed in with the flavor of cabbage. The texture is like a carrot. Some people find turnips to be slightly sweet. Others find turnips to be bitter. Two genes have been identified that make some people experience that bitterness. So blame your parents if you don’t like turnips! Or better yet, the bitterness is reduced when they are cooked.
Turnips can be eaten in raw in salads but are typically boiled or roasted. They can be used as a substitute for mashed potatoes. And they work well in dips, casseroles, and stir-fries.
Hakurei (or Tokyo) turnips are variety developed in Japan in the 1950s. Many people find them tastier raw than regular turnips. Also, the skin is edible. They will work in any turnip recipe. Check out Hakurei turnips at Franklinton Farms!
The Versatile Vegan recommends turnip newbies start with a roasting recipe so you can enjoy a more mellow flavor and a soft, tender texture. This is a very easy recipe that includes a handy video: https://www.thespruceeats.com/roasted-turnips-2217054.
Here is another easy turnip roasting recipe that includes a herb mix for added flavor: https://www.healthyseasonalrecipes.com/roasted-turnips/
Fresh Picks for This Week Producers have the following available for online pre-order and/or at the Indoor Market.
Apples, Beets, Bok Choy, Celeriac, Celery, Garlic, Herbs, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms (Shiitake), Mustard Greens, Popcorn, Pumpkins, Radishes, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Turnips (Hakurei!), Squash (multiple winter varieties), Tomatoes *** Note quantities are limited ***
The health and safety of our customers, our producers, our volunteers and our staff remains our highest priority. We remain committed to our pandemic safety protocol to continue to provide a direct source for local food. Masks are required for all guests visiting the Worthington Farmers Market and must cover nose and mouth at all times.
Capacity into the Market space is limited to ensure proper social distancing. And, space between producer stalls has increased to allow for wider aisles and additional space for customers waiting to make their purchases. Our pandemic safety protocol can be found here: https://www.worthingtonfarmersmarket.com/covid-19-operations
We will continue to adhere to the requirements set forth for us by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Columbus Public Health Department. Should we need to change the format of the Market, we will post updates on our website: https://www.worthingtonfarmersmarket.com/
Holiday Baking is Better with #farmfresheggs!
Eggs are one of our customer favorites and sell-out quickly, especially this time of year when the cold slows egg production. Pre-order your eggs today from the vendors listed below for a quick and easy pick-up this Saturday at the Worthington Farmers Market.
Red Moon Ranch (hen & duck eggs)
Alternative Ways to Shop the Market
Customers can access the Worthington Farmers Market in a variety of ways.
1) If you do visit the indoor Market, expedite your trip by familiarizing yourself with our layout. Producers are organized by category to make your trip quick and efficient. https://www.worthingtonfarmersmarket.com/market-map
2) Pre-orders are encouraged. Place and pay your grocery order with individual producers using our Producer Directory: https://www.worthingtonfarmersmarket.com/vendors
3) Sign up with Angel Lyons, the Grocery Boss, to have all of your pre-ordered groceries delivered to your door on Saturday or drive-up to the Shops at Worthington Place for Saturday curbside pick-up. Sign up with Angel here: https://shop.dumpling.us/angell or phone her with questions at
WFM staff and volunteers share a few of their favorite things . . .
"Without a doubt, one of the best cheeses I have ever eaten -- Enceladus cow's milk cheese from Kokoborrego Cheese Company! Soft, creamy and decadently rich, with just the right amount of funk. I could barely keep myself from eating it all in one sitting! Can't wait to get more."
-- Karen Chrestay, Assistant Market Manager
Find Kokoborrego in Booth 20 at Saturday's market or visit their website to pre-order, ship gifts, and take advantage of their holiday 20% off promotion!
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.