WFM-Linworth Garden Update. Market-Made French Onion Soup. Pre-Order Seedlings Now. Get Spicy!
Winter market hours are 9:00am to Noon
The Worthington Farmers Market is INDOORS, November 2022 through March 2023, at The Shops at Worthington Place, 7227 N High St, Worthington, located on the northwest corner of US23/High St. and W. Wilson Bridge Road, near the I-270 interchange.
3 More Indoor Markets!
This Week's Participating Vendors
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3 More Indoor Markets!
Veggie Spy & Versatile Vegan
Spice Up Your Life at the Market!
Herbs and spices have been used by humans for thousands of years. You’d think by now everybody would know the difference! If you are in the small minority (like yours truly) that missed school the day that was covered, herbs are basically edible non-woody plants. Spices are from plant parts such as the stem, leaves, bark, roots, flowers, and seeds.
Blue Owl is the place to go for exploring the world of herbs. They have over 200 types of dried herbs, all which they grow themselves. These include seven types of basil and four types of oregano.
You’re sure to find something interesting like Akokomesa Ghana basil, a sweet variety that is popular in Ghana. It is often used for poultry; Akokomesa means “chicken dance”! Or try shichimi togarashi, a Japanese seven spice blend used with sushi and noodles.
There’s also a world of spices and spiciness at the Market, from mainstream to exotic and from a hint of heat to thermonuclear. Try getting cozy with warming spices in Foraged & Sown’s Traverse Indian Assam Black Tea. Or get a touch of spiciness mixed with sweet treats like Cayenne Pecan Brittle from Sweet Liberty, spicy jams from Sweet Thing Gourmet such as Hot Pepper Strawberry, and Miam’s organic Praline Pecan chocolate bars that include cardamom and cloves.
The hot hits continue with Extra Hot Garlic pickles from Crazy Cucumber, and Arrabbiata sauce from Ohio City Pasta, a spicy sauce made from plum tomatoes, a variety of hot peppers, garlic, and other spices. And you can explore the world of Indian cuisine with the custom spice blends like Tikka Masala from Maani’s. And don’t forget to pick up her Indian recipe book as well!
Some of the Market’s winter veggies have a spicy bite, like the peppery arugula from 9N Farm. And Seven Acre Farm has several types of spicy microgreens including Osaka Wasabi, which has that wasabi kick that sushi fans love. Radishes can also be spicy, with the intensity depending on the variety. Hot peppers get their heat from capsaicin, but radishes have different chemicals (allyl isothiocyanate if you must know) that give them their punch. You can find Luobo, Purple Daikon, and other radish varieties at Franklinton Farms.
The Versatile Vegan has been exploring non-traditional options for cooking with radishes. Did you know radishes can be roasted? Try these Chili-Lime Roasted Radishes. And don’t forget the radish greens! You’ll find several radish green recipes here. Or get a little crazy and try these Roasted Salt and Pepper Radish Chips!
There also hot sauces and salsas galore at the Market! Try some interesting flavors like pequin pepper-based Lucifer’s Tears, one of the several types of hot sauces of varying intensity from Underworld Feast. Or enjoy Mucho Gusto Tex-Mex hot sauce from Montezuma, who also carry a wide variety of salsas. And another salsa option is provided by Patty’s Kitchen along with their delicious tamales!
Producers have the following available this week. In some cases, items may sell out before the Market ends.
Apples, Arugula , Bok Choy, Cider, Carrots, Claytonia, Herbs - various, Kale, Lettuce, Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms – multiple varieties, Pears, Radishes – multiple varieties, Spinach, Squash -multiple varieties , Sunchokes, Yakina Savoy
Made From the Market
Welcome to "Made From the Market" featuring recipes, photos, tips and techniques from customers, vendors, staff and volunteers highlighting the use of seasonal market products and the producers who grow and make them.
This Week's Featured Recipe:
"Semi-Homemade" French Onion Soup from market volunteer Lisa Donahue.
When we say Lisa loves French Onion Soup, we mean she LOVES French Onion Soup! So take her word for it when she says this easy to put together warm and cozy meal is . . .
"The best French Onion Soup I have ever purchased! Black Radish Creamery frozen French Onion Soup topped off with their Raclette and toasty croutons made from Yawning Bear Bread Co. baguette. The perfect dinner!" -- and you can find all the ingredients at the Worthington Farmers Market!
We want to hear from you about what you're cooking and the market products you're using to make healthy and wholesome AND decadent and indulgent dishes for your friends and family!
Send us a recipe (your own or link to a published one)
Include a photo or two of the finished dish
Be sure to identify the market products you used (photos welcome!)
No recipe? No problem. A brief description of the overall process is just fine.
Include your contact info (email or text preferred)
Deadline: By Noon on Wednesdays
Publication: Up to 3 submissions each week
So, who's up next? We'd love to hear from you!
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Do you have a favorite scent you want to share with someone?
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Spicy Cornbread! Perfect with Chili. Fresh pico de gallo with tacos. Great hit!
WFM & Linworth School Community Garden -- Adult Volunteers Needed!
The growing collaboration between the Worthington Farmers Market and the Linworth School Community Garden of the Linworth Experiential Program is about to expand! A student-led team will be constructing a greenhouse next to the current garden space the week of March 20. We're in need of two more adults that would like to volunteer to help with some of the heavy lifting (moving gravel and dirt) and hand digging of the foundation.
If you are available for an hour or several hours on one of the weekdays that week, please email garden manager, Monica, at email@example.com to get on the schedule.
And if you'd like to donate bottled water, Gatorade or healthy snacks to the student team that will be completing this project, you can drop those off at the Worthington Farmers Market information booth either this Saturday or next. We're open 9am-12pm.
Your support is appreciated!
Shout out to the Harding-Buller Foundation of Worthington for making the purchase of the greenhouse and the supporting materials possible!
Save the Date!
Columbus Garden School
Saturday, March 11, 12-3pm
Worthington Partnership Green Team Clothing Swap
Monday, May 8, 6:30-8:00pm
Worthington Partnership Green Team, Native Plants Gardening for Life
Saturday, March 18, 6-9pm
Saturday, April 1, 2023, 9am - Noon
The Worthington Farmers Market goes OUTSIDE!
(Summer hours, 8am - Noon, begin May 6, 2023)
Saturday, April 22, PreCycle Day, 9am
Saturday, May 6, 8am - Noon
Worthington Farmers Market Summer Hours Begin!
Saturday, May 6, 8am - Noon