Winter Season Finale. New Spring Veggies! 2 Vendor Previews. Farewell Brown Bros. Native Plant Sale.
Winter Market Season Finale!
The Worthington Farmers Market is open Saturday, April 24, 9am to Noon, for pre-order pick-up, home or curbside delivery by The Grocery Boss and in-person shopping with pandemic protocol in place at The Shops at Worthington Place. This is our last indoor market before moving back to the Worthington historic district for the 2021 outdoor market on May 1st! See below for more information on operational changes and market protocols.
Two new producers are poised to join our Outdoor Market this year. Stop by and say "Hello!" to La Dolce 'Nola (artisan small batch granola) and Maani's Artisan Indian Cuisine (classic Indian spice blends), give their products a try, and let us know what you think!
Find La Dolce 'Nola in Booth #11
in Booth #14
Last Chance Alert
Visit the winter Worthington Farmers Market this Saturday, April 24, to bid a fond farewell to Bill Brown of Brown Bros. Farms, LLC. After 10 years of serving customers fresh eggs and a wide variety of poultry cuts, Bill's final market will be April 24th.
Bill is recently engaged and will be making a departure from the poultry business to pursue other agricultural opportunities with his fiancee. Please help us wish him well and plan to stock up this week!
You'll find Bill outside in the South parking lot (faces W. Wilson Bridge Rd.) of The Shops at Worthington Place.
*Photo taken, pre-COVID, summer 2019
Boost Up Celery Flavor with Baby Celery!
If you like celery you will likely love baby celery! When celery is picked well before it matures you get baby celery. It is often grown hydroponically. The immature celery has long narrow stalks and plenty of bright greens on top. The greens look a bit like parsley. Focus on the baby celery greens as they have a much more intense celery flavor than standard mature stalks. Of course, the baby celery stalks are also edible. Check out baby celery at 9N Farm!
Baby celery leaves work well in pesto, sauces, soups, salads. Will baby celery work in bloody marys just as well as mature celery? Feel free to do some research this weekend!
The Versatile Vegan suggests you try this recipe for Baby Celery and Shiitake Mushroom Salad and omit the grated cheese for a purely vegan dish. And you can get the shiitake mushrooms at Tiger Mushroom and Blue Owl!
Our asparagus season is just getting started. Franklinton Farms and Gillogly Orchard have limited quantities, so your best bet is to arrive at 9am when the Market opens. But don’t worry if you miss them, there will be plenty of asparagus soon!
Fresh Picks for This Week Producers have the following available for online pre-order and/or at the Indoor Market:
Apples, Asparagus!, Beets, Bok Choy!, Carrots, Celery!, Claytonia (Miner's Lettuce), Garlic, Herbs, Horseradish, Kale & Kale Raab, Leeks, Lettuce, Microgreens & shoots, Mustard Greens, Mushrooms (shiitake & oyster), Popcorn, Radishes, Rainbow Chard, Ramps, Rutabaga, Senposai, Scallions, Spinach, Sunchokes, Sweet Potatoes, Squash (multiple winter varieties), Turnip Greens, Yukina Savoy Mustard
April 24 Producer List & Market Map
We're Back! Outdoor Market Returns to Downtown Worthington
Dust off your farmers market bags, people! Because WE’RE BACK! We are thrilled to announce that the award-winning Worthington Farmers Market will return to Old Worthington on Saturday, May 1st for the outdoor market season!
The Worthington Partnership, the parent organization of the Worthington Farmers Market has developed a smart and sensible plan to host a walk-up market in the historic district. This plan has received approval from the City of Columbus Department of Public Health and the City of Worthington Government.
There will be a few changes from past outdoor markets, though - so please click on the link below to see how this year will look a little different. (Pandemic Protocols for Downtown Market also listed later in this newsletter).
We can’t wait to see you back in Old Worthington!
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.
Pandemic Protocols for Downtown Market
Below we have outlined how the downtown market (beginning May 1) will look different than seasons past. Our goal is to add space to spread out the market vendors and customers, so that social distance can be maintained.
Space has been added for booths along the Village Green south of 161, as well as additional booths placed on the lawn of the United Methodist Church.
E. New England Avenue between the Graeter’s parking lot and Dewey’s Pizza property will be closed.
Masks will be required for vendors and customers, as the ordinance for Worthington is still in effect. Please be an example to others and wear your mask (even if you’re vaccinated).
Many vendors will be in new spaces this season. Spacing is the main factor and we have been thoughtful in the placement of producers to ensure social distancing and customer queuing can be accommodated.
Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the market.
Native Plant Sale
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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