Yes, We're Open July 4! Welcome Tupelo Doughnuts! SNAP/EBT Unlimited Produce Perks Ends
Join Us & Celebrate Local at the July 4 Market
We're settling in to our new digs at 450/500 W. Wilson Bridge Road -- just a slight shift across the parking lot, directly in front of the 450 building, and parallel to Wilson Bridge Road.
The Market is still arranged by product type with one-way foot traffic and a single point of entry and exit. There will be plenty of signage, volunteers in bright orange vests, and traffic cones and barricades to help direct you safely through the market. Please park only in the areas designated for Market Parking. Stay on the marked pathways inside the market and don't take shortcuts across the medians and landscape islands.
For your health and safety and all our vendors, staff, and volunteers, we continue to operate under Covid-19 protocols as set forth by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Farmers Market Network. Please familiarize yourself with our Market rules and Market Maps to help you plan your visit to the Worthington Farmers Market.
We're All In This Together . . .
Park only in those areas designated above as Market Parking or Market Parking Overflow.
8-9am is reserved for the elderly and high-risk populations and masks are REQUIRED during this time.
9am-Noon, all are welcome and masks are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.
Traffic in/out of the market is monitored to promote 6-ft. social distancing and avoid over-crowding. You may be asked to wait briefly as others leave the market. Please be patient and kind with our volunteers who are manning the entrance/exit gate.
Enter/exit at the designated area ONLY. Please do not take shortcuts across medians and landscape barriers.
Maintain one-way progress through the market as indicated on the map above.
Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the market and at the Information Booth -- please use them frequently.
No pets allowed.
Please do not bring food or drinks into the market.
Only touch the products that you intend to buy. Or, allow the farmer or food maker to select products for you.
Please enjoy your ready-to-eat purchases AFTER leaving the market.
Please dispose of all trash properly, including masks and gloves. Please don't leave them in the parking lot.
Welcome Tupelo Doughnuts!
Local favorite Tupelo Doughnuts joined us last week for a preview tasting and the response was outstanding. With deliciously creative flavors like Rosewater Almond, Brown Butter Hazelnut, Orange Cardamom, and Creme Brulee (and more!), we are delighted to welcome Tupelo Doughnuts to the Worthington Farmers Market family for the remainder of the season.
Visit them this Saturday in Booth #66 in the Baked Goods aisle!
VOTE for the Worthington Farmers Market
Starting this week, American Farmland Trust’s 12th annual Farmers Market Celebration will showcase the essential markets across the nation making a difference for farmers, ranchers, and communities. During this time, market shoppers and supporters have the ability to endorse their favorite market. We'd love to have your support!
Three Ways to Shop
1. Pre-ordering is encouraged and helps ensure you get the products you want!
2. To promote low- or no-contact transactions, many vendors have implemented electronic point-of-sale systems for the on-site market.
3. And most all vendors accept cash.
If you need cash, there are three (3) banks/ATMs in the parking lot of The Shops at Worthington Place just east of the new market location.
Tokens are not being sold at the market at this time (except for SNAP/EBT customers), but all vendors will accept any tokens you may have left from previous markets.
Expand Your Taste Buds Just a Teeny, Now's the Time For Broccolini!
Despite its name, broccolini is not a cross between broccoli and zucchini, or just a baby broccoli. Broccolini was developed by the Japanese seed company Sakata in the 90's. They were looking to make a variation on broccoli and crossed it with Chinese broccoli (also called Chinese Kale), an undertaking which took several years of research.
Broccolini is bright green like broccoli and has small floret-like buds. The stems are long and narrow, giving it the overall appearance of a graceful, slim broccoli. Broccolini tastes mellower and less bitter than regular broccoli. The combination of the stems, leaves, and buds give it a wonderful texture that's hard to describe. It's easy to cook with and can be sauteed, roasted or grilled. Broccolini cooks faster than broccoli and requires less prep. Is broccolini good for you? Of course it is, just like any green! It is particularly high in vitamins A and C. Don't make your taste buds wait any longer, check out broccolini at Jorgenson Farms!
The Versatile Vegan is in the mood for something healthy and crunchy, and this delicious Roasted Broccolini recipe hits the mark! (https://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/roasted-broccolini-vegan-gluten-free/ )
Fresh Picks for This Week Apples (Fuji, Gold Rush), Arugula, Baby Italian dandelions, Black raspberries, Broccolini, Carrots (baby white and orange), Celery, Collards, Garlic, Garlic Scapes, Herbs (including basil, chives, cilantro, dill, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, tarragon), Kale (dino lacinato, Siberian), Leeks, Lettuce (baby, heirloom, bibb, romaine, blends, & others), Microgreens & shoots, Mushrooms (Shiitake), Peas (English, snap, snow), Radishes (French breakfast), Scallions, Strawberries!!, Swiss chard, Spinach (baby), Tomatoes, Turnips (Hakurei, Purple Top) *** Note quantities are limited ***
SNAP/EBT & Produce Perks
SNAP/EBT customers can still use tokens or purchase more at the Information Tent. Unlimited Produce Perks ended June 30. Beginning July 1, Produce Perks are capped at $25 (previously $20) as continued incentive to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.
Did You Know . . . ?
If you frequented our pre-order, drive-thru market earlier this year, we hope you enjoyed the "Fun Food Facts" signs researched and created by the Kids of The Worthington Partnership. We think they are a great addition to the newsletter as well!
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.