Worthington Farmers Market: October 1st

September 30, 2016

"Just read your post on "What is Midwestern Cuisine". I find it so interesting reading through my grandmas church cookbooks from the 70's, because I think you are right. There are many dishes that have more to do with the cultural influences of the parishioners than with the crops being farmed in the town."

 

Today's newsletter is a contribution from Worthington Farmers Market fan, Katie Dillman, after reading and being inspired by one of our previous posts. Katie is a high school teacher, home cook, and the founder of Make Our Day. She enjoys good coffee, traveling, and hilarious questions asked by children.

 

 

Sustaining Generational Businesses

Through Farmer’s Market Vending

 

 

Access to fresh produce has increased considerably thanks to the popularity of farmer’s markets. People are looking for local and sustainable foods, and often find better prices than at their local grocery store. Not only are farmer’s markets sources of local produce, but also business and job creators. This is always good news.


How do farmer’s market vendors achieve multi-generational business continuity and success? Farmers markets provide relatively easy and affordable opportunities to generate new income for small-business owners. Through a combination of factors, farmer’s market vendors have been able to maintain their success over the long term.

 

Jorgensen Farms Val Jorgensen has used goals to determine what she wants to accomplish as a family business. Their mission is to provide a real-life food and farm experience for all who visit the farm or taste their produce. By fashioning the business's goals around this mission, she has been able to maintain a thriving business that includes local farmer's markets.


Crum Strawberry Farm This family business promotes ownership, relationship building, and career opportunities. Offering products at several different farmer’s markets five days a week, they offer their vendors full-time opportunities to earn income. By promoting equity in the business, each person provides leadership and contributes to business growth and development.


Rhoads Farm As a multi-generational family business, they have been in business for no less than 54 years! They attribute their longevity to accountability to their customers. By listening to them regarding what products and services to carry, as well as following industry trends, have helped them to be successful. One of the best ways to receive this direct feedback is by participating in farmer's markets.

 

Success as a multi-generational farmer’s market vendor obviously takes planning; successful planning of the day-to-day tasks associated with vending feeds into the business’s long-term goals. This planning may include seeking out markets to vend products. Ohio Markets have some of the best local and fresh offerings, Worthington being the largest in Central Ohio. 

 

Farmer's markets are to be found all across the country. The popularity and ease of participation for the vendor and the customer help fuel the availability of fresh, locally grown produce. Families working together over generations will keep the trend growing; they also tend to be strongly goal-oriented and future-focused for their businesses.

 

Our vendors for Saturday, October 1st include (in both alphabetical and numerical order):

 

2    Oink Moo Cluck Farms LLC
3    Ohio Farm Direct
4    Wishwell Farms
5    Wishwell Farms
6    Dana Lee's Bakery & Catery
7    Sweet thing gourmet
8    Crum Strawberry Farm
9    Saum Farm
9.5    Branstool Orchards
10    Curly Tail Organic Farm
11    Oakleaf  Farm
12    Oakleaf  Farm
13    Farmhouse Herbs and Flowers
15    zemnicki farms and greenhouse
16    zemnicki farms and greenhouse
17    From My Garden
18    Toad Hill Farm
19    Pies by The PieMan
20    Kombucha PWI,Ltd
21    Kingdom Fish
22    Krazy Kraut
24    cottage garden
25    cottage garden
26    Sugar B. Bakery
27    Gillogly Orchard
28    Gillogly Orchard
29    Phil Keller Designs
30    Phil Keller Designs
32    Speckled Hen Farm
33    Speckled Hen Farm
34    Up the Lane 
35    Jenn's Cupcakes & Confections
35.5    Rock Dove Farm
36    Jorgensen Farms
37    Dan the Baker
38    Gourmet Candy by Karen
39    Allergy-free Bake Shop dba Soodles Bake Shop
40    cedar cress farm
41    Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas
42    Pleiades Maple Products
43    JNA BREAD BAKERY
44    Native Cold Pressed
46    Weed Knob Acres
47    GoldenLife Dog Food
50    VanScoy Farms
51    VanScoy Farms
52    bak
53    Blue Jacket Dairy
56    Anderson Orchard
57    Honeyrun Farm
58    Dangling Carrot Farm
59    Dangling Carrot Farm
60    Cliff's Greenhouse and Garden Center
61    Nom Nom Nom
62    A Few Of My Favorite Things...
63    Batter and Bowl
64    Ohio Bison Farm
65    Wayward Seed Farm
68    Baileys Drive Inn Donuts
69    Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese
70    SaraBee Pure Honey
71    Swainway Urban Farm
72    Made Without Grain, formerly The Brown and Blond Bakery
73    Ohio City Pasta
75    Organic GreenFix
76    Stonefield Naturals
77    Somerset Herbs LLC
78    Silver Bridge Coffee Company
79    Rhoads Farm Inc
80    Rhoads Farm Inc
81    Spotted Salamander Soap Company, LLC
 

 

62    A Few Of My Favorite Things...
39    Allergy-free Bake Shop dba Soodles Bake Shop
56    Anderson Orchard
68    Baileys Drive Inn Donuts
52    bak
63    Batter and Bowl
53    Blue Jacket Dairy
9.5    Branstool Orchards
40    cedar cress farm
41    Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas
60    Cliff's Greenhouse and Garden Center
24    cottage garden
25    cottage garden
8    Crum Strawberry Farm
10    Curly Tail Organic Farm
37    Dan the Baker
6    Dana Lee's Bakery & Catery
58    Dangling Carrot Farm
59    Dangling Carrot Farm
13    Farmhouse Herbs and Flowers
17    From My Garden
27    Gillogly Orchard
28    Gillogly Orchard
47    GoldenLife Dog Food
38    Gourmet Candy by Karen
57    Honeyrun Farm
35    Jenn's Cupcakes & Confections
43    JNA BREAD BAKERY
36    Jorgensen Farms
21    Kingdom Fish
20    Kombucha PWI,Ltd
22    Krazy Kraut
72    Made Without Grain, formerly The Brown and Blond Bakery
44    Native Cold Pressed
61    Nom Nom Nom
11    Oakleaf  Farm
12    Oakleaf  Farm
64    Ohio Bison Farm
73    Ohio City Pasta
3    Ohio Farm Direct
2    Oink Moo Cluck Farms LLC
75    Organic GreenFix
29    Phil Keller Designs
30    Phil Keller Designs
19    Pies by The PieMan
42    Pleiades Maple Products
79    Rhoads Farm Inc
80    Rhoads Farm Inc
35.5    Rock Dove Farm
70    SaraBee Pure Honey
9    Saum Farm
78    Silver Bridge Coffee Company
69    Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese
77    Somerset Herbs LLC
32    Speckled Hen Farm
33    Speckled Hen Farm
81    Spotted Salamander Soap Company, LLC
76    Stonefield Naturals
26    Sugar B. Bakery
71    Swainway Urban Farm
7    Sweet thing gourmet
18    Toad Hill Farm
34    Up the Lane 
50    VanScoy Farms
51    VanScoy Farms
65    Wayward Seed Farm
46    Weed Knob Acres
4    Wishwell Farms
5    Wishwell Farms
15    zemnicki farms and greenhouse
16    zemnicki farms and greenhouse
 

Our Community Table: CoHatch Worthington (Space #14) and AARP (Space #48)

 

Our Musical Entertainment: Ian Hummel

 

Join us this Saturday, and every Saturday from 8:00am-12:00pm!

 

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at worthingtonfarmersmarket@gmail.com. See you at the market!

 

The Worthington Farmers Market is an event of the Old Worthington Partnership.

Please reload

Blog

Featured Posts

Worthington Farmers Market - Welcome Inside!

November 8, 2019

1/10
Please reload

Archive
Please reload

Follow Me
  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Twitter Icon
  • Grey Instagram Icon
  • Grey Pinterest Icon

Proudly created with Wix.com