Worthington Farmers Market: June 17

June 16, 2017

This week's newsletter comes from a friend and customer of the Worthington Farmers Market , Maria Cannon. The Benefits of Gardening is all about the benefits for your mind, body and soul. Enjoy!

Gardening is a hobby that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels. It is an activity that builds up both mental and physical health, and it creates a sense of accomplishment even in its simplest forms. Gardening can be especially beneficial for children with special needs, and some simple accommodations can make a world of difference in helping kids with special needs enjoy this activity.

 

Kids Gardening points out that spending time in the garden is an activity that engages multiple learning styles and senses, making it a great activity for kids with special needs. While children with special needs may have trouble doing some hobbies and activities that their peers embrace, gardening is highly adaptable and beneficial to kids of all need and skill levels.

 

When setting up a garden for a child with special needs, whether those needs are related to physical limitations, ADHD, autism, or developmental delays, it helps to consider modifications that can make gardening easier and more accessible. Be sure to keep the process open and flexible and as Gardening Know How details, choose plants that will grow well in your area so that your child will quickly experience some success.

 

Planet Natural suggests that gardening can be especially beneficial to children with sensory processing disorders, and it is important to be particularly aware of plant choices if you are aiming to develop a sensory garden. The goal is to make this hobby relaxing, calming, and gentle, providing a safe place for kids who may struggle in other settings. Aim to utilize plants that will stimulate a child via all of their senses and think about other materials used in the space like bricks, grass, chimes, and foundations too.

 

Gardening is an excellent way to get some physical exercise, even for kids with some physical limitations. It utilizes many types of movement and can be a wonderful outlet for getting kids moving without them realizing that they are exercising. In addition to the physical health benefits, however, there are big mental health benefits too.

 

The Daily Beast details that gardening can help children with special needs develop self-reliance and emotional regulation, and it helps with cognitive development too. Gardening is a reliable outlet for relieving stress, reducing depression, and even helping with addiction. It has also been shown to be quite helpful to students dealing with or at risk for ADHD. Tending a garden stimulates the brain and develops problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and it is often a valuable outlet for socializing with others.

 

Making a garden accessible to a child with special needs does not need to be complicated. You may want to put a boulder, bench, chair, or stool in the area for a child to sit on comfortably, and raised garden beds can be useful too. Kid Companions recommends using plants that grow up vertically to make access easier and hanging plants or window boxes can be a great fit for kids with disabilities as well.

 

While gardening is a wonderful hobby for children from a physical wellbeing perspective, it has significant mental health benefits too. Children of all skill levels and ages can succeed at gardening, but it is an activity that can be especially beneficial for kids with special needs. A bit of planning ahead of time in terms of garden layout and plant choice can set the stage for success for children with special needs. This is a hobby that can reduce stress levels and raise a child's confidence. These are valuable qualities that can be useful in other areas of a child's life as well.

 

Thank you, Maria! 

 

We want to hear from you! Over the next few weeks and months, we'll be surveying on a number of topics. The purpose? To make this market better than ever! Click here to share your thoughts!

 

NOTE: No Market Sharpener for Saturday, June 17.

 

Our vendors for Saturday, June 17 include (in both alphabetical and numerical order):

 

1    J-POPS
2    Oink Moo Cluck Farms LLC
3    Ohio Farm Direct
4    Wishwell Farms Produce, LLC
5    Wishwell Farms Produce, LLC
6    Dana Lee's Bakery & Catery
7    Sweet thing gourmet
8    Root 23, LLC
9    Toad Hill Farm
10    Curly Tail Organic Farm
11    Oakleaf  Farm
12    Oakleaf  Farm
12.5    Kombu Tea
13    Farmhouse Herbs and Flowers
14    Purple Sage Bakery
15    zemnicki farms and greenhouse
16    zemnicki farms and greenhouse
17    From My Garden
18    Hosta Haven
19    Pies by The PieMan
20    Raven Rocks
21    Kingdom Fish
22    Krazy Kraut
23    Brown Bros. Farms, LLC
24    cottage garden
25    cottage garden
26    Miss Cristy's Bakery
27    Gillogly Orchard
28    Gillogly Orchard
29    Philip Keller Designs
30    Philip Keller Designs
31    Ramble Coffee
32    Speckled Hen Farm
33    Speckled Hen Farm
34    Up the Lane Farm
35    Weed Knob Acres
36    Rock Dove Farm
37    Jorgensen Farms
38    Dan the Baker LLC
39    Gourmet Candy by Karen
40    Allergy-free Bake Shop dba Soodles Bake Shop
41    cedar cress farm
42    Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas
43    Pleiades Maple Products
44    JNA BREAD BAKERY
45    Native cold pressed
46    Sadie Baby Sweets
47    Fox Hollow Garden
48    GoldenLife Dog Food
49    Stevens Family Bakery & Orchard
50    The crazy cucumber
51    VanScoy Farms
52    VanScoy Farms
53    Operation Buckeye
54    Blue Jacket Dairy
55    Lucky Cat Bakery
56    North Country Charcuterie
56    darista cafe
57    Dos Hermanos Taco Truck
58    Anderson Orchard
59    Honeyrun Farm
60    Dangling Carrot Farm
61    KALEZEES Kale Chips
62    Cliff's Greenhouse and Garden Center
63    Secret Garden Bakery
64    Michael's Artisan Chocolates LLC
65    A Few Of My Favorite Things...
66    Batter and Bowl
67    Ohio Bison Farm
68    Wayward Seed Farm
69    Franklinton Gardens
71    Baileys Drive Inn Donuts
72    Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese
73    SaraBee Pure Honey
74    Tiger Mushroom Farms
76    Ohio City Pasta
77    Charqui Jerky Co.
78    Organic GreenFix
79    Stonefield Naturals
80    Somerset Herbs LLC
81    Silver Bridge Coffee Company
82    Rhoads Farm Inc
83    Rhoads Farm Inc
84    Spotted Salamander Soap Company, LLC
M    Rime Time Curiously Crafted Pops

 

 

65    A Few Of My Favorite Things...
40    Allergy-free Bake Shop dba Soodles Bake Shop
58    Anderson Orchard
71    Baileys Drive Inn Donuts
66    Batter and Bowl
54    Blue Jacket Dairy
23    Brown Bros. Farms, LLC
41    cedar cress farm
77    Charqui Jerky Co.
42    Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas
62    Cliff's Greenhouse and Garden Center
24    cottage garden
25    cottage garden
10    Curly Tail Organic Farm
38    Dan the Baker LLC
6    Dana Lee's Bakery & Catery
60    Dangling Carrot Farm
56    darista cafe
57    Dos Hermanos Taco Truck
13    Farmhouse Herbs and Flowers
47    Fox Hollow Garden
69    Franklinton Gardens
17    From My Garden
27    Gillogly Orchard
28    Gillogly Orchard
48    GoldenLife Dog Food
39    Gourmet Candy by Karen
59    Honeyrun Farm
18    Hosta Haven
44    JNA BREAD BAKERY
37    Jorgensen Farms
1    J-POPS
61    KALEZEES Kale Chips
21    Kingdom Fish
12.5    Kombu Tea
22    Krazy Kraut
55    Lucky Cat Bakery
64    Michael's Artisan Chocolates LLC
26    Miss Cristy's Bakery
45    Native cold pressed
56    North Country Charcuterie
11    Oakleaf  Farm
12    Oakleaf  Farm
67    Ohio Bison Farm
76    Ohio City Pasta
3    Ohio Farm Direct
2    Oink Moo Cluck Farms LLC
53    Operation Buckeye
78    Organic GreenFix
29    Philip Keller Designs
30    Philip Keller Designs
19    Pies by The PieMan
43    Pleiades Maple Products
14    Purple Sage Bakery
31    Ramble Coffee
20    Raven Rocks
82    Rhoads Farm Inc
83    Rhoads Farm Inc
M    Rime Time Curiously Crafted Pops
36    Rock Dove Farm
8    Root 23, LLC
46    Sadie Baby Sweets
73    SaraBee Pure Honey
63    Secret Garden Bakery
81    Silver Bridge Coffee Company
72    Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese
80    Somerset Herbs LLC
32    Speckled Hen Farm
33    Speckled Hen Farm
84    Spotted Salamander Soap Company, LLC
49    Stevens Family Bakery & Orchard
79    Stonefield Naturals
7    Sweet thing gourmet
50    The crazy cucumber
74    Tiger Mushroom Farms
9    Toad Hill Farm
34    Up the Lane Farm
51    VanScoy Farms
52    VanScoy Farms
68    Wayward Seed Farm
35    Weed Knob Acres
4    Wishwell Farms Produce, LLC
5    Wishwell Farms Produce, LLC
15    zemnicki farms and greenhouse
16    zemnicki farms and greenhouse
 

Click here to view our interactive market map.

 

 

Our Market Activity: Market Sprouts


Our Community Table: Operation Buckeye

Join us this, and every Saturday from 8:00am-12:00pm in Old Worthington! Check out our market calendar by clicking here.

 

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.

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