Worthington Farmers Market: September 1

August 31, 2018

Please note - the market returns to 12 PM close starting tomorrow, September 1 through October 27.

 

Labor Day Love Letter

 

This week's newsletter is from an unlikely source - the Clintonville Farmers' Market manager, Michelle White. Michelle is a passionate advocate for farmers and this letter is a testament to that passion and love.

 

"Welcome to the "Labor Day Love Letter" edition of CFM's bi-monthly newsletter. I wanted to take a moment and speak from the heart about the dedication of those working in the local food system. At all levels, growing, moving, selling and preparing good food is nothing if not a task of love. Even though we are what we eat, and we eat (most of us, at least) three times a day, honest food has got to be one of the most undervalued commodities in the country. 

 

By the time you take home a locally-grown heirloom tomato or dozen ears of corn from the grocery store, somewhere between 8 and 12 pairs of hands have touched that product. These include pickers, sorters, washers, packers, drivers, receivers, stockers, and cashiers. (I'm leaving out the folks that sowed the seed, watered, tended and weeded the plant.) And that's a tomato grown in Ohio. When you start to consider a California lemon or bag of coffee from Guatemala, well, you could easily double the hand count because those products likely traveled through one or two distribution companies. It's all pretty amazing, especially when that heirloom tomato rings up as $2.25. 

 

I've worked at many points in the food chain: on the farm, for a local-food distributor, at a restaurant, and of course, at the market (a direct-to-consumer retailer). I often have sticker shock when it comes to food. How is it that an heirloom tomato can only cost $2.25? This delicate sun-ripened gem of a fruit is a literal back breaker. It demands hands-on care from the field all the way to the fork. Math is not my strong suit, but it seems fair to say, farmers aren't making a lot. They do give up a lot, however: employee benefits like regular paychecks, insurance and savings opportunities; summers; weekends; government crop subsidies. 

 

I write all of this to bring home the point that food and farming (and the people involved) deserve our attention. These activities are at the crux of a multitude of urgent concerns: income inequality, the health of our land and soil, the strength of local economies, dietary diseases. And I know the phrase  "buy local" has become a bit trite, but the act of doing so has not lost it's power. If you want our farmers - those that maintain a passion to provide us with honest food despite the long hours and little prospect for financial gain - to survive, shop at the market and opt for the local tomato at the grocery store. That one act on your part makes all the difference. 

 

Being a good farmer is an art. It takes skill, patience, planning and adaptability. It is my hope that one day, along with being a labor of love, it will also be a valued profession. I envision a future where farmers will be compensated appropriately for their work due to the simple fact that we all rely on them. Everyday."
 

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The Market Wellness Doctor's Weekly Health Tip

Visit the Market Wellness Doctor is space #75 outside of Dewey's Pizza

 

Lifestyle Matters. How we eat, move, sleep and manage stress has an enormous impact on health and longevity. 

 

Health Tip #12: Pay Attention to Your Heart

 

Cardiovascular diseases are the #1 killer in the US. The vast majority of heart disease is preventable and reversible with lifestyle modification. Are you getting 7 hours restorative sleep most nights? Do you exercise 30 minutes each day? How is your nutrition? How are you managing stress? Together these modifiable lifestyle factors play an enormous role in many chronic diseases like heart disease.


Start with nutrition. Foods shown in studies to directly benefit the cardiovascular system include: pomegranate, dark chocolate, an apple daily, healthy fats like avocado and cold water fish, vitamin D, greens to improve magnesium levels, curcumin to decrease inflammation and unrefined sea salt. (1)

 

Be well! See you at the market on Saturday!

 

Dr. Everett's Integrative Health, LLC. 


Please email me with your questions/comments at matttheweverett84@gmail.com. None of these statements should be construed as dispensing medical advice, making claims regarding the cure of diseases, prevention or cure of any disease state. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Please consult your physician regarding any specific medical symptoms or conditions.


Sources: 7 Ways To Prevent and Even Reverse Heart Disease With Nutrition, August 5th 2018, Sayer Ji, Founder, GreenMedInfo LLC, 2018

 

Our vendors for Saturday, September 1 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    Crum Strawberry Farm
9    Glenn Ave Soap Company
10    Curly Tail Organic Farm
11    Oakleaf  Farm
12    Oakleaf  Farm
13    Farmhouse Herbs and Flowers
14    Worthington AM Rotary 
15    zemnicki farms and greenhouse
16    zemnicki farms and greenhouse
17    From My Garden
18    Weed Knob Acres
19    Black Radish Creamery
19.5    Rime Time Curiously Crafted Pops
20    Kingdom Fish
21    Rock Dove Farm
22    Brown Bros. Farms, LLC
23    cottage garden
24    cottage garden
25    Branstool Orchards
25    Branstool Orchards
26    The Lemon King LLC
27    Growlers Dog Bones
28    Gillogly Orchard
29    Gillogly Orchard
32    Speckled Hen Farm
33    Speckled Hen Farm
34    Up the Lane Farm
35    Jorgensen Farms
36    Jorgensen Farms
37    Dan the Baker LLC
38    Gourmet Candy by Karen
39    Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas
41    Kinfield Farm 
42    JNA BREAD BAKERY
43    Native Cold Pressed
44    Lulu & Max
45    Hummavore
45    KALEZEES Kale Chips
47    Get Elevated
48    The crazy cucumber
49    VanScoy Farms
50    VanScoy Farms
51    bak
52    Blue Jacket Dairy
53    Lucky Cat Bakery
54    North Country Charcuterie
54    darista cafe
55    Dos Hermanos Taco Truck
56    Anderson Orchard
57    Honeyrun Farm
58    Tilley Farmstead
59    Tilley Farmstead
60    Cliff's Greenhouse and Garden Center
61    Allergy-free Bake Shop dba Soodles Bake Shop
62    Michael's Artisan Chocolates LLC
63    A Few Of My Favorite Things...
64    Batter and Bowl
65    Ohio Bison Farm
65    Stevens Family Bakery & Orchard
66    Toad Hill Farm
67    Wengers Produce
68    Wengers Produce
69    Baileys Drive Inn Donuts
70    Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese
71    SaraBee Pure Honey
72    Tiger Mushroom Farms
73    Made Without Grain
74    Charqui Jerky Co.
76    Ohio City Pasta
77    Stonefield Naturals
78    Somerset Herbs LLC
79    Silver Bridge Coffee Company
80    Rhoads Farm Inc
81    Rhoads Farm Inc
82    Spotted Salamander Soap Company, LLC
83    Flower Child Granola
85    jC's Sweet Ice Tea, LLC
86    Root 23, LLC
87    Mayhem Foods LLC
88    9N FARM
90    My Iced Cookie
91    Florentine Legacy, LLC
92    Simple Times Mixers
94    Ramble Coffee
 

 

88    9N FARM
63    A Few Of My Favorite Things...
61    Allergy-free Bake Shop dba Soodles Bake Shop
56    Anderson Orchard
69    Baileys Drive Inn Donuts
51    bak
64    Batter and Bowl
19    Black Radish Creamery
52    Blue Jacket Dairy
25    Branstool Orchards
25    Branstool Orchards
22    Brown Bros. Farms, LLC
74    Charqui Jerky Co.
39    Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas
60    Cliff's Greenhouse and Garden Center
23    cottage garden
24    cottage garden
8    Crum Strawberry Farm
10    Curly Tail Organic Farm
37    Dan the Baker LLC
6    Dana Lee's Bakery & Catery
54    darista cafe
55    Dos Hermanos Taco Truck
13    Farmhouse Herbs and Flowers
91    Florentine Legacy, LLC
83    Flower Child Granola
17    From My Garden
47    Get Elevated
28    Gillogly Orchard
29    Gillogly Orchard
9    Glenn Ave Soap Company
38    Gourmet Candy by Karen
27    Growlers Dog Bones
57    Honeyrun Farm
45    Hummavore
85    jC's Sweet Ice Tea, LLC
42    JNA BREAD BAKERY
35    Jorgensen Farms
36    Jorgensen Farms
1    J-POPS
45    KALEZEES Kale Chips
41    Kinfield Farm 
20    Kingdom Fish
53    Lucky Cat Bakery
44    Lulu & Max
73    Made Without Grain
87    Mayhem Foods LLC
62    Michael's Artisan Chocolates LLC
90    My Iced Cookie
43    Native Cold Pressed
54    North Country Charcuterie
11    Oakleaf  Farm
12    Oakleaf  Farm
65    Ohio Bison Farm
76    Ohio City Pasta
3    Ohio Farm Direct
2    Oink Moo Cluck Farms LLC
94    Ramble Coffee
80    Rhoads Farm Inc
81    Rhoads Farm Inc
19.5    Rime Time Curiously Crafted Pops
21    Rock Dove Farm
86    Root 23, LLC
71    SaraBee Pure Honey
79    Silver Bridge Coffee Company
92    Simple Times Mixers
70    Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese
78    Somerset Herbs LLC
32    Speckled Hen Farm
33    Speckled Hen Farm
82    Spotted Salamander Soap Company, LLC
65    Stevens Family Bakery & Orchard
77    Stonefield Naturals
7    Sweet thing gourmet
48    The crazy cucumber
26    The Lemon King LLC
72    Tiger Mushroom Farms
58    Tilley Farmstead
59    Tilley Farmstead
66    Toad Hill Farm
34    Up the Lane Farm
49    VanScoy Farms
50    VanScoy Farms
18    Weed Knob Acres
67    Wengers Produce
68    Wengers Produce
4    Wishwell Farms Produce, LLC
5    Wishwell Farms Produce, LLC
14    Worthington AM Rotary 
15    zemnicki farms and greenhouse
16    zemnicki farms and greenhouse
 

Click here to view our interactive market map.

 

MARKET FIT with the Worthington Community Center: Boot Camp for All with Ser

 

Our Community Table: Worthington AM Rotary

 

Our Musical Entertainment: Chris Bullwinkle

 

Join us this, and every Saturday from 8:00 AM til 12:00 PM in Old Worthington.

 

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

 

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

 

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