Happy National Farmers Market Week! Celebrate at the Worthington Farmers Market

 

But First, The Veggie Spy Report

 

 

In honor of National Farmers Market Week, take the Veggie Spy mini quiz!

 

Patty Pan Squash is:

 

A) A tender, flying saucer shaped squash available from several vendors at the Market.

 

B)  A now defunct punk band from the 90's.

 

C) Something dreamed up by the Veggie Spy while doing "research" at House Wine.

 

D) Enough with the veggies already! What ELSE is at the Market?

 

If you answered A, you are correct! As a knowledgeable veggie aficionado, you'll love the array of fresh, local and seasonal veggie and  fruit varieties available at the Market!

 

If you answered B or C, then you simply MUST go the Market! You'll meet farmers, learn about veggies, stock up on delicious and fresh produce and have a mighty good time!

 

If you answered D, come to the Market not only for fruits and veggies, but also for (deep breath) cheese, eggs, meat, bread, baked treats, pickles, hummus, candy, flowers, soap, and special activities to celebrate National Farmers Market Week!

 

 

This week's Fresh Finds revealed:

- Blueberries

- Apples

- Peaches

- Plums

- Blackberries...while they last!

- Cantaloupe

- Cucamelons - (Tiny, grape-sized fruit that taste like cucumbers)

- Muskmelons

- Elderberries

- Watermelon - Mini and seedless varieties

- Pears

- Tomatoes - Heirloom, Grape and Cherry

- Tomatillos

- Peppers - Sweet and Hot

- Okra

- Eggplant - Asian and Italian

- Arugula

- Leaf Lettuce, assorted varieties

- Collard greens

- Kale - Red and green

- Cabbage

- Swiss Chard

- Microgreens

- New potatoes

- Beets

- Green beans

- Broccolini

- Zucchini

- Squash - Yellow, Cousa, Patty Pan, 8-Ball, Acorn and Spaghetti

- Cucumbers - Green and Japanese

- Sweet corn

- Garlic

- Leeks

- Onions

- Scallions

- Carrots

- Radishes

- Herbs: Cilantro, Dill, Mint , Sage, Basil, Thyme & Parsley

 

 

 

What will YOU discover at the Worthington Farmers Market this week?!

 

#getfreshwithus #weproduce #worthingtonfarmersmarket

 

Join Our National Farmers Market Week Celebration!

 

We're celebrating the value of farmers and farmers markets in our neighborhoods at this Saturday's Market with a bushel of fun, family friendly activities!


Sing along to your favorite rock and country covers during a free performance by acoustic guitarist, Free Range Chicken, near Dewey's Plaza, from 10am-12pm.

Park once, and visit both the Clintonville and Worthington Farmers Markets when you hop on the trolley.

Challenge friends and family to a friendly competition with our games on the Green! Enjoy corn hole, giant Jenga and an oversized Connect 4 game!

And, kids can build and race their own zucchini "cars"! Free zucchinis will be available for children wanting to build their racer. Join us on E. New England Avenue, near Dewey's Pizza from 8am to 9am to build your racing zucchini. And, then, they're off! Racing begins at 9:30am. Please, limit 1 zucchini per child.

Road Closure - E. New England Avenue

 

As part of our National Farmers Market Week celebration, we will be closing a portion of E. New England Ave., between the House Wine parking lot and High Street to accommodate our zucchini races and musical performance.

 

From 7:30am to 12:00pm Saturday, there will be no through traffic on this portion of E. New England.

 

The Dewey's parking lot and the driveways leading to the parking lots behind House Wine and behind the United Methodist Church will still be accessible from Hartford.

 

Thank you for observing the road closure during this time.

 

Green Plate Special - Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast Sandwich

 

Enjoy farm fresh eggs from Brown Brothers (Paris, OH) in this week's Green Plate Special - a green eggs and ham breakfast sandwich! This week, we welcome Put It In Your Face sandwich cart for their first visit to the Worthington Farmers Market.

 

Find the Green Plate Special and the Put It In Your Face sandwich cart on the east side of High Street near US Bank during tomorrow's Market.

 

The Green Plate Special is a weekly collaboration between a Market producer and a local food truck that will incorporate the producer's featured product in a special dish, just for the Farmers Market! $1.00 of every Green Plate Special sold will be donated back to the Worthington Farmers Market to further our mission.

Community Table: Canine Companions for Independence

 

This week's Community Table host is Canine Companions for Independence. Meet their trained service dogs, and get to know this unique non-profit organization by visiting booth #83, on the lawn of the United Methodist Church.

 

Canine Companions for Independence® is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that enhances the lives of children, adults, and veterans with disabilities by providing expertly-trained assistance dogs and a lifetime of follow-up support to ensure quality partnerships, at no cost to the recipient. A Canine Companions assistance dog utilizes 40+ task-based commands learned through professional training to increase the independence of an individual with a disability by helping them to overcome physical and social challenges and help promote independence, self-sufficiency, confidence, safety and socialization skills at home, work and in the community.

 

Service dogs will be in attendance at their booth. Please remember, whenever you encounter a service dog or a puppy-in-training, it is always best practice to acknowledge the individual(s) responsible for handling the dog first, before asking permission to pet the dog. Please don’t be offended if the answer is “no,” as the dog may be working and focused on a specific task.

 

Sing and Dance Along with Free Range Chicken!

10am to 12pm Tomorrow - Near Dewey's Plaza

 

Parking Options

Historic Old Worthington is a wonderful place for a stroll! Use the link, below, to view all of the available parking options near the market and plan your stops to our local shops and producers along the way!

 

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5739eb3259827e68705e4267/t/5b22cfd51ae6cffce8abf273/1529008129043/ParkingMap-Jun10.pdf

 

 

Outdoor Market Map

Plan you visits to our producers with this interactive Market Map!

 

 

This Week's Producers

Our producers for Saturday, August 10 included (in both alphabetical and numerical order):

 

Sorted alphabetically:

 

 

88          9N FARM

62          A Few Of My Favorite Things...

36          Allergy-free Bake Shop dba Soodles Bake Shop

54          Anderson Orchard

68          Baileys Drive Inn Donuts

63          Batter and Bowl

45          The Blueberry Patch

51          Blue Jacket Dairy

22          Brown Bros. Farms, LLC

39          Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas

91          Clamlube Brand Hot Sauce

59          Cliff's Greenhouse and Garden Center

60          Colette & Frank's Gluten Free Goodness, LLC

55          Columba's Mexican food

83          Community Table - Canine Companions for Independence

23          Cottage Garden

24          Cottage Garden

47          The Crazy Cucumber

10          Curly Tail Organic Farm

31          Daily Bread LLC

14          Dan the Baker LLC

6            Dana Lee's Bakery & Catery

29          Doran's Farm Market

13          Farmhouse Herbs and Flowers

93          Fired Up Pizza

86          Florentine Legacy, LLC

92          Foraged & Sown

84          Franklinton Farms

85          Franklinton Farms

87          The Fromagerie, Inc.

17          From My Garden

46          Get Elevated

27          Gillogly Orchard

28          Gillogly Orchard

26          Glenn Ave Soap Company

37          Gourmet Candy by Karen

38          Growlers Dog Bones

56          Honeyrun Farm

44          Hummavore

41          JNA BREAD BAKERY

34          Jorgensen Farms

35          Jorgensen Farms

1            J-POPS

69          Kennedy Farms

20          Kingdom Fish

12.5       Kombucha Bob's KOMBU-TEA

52          Lucky Cat Bakery

74          The Market Wellness Doctor

50          Michael's Artisan Chocolates LLC

42          Native Cold Pressed

53          North Country Charcuterie

11          Oakleaf  Farm

12          Oakleaf  Farm

64          Ohio Bison Farm

75          Ohio City Pasta

3            Ohio Farm Direct

2            Oink Moo Cluck Farms LLC

25          Pastured Providence Farmstead

92          Peace Love and Freedom Farm

40          Pleiades Maple Products

90          Rainbow Bee

94          Ramble Coffee

19          Raven Rocks Initiatives

79          Rhoads Farm Inc

80          Rhoads Farm Inc

82          Rime Time Curiously Crafted Pops

21          Rock Dove Farm

70          SaraBee Pure Honey

9            Saum Farm

78          Silver Bridge Coffee Company

73          Simple Times Mixers

69          Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese

77          Somerset Herbs LLC

8.5         Speckled Hen Farm

81          Spotted Salamander Soap Company, LLC

64          Stevens Family Bakery & Orchard

76          Stonefield Naturals

7            Sweet Thing Gourmet

71          Tiger Mushroom Farms

57          Tilley Farmstead

58          Tilley Farmstead

65          Toad Hill Farm

32          Up the Lane Farm

48          VanScoy Farms

49          VanScoy Farms

18          Weed Knob Acres

66          Wengers Produce

67          Wengers Produce

4            Wishwell Farms Produce, LLC

5            Wishwell Farms Produce, LLC

15          Zemnicki Farms and Greenhouse

16          Zemnicki Farms and Greenhouse

 

Sorted by stall number:

 

 

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

8.5         Speckled Hen Farm

9            Saum Farm

10          Curly Tail Organic Farm

11          Oakleaf  Farm

12          Oakleaf  Farm

12.5       Kombucha Bob's KOMBU-TEA

13          Farmhouse Herbs and Flowers

14          Dan the Baker LLC

15          Zemnicki Farms and Greenhouse

16          Zemnicki Farms and Greenhouse

17          From My Garden

18          Weed Knob Acres

19          Raven Rocks Initiatives

20          Kingdom Fish

21          Rock Dove Farm

22          Brown Bros. Farms, LLC

23          Cottage Garden

24          Cottage Garden

25          Pastured Providence Farmstead

26          Glenn Ave Soap Company

27          Gillogly Orchard

28          Gillogly Orchard

29          Doran's Farm Market

31          Daily Bread LLC

32          Up the Lane Farm

34          Jorgensen Farms

35          Jorgensen Farms

36          Allergy-free Bake Shop dba Soodles Bake Shop

37          Gourmet Candy by Karen

38          Growlers Dog Bones

39          Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas

40          Pleiades Maple Products

41          JNA BREAD BAKERY

42          Native Cold Pressed

44          Hummavore

45          The Blueberry Patch

46          Get Elevated

47          The Crazy Cucumber

48          VanScoy Farms

49          VanScoy Farms

50          Michael's Artisan Chocolates LLC

51          Blue Jacket Dairy

52          Lucky Cat Bakery

53          North Country Charcuterie

54          Anderson Orchard

55          Columba's Mexican food

56          Honeyrun Farm

57          Tilley Farmstead

58          Tilley Farmstead

59          Cliff's Greenhouse and Garden Center

60          Colette & Frank's Gluten Free Goodness, LLC

62          A Few Of My Favorite Things...

63          Batter and Bowl

64          Ohio Bison Farm

64          Stevens Family Bakery & Orchard

65          Toad Hill Farm

66          Wengers Produce

67          Wengers Produce

68          Baileys Drive Inn Donuts

69          Kennedy Farms

69          Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese

70          SaraBee Pure Honey

71          Tiger Mushroom Farms

73          Simple Times Mixers

74          The Market Wellness Doctor

75          Ohio City Pasta

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

82          Rime Time Curiously Crafted Pops

83          Community Table - Canine Companions for Independence

84          Franklinton Farms

85          Franklinton Farms

86          Florentine Legacy, LLC

87          The Fromagerie, Inc.

88          9N FARM

90          Rainbow Bee

91          Clamlube Brand Hot Sauce

92          Foraged & Sown

92          Peace Love and Freedom Farm

93          Fired Up Pizza

94          Ramble Coffee

             

 

More to do at the Market!

 

Try a new fitness class brought to you by Centered Yoga + Movement! Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. We will move to music while blending martial arts, healing arts and dance arts. Join in the Nia Jam, tomorrow from 8am-9am on the Village Green!

 

And, be sure to stop by the lawn in front of the United Methodist Church to enjoy the sounds of our Open Mic at the Market performances from 9am-11:30am. Or, stop by and see Chip to sign-up for a performance time!

The Market Wellness Doctor's Weekly Health Tip

Visit Dr. Matt in booth #74, near Dewey's Plaza

 

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

 

Health Tip #57: Improve Testosterone Naturally

 

 

In most men, testosterone levels decline 1 to 2% per year beginning at age 40. This may result in muscle loss and decreased strength, increased body fat, insulin resistance, fatigue, decreased libido and depression. What are men to do? 

 

As with many other chronic medical problems, consider beginning with lifestyle, first. Consider nutrition,exercise, toxin exposure and supplements.

 

First, ask the question, what do I need to add to promote healthy testosterone levels?

Plant-based foods, especially fruits and vegetables which are high in flavonoids, as well as ECGC, a catechin found in tea, both help to reduce the breakdown of testosterone. High intensity exercise, 200 minutes weekly, has been shown in studies to significantly increase testosterone levels. Supplements/botanicals to consider to support healthy testosterone levels include zinc, DHEA, quercitin, grape seed extract, pycnogenol, saw palmetto and Maca.

 

Second, ask what do I need to remove to promote healthy testosterone levels? Reduce consumption of refined carbohydrates and animal products. One of the most common causes of testosterone deficiency is induced by opioid pain medication use. Consider other, more natural options for pain and inflammation such as turmeric and fish oil. Avoid  consumption of food and drink contaminated with plastic products such as BPA and phthalates, which have been shown to be endocrine disrupters, resulting in decreased testosterone levels.

 

See you at the Market!

 

Be Well,

 

The Market Wellness Doctor

Dr. Everett's Integrative Health LLC.

Email me with any questions at mattheweverett84@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:

1) Integrative Medicine,4th Ed. ,David Rakel, MD,Elsevier

2) 5 Proven Ways to Boost Testosterone Naturally, Sayer Ji, May 2018, Greenmedinfo LLC

 

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at worthingtonfarmersmarket@gmail.com or visit us on Saturday at the Market Information booth!

 

 

The Old 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 to be held throughout 2019.

 

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.

 

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

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