Hooray for Leap Day! An extra Saturday to enjoy the Worthington Farmers Market

 

Fresh Picks from our Veggie Spy

 

 

Make Leap Day a Celebration With Carnival Squash!

 

 

Did you know that Carnival was celebrated this month in Rio de Janeiro? And, we have more reason to celebrate this month with tomorrow's Leap Day! Join in the February festivities with carnival squash from the Market!

 

This beautiful, multicolored winter squash will add to the fun factor of any meal. Carnival squash is a hybrid descendant of squashes native to Mexico and was first introduced in the 1990s. They are great additions to stews, curries, soups and veggie chili. Carnival squash can be substituted in any recipe calling for butternut or acorn squash. And, carnival squash is a good way to celebrate healthy eating too; they have potassium, vitamins A and C, calcium, magnesium, folate, omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids. So, head over to 9N Farm and start your cerebration with carnival squash!

 

The Versatile Vegan has a weak spot for both pistachios and quinoa, and finds this recipe for Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Dumpling Squash (https://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-quinoa-stuffed-sweet-du-72643) to be a winner! You can substitute carnival squash for sweet dumpling squash; they are quite similar. And don't forget you can roast the seeds, too, for a tasty snack!

 

The following producers expect to have fresh produce this week:

 

9N Farm

Franklinton Farms

Gillogly Orchard

Jorgensen Farms

Rock Dove Farm

Tiger Mushroom Farms

Toad Hill Farm

 

This week's fresh finds revealed:

- Apples - 5 varieties

- Microgreens

- Greens, assorted varieties, including a limited supply of dandelion greens

- Senposai is back!

- Leaf and Head Lettuce, assorted varieties

- Kale

- Sunchokes

- Horseradish, while it lasts!

- Radishes

- Spinach

- Swiss Chard

- Arugula

- Squash - Winter varieties, including Carnival

- Herbs: Sage, cilantro, oregano and parsley

- Mushrooms: Dried shiitakes, French shiitakes, yellow oyster, gray oyster

 

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

 

#getfreshwithus #weproduce #worthingtonfarmersmarket #inworthington

Final Market for Up the Lane Farm

 

 

After 17 years of bringing their grass-fed beef, engaging conversation and smiles to the Worthington Farmers Market, we are bidding a fond farewell to John and Marie Wiley of Up the Lane Farm, tomorrow. Stop by their booth one last time to say, "Hello," and stock your freezers with their grass-fed beef!

 

From all of us the Worthington Farmers Market, THANK YOU, John and Marie!!! We can't wait to read about your next adventure!

 

 

Beginning with next week's Market, we welcome cattle farmers, Dustin and Erin Bender from C.A.B.B Farms. C.A.B.B. Farms raises Angus and American Aberdeen grass-fed and finished cattle on their 68-acre farm in Lexington, Ohio. They raise their cattle to be 100% grass-fed and finished. Their animals intensively graze on grasses and forages and are fed hay and minerals throughout the winter months.

 Save the Date

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 4 - 1st Wednesday in Worthington - 5pm to 8pm  Each first Wednesday Old Worthington will be alive with activity. Live entertainment, dining, shopping, and community projects from 5-8 p.m. This month features a reading-themed activity for our "Worthington Reads" event. Check our website for more information: experienceworthington.com/worthington-1st-wednesdays

 

 

Saturday, March 7 - Walk with a Doc and Healthy Habits with Dr. Jen Hetrick at the

Worthington Farmers Market Walk with a Doc returns at next week's Market. Free and all ages and abilities-friendly! No sign-up needed. Walk With A Doc is a national, grassroots, non-profit organization with the goal of establishing a healthy lifestyle through movement. Join Worthington family medicine doc, Dr. Jen Hetrick, on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month for conversation, camaraderie and positive change! Meet at 8am, inside The Shops at Worthington Place, near Panera.

 

And, then, visit Dr. Jen during the Market on March 7th at her Healthy Habits booth where she collaborates with our own Veggie Spy to highlight fresh and in-season produce and its impact on supporting your healthy lifestyle.

 

 

Tuesday, March 24 - 3rd Annual Slice of Worthington - 5:30pm to 7:30pm at The Shops at Worthington Place

 

At Slice of Worthington, you'll get to taste pies from area pizza shops and vote for your favorite. Even better: 100% of proceeds from your tickets will help feed kids in Worthington. The Old Worthington Partnership is teaming up with Sacred Space Church to promote feedworthingtonkids.org, a program providing weekend meals to food-insecure kids through the Family Mentor Foundation.

Your registration will get you samples from each of the pizza restaurants, a water and one vote for the best pizza award. We will also have music by Matt Steidle, activities for the kiddos, and a bake sale! Beer will be provided for sale from Zaftig Brewing Co.

 

Tickets on sale now at: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NzU1MzM=?fbclid=IwAR1ng7qv9965CIEjtJon8vsej7kWbJ5jpvhQVEXavxMmghXtuCs3SFPxfRo

 

RESCHEDULED! New Date TBD - Green Team at the Worthington Farmers Market Get inspired by the sustainably focused Green Team, a grassroots, volunteer committee of The Worthington Partnership! They'll be hosting a booth at the Market with environmental education activities for kids!

So Much to Learn about Mushrooms

 

If you love mushrooms and want to learn from an expert about growing your own, dig in to

the Mushroom Workshare program at Blue Owl Garden Emporium.

 

The Mushroom Workshare program will be offered every Sunday afternoon (12pm-4pm) and Tuesday (10am-6pm), starting on Sunday, March 9th through Tuesday, April 21st. Join Janell in renewing Blue Owl Hollow's mushroom production infrastructure by inoculating new hardwood logs with various types of culinary mushroom spawn. You'll learn the inoculation process and have the opportunity to earn your own log to take home.

 

Email Janell: baran@blueowlgarden.com at Blue Owl Garden Emporium to learn more and to reserve your spot!

Join Our Team of Market Insiders!

 

 

Become a Market Insider by joining our team of volunteers at the Worthington Farmers Market! Enjoy free coffee, early shopping and helping to grow our community through education and access to fresh and local food! Give an hour; get a lot!

Find us on the Point app! https://events.pointapp.org/2699

Or, on SignUpGenius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054eaba829aafc1-wfmvolunteers1

 

 

Indoor Market Map

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

 

 

This Week's Producers

Our producers for Saturday, February 29 included (in both alphabetical and numerical order):

 

Sorted alphabetically:

 

 

25          9N FARM

2            A Few Of My Favorite Things...

63          Allergy-free Bake Shop dba Soodles Bake Shop

65          Baileys Drive Inn Donuts

11          Blue Jacket Dairy

1            Brown Bros. Farms, LLC

56          BYOB Home Bakery

42          Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas

15          Colette & Frank's Gluten Free Goodness, LLC

5            Columba's Mexican Food

55          The Crazy Cucumber

58          Curly Tail Organic Farm

7            Dan the Baker LLC

52          Dana Lee's Bakery & Catery

57          Fired Up Pizza

36          Florentine Legacy, LLC

31          Foraged & Sown

13          Franklinton Farms

37          The Fromagerie, Inc.

50          Gillogly Orchard

51          Gillogly Orchard

10          Gourmet Candy by Karen

62          Honeyrun Farm

60          JNA BREAD BAKERY

54          Jorgensen Farms

18          Kennedy Farms

53          Kingdom Fish

47          Kombucha Bob's Kombu Tea

24          Lucky Cat Bakery

46          Made Without Grain

35          Market Sharpener

6            Mayhem Foods LLC

3            Native Cold Pressed

19          North Country Charcuterie

61          Ohio Bison Farm

30          Ohio City Pasta

33          Ohio Farm Direct

44          Oink Moo Cluck Farms LLC

26          Onederings Lavender Farm

39          Pleiades Maple Products

67          Proctor Center Farm

48          Rainbow Bee

14          Ramble Coffee

64          Red Moon Ranch LLC

20          Rock Dove Farm

9            Root 23

16          SaraBee Pure Honey

27          Scoop O' Granola

43          Silver Bridge Coffee Company

59          Simple Times Mixers

18          Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese

34          Spotted Salamander Soap Company, LLC

4            Stonefield Naturals

49          Sweet Thing Gourmet

12          Tiger Mushroom Farms

32          Toad Hill Farm

66          Tulip Cafe

29          Up the Lane Farm

8            Waffle Hub, LLC

21          Weed Knob Acres

 

 

Sorted by stall number:

 

1            Brown Bros. Farms, LLC

2            A Few Of My Favorite Things...

3            Native Cold Pressed

4            Stonefield Naturals

5            Columba's Mexican Food

6            Mayhem Foods LLC

7            Dan the Baker LLC

8            Waffle Hub, LLC

9            Root 23

10          Gourmet Candy by Karen

11          Blue Jacket Dairy

12          Tiger Mushroom Farms

13          Franklinton Farms

14          Ramble Coffee

15          Colette & Frank's Gluten Free Goodness, LLC

16          SaraBee Pure Honey

18          Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese

18          Kennedy Farms

19          North Country Charcuterie

20          Rock Dove Farm

21          Weed Knob Acres

24          Lucky Cat Bakery

25          9N FARM

26          Onederings Lavender Farm

27          Scoop O' Granola

29          Up the Lane Farm

30          Ohio City Pasta

31          Foraged & Sown

32          Toad Hill Farm

33          Ohio Farm Direct

34          Spotted Salamander Soap Company, LLC

35          Market Sharpener

36          Florentine Legacy, LLC

37          The Fromagerie, Inc.

39          Pleiades Maple Products

42          Chuck Evans' MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas

43          Silver Bridge Coffee Company

44          Oink Moo Cluck Farms LLC

46          Made Without Grain

47          Kombucha Bob's Kombu Tea

48          Rainbow Bee

49          Sweet Thing Gourmet

50          Gillogly Orchard

51          Gillogly Orchard

52          Dana Lee's Bakery & Catery

53          Kingdom Fish

54          Jorgensen Farms

55          The Crazy Cucumber

56          BYOB Home Bakery

57          Fired Up Pizza

58          Curly Tail Organic Farm

59          Simple Times Mixers

60          JNA BREAD BAKERY

61          Ohio Bison Farm

62          Honeyrun Farm

63          Allergy-free Bake Shop dba Soodles Bake Shop

64          Red Moon Ranch LLC

65          Baileys Drive Inn Donuts

66          Tulip Cafe

67          Proctor Center Farm

The Market Wellness Doctor's Weekly Health Tip

Visit Dr. Matt near the East entrance inside The Shops at Worthington Place

 

 

Heartburn? 

 

Think again before reaching for that antacid medication. 22% of U.S. respondents indicate experiencing heartburn or regurgitation at least once in the previous month. All too often we are prescribed or we begin an over the counter acid reducing medication. While short-term, pulsed use of these medications may be appropriate and beneficial, frequently, I will see patients who then continue taking these medications for many months or even years!

 

The normal fasting pH of our stomach acid is less than 3.0 (strongly acidic/chlorhydric). People taking antacid medications have a fasting pH between 5-7(neutral/ hypochlorhydric). A pH above 7.0 is considered alkaline/ achlorhydric. I think you would agree that adequate intake of nutrients is of supreme importance for optimal health, so to is adequate digestion and absorption of nutrients. Inadequate quantities of stomach acid, pancreatic enzymes and bile acids may also greatly increase our risk for maldigestion/malabsorption.

 

For example, a low acid environment in the stomach is associated with the decreased ability to breakdown and absorb protein as well as calcium,magnesium, iron, folic acid, vitamin B6 and B12. Also, adequate stomach acid helps eliminate harmful bacteria ingested with our food and water which helps prevent bacterial overgrowth in the stomach and small intestine.(1,2)

 

The next time heartburn hits, think about what lifestyle modifications may be helpful. Perhaps better quality sleep, regular exercise, nutritional modifications and elimination of possible food triggers and stress management techniques are places to begin.

 

 

 

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) Meal Time Supplementation With Betaine HCL for Functional Hypochlorhydria:What is the Evidence?,Gulliams,et al., Integrative Medicine,Vol 19, No. 1,Feb.2020.

2)Could Heartburn Meds Spur Growth of Drug-Resistant Germs in Your Gut?Healthy Day News Service, Norton, Feb,25,2020.

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 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.

 

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

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