Worthington Farmers' Market
I checked out the farm market on High Street in downtown Worthington last weekend. It's the first market in central Ohio I had been to and I would say that was about 10 years ago. I'd say that back then, they had about 15 vendors tops. Now, that has probably quadrupled to near 60. (I didn't count, but vendors now fill the corner parking lot in addition to parts of the Village Green.
During my visit, I saw honey, plants, coffee, candles, candy, maple syrup products, fresh strawberries, pies, breads, cheese, poultry and meats and fresh veggies for sale.
Prices for plants were usually 3 for $10 for 3.5" pots and went up to $25 to $30 for colorful hanging baskets. I saw everything from tomato plants to hens and chicks for sale. Now is probably the time to buy and plant veggies and flowers.
A couple of food trucks were selling items, Rivage Atlantique offered food specials and coffee was offered at the House Wine shop.
Green on the Green was also taking place and it's hard to say how many of those vendors will be at the market in the future. Organic skincare, T-shirts, natural carpet cleaning, organic protein bars, a recyclables products company, Honest Tea samples, baby diapers, chiropractors and more were represented.
As usual, I didn't have enough cash to buy all the things I wanted. Of course, that's why I have to give myself a limit or I'd buy way too much. Next time, I plan on saving some cash and room in my tummy to try the Krazy Monkey food truck's pizza and smoothie offerings. I love that the truck has a train circling a track up on top!
The market is held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. I suggest parking at one of the chuch parking lots or side streets and walking a couple of blocks to the market.
For a list of times for other Farms Markets, visit Columbus Foodie's list http://www.columbusfoodie.com/local-resources/ohio-farmers-markets/.
TIP: Take a small cooler or hot/cold bag to put your perishable purchases in along with a reusable tote bag. I love dogs, but it's too crowded at the market and I would recommend leaving fido at home.
Dec 18, 2013 | Currently: 30° Partly Cloudy