By Nicholas Dekker
As the weather cools, the season for farmers markets steadily draws to a close. Typically, October is the last month for outdoor farmers markets. But not the Worthington Farmers Market!
Worthington’s beloved market is one of the few in central Ohio that continues all year-round. The outdoor market lines High Street in the historic district from May through October, but beginning in November it moves up the street to The Shops at Worthington Place.
The indoor market season begins this year on Saturday, November 2 and runs every Saturday through April, except for the Saturday after Thanksgiving (November 30). During the indoor months, the market runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
While there is some change in the vendors, and seasonal produce comes and goes, many vendors make the move to the indoor market to continue selling their goods.
If you’ve never been to the indoor farmers market, make it part of your regular weekly shopping! It’s both familiar and brand new at the same time. The market stretches through the mall’s main corridor near the north end of the building. Vendors are arranged so you can easily stroll through the entire footprint. Helpful volunteers are there to assist you as well.
You can still shop for everything from cheese to honey, locally raised meats and eggs, flowers to vegetables, maple syrup to charcuterie, pastries to coffee, kombucha to fresh herbs, candles to crafts.
Just like the outdoor market, you can also enjoy live music to accompany your shopping. And the children’s play place at the mall is located conveniently right next to the market proper, making the market a perfect stop for families. And there’s plenty of parking all around the mall.
We’ll see you at the (indoor) market!
Worthington Farmers Market Indoor Season
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
November through April
The Shops at Worthington Place
7227 N. High St.