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8 Places to Get Your Fall Flavor Fix in Worthington

While the sights and smells of the fall season are indisputably lovely, it’s often the flavors we can't get enough of. Truth is, nothing says autumn quite like pumpkin, apple, and pecan. From your morning latte to your evening nightcap, Worthington is a great place to satisfy your cravings for the flavors of fall.  

Here are a few places to get your fix:

1.     Highline Coffee – While that popular Seattle chain may have coined the PSL, Highline Coffee has perfected it.  Stop in for one of their handcrafted, spicy pumpkin pie lattes, which is even better when paired with their apple harvest coffeecake.

2.     La Chatelaine  - Worthington’s favorite French bistro and bakery is your one-stop shop for fall treats. We're talking about their signature macarons in decadent flavors like pumpkin swirl, maple and cranberry, as well as pumpkin and rhubarb country pie, pumpkin tarts and pumpkin-puffed pastries, which are almost too beautiful to eat. Almost.  

3.     Graeter's  - Cinnamon and pumpkin ice cream are back for a limited time at everybody's favorite Worthington ice cream shop. Like all their handcrafted, small-batch flavors, you can be sure these are smooth, delicious—and made with real ingredients. Pick up a pint before they’re gone.

4.     Sassafras BakeryBest known for their classic, oh-so-creamy pumpkin pie, the folks at Sassafras Bakery have added a host of fantastic fall flavors to their menu. From pumpkin scones and buttermilk pecan pie to salty Ohio maple pie, pumpkin whoopie pies and bourbon pumpkin tarts with streusel topping, you have plenty of choices when grabbing treats for the office or pre-ordering Thanksgiving desserts. How easy is that?

5.     The Worthington Inn – Nothing beats a delicious cup of soup on a cold autumn day. Stop by The Worthington Inn to sample the dishes on their new fall menu, from roasted butternut squash bisque with spiced seeds and crème fraiche to apple and chestnut spice cake.

6.     Bubbles Tea and Juice  - Have you visited Worthington’s newest juice, tea and smoothie bar, which is located inside Snap Fitness? You'll find a variety of teas, cold-pressed juices, cleanses and smoothies. Right now they're featuring pumpkin chai bubble tea and pumpkin smoothies—perfect for after your workout.  

7.     Worthington Farmers Market - The Worthington Farmers Market kicks off the indoor market this Saturday at The Shops at Worthington Place.  Among the fresh fruits and vegetables, farm-raised meats and handmade goods, you’ll find all things related to fall. Think spiced jams, apple butter, pastries and pies. 

8.     House Wine - In the mood for a seasonal brew? Stop by House Wine for a great selection of craft beers, including North High Tree Tapper and Breckenridge Brewery’s Nitro Pumpkin Spice Latte stout. 

Go Green!
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Green on the Green and first outdoor farmers market take place on May 7. 

Spring has sprung in Central Ohio and with it comes the promise of flowers, al fresco dining and outdoor festivals. Eager to kick off the season in style, the folks at Big Green Head, the Old Worthington Partnership and the Worthington Farmers Market have been busy getting ready for this year’s Green on the Green and the first outdoor farmers market, which are both scheduled for May 7.

Green on the Green

This annual, one-day event, which will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Worthington's Village Green, seeks to inspire people to “go green” in their everyday lives. From implementing simple steps to being informed about the latest in green technology, visitors will learn from 70 + eco-friendly vendors just how easy, fun and cost-effective sustainable living can be.

Here are a few highlights you won’t want to miss:

  • Community Computer Alliance Recycle Drive – Looking to unload some of your old electronic devices but unsure of how or where to properly dispose of them? Community Computer Alliance (CCA) can help. The non-profit organization refurbishes and recycles used electronic equipment like computers, laptops and iPads, and then donates them to those in need.

CCA will be collecting items in the parking lot of Ace Hardware from 8 a.m. to noon and will have a booth set up on the Village Green. For more information about the work of CCA, including a full list of items they accept, visit their website.

  • Bike Park– One of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to practice green living – while also doing something good for your body – is to start pedaling. Thanks in part to Worthington's close proximity to Olentangy Trail, the city boasts a robust community of bikers. In an effort to encourage local folks to leave the car at home, the Old Worthington Partnership will host a “bike park”, complete with racks and locks, on the northeast corner of the Village Green.
  • Family-Friendly Activities – Green on the Green provides the perfect opportunity to teach tomorrow’s generation how to conserve resources and care for the earth. Visit the Worthington Schools booth to learn how kids can practice green living, snuggle some bunnies at the Ohio House Rabbit Rescue booth or dance along to Mr. Eric’s Music.

Sponsorships and booths are still available. For more information, visit www.biggreenhead.com.

Worthington Farmers Market - Outdoor Market

On May 7, the Worthington Farmers Market moves outdoors for the first time this year, sharing the day with Green on the Green. If you’ve never visited the Worthington Farmers Market, you’re in for a treat. Boasting more than 70 vendors from the greater Columbus area, the year-round market is brimming with fresh produce, jams and jellies, honey, maple syrup, meats, eggs, flowers and other specialty items.

The first outdoor market will take place from 8 a.m. to noon along High Street in Downtown Worthington, just steps from Green on the Green. For more information, including a full list of weekly vendors, visit www.worthingtonfarmersmarket.blogspot.com

A Summer Saturday in Worthington
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_02Let’s face it. It doesn’t get much better than Worthington in the summertime. Sure, the community has plenty to offer any time of the year, but the fun times really heat up during the warm-weather months. From outdoor concerts and festivals to patio dining and shopping the farmers market, there’s no shortage of activities to add to your list of summer fun. To get you started, we created this lineup of things to do on a summer Saturday in Worthington. Shop the market.

Start your day with a visit to the Worthington Farmers Market on High Street in Old Worthington. This is the largest market of its kind in Central Ohio, and it attracts some of the area’s finest vendors. Grab some delicious strawberries from Rhoads Farm or Crum Strawberry Farm. Sip a warm cup of coffee from Silver Bridge Coffee Company. Or take home your very own bison patties from the Ohio Bison Farm. With more than 70 vendors, your biggest challenge will be figuring out how to carry your purchases back to the car.

Eat on the patio.

Worthington has some of the finest patio dining in Central Ohio, beginning with The Worthington Inn and La Chatelaine French Bakery & Bistro. Both of these establishments boast front row seating for the farmers market, so you can people-watch all morning long. The farmer’s breakfast (think eggs, home fries, bacon and fruit) at The Worthington Inn is a great option for breakfast lovers, but the menu also offers a host of salads, soups and sandwiches if you prefer lunch. Down the street, La Chatelaine stays true to its French heritage with homemade croissants for breakfast and baguette sandwiches for lunch.

Grab a snack.

No time to linger? Then a quick visit to Sassafras Bakery to satisfy your sweet tooth with a cookie, scone or piece of pie is in order. Wash it down with warm Café Brioso coffee or cold milk from Snowville Creamery. You’ll naturally want to take some delicious goodies home to enjoy later in the day. We suggest the kitchen sink granola bars made with nut butters from the Krema Nut Company.

Learn about the history.

The city of Worthington is overflowing with history. You can learn about it firsthand at the Worthington Historical Society, which is located in the Old Rectory on West New England Avenue — a short walk from High Street. The building is also home to the Doll Museum and a gift shop. The Doll Museum at the Old Rectory features a collection of 19th and 20th century dolls, as well as rotating exhibits.

Explore the arts.

Also within walking distance from the downtown area, the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center is a contemporary, multidisciplinary facility for the performing, visual and digital arts. The 20,000-square-foot building boasts a 213-seat theatre, an exhibition gallery, four classrooms, a digital imaging studio, dance studio and rotating exhibitions throughout the facility. Bottom line: There’s always something happening at the MAC.

Wine and dine.

Worthington is teeming with great eateries. In addition to those we already mentioned, you may want to try The Whitney House, Rivage Atlantique or The Old Bag of Nails. Families especially love Dewey’s Pizza followed by a large serving of chocolate-chip laden ice cream at Graeter’s Ice Cream. But if you’re looking for something a little different and incredibly fun, head over to House Wine where you can taste 24 different wines from the Enomatic wine dispenser. If wine isn’t your thing, simply choose from 12 different craft beers to enjoy in the shop.

You may decide to end your day with a stroll along High Street to the historic Village Green. Or you could kick up your heels to some live music at The Worthington Inn or Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza and Live Music. Whatever your style, there’s a little something for everyone to do in Worthington. And it all comes alive during the summer months.

Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington

Worthington, Ohio, offers a variety of activities, attractions, specialty shops and dining options for visitors of all ages and interests. The Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington is your resource for all the latest information, including the event calendar at VisitWorthingtonOhio.com. You can also follow us on Facebook at Visit Worthington Ohio.

 

 

Green on the Green and Plant Fest: 2 Great, Green Events
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10430051_420303858136241_341714240824614639_nForget about what Kermit the Frog says; it IS easy being green. To prove it, the folks at the Old Worthington Partnership (formerly the Olde Worthington Business Association), Big Green Head, Plant Fest and the Worthington Farmers Market have teamed up to host two springtime events—Green on the Green and Plant Fest. Green on the Green

Green on the Green is a free, one-day community festival that offers visitors a variety of ways to “go green” in their everyday lives. The annual event, which gathers companies, organizations and community groups from all over Columbus, will take place on Saturday, May 9 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Worthington’s historic Village Green.

This year’s theme, “Engaged and in the Green,” speaks to the underlying mission behind the event’s organizer, Big Green Head. “Quite simply, we want people to be ‘in the know’ when it comes to sustainable living,” said Karen Ferris of Big Green Head. “We hope that through events like this, folks will become more educated about green living and will be inspired to get involved and to make changes in their own life.”

For the past five years, Ferris and her team have worked hard to grow Green on the Green. Hosted in conjunction with the Worthington Farmers Market and Plant Fest, this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever. From educational demonstrations by organizations like the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association and the Ohio Wildlife Center, to presentations by local schools and community groups, to a host of green vendors and exhibitors, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.

Participants will have the opportunity to shop for re-purposed or recycled items from a number of local Worthington businesses, experience a walking garden tour and learn about simple ways to conserve resources like water and energy. Additionally, the Arch City Rowing Club will host a spring plant sale, and Shimmy Mob, a national belly dancing company, will surprise unsuspecting visitors with a flash mob.

Worthington’s Village Green is located at St. Rt. 161 and High Street in Worthington.

Plant Fest

Calling all green thumbs! Plant Fest is your one-stop shop for everything from plants and hanging baskets to fruits, vegetables and gardening and landscaping supplies. Visitors will have the opportunity to shop for annuals and perennials, herbs, garden art and decorations, as well as jewelry, candles and so much more. The event, which will be integrated into the popular Worthington Farmers Market, will also feature live music and delicious food vendors. And remember, Plant Fest takes place the day before Mother’s Day – so stop by and pick up something your mom is sure to love.

Plant Fest takes place at the south end of Worthington’s Village Green.

Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington

Worthington, Ohio, offers a variety of activities, attractions, specialty shops and dining options for visitors of all ages and interests, and the Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington is your resource for all the latest information, including the event calendar at VisitWorthingtonOhio.com. You can also follow us on Facebook at Visit Worthington Ohio.

 

 

3 Fun Things to Do in Worthington This Month
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Thanks to the many community organizations and people who work hard to make Worthington an attractive city to work and play, the city boasts plenty of activities to enjoy throughout the year. The month of September is no exception, and this year in particular, it is jam-packed with excitement. Here are three events you won't want to miss. Worthington Market Day – September 13

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Touted as the city's biggest one-day festival of the year, Market Day is the only time High Street in Olde Worthington officially closes for the festivities. This event is a throwback to earlier days when farmers brought their crops to market. Today artisans gather on the streets of Olde Worthington with their quality handcrafted goods. More than 250 exhibitors will display their wares, which will include everything from jewelry, pottery and ceramics to paintings, decorative clothing and wood products.

Unless you live within walking distance of the event—and many people do—you will need a place to park. Event parking will be available at Thomas Worthington High School, located at 300 W. Dublin-Granville Road. In case you leave your comfy shoes at home, a free shuttle service will be transporting visitors from the high school parking lot to The Worthington Inn, which is located in the heart of the activity.

Worthington Historical Society Fall Yard Sale – September 13

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Looking for hard-to-find glassware, china and other collectibles? You just might uncover a hidden gem at the Fall Yard Sale, sponsored by the Worthington Historical Society and located at the Old Rectory at 50 W. New England Avenue. Additional items will be on sale inside at the Shop, which will be open for extended hours that day.

As part of Olde Worthington Market Day, the Worthington Historical Society will also host a wide variety of vendors on the southeast quadrant of the Village Green. These folks will be selling antiques, collectibles and craft items. Proceeds from both events will help support the Worthington Historical Society's mission to provide education and preserve Worthington's history.

Worthington Farmers Market – Every Saturday except September 13

8 a.m. to noon

One of Central Ohio's biggest and most well-known farmers markets, the Worthington Farmers Market takes place in Old Worthington every Saturday morning during the warm-weather months. When the weather turns cold, the vendors take their wares indoors to the Shops at Worthington Place. In September, however, the market overflows with fall's bounty.

The Worthington Farmers Market boasts 87 vendors from Columbus and the surrounding area. It is well known for its locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, locally produced cheeses, jams, jellies, honey and maple syrup, high quality cuts of meat from carefully raised farm animals, eggs from pastured chickens, flowers, herbs, plants, homemade soaps and foodstuffs.

Need more information about these events?

Market Day: worthingtonchamber.org

Fall Yard Sale: worthingtonhistory.org

Farmers Market: worthingtonfarmersmarket.blogspot.com

10556231_901509856545242_218754898883122068_nTo stay up to date on everything happening in Worthington, visit the event calendar at VisitWorthingtonOhio.com and "like" us on Facebook at Visit Worthington Ohio.