Worthington Farmers Market Goes Year-Round
If the Worthington Farmers Market is one of your favorite summer pastimes, here’s some good news for you. Worthington is launching its Winter Farmers Market on Saturday, November 3, making it the only year-round market in Central Ohio. Held indoors at The Shops at Worthington Place, the Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday from November 3 through April 27 (except November 24) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. You’ll find all 35 vendors at the north end of the mall near the children’s play area.
The primary difference between the winter and summer markets is the kind of fruits and vegetables you’ll find. Here’s a peek at some of the things you can expect to see in the weeks ahead:
- Sweet potatoes
- Winter squash
- Leafy greens like kale, spinach and arugula
- Apples in several varieties
- Hydroponic tomatoes and cucumbers
- Cheeses and meats
- Maple syrup
“We listened to what our customers wanted,” said Jaime Moore, market director and co-owner of Wayward Seed Farm. “People wanted more diversity, and fruits and vegetables were a priority.” But best of all, having more space in the mall allows for greater flexibility. “People can shop around and socialize with their friends, bring the kids to play, and have coffee or breakfast. It’s a better experience for the customer, and that’s the true spirit of the Farmers Market,” she added.
The Worthington Farmers Market is a source of pride for the community and a great opportunity for the many vendors who often view it as an incubator for small business. Now that there’s plenty of space and parking available, and it’s located at a crossroads for the northern part
of Columbus, Moore hopes the Winter Farmers Market will attract visitors from surrounding communities. After all, It’s an opportunity to experience a little bit of “summer” during the cold-weather months ahead.
For more information about the Worthington Farmers Market, visit http://visitworthingtonohio.com/calendar/.