The arrival of asparagus and strawberries typically marks the beginning of farmers’ market season. While the standard fare at local markets tends to revolve around vegetable and fruit farmers, the landscape is changing. Now, there are emerging niche categories that may be unfamiliar to the average market attendee.
This year the Worthington Farmers’ Market welcomes more than 20 new vendors, some of which provide highly specific and unconventional goods. Krazy Kraut produces fermented vegetable mixes that offer probiotic health benefits, Kingdom Fish raises all-natural tilapia at their aquaponics farm, Gemini Creamery prepares frozen desserts free of dairy, gluten and peanuts, and Jorgensen Farms crafts certified organic pesto blends that incorporate herbs other than the traditional basil base.
The Worthington Farmers’ Market outdoor season runs Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., through October in Olde Worthington.
Location: 646 N. High St. For more information, visit WorthingtonFarmersMarket.blogspot.com.