Maia Jaycox, the 2017 American Honey Queen, will visit Columbus, OH July 26-August 3. She will make appearances at the Ohio State Fair during her stay, speaking to fairgoers about importance of honeybees to the public’s daily lives and how the diverse flightpath of honeybees extends from food to fiber. And on Saturday, July 29th she will be at the Clintonville Farmers' Market! Please plan on stopping by the market information booth to visit her and see an observation hive. Maia will be reading bee-related stories to kids at 9:30 and 10:30 am.
Maia is the 19-year-old daughter of Scott and Juli Jaycox of Webster City, IA. She is a sophomore at Iowa State University in the open option program with an interest in biology. She is a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority at Iowa State. Maia began beekeeping with her family about four years ago and currently tends to seven hives of bees.
As the 2017 American Honey Queen, Maia serves as a national spokesperson on behalf of the American Beekeeping Federation, a trade organization representing beekeepers and honey producers throughout the United States. The Honey Queen and Princess speak and promote in venues nationwide, and, as such Queen Maia will travel throughout the United States in 2017. Prior to being selected as the American Honey Queen, Maia served as the 2016 Iowa Honey Queen. In this role, she promoted the honey industry at fairs, festivals, and farmers’ markets, via media interviews, and in schools.
We are thrilled to host Cara Mangini for our 3rd Chef-at-Market Series event!Cara Mangini, founder of Little Eater restaurants (coming to Clintonville next month) and author of the award-winning cookbook The Vegetable Butcher will be at the market this Saturday from 9am to 11am at the W Dunedin Market Information tent. She will be selling, signing and personalizing copies of her cookbook, sampling produce-inspired bites from Little Eater, and sharing tips, tricks, techniques, and simple recipes to inspire produce-inspired, summer cooking. Stop by for an opportunity to ask Cara all of your seasonal vegetable questions."What should I do with kohlrabi?""What is the best way to cut corn off the cob?""How do I salvage over-ripe tomatoes?""What's your favorite knife for cutting vegetables?"Cara has answers for you and is looking forward to helping you put vegetables at the center of your plate this summer and in all the seasons ahead.Cara ManginiCara Mangini is chef and founder of the produce-inspired Little Eater restaurant and farm stand in the North Market, and the soon-to-open Little Eater in Clintonville. She is the author of The Vegetable Butcher: How to Select, Prep, Slice, Dice, and Masterfully Cook Vegetables from Artichokes to Zucchini, a cookbook nominated for a James Beard Award and honored with two International Association of Culinary Professionals cookbook awards. Cara, one of Mario Batali's first vegetable butchers in Eataly in New York City, has traveled and cooked extensively throughout France, Italy and Turkey to study their produce-centered cuisines and cooked in New York and Napa Valley before coming to Columbus in 2012. In 2017, Little Eater was named one of the top 50 vegetable restaurants in the world by The Culinary Institute of America and EAT, an international organization committed to reforming the global food system. Cara's mission is to put vegetables at the center of the American plate and with Little Eater, to honor the work of farmers and support the health of the communities they serve.
It just so happens that 2017 marks the 15th year of the Clintonville Farmers' Market, and the 30th year for Worthington Farmers Market! So, on August 12th at the end of National Farmers' Market Week, we are hosting a joint birthday bash. Here at CFM, we'll have zucchini car time trials, face painting, a Chef Battle by the Cooking Caravan and live music by Freedom N' Folk Revival. Worthington will host a Farm-to-You petting zoo and guacamole demo by Chipotle. And luckily, there will be a trolley running down High St between the two markets, so you can catch all the big events. Mark your calendar; you won't want to miss the celebration!
Timeline of Events:
8:00 AM Worthington Farmers Market opens
8:00 AM Chipotle tent opens at Worthington Farmers Market
8:45 AM First trolley leaves Worthington Farmers Market
9:00 AM Clintonville Farmers’ Market opens
9:00 AM Farm To You opens at Worthington Farmers Market
9:00 AM Zucchini car time trials begin at Worthington Farmers Market / CFM
9:15 AM Trolley leaves Clintonville Farmers’ Market
9:30 AM Cooking Caravan Chef Battle at Clintonville Farmers’ Market
9:45 AM Trolley leaves Worthington Farmers Market
10:15 AM Trolley leaves Clintonville Farmers’ Market
10:30 AM Birthday cake cutting at Worthington Farmers Market
10:45 AM Trolley leaves Worthington Farmers Market
11:00 AM Zucchini car time trials end at Worthington Farmers Market / CFM
11:15 AM Trolley leaves Clintonville Farmers’ Market
11:45 AM Final trolley leaves Worthington Farmers Market
ALL DAY Farmers’ Market Scavenger Hunt between markets
ALL DAY Music by Freedom N' Folk Revival at Clintonville Farmers’ Market
ALL DAY Face painting at Clintonville Farmers' Market
Granny B Farms is a diversified, certified organic farm growing annual vegetables, asparagus, and perennial small fruits. They also have an orchard, pastured sheep, goats, and bees. Their products are available at the Clintonville Farmers’ Market, local restaurants, and the berries and some vegetables are offered for u-pick sales.
This farm tour is geared towards gardeners who may be interested in expanding what they grow and customers who are interested in learning about the methods used to grow their food. They love getting kids involved in the farm, and will offer a separate tour planned for families with young children!