Farm-to-Food-Truck Partnership Emerges from Farmers Market
Locally grown foods being used by local food truck
TIFFIN, OHIO – July 010, 2020 – The Tiffin-Seneca Farmers Market has brought two local businesses together in a unique partnership.
The Renaissance of Tiffin’s Pink Lady food truck sets up every other Saturday at the Tiffin Seneca Farmers Market. Dave Spridgeon, owner and operator of the Pink Lady is committed to supporting local producers and uses his connections from the farmers market to supply many of the products for menu items. Instead of going to the grocery store and purchasing items like produce and meat for the truck, the Pink Lady supports vendors at the market that can provide local, farm-fresh, quality products.
The Pink Lady has dedicated a menu to the farmers market to showcase the use of local products, and sourced several products from Riehm Produce Farm at the last market including sausage, hamburger tomatoes and more. Spridgeon hopes to continue to expand and create an interest for other local vendors to participate as well. If you are interested in supplying some locally grown items to our food truck vendors, please feel free to reach out to Dave Spridgeon with items that you can offer for the Pink Lady to purchase and use at the market.
John Riehm of Riehm Produce said, “When you buy local, the money stays local. The money circulates in the community between businesses which is good for everyone.” Spridgeon, owner of the Pink Lady said, “Our participation is centered around the farmers and their produce. We’re happy to be able to support them, and our goal is to eventually be able to use 100% locally grown products.”
The Pink Lady offers a range of both breakfast and lunch items. Riehm farms will have fresh cherries, peaches, tomatoes, green beans and various other produce at this week’s market. Stop by the next Tiffin Seneca Farmers Market Saturday, July 11 or July 25, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Jefferson Street between Market and Perry Streets to get a taste of the local goodness for yourself.
About Seneca County Common Ground
Started in 2019, Seneca County Common Ground is a nonprofit organization created to support local food & agriculture and promote access to fresh foods for Seneca County residents. The board of the organization includes Seneca County OSU Extension Agent Hallie Williams, Reverend Aaron Gerlach of Old Trinity Episcopal Church, local business owner and chair of the Downtown Retailers Committee Dave Spridgeon, local business leader Dale Depew, TSEP Development Manager Audrey Flood, and local vendors Kristy Buskirk of Clay Hill Farms and John Riehm of Riehm Produce Farm. Our market manager is Courtney Heiser. Seneca County Common Ground oversees the operations of the Tiffin-Seneca Farmers Market and supports other local food initiatives. Find out more at tiffinsenecafarmersmarket.com or find Tiffin Seneca Farmers Market on Facebook.