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Farmers Market Expands Partnership with Downtown Businesses

Seneca County Common Ground partnering with downtown retailers group on new punch card.

TIFFIN, OHIO – June 23, 2021 – Beginning this week, a new Downtown Punch Card program will launch in conjunction with the Farmers Market. The punch card offers rewards for farmers market customers who shop at other downtown locations.

Seneca County Common Ground has been building a partnership with the downtown businesses since it took over operation of the market in 2019. Downtown establishments place flyers, deals and posters on a large advertising board which is placed in the middle of the market area each week. This year, the SCCG board partnered with the Downtown Retailers committee to create the new punch card as a way to incentivize customers frequenting various downtown locations. The groups plan to continue working together and building their partnership.



The cards can be picked up at the Market Manager’s table at the market and at all participating downtown business locations. Participating businesses will punch the card after customer spends ten dollars or more at their establishment. Customers can only receive one punch per business per day. Ten punches (with a minimum of ten dollars per purchase each) will complete the card. Each complete card presented to staff at the Market Bank table at the Farmers Market will receive a five dollar Farmers Market toke


n and up to $100 in local gift cards. More information on the program can be found at tiffinsenecafarmersmarket.com/downtown-business-partnership.


Dave Spridgeon, Chairman of the Downtown Retailers Committee, board member of Seneca County Common Ground and owner of the Renaissance of Tiffin, said, “this is a wonderful partnership between the market and the downtown businesses. We’re happy to be supporting each other and working toward the shared goal of bringing more people downtown.”


Participating Downtown Tiffin businesses include 22 Mrkt, Reclaim It, Washington Street Outfitters, Simply Susan’s, Reino’s Pizza & Pasta, Jolly’s, BEST of Tiffin Taco Shop & Breakfast Spot, FroZone, Laird Arcade Brewery, Renaissance of Tiffin, JT’s Bagels, Empire 138, Ralph’s Joy of Living and Clover Club.


“This kind of collaboration and working together between different groups is exactly what makes our downtown so successful,” said Amy Reinhart, Director of Downtown Revitalization at the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership.


The 2021 season of the Tiffin Seneca Farmers Market continues this Saturday, June 26, 9am 1pm. The market will occur on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month now through October and is located on South Washington Street between Perry and Market streets. The list of vendors for this week includes: Baked By Bells, Bella Cuisine, Buckeye Star Alpacas, Catawba Island Juice Co., Countryside Acres, Clay Hill Organic, Creative Pottery, Drowns Produce, Enders Maple Treats, Friends of the Tiffin Seneca Public Library, Flo’s Homemade Pies, Hopes Landing, I Love Cupcakes, LB’s Ectilict Eats, Me and the Boys, Miss Cindy’s Cookies, Project Noelle, Put Your Name on it, Raizen Girls Cookies, Riehm Produce Farm, Roseleaf Flowers, Seneca County SNAP-ED, Smith Brothers Sweets, Spirit Space Gallery and Gifts, Subtle Verse Photography, the Tiffin Lions Club, and Windy Hill Berries.


To learn more about the Tiffin Seneca Farmers Market and about the Market Bank programs, visit and subscribe at www.tiffinsenecafarmersmarket.com/. If you are interested in becoming a vendor or have questions, you may contact the Market Manager, Kirsten Ameling, at manager@sccommonground.org.


About Seneca County Common Ground

Created in 2019, Seneca County Common Ground (SCCG) is a new organization whose mission is to strengthen Seneca County's local food system through collaboration to improve the overall health and growth of our community, and a vision of a vibrant, accessible and sustainable local food system in Seneca County that supports the health of residents, businesses and institutions. 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 food vendors Kristy Buskirk of Clay Hill Farms and John Riehm of Riehm Produce Farm. SCCG oversees the operations of the Tiffin Seneca Farmers Market and supports other local food initiatives including the Tiffin Community Kitchen Project. Find out more at sccommonground.org or find Seneca County Common Ground on Facebook.

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