Market Vendors Reach Beyond Farmers Market
Support local businesses at the market and on their own turf!
TIFFIN, OHIO – July 24, 2020 – Many vendors at the Tiffin-Seneca Farmers Market can be found beyond the market. You can support these local businesses all week and all across the county and region!
Rose Leaf Flowers was established in 2018 in Eden Township of Seneca County. In 2019, she set up a shop in Downtown Tiffin. She quickly outgrew her space in the Laird Arcade building and is now located at 145 Madison Street. Owner, Kassandra Ringle, has a passion for flowers and enjoys making her customer’s floral visions come to life. Her services include floral designs for weddings, anniversaries, funerals, events as well as floral design classes. This Saturday, July 25th, a ‘Summer Floral Extravaganza’ event is taking place right down the street from the market from 9am-1pm.
When they’re not at the market, you can find Miss Cindy’s Cookies at various locations including Molyet’s Farm Market, Madison Street Tavern, Simply Susan’s, the Bascom Carryout, JT’S Bagel Bar and others! This Tiffin business has expanded into many new types of cookies over the last year. You can spot this business owner around town by his branded ‘Miss Cindy’s Cookies’ sneakers.
Clay Hill Farm, a favorite of market customers, is a certified organic farm located in rural Seneca County in Clinton Township. Owner Kristy Buskirk also sits on the board of Seneca County Common Ground, the organization that operates the market. She grows many types of flowers as well as some veggies and greens that you can find at markets in the region or you can contact her to stop by the farm.
You can find the Renaissance of Tiffin’s food truck, the Pink Lady, rolling around town at various locations when it’s not feeding customers at the market. It can also be found parked outside The Renaissance of Tiffin at 129 S. Washington Street in Tiffin on many evenings. Another food vendor, Parkhurst Dining, can be found at Heidelberg University’s campus eateries!
Drown's Produce Farm is another local produce grower that is located at 2575 CR 185 in Clyde, Ohio where you can stop by and see the wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables they offer. Countryside Acres is a farm located at 3053 CR 118, Fremont, OH. They strive to offer the best nutrition in their products using organic practices for growing vegetables and raising chickens on pasture free of antibiotics. They also make hand soap with milk from their own goats! Bella Cuisine can also be found in Fremont (at 2224 County Road 239) when they’re not at the market. Bella offers cooking classes including Mediterranean, baking and pastries as well as gluten-free foods!
The Riehm’s invite you to visit them at 7244 State Route 53 (just North of Tiffin) to relax, step back a little and take advantage of their homegrown produce, meats, Amish cheeses and baked goods. Reihm’s Produce offers quality food, education and agricultural entertainment for all ages. Smith Brothers Sweets are based in Milan, Ohio but you can find them at markets all over Northwest Ohio selling their jams, syrup, honey and other sweets made from local fruits and their own bees!
For more information about other local and unique vendors, please visit www.tiffinsenecafarmersmarket.com/vendors, or stop by one of the upcoming markets: July 25th, August 8th, August 22nd, September 12th, September 26th, October 10th or October 24th. The Tiffin Seneca Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and is located on Jefferson Street between Market and Perry Streets in Downtown Tiffin.
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.