More than a Market
This fall the farmers market has been full of different fall items like mums, pumpkins, corn, and other fall items, but behind the scenes are families that make their livelihoods off of the farmers market.
Sacred Soil Farms is one of the operations that has benefited from the opportunities that the farmers market brings. Sacred soil farm was created in 2020 during the height of the Pandemic. Owner, Snow Barry, told us the story on how their family farm was started.
“My mom cares for my disabled sister, and I live nearby to help. During C
ovid, we decided to protect her as much as we could by working from home, and starting businesses from home. I started a small plant and flower business. It has been so much fun to learn more about the plants and flowers I already love, and gives us a chance to still be out in public at the Tiffin Farmer's Market, where public contact is safer, and we get to see our customers in person. My sister and young son often help with watering, and carrying the plants, so we all get a chance to work together and be involved in our tiny family business. I'm looking forward to growing our business each year, and am thrilled when I see each plant bloom- It is like magic to take a tiny start of a plant and see it grow and bloom over the season. Right now our mums are gorgeous, and selling quickly, so I feel excited about our little venture.”
All vendors at the Tiffin Seneca Farmers Market would like to thank you for supporting their local businesses and their families.
Thank you to the Sutton Bank for sponsoring the Tiffin Seneca Farmers Market.
This week vendors include: Ace of Faces, Adah Glee’s Garden, Baked by Bells, Barb and Dick’s Produce, Bella Cuisine, Clay Hill Organic, Freeze Dried Ohio, Hope’s Landing, Me and the Boys, Miss Cindy’s Cookies, Riehm Produce Farm, Sacred Soil Farm, Roseleaf Flowers, Seeds of Hope, Tiffin Elks Foundation, and Windy Wild Acres.
Music: Mike Bryce
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 former Seneca County OSU Extension Agent and current Community Affairs Coordinator at City of Bowling Green 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 Coordinator Adam Gillmor, Director of Franciscan Earth Literacy Center Mimi Lange Johnston 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.
About the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency. Read more athttps://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program.