Must Haves from the Farmers Market this Fall!
Shopping at your local farmers market can be a fun way to buy fresh produce and support local businesses, but knowing what to look for will save you a lot of time and trouble. Many fruits and vegetables are seasonal and availability is due to location and environmental factors.
When shopping at the farmers market one fall favorite you will be able to find is apples. Many people forget that apples come into season during the late summer and early fall. Apples can be eaten alone or baked in great treats including: pie, cobbler, apple butter, and many other sweet treats! Riehm’s Produce Farm, LLC. will also have apple cider available for purchase at their stand!
Celery is also another fall favorite! It goes great into a lunch box with peanut butter, can be chopped up for soup, and used in many fall favorite home cooked meals!
Pumpkin flavored foods are one of the best parts of fall. Pumpkins come into season in September just in time for Halloween. Find the perfect pumpkin to decorate or use to make pumpkin pie. Don’t forget to save the seeds to roast after you use the pumpkin!
Fall Decorations will also be available! Mums can be purchased from Riehm’s Produce Farm, LLC., Sacred Soil Farms, and Barb and Dick’s Produce. Fall fresh cut flowers are available for purchase from Clay Hill Organic.
Fall Cookies are available to purchase from Bella Cuisine and Baked by Bells! And don’t forget to purchase all your fall scents from Hope’s Landing and Me and the Boys! Fall themed candies can also be purchased from Freeze Dried Ohio.
Thanks to Sutton Bank for sponsoring us and making the farmers’ market possible!
This week fall favorites are available for purchase from: Baked by Bells, Barb and Dick’s Produce, Bella Cuisine, Countryside Acres, Clay Hill Organic, Creative Pottery, Freeze Dried Ohio, Hope’s Landing, Kiesel Family Farms, Me and the Boys, Miss Cindy’s Cookies, Riehm Produce Farm, Sacred Soil Farm, Roseleaf Flowers, Seeds of Hope, Tiffin Elks Foundation, and Tiffin Lions Club.
Music: Tyler Chaffee
Food Truck: Robsagana
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 at https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program.