New WIC Coupons To Be Distributed at Farmers Market This Weekend
Next market is Saturday, July 10 9am-1pm in Downtown Tiffin
TIFFIN, OHIO – July 9, 2021 – The Tiffin Seneca Farmers Market will be hosting the Seneca County General Health District as they distribute coupons worth twenty dollars to WIC Program (Women, Infants and Children) participants at this Saturday’s market for the first time.
The Health District will distribute $20 worth of benefits to individuals participating in the WIC program. These benefits are in addition to the participants’ regular benefits and must be used at Farmers' Markets. The $20 is provided in coupon booklets with four individual coupons worth $5 each.
The Tiffin Seneca Farmers market was approved for this program for the first time this year thanks to the work of Seneca County OSU Extension Agent, Hallie Williams.
“Seneca County has 158 booklets available to distribute this year along with nutrition education on the benefits, selection, and preparation of fresh, locally grown produce,” noted Trisha Kahler, WIC Director at the Seneca County General Health District.
These coupons are a welcome addition to the Market Bank program which was launched this year by Seneca County Common Ground, the organization which operates the market. When utilizing the Market Bank, visitors can utilize regular credit cards as well as SNAP Benefits, EBT, P-EBT, Produce Perks, Senior Farmer Market Nutrition Program Vouchers (SFMNP) and Women Infants Children Farmers Market Nutrition Vouchers (FMNP). These
“The Health District and Seneca County Common Ground are both providing great services and programs to help make the Farmers Market and the healthy, local food that it offers accessible to all Seneca County residents,” said Mike Kershner, President of the Seneca County Board of Commissioners. “This is a great asset to our community.”
The 2021 season of the Tiffin Seneca Farmers Market continues this Saturday, July 10, 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, 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, Seneca County General Health District, Smith Brothers Sweets, Spirit Space Gallery and Gifts, the Tiffin Lions Club, Tiffin Elks, WIC, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Farmers Market Nutrition Program
The WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is associated with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, popularly known as WIC. Eligible WIC participants are issued FMNP coupons in addition to their regular WIC benefits. These coupons can be used to buy eligible foods from farmers, farmers' markets or roadside stands that have been approved by the state agency to accept FMNP coupons.
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.