The very last market of the year is Saturday, October 29 and will feature Halloween festivities including trick-or-treat, Halloween competitions, and a costume contest. All customers and vendors are encouraged to come in costume.
Trick-or-treat will take place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. (while supplies last). Most of the vendors will be participating and handing out candy. The Seneca County Common Ground Board will be voting on their favorite. The winner of each category will receive a prize. The costume contest will take place at noon in front of the Market Bank tent.
Awards for: Most Original, Scariest, Best Group, Funniest, Best Couple, and Overall Best.
There will also be face painting by Ace of Face at the market this week as well. Other activities include sack races, a three legged race, spoon races, beanbag toss, fall crafts, market bingo, and voting on the favorite vendor display.
“The Farmers’ Market has been an awesome resource for me while building my face painting business, Ace of Face. It's given me the opportunity to practice, try new designs, and meet some really amazing children who come back week after week just to get painted! I am excited to be there to end the year with the trick-or-treat event,” stated Christie Boehler, owner of Ace of Face.
As the 2022 market season is coming to a close, the Seneca County Common Ground Board, market manager, and vendors thank the community for their support and are already thinking ahead to future markets next year.
Market Manager Kirsten Ameling said, “As my second year working as a farmers market manager is coming to an end I have enjoyed another year of getting to know our vendors and customers. This year was different going weekly, and while there is always room to grow, we were proud to be able to provide the community with fresh foods weekly.”
Fall produce includes apples, beats, broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, cilantro, carrots, cauliflower, celery root, turnip, swiss chard, collards, fall squash, fall radish, fennel, kale, kalette, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, onion, parsley, potatoes, pumpkins, spinach, and sweet potatoes. You will also find fall flavored and themed cookies, fall scented candles and soaps, along with other fun fall favorites throughout the market.
The farmers market would also like to thank Sutton Bank for their sponsorship and making this a successful 2022 market season.
Vendors this week include:
Adah Glee’s Garden, Baked by Bells, Barb and Dick’s Produce, Bella Cuisine, Me and the Boys, Raizen Girls Cookies, Put Your Name on it 2014, LB’s Eclectic Eats, Riehm’s Produce Farm, LLC, Flo’s Homemade Pies, Clayhill Organic, Miss Cindy’s Cookies, Sacred Soil Farms, Sweets on EDG, Freeze Dried Ohio, Countryside Acres, Kiesel Farms, Seeds of Hope, Hopes Landing, and more to join!
Music - Ethan Timms
Food Truck - Not Your Mama’s Grilled Cheese
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 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.