Vendors Supporting Vendors
Saturday’s market, now on Jefferson Street, features various vendors partnering to produce products.
TIFFIN, OHIO – August 10, 2021 – Several vendors at the Tiffin Seneca Farmers Market are working together to make high quality locally made products for the community. Whether it is creating soaps, juices, or pottery, the vendors come together to support one another at the farmers market. The next market featuring these partnerships is taking place on Saturday, August 14 from 9am-1pm in Downtown Tiffin.
Me & The Boys, LLC have been working with many of the vendors at the farmers market to make soaps with local products. They use DJ’s Honey to make lip balm, honey and oat soap that comes scented and unscented. Their carrot and activated charcoal soap utilizes carrots purchased from Riehm Produce Farm, LLC and they have also used maple syrup purchased from Smith Brothers Sweets to create maple sugar soap. Lastly, Me & The Boys uses flowers from Clay Hill Organic in some of their soaps.
“I love being able to utilize products purchased from the other vendors to put into my soaps,” said Katelin Logan, Owner of Me & The Boys, LLC. “Their products help me create the highest quality products that I can,”Catawba Island Co.
Juice was using Riehm Produce Farm, LLC strawberries and rhubarb when she was making strawberry and rhubarb juice. She also tries to use their kale, beets and cucumbers when she makes it to Tiffin to purchase her produce. Valarie Boehler, owner of Catawba Island Juice Co. said “I am originally from Tiffin and when I get the opportunity to work with local vendors like Riehm Produce Farm, I take advantage of it.”
While many of the vendors at the farmers market are working together, other vendors are supporting other local businesses as well. Hope's Landing uses Bailiwicks coffee grounds to make their Vanilla and Coffee Scrub.
“This kind of collaboration and working together between different vendors and community businesses is exactly what makes our farmer market successful,” said Kirsten Ameling, Manager of the Tiffin Seneca Farmers Market.
The 2021 season of the Tiffin Seneca Farmers Market continues this Saturday, August 14, 9am-1pm. Due to construction, the Farmers Market will be moving to Jefferson Street between Market and Perry Street beginning this week. The farmers market will remain on Jefferson Street for the remainder of the season. While the location may be changing, the market will still have the same atmosphere, vendors, and products available to all of their customers.The market will occur on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month now through October.
The vendors for this week includes: Ada Glee’s Garden, Alzheimer's Association, Baked By Bells, Bella Cuisine, Buckeye Star Alpacas, Catawba Island Juice Co., Countryside Acres, Clay Hill Organic, Creative Pottery, Drowns Produce, DJ’s Honey, Goat Milk Lotion, LLC, Hopes Landing, I Love Cupcakes, Me and the Boys, Miss Cindy’s Cookies, Project Noelle, Put Your Name on it, Raizen Girls Cookies, Riehm Produce Farm, Roc’s Bowls, Roseleaf Flowers, Seneca County General Health District, Smith Brothers Sweets, Spirit Space Gallery and Gifts, the Tiffin Lions Club, 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 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.