Common Ground & Tiffin Bicentennial to Host Farm-to-Table Dinner

July 13, 2022

Press Release Courtesy of Seneca County Common Ground - 

Come together with Seneca County Common Ground and the Tiffin Bicentennial for some delicious food grown right here by local producers in our own backyard. Join fellow Tiffin-ites for a farm to table dining experience to celebrate the 200th birthday of Tiffin and our tradition of local food. Lonny Gatlin, the Farm-to-Table chef for Bellwether Farms will be the guest chef for the evening! This event includes a five course meal, local beers, and wines. It will take place at the Chandelier Community Event Center, on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, beginning at 6:00 pm.

Seneca County Common Ground is a nonprofit organization created to support local food & agriculture and promote access to and knowledge of fresh foods for Seneca County residents. Vendors that are frequently at the Farmers Market including Riehm’s Produce Farm, LLC, Clay Hill Organic, Bella Cuisine, and others will be bringing fresh produce and breads to the event. The event will allow attendees to taste a bit of home while enjoying an evening out on the town. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite here.

Customers will not have to wait until August 17, 2022 to enjoy these fresh foods as they will still be at the Tiffin Seneca Farmers Market every week. This week vendors include: Baked by Bells, Bella Cuisine, Clay Hill Organic, Creative Pottery, Freeze Dried Ohio, Hope’s Landing, Me and the Boys, Miss Cindy’s Cookies, Put Your Name on it 2014/Triggers Farm Market, Raizen Girls Cookies, Riehm Produce Farm, Sacred Soil Farm, Windy Wild Acres, and Windy Hill Berries. Food trucks include: JT’s Bagels and music will be by Dean-o Rochester.

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 or find Seneca County Common Ground on Facebook.

About Tiffin 200 BIcentennial Celebration: This group was formed to plan and execute on events and programs to take place during 2022 to celebrate and honor Tiffin's 200th birthday. Comprised of local residents, community leaders, business owners, history enthusiasts, and representatives from the City of Tiffin, all have shown a passion in helping to celebrate our city. For more information, go to or find them on Facebook.  

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