Oh Snap! The Farmers Market Accepts SNAP

September 02, 2022

Press Release Courtesy of Tiffin Seneca Farmers' Market, A function of Seneca County Common Ground--

Don't forget that SNAP, SFMNP, WIC, Produce Perks, and Credit Cards are accepted at the Farmers Market. 

The Tiffin Seneca Farmers’ Market offers a  market bank program that allows shoppers from all economic backgrounds to shop at the farmers market. Whether a customer has an EBT Card or did not bring cash they will still be able to purchase goods from the vendors.

Produce Perk tokens can be used to purchase fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, and plants producing foods. SNAP tokens can be used to purchase fruits and vegetables, herbs, food producing plants, honey, maple, meats, eggs, milk, jam, jellie, relish, and baked goods. WIC vouchers can be used to purchase fruits and vegetables, and herbs. Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers can be used to purchase fruits and vegetables, herbs, and honey. Credit card tokens can be used to purchase anything from the farmers market.

Farmers market manager, Kirsten Ameling, said “We are glad to be able to offer a program that allows everyone to have access to fresh fruits and vegetables and other goods.”

The farmers market still offers the Market Bank. The market bank allows consumers to use their EBT cards to purchase produce at the market. The farmers market offers a matching program “Produce Perks” up to $25 from what the customer spent from their EBT cards. WIC farmers market vouchers, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers, and credit card tokens are also accepted at the Tiffin Seneca Farmer’s Market.

The market bank program is a good source of extra revenue to be brought to local businesses in the Seneca County area community.

Thank you to the Sutton Bank for sponsoring the Tiffin Seneca Farmers Market.This week vendors include: Ace of Faces, Baked by Bells, Barb and Dick’s Produce, Bella Cuisine, Clay Hill Organic, Enders Maple Treats, Flo’s Homemade Pies, Freeze Dried Ohio, Hope’s Landing, Me and the Boys, Miss Cindy’s Cookies, Riehm Produce Farm, Sacred Soil Farm, Roseleaf Flowers, Seeds of Hope, Tiffin Elks Foundation, and Windy Wild Acres. Music will be performed by Mike Bryce. 

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.

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