Tuesday Market Opens June 3rd at 6th & Madison

To Market to Market...

Beginning on Tuesday June 3rd, shoppers will be able to find the Farmers’ Market on Madison Street at our Near West Side Market and Deli! The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation’s Tuesday Market, a weekday version of the popular Saturday Farmers’ Market, will open for the season from 4-7pm. Its new location is at Sixth and Madison Streets, next to Bloomingfoods Near West. The Tuesday Market will take place every week through the end of September. Admission is free.

  “We’re thrilled to be moving in next to Bloomingfoods Near West,” says Marcia Veldman, City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Farmers’ Market Coordinator. “Not only will it be very convenient for customers to be able to shop at both locations, I think the Tuesday Market will have the kind of energy that will make people want to stick around and enjoy a relaxing summer evening.”

Shoppers can expect to find a variety of fresh-from-the-farm products at the opening day of the Tuesday Market, including arugula, chard, green onions, lettuce, radishes, salad mix, strawberries, eggs, flower bouquets, bedding plants and more.

Market master Bradley Drake will be on hand, able to answer any questions from vendors or customers. Alan Simmerman and the prepared foods team at the Near West store will fire up the grill to offer summertime meals, too. The Near West store features outdoor seating under a tin awning, perfect for enjoying a casual meal.

Each week’s Tuesday Market will feature live entertainment by Bloomington-area musicians. Curtis Cantwell Jackson will perform on June 3 from 5- 6:30 pm.

For more information about Tuesday Market or the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market, or for a list of available produce, contact the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation office at 812-349-3700.

Keep it fresh, and make the Tuesday Market part of your routine!

In addition to the Tuesday Market, you can find Farmers’ Markets in the parking lot of our East Third Street store on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.