Local Produce at Bloomington Farmers' Markets

The Bloomington Community Farmer's Market is one of those features that makes Bloomington, Indiana, a remarkable place.We are fortunate to have such a vibrant community of local farmers and producers.

The Farmer's Market is held every Saturday morning, April through November, at Showers' Plaza and in the parking lot outside City Hall, 401 N. Morton St., Bloomington, Indiana.

In addition, we are very excited to help host the Tuesday Market, next door to our West 6th Street store! It takes place at Madison and 6th Street, June through September, from 4-7pm every Tuesday afternoon. Local musicians are on stage, too. Find an entertainment schedule here. Bloomingfoods beverage and food items are available at our stands at both the Saturday and Tuesday Markets.

The Bloomington Community Farmer's Market is one of those features that makes Bloomington, Indiana, a remarkable place.We are fortunate to have such a vibrant community of local farmers and producers.

The Farmer's Market is held every Saturday morning, April through November, at Showers' Plaza and in the parking lot outside City Hall, 401 N. Morton St., Bloomington, Indiana.

In addition, we are very excited to help host the Tuesday Market, next door to our West 6th Street store! It takes place at Madison and 6th Street, June through September, from 4-7pm every Tuesday afternoon. Local musicians are on stage, too. Find an entertainment schedule here. Bloomingfoods beverage and food items are available at our stands at both the Saturday and Tuesday Markets.In addition, our East store hosts informal Farmers' Markets on Saturday and Wednesday mornings, in our parking lot, near the Garden Center. You can buy directly from local providers there.

Bloomington also hosts an independent Winter Market. The Bloomington Winter Farmers' Market is held in Harmony School, from December through March. Find more information at the site of the Local Growers Guild.

Here is a seasonal Harvest Calendar for Indiana that may help you anticipate what you might find at the Farmer's Market when you arrive.

The photo here is of Keith Marshall of YonderGrown Farm. Keith offers wares at a Tuesday Market farm stand run with Megan Ligget, a staff member at our NWS store.

 

 

Farmers' Market producers meet the criteria for our Principle Six initiative.

To be recognized as P6, products must meet at least two of

these three criteria:

• LOCAL

• SMALL FARMER or ARTISAN PRODUCER, HUMAN SCALE

• CO-OP or NON-PROFIT

 

 

Many of these growers are members of the Local Growers Guild, where you can find more information about local foods in south central Indiana.

The Local Growers' Guild is a cooperative of farmers, retailers, and community members dedicated to strengthening the local food economy in southern Indiana through education, direct support, and market connections.

Bloomingfoods used funds received from equity in the Blooming Prairie Cooperative Warehouse to give local growers seed money to start the Guild in 2006.