Local Growers for our Garden Center

Local Growers for our Garden Center 2012

Here is a list of the growers who regularly provide items for sale to our Garden Center at Bloomingfoods East, 3220 East Third Street, Bloomington, Indiana 47401. Some of these products are also for sale at the Near West Side, at 316 West Sixth Street, Bloomington, Indiana, 47404.

If we carry your local plants, seeds, or garden and landscape items but you do not see your business listed, please contact a Garden Center staff member by phone 812-336-5400, or email.
Thanks to all of our local growers!

The photo here is of Linnea Good of Linnea's Greenhouse, one of the knowledgeable staff people in the Garden Center.

 

ABUNDANT HARVEST

Ferrol and Anne Johnson Bloomington, Indiana
Organic plant and garden food

 

BACKYARD BERRIES

Keith Uridel, Nashville, Indiana
Certified organic berry plants

 

EARTH SONG FARM

Shannon Rose Sill, Bloomfield, Indiana
Strawberry plants

 

GARDEN TOWER PROJECT

Colin Cudmore and Ramsey Harik
Garden towers

 

INDIANA BERRY AND PLANT COMPANY

Huntingburg, Indiana
Fruit plants

 

LINNEA'S GREENHOUSE

Unionville, Indiana
Succulents, tropical plants, native ferns, wheatgrass

 

NATURE'S CROSSROADS

Jeff Evard and Art Sherwood, Bloomington, Indiana
Certified organic seed

 

NATURE'S WAY

Ed Burns, Seymour, Indiana
Wiggling Winnie’s earth worm castings

 

ALLAN PATON

Bloomington, Indiana
Shrubs

 

PINE MEADOW FARM

Lynn and Carol Miller Spencer, Indiana
tomato, pepper, cucumbers, eggplant, and melon plants

 

RED ROSA FARMS

Cathy Crosson,
Heirloom seeds

 

MIKE RUSS

Mike Russ, Bloomington, Indiana
Mycota mushroom kits

 

STRANGER'S HILL ORGANICS

Independent certified organic sellers
Perennials, native perennials, vegetable plants, herb plants

 

WYLIE HOUSE

Sherry Wise, Bloomington, Indiana
Historic varieties of seed

 

 

These 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.