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Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market returns Saturday



BLOOMINGTON – The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market returns for the 2021 season at the Showers Common area from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

In the coming weeks, be on the lookout for these early season favorites:
  • Carrots
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Microgreens
  • Parsley
  • Radishes
  • Swiss Chard

Plus other favorites:

  • Beef
  • Cheese
  • Chicken
  • Eggs
  • Garden Plants
  • Honey
  • Maple Syrup
  • Mushrooms
  • Pork

Masks are required while inside the Market and remember to socially distance.

Entrance/exit are off the plaza by the City Hall entrance, to help ensure
crowd limits

Public restrooms are not available.

No eating or drinking while inside the Market

The Farmers’ Market welcomes food stamp shoppers.

How to Double Your Food Stamps at Market

  • During Saturday Market hours, go inside City Hall to the counter where you see the “Use Your SNAP (food stamp) Card Here” sign. During Tuesday Market, go to the Market information table.
  • Use your food stamp card to purchase as many Market Bucks as you like. Market Bucks are available in $3 increments, and can be used like cash to buy farm products from market vendors.
  • Beginning in 2013, as long as funding is available, you can double the value of your SNAP (food stamp) purchase. For every $3 in SNAP (food stamp) benefits you exchange, we will give you $6 in Market Bucks!
  • Draw up to $27 in SNAP (food stamp) benefits, and receive up to $54 in Market Bucks to buy fresh-from-the-farm, healthy, locally grown farm products at the Farmers’ Market.

Keep your unused Market Bucks to spend the next time you shop at either the Saturday or Tuesday Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market. Market Bucks expire at the end of the calendar year in which they are purchased.

To submit a comment to the Farmers’ Market Advisory Council, send an email to [email protected].

The Farmers’ Market Advisory Council consists of nine members representing two groups, Market customers and Market vendors. The Council acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of Park Commissioners and Park staff on policy matters relating to the Farmers’ Market. Their next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 19 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.

These meetings will be held virtually, via Zoom, until further notice. Advisory Council meetings are open to the public.

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