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The 2023 season of Bloomington Spring farmers markets begun



Bloomington, Indiana – Farmers’ markets in Bloomington began operating on April 1 for the 2023 season and will be open through early November. Every Saturday, shoppers may find locally produced food, live music, fresh flowers, and more.

Every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market is open in the Showers Common at 401 N. Morton St.

“Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market is one of the few markets in the country ran by a city government,” Cortland Carrington, the chairperson of the market’s advisory council, said.

This group analyzes market-related regulations and works to link consumers with regional food producers. In addition to continuous market expansion and local participation, he added they had many ambitions for the spring season.

“Covid and some race-related issues in 2020 really set us back and caused a lot of problems, shielding people away from public places,” Carrington said. “Since then, we have seen a major growth and hope it will continue.”

The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market will start a Tuesday market with the same exhibitors on June 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. at 1611 S. Rogers St., according to the City of Bloomington. Shoppers can enjoy locally produced food, plants, entertainment, and instructional booths on Tuesdays. Among the sellers at this specific market are Birdie & The Bees Farm, Hoosier Honey, and Wilderlove Farm.

“There’s so much variety, everyone is so friendly, and it’s a nice opportunity to find different things and nice thing to do with friends,” IU sophomore Caroline Dhana said.

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A volunteer board of directors made up of farmers, prepared food merchants, and market patrons, oversees the Woolery Mill Farmers’ Market. The oldest winter farmers’ market in Indiana is held at Woolery Mills Farmers’ Market. The group, according to their website, seeks to extend the farmers’ market season and increase the community’s access to locally produced goods.

At 2250 W. Sunstone Drive, in the Woolery Mill front lot, is where you can find the farmers’ market. Every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, the market will be open. Locals can enjoy baked delicacies, live music, fresh meat and produce, as well as free parking. 30 vendors, including 3 Dogs and a Mom, Freedom Valley Produce, and Pie First Bakery, will be present at the WMFM market.

The Peoples Cooperative Market’s goal is to help regional farmers and small business owners while offering a setting that is inviting and inclusive for all people. The values of the market, according to its website, are equity, access to food grown locally, anti-racism, and support for underserved populations.

On Saturdays, the Peoples Cooperative Market will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. It may be found in the First United Church fellowship hall at 2420 E. Third St. The company claims that PCM brings goods purchased at the market right to your door. Here, customers can begin an order with a pickup or delivery choice. In addition to locally produced baked items, seeds, plants, and herbal remedies, this market also sells meat and vegetables.

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