BLOOMINGTON – The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market will be open Saturday at the Showers Common area from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Vendors are currently featuring an array of fresh flowers, vegetables, and fruits.
It’s hot outside and along with staying hydrated, ask vendors about which particular foods to aim for in this weather. A shortlist can include scallions, turnips, apples, cucumbers, mangoes, pears, radishes, strawberries, lettuce, watermelon, raw vegetables, and salads.
“Joe & Stacey” will be featured at this Saturday’s Farmers’ Market from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Masks are required while inside the Market and remember to socially distance.
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.