Visit Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market Saturday

BLOOMINGTON – The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market will be open Saturday at the Showers Common area on North Morton Street from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The market peppers have a lot going for them. They’re low in calories and are loaded with good nutrition. All varieties are excellent sources of vitamins A and C, potassium, folic acid, and fiber. Plus, the spicy ones liven up bland food, making it more satisfying. Peppers come in all sizes and colors. Some pack heat. Others are sweet.

Photo credit Merrill Hatlen

You’ve seen bell peppers – green, orange, yellow, and red. Red peppers pack the most nutrition because they’ve been on the vine longest. Green peppers are harvested earlier before they have a chance to turn yellow, orange, and then red.

Compared to green bell peppers, the red ones have almost 11 times more beta-carotene and 1.5 times more vitamin C. 

Be sure to pick up an ample supply at the Market this Saturday.

Robby Lake returns this Saturday for more Jazz, Blues, and Rock & Roll from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.

This week at the Farmers’ Market, visit with Andrew Naugle, one of the market’s Roving Naturalists. He will cover a variety of topics and have information and activities for all ages. Stop by to ask him a question, observe a critter, or gather information.

Roving Naturalists are also available for private natural resource programs. For more information, contact Rebecca Swift at (812) 349-3754 or email her at rebecca.swift@bloomington.in.gov.

Mark your calendar for “Harvest for the World” – A Celebration of Music and Food from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market.

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