Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market opens THIS Saturday

BLOOMINGTON – Saturday, April 2, marks the beginning of the 48th season of the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market.

There will be many returning vendors and some new ones.

While striving to promote a safe, welcoming, and diverse experience for all, officials are committed to strengthening the local agriculture and food community and building relationships between small farmers, food and beverage artisans, and customers.

In the coming weeks, be on the lookout for these early season favorites:

  • Carrots
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Microgreens
  • Parsley
  • Radishes
  • Swiss Chard
  • Beef
  • Cheese
  • Chicken
  • Eggs
  • Garden Plants
  • Honey
  • Maple Syrup
  • Mushrooms 
  • Pork

This season, officials are working to create a more festive Farmers’ Market. You’ll see a return of Info Alley, “A Fair of the Arts”, Produce Tastings, visits by our Roving Naturalists, Health and Wellness offerings, and of course, regular busking and entertainment.

This Saturday the market will welcome Robby Lake. He will perform at 9:45 a.m.

April performances will include the following groups:

  • 4/9:  Tony Hopkings and Anna Wrasse
  • 4/16: David Davila Gonzalez and The Modest Trio
  • 4/23:  Benjamin Meyers and Adam Sommer
  • 4/30:  Sofia Crespo and The Indiana Dance Company 

Meet your 2022 Farmers’ Market Leaders

Ali Farjoodi
Claudia Westhafer
Alex Peske
Jeremiah Tubbs

Mayor at the Market is a community outreach program that invites Market-goers to interact with the mayor and various department heads from the City of Bloomington government. Most Saturday mornings, either Mayor Hamilton, Deputy Mayor Don Griffin, or one of nineteen department heads will be at the Farmers’ Market to answer resident questions and discuss issues of interest in the city. From the arts to potholes – any city-related topic you are interested in is up for discussion. Mayor John Hamilton and Deputy Mayor Don Griffin will both be greeted at our first market of the season.

The Famers Market Advisory Council will meet on Monday, April 18 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. The council is accepting applications for two customer representatives. Click here to learn more.