You will find fresh strawberries at Bloomington Farmers Market

BLOOMINGTON – When you go to the farmers’ market in late spring, you will probably find a sweet, bright red juicy treat. Strawberries.

This versatile fruit can be used in many recipes, or simply washed and eaten. Here are some ideas to use fresh strawberries:

  • Strawberries are great with plain low-fat yogurt lightly drizzled with honey.
  • Add chopped strawberries to your cereal.
  • Strawberries are great added to a spinach salad. 
  • Strawberries are available in late spring and early summer.

Here are some produce and other farm products spotted last Saturday:

ArugulaKaleTomatoes (Greenhouse)
Beets (red)Micro GreensPeaches
Bok ChoiMushroomsPlums
CarrotsRhubarbEggs (chicken)
CollardsSalad MixHoney/Jams/Jellies/Syrup
Dried MusroomsSpinachBeef/Chicken/Pork
Fresh HerbsStrawberriesTeas
Green OnionsSweet PotatoesKettle Corn

Please note: This is not a comprehensive list nor does it contain vendor-crafted items or plants and flowers. 

Saturday’s performance at the Farmers’ Market will feature the Brass Quintet members of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra.

Founded in 1969, the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is a musical home for Southern Indiana residents who want to keep their love of music alive. They provide performance opportunities and a real sense of community for musicians from several counties across south-central Indiana. They also provide ongoing educational opportunities for audiences, local students, and the community at large. Their guiding principle is that music is a gift that’s meant to be shared. The BSO’s Brass Quintet will be playing some “space” music ahead of their May 22 concert featuring Gustav Holst’s “The Planets”. Catch their performance at 9:45 a.m. this Saturday at the Farmers’ Market.

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. From the arts to potholes – any city-related topic you are interested in is up for discussion. 

Bloomington Human Resources Director, Caroline Shaw, will be greeting visitors from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at this Saturday’s Farmers’ Market.

This month the market will welcome back arts and fine crafts vendors this Saturday on Showers Plaza for the first time since 2019.  A Fair of the Arts will kick off its 2022 season this Saturday, May 14 with more than 25 local artisan vendors on the brick plaza outside of City Hall and on the west end of the market near the B-Line.

Come out and peruse the finely crafted items made by local craftsmen at the market this weekend. Join us for this local shopping experience on the second Saturday of every month throughout the Market season from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. May-September and 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in October. For more information about A Fair of the Arts, click here

The newest Farmers’ Market leader, Sarah Murray joined the team in late April.

Sarah Murray

Recently, Sarah was a research associate with the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands. She managed projects pertaining to planning, training, education, and research to enhance access and quality of experiences in the municipal parks and recreational agencies. A fun fact is in addition to English she is conversant in three languages (French, Swahili, and Portuguese).