Pick up some fresh fruit at Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market

BLOOMINGTON – Joe and Stacey a husband and wife singer-songwriter duo who write their own songs about love and life will be performing at Saturday’s Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market.

Joe and Stacey

Having played music together for about 15 years, they sing, write and play as one.  As a duo, they blend their influence from Bluegrass, Folk, and Americana music to create their own sound. Joe and Stacey will perform this Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

While at the market at Showers Commons at 401 North Morton Street check out these seasonal goodies.

Sweet Cherries – This wonderful seasonal fruit is a highly anticipated treat every year and can be enjoyed in early summer at the Farmers’ Market. Tart cherries with red flesh contain extremely high levels of anthocyanin antioxidants — the same ones found in blueberries, red wine, and other dark red or purple berries.

Gooseberries – Once prepared, you can eat gooseberries as a healthy snack. Alternatively, add them to a fruit salad, use them as a topping on cereal or yogurt, or mix them into a fresh summer salad. Gooseberries are also used in cooked and baked dishes, such as pies, tarts, chutneys, compote, and jams.

Red Raspberries – Raspberries are a summer favorite for many to make jams and enjoy in the summer months. These delicate berries are only available for a very limited time.

Mulberries – Compared to other berries, mulberries don’t have a very strong flavor. Their taste is similar to a mild-flavored blackberry. However, this makes them very versatile when cooking. Use them just as you would any other berry – in pies, jams, cobblers, oatmeal, bread, and smoothies. Mulberries can also be used in savory dishes. Simmered down and strained, mulberry juice is a great sauce for steak or it could be used in a vinaigrette for salad.

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. 

Police Chief Mike Diekhoff

Bloomington Police Department Chief Mike Diekhoff will be greeting the public from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at this Saturday’s Farmers’ Market.