Something for everyone at Bloomington’s Community Farmers’ Market

BLOOMINGTON – Bloomington’s Community Farmers’ Market is Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Showers Common at 401 North Morton Street.

Come out and find some summer treats and enjoy live entertainment while you are there.

Summer Squash – Summer squash is harvested when immature, while the rind is still tender and edible. Most summer squashes have tender, glossy skins, although a few varieties do have a firmer texture.

Cauliflower – A cruciferous vegetable, cauliflower is naturally high in fiber and B-vitamins. Typically, only the head is eaten – the edible white or yellow flesh sometimes called “curd”.

Garlic Scapes – Garlic scapes are the tender stem and flower bud of a hard-neck garlic plant. Scapes first grow straight out of the garlic bulb, then coil. When harvested, they look like long, curly green beans.

Rainbow Chard – the white stalks of Swiss chard contrast with its dark green leaves, while Rainbow chard comes in colors ranging from deep red to bright yellow and orange. 

Fresh Basil – Basil, also called great basil, is a culinary herb. It is a tender plant and is used in cuisines worldwide. In Western cuisine, the generic term “basil” refers to the variety also known as sweet basil. Basil is native to tropical regions from Central Africa to Southeast Asia. 

Rhubarb – This perennial vegetable has ruby or green stems used to make pies, crumbles, jams, and sauces. The stalks are the only edible part of the rhubarb plant. These have a rich, tart flavor when cooked. The leaves of the rhubarb plant are toxic.

Kade Puckett will perform Saturday morning at Farmers’ Market

Kade Puckett a.k.a. Pickin’ Puckett is a songwriter and finger-style guitarist with 30 years of experience playing music.

Kade Puckett

As a third-generation picker, his musical repertoire includes jazz, rock, country, blues, and funk. Kade will perform this Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Mayor at the Market

Mayor at the Market is a community outreach program that invites marketgoers 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 Planning and Transportation Director Scott Robinson

Bloomington Planning and Transportation Director Scott Robinson will be greeting the public from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at this Saturday’s Farmers’ Market.

The City began the installation of removable bollards at the Morton Street entrance to the City Hall parking lot on Monday.  This project is designed as a safety measure for the Farmers’ Market. 

Removable bollards at the Morton Street entrance

The bollards will be removed at the end of each Farmers’ Market day to allow normal access to the parking lot at other times.  

During this installation, access to the parking lot will be maintained from Rogers Street via 8th Street.  After completion of the Morton Street entrance, bollards will be installed just east of the CFC lot entrance next to the B-Line plaza. 

Farmers’ Market Advisory Council will meet on July 18

The Farmers’ Market Advisory Council represents Market vendors, customers, and food and beverage artisans. The Council acts in an advisory capacity on policy matters relating to the Farmers’ Market.

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 18, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.