BLOOMINGTON – The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market will be open Saturday at the Showers Common area from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Vendors are currently featuring a beautiful array of fresh flowers and hostas, as well as multiple varieties of plant starts. Last week, one vendor was offering 11 different varieties of tomato plants.
One of the newest food artisans, Sweets-for-All, is offering delicious goodies, including vegan and gluten-free treats.
Stop by this Saturday to check out all of these amazing products.
Masks are required while inside the Market and remember to socially distance.
Entrance/exit are off the plaza by the City Hall entrance, to help ensure
Public restrooms are not available.
No eating or drinking while inside the Market
The Farmers’ Market welcomes food stamp shoppers.
How to Double Your Food Stamps at Market
- During Saturday Market hours, go inside City Hall to the counter where you see the “Use Your SNAP (food stamp) Card Here” sign. During Tuesday Market, go to the Market information table.
- Use your food stamp card to purchase as many Market Bucks as you like. Market Bucks are available in $3 increments, and can be used like cash to buy farm products from market vendors.
- Beginning in 2013, as long as funding is available, you can double the value of your SNAP (food stamp) purchase. For every $3 in SNAP (food stamp) benefits you exchange, we will give you $6 in Market Bucks!
- Draw up to $27 in SNAP (food stamp) benefits, and receive up to $54 in Market Bucks to buy fresh-from-the-farm, healthy, locally grown farm products at the Farmers’ Market.
Keep your unused Market Bucks to spend the next time you shop at either the Saturday or Tuesday Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market. Market Bucks expire at the end of the calendar year in which they are purchased.
To submit a comment to the Farmers’ Market Advisory Council, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.