Saturday’s Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market features produce, music, and childrens’ scavenger hunt

BLOOMINGTON – It’s time to get ready for National Farmers Market Week, Now in its 22nd year, National Farmers Market Week (NFMW) is an annual celebration that highlights the vital role farmers’ markets play in the nation’s food system. Amidst a global pandemic and nationwide change, it is now more important than ever for markets to bring people together.

Photo credit: Merrill Hatlen

This year’s NFMW celebration runs August 1st – 7th, and as always, presents a unique opportunity to showcase the impact of farmers markets to you — our customers and community. As hubs for connection and community resilience, farmers’ markets have particularly risen to the occasion this year by providing a necessary sense of unity and stability during a time of great uncertainty. The vendor’s hard work, in spite of these challenges, should be recognized within our community, and be shared far and wide.

Come celebrate National Farmers Market Week Saturday, at the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market. The market will be open at the Showers Common area from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Take a look around the Market this Saturday, and you may see small fruit and vegetable cutouts hiding in plain sight.

Photo credit: Merrill Hatlen

Why? The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market is hosting a Children’s Scavenger Hunt. Come by the information tent on Saturday to pick up a scavenger hunt board for your child. If they find three items in a row on the board and bring their board back to the information tent, they will receive a prize.

Don’t miss “Joyce & Friends” and “The Modest Trio” live this Saturday at the Farmer’s Market,

Joyce and Friends (L-R) Joyce Jordan Cassal, Mike Stiver, and Mark Wiedenmayer
The Modest Trio (L-R) Mark Wiedenmayer, Leah Savion, Justice St. Rain

 “The Modest Trio” featuring potpourri, pop, folk, country, and various ethnic will perform from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. “Joyce and Friends” featuring songs from the great American songbook will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.