Fresh Peaches and live entertainment featured at Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market

BLOOMINGTON – Several vendors at the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market have begun selling a summer favorite fresh peaches. Come visit the many local vendors Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 401 North Morton Street.

One, in particular, is Graber’s Produce. Graber’s Produce just a little south of Odon, Indiana is a small family operation, farming 88 acres with Percheron horses. Although they raise a variety of produce, their main items are apples, peaches, tomatoes, and strawberries, with a host of other vegetables like peppers, green beans, carrots, and radishes being grown in a lot smaller quantity.

But you just won’t find fresh vegetables and fruits but also fresh cut and potted flowers.

Dianthus flowers are also called “pinks.” They belong to a family of plants that includes carnations and are characterized by the spicy fragrance the blooms emit. Dianthus plants may be found as hardy annual, biennial, or perennial and are most often used in borders or potted displays. The dianthus plant is also called Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) and has a fragrance with cinnamon or clove notes. The plants are small and usually between 6 and 18 inches (15-46 cm.) tall. Dianthus flowers are most often in pink, salmon, red and white hues. The foliage is slender and sparsely spread on thick stems.

Saturday’s performance at the Farmers’ Market features Dean Moore and Brandon Pfeiffer

Dean Moore is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter.

Dean Moore

He also plays finger-style classical guitar inspired by Bibio, Nick Drake, John Fahey & others. Dean will perform this Saturday at 10:00 a.m.

Born and raised in Bedford, Chicago-based singer-songwriter, Brandon Pfeiffer, builds accessible ballads oscillating between the earnest and the tongue-in-cheek.

Brandon Pfeiffer

Brandon performs original music regularly in living rooms, comedy clubs, and social activism events. He also fronts Tom Petty’s cover band, The Petty Thieves. Brandon will perform this Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

The June 2022 BRAVO Award presented to Cortland Carrington

Cortland is the owner of American Mushroom & Spice Company. He started this company with the idea that he could produce superior mushrooms in a sustainable way.

In March of 2020, Cortland began serving as President of the Farmers’ Market Advisory Council. This Council consists of 10 members and acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of Park Commissioners and Parks staff on policy matters relating to the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market. His calm and steady approach to leadership has been invaluable in the Council’s planning efforts for the 50th Anniversary celebration of our Farmers’ Market.

Cortland is pictured here sharing the benefits of mushrooms with customers at his American Mushroom & Spice booth.

Cortland’s passion for food and service is best summarized in his own words: “When people have good food in front of them, they stop, they smile, and they eat. And nearly every person on this planet begins to tell their story.”

Farmers’ Market Advisory Council

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.