BLOOMINGTON – National Farmers’ Market Week is a great opportunity to visit the Bloomington Farmers’ Market and shop for produce and other tasty treats.
During the first week of August, farmers’ markets across the nation celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week, highlighting their role in supporting healthy communities, and food systems and stimulating local economies.
A farmers’ market is a place where food is sold directly from the farmer to the consumer. This means there are no middlemen, nor is the food kept in freezers for days and weeks before it reaches someone’s kitchen. And since the fruits, vegetables, and meats from a farmers’ market are completely organic and free of preservatives and pesticides, they are healthy and taste delicious. The product is not genetically modified and is extremely nutritious. Seeing the benefits of organic produce, the U.S. Department of Agriculture proclaimed the first National Farmers’ Market Week in 1999.
Throughout the pandemic, farmers’ markets and USDA partners worked hard to remain safe, accessible outlets for healthy food, as well as a vital marketing outlet for small and mid-sized farmers. More than 4,700 farmers’ markets and direct marketing farmers currently participate in SNAP. So be sure to extend your appreciation to our vendors during National Farmers’ Market Week!
Saturday’s performance at the Farmers’ Market features Ross & Martinie’s Boogie Three
Ross Martinie Eiler is a hand-hammering, key-slamming, rock’n’roll piano man.
Ross Martinie Eiler has headlined 1950s-themed theater shows around the country, including Piano-Pumping Rock’n’Roll and The Birth of Rock’n’Roll. He was named one of the “Best Rock’n’Roll Musicians in Southern Indiana” by the Bloomington Herald-Times.
Mayor at the Market
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.
The Director of Bloomington’s Planning and Transportation Department, Scott Robinson, will be greeting the public from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at this Saturday’s Farmers’ Market.