Colorful variety of fresh cut flowers available at Bloomington Community Farmers’ market

BLOOMINGTON – The bountiful, colorful, variety of fresh cut local flowers bouquets are always a favorite at the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market. The farmers’ market is Saturday at Showers Commons at 401 North Morton Street from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

These are flowers you won’t typically find at your local florists, because they are seasonal and local, and so much more appealing because of their rarity. Local growers are often excited about sharing their love of flowers with others.

With just a little prompting, you will find that they are eager to share their knowledge of the blooms they are selling and are more than happy to assist you. 

Karen St. Rain of Glorious Daylily Farm grows seasonal cut flowers from April to October. When you purchase from them you are getting fresh, long-lasting, distinctive, locally and sustainably grown flowers.

They cut early, preserve blooms, bring ice each week to keep them cool even on the warmest days, and package them in water so they will be long lasting in your home. If you are planning a special event they can provide seasonal, mixed flower bouquets for your tables. You can bring empty vases to the market a week earlier, or pay a vase deposit. Flowers can be picked up at the Farmers’ Market or delivered for a small fee.

Saturday’s performance at the Farmers’ Market features Emma Richards

Emma Richards plays a large variety of covers from The Lumineers, Pearl Jam, Indigo Girls, Counting Crows, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, Fleetwood Mac, and similar artists. Emma will be performing at the Market this Saturday, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

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. 

Beth Cate

City of Bloomington Corporation Counsel, Beth Cate, will be greeting the public from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at this Saturday’s Farmers’ Market.

Farmers’ Market Advisory Council

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, September 19, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.