Seldon Reset Orchard featured vendor at Bloomington Farmers’ Market

BLOOMINGTON – Seldom Rest Orchard run by Marie and Jeremiah Wagler planted their first tree in 2002 right after they got married. They are the featured vendors this week at the Bloomington Farmers’ Market.

Through the remainder of the season, the Market begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m. at Showers Commons located at 401 North Morton Street in Bloomington.

Marie Wagler helping a customer. Most Photos Courtesy of Merrill Hatlen

Their orchard is located on a 130-acre farm that is shared with Jeremiah’s brother.

About 55 acres are devoted to the orchard, which contains about 70 peach trees, 70 apple trees, 25 plum trees, and 50 cherry trees. They also harvest blueberries from their 65 blueberry bushes.

Marie and Jeremiah work in the orchard with their family.

Look for Seldom Rest in the center aisle (spot #11) this coming Saturday. Marie plans to bring cauliflower, broccoli, Jonathan apples, and Indian popcorn.

Saturday’s entertainment at the Farmers’ Market features returning artist Anna Wrasse.

Wrasse has been writing and performing original songs since she was 11. She has been playing piano since age six, picked up the guitar at age 10, and added violin at age 14.  She is passionate about the way music is able to connect everyone and bring people together. With her songs, she hopes to tell stories of her personal experiences in a relatable way that is meaningful to others.

Wrasse will perform at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Farmers’ Market. 

The 25th Anniversary of Bloomington’s Breast Cancer Awareness Walk was a Grand Success.

The 25th Anniversary of Bloomington’s Breast Cancer Awareness Walk was a Grand Success

Last Saturday was the 25th Anniversary of Bloomington’s Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. Those participating walked one mile under sunny skies. The purpose of the walk was to promote awareness, and education and show support for those who have been touched by breast cancer.

This year’s recipients of the Melody Martin “Awareness Saves Lives” Award were Melody Martin’s daughters, Kim and Kelly Martin. The award was createdf in memory of Melody, who was one of the founders of the Bloomington Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. The award honors an individual or an organization in Monroe County or a surrounding county who symbolizes Meoldy’s positive spirit while striving to promote the importance of breast cancer awareness.

Monroe County Council Member Jennifer Crossley and a friend.