Bloomington Farmers Market will celebrate 50th Anniversary in 2024

BLOOMINGTON – The Bloomington Farmers Market will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2024.

A sub-committee of the Farmers’ Market Advisory Council has been formed to begin the planning for recognition events during next season. The committee chair is Kip Schlegel of Marble Hill Farms. If you have any suggestions, please email them to

The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market opens for the 2024 season on April 6.

Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market

Open every Saturday at Showers Common next to City Hall, 401 North Morton Street in Bloomington from April – September from 8:00 a.m. until 1 p.m. and in October from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and in November rom 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Switchyard Park, 1601 South Rogers Street., in the Pavilion.

Nestled in picturesque downtown charm and, in 2024, celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market is a vital part of the local food culture. Plan to take part in special commemorative events that will recognize the market’s founders and special advocates. A 50th anniversary logo design contest is coming in 2024.

Market attendees can expect to find a wide assortment of goods from the farm and field, including fruits and vegetables, eggs, meats and cheeses, honey, seasonal flowers, and annual and perennial plants. Food and beverage artisans provide a tasteful variety of satisfying breads, drinks, pastries, and savory dishes. This weekly gathering provides individuals the opportunity to connect with their community in meaningful ways while supporting small farmers and businesses.

The Tuesday Market opens at Switchyard Park for the 2024 season on June 4.

To learn more about selling produce or being a food and beverage artisan at the market click here.

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 Monday, December 18, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Bloomington City Hall in the Allison Conference Room.