Friday, April 2, 2021
Know Before You Go: Bloomington Community Farmers' Market
Disclaimer: In order to protect public health and safety, all farmers’ market vendors & shoppers are required to wear a face covering. Farmers’ markets may also limit the number of people inside the market area at any one time. Please be courteous to our farmers and food vendors who have been providing essential services during this unprecedented time, as well as our fellow Bloomington community members!
Who, What, When, Where
Who: The Bloomington Community Farmers' Market is comprised of small farm vendors, food & beverage artisans, and local artists.
What: Bloomington's largest farmers' market is a one-stop-shop for an array of food & non-food products, all grown or made by local & regional vendors.
When: In 2021, the market will open on Saturday, April 3. From April through September, the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market will take place on Saturdays from 8:00 am-1:00 pm. Hours adjust to 9:00 am-1:00 pm in October and November.
Where: Showers Common, located at 401 N. Morton Street.
Parking: Metered street parking is available for $1.00 per hour. Shoppers can also park in the Morton Street Parking Garage for $0.50 per hour.
Payment Methods: Cash, credit/debit cards, farmers' market gift certificates, and food stamps are accepted.
Rules: No pets, smoking, or vaping.
Food & Goods
With a variety of local & regional vendors comes a vast range of fresh foods, prepared foods, and non-food products!
Fresh food products include, but are not limited to:
- Meat, poultry, and eggs
- Milk, cheese, and other dairy products
- Salsas & relishes
- Jams & jellies
- Honey & maple syrup
- Vinegars & cooking oils
- Baked goods
Non-food products include, but are not limited to:
- Flowers, plants, and seeds
- Bar soaps
Prepared food vendors include, but are not limited to:
- Brown County Coffee
- Feast Market & Cellar
- Pili's Party Taco Truck
- Scholar's Inn Bakehouse
- Sweet Claire
Special Events & Features
You can expect several special events & features from the community market throughout the year. From food tastings & contests to buskers & live music, the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market has a very fun, fair-like atmosphere.
Live Music & Buskers
Adding to the fair-like atmosphere, you'll find live music acts and buskers at the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market each week. Live music acts include local musicians, bands, and choirs. Buskers include balloon artists, jugglers, and exotic bird trainers.
Food Tastings & Contests
Several times through the year, the farmers' market hosts different food tastings & contests. Past events have included apple tastings, soup contests, tomato tastings, and salsa contests.
Other Downtown Activities
The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market is located right next to the B-Line Trail, which is within walking distance of many downtown restaurants and shops. Grab a local cup of joe from Hopscotch Coffee to help you power through the rest of your day, go for a walk and admire the many murals along the trail, take the kids to the WonderLab Science Museum, see what vintage treasures you can find at the Bloomington Antique Mall — it's all within a short stroll from the market!
Just one block east is The Square, the heart of downtown Bloomington. You could spend the entire afternoon shopping small businesses, visiting art galleries, and people-watching from The Tap's patio as you enjoy on of their original beers.
Still looking for more to do while you're downtown? Head just a hair further east to Kirkwood Avenue, the most iconic street in B-Town. Lined with IU-themed shops, several bars, and an assortment of picture-perfect sights, an adventure on Kirkwood is a must for any Bloomington visitor. You'll find yourself on the edge of Indiana University's campus, which is a must for you to explore as well! If you want a true Hoosier experience, try to cross off as many of these IU bucket list items while you're in town.
Want to learn about other farmers' markets in the area? Check out our local farmers' market page.
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