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Get to Know Your Food & Farmers at Local Farmers' Markets

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Bloomington Community Farmers' Market

Logistics:
  • Saturdays from April-September: 8:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Saturdays from October-November: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Showers Common, 401 N. Morton Street 

The Bloomington Community Farmers' Market is one of the area's most beloved traditions. Every Saturday from April through November, local vendors sell a variety of foods & goods that are grown and/or made in Indiana. You can shop for fresh fruits & vegetables, local dairy products like milk, yogurt, and cheese, eggs, as well as fresh and/or frozen meats including beef, pork, poultry, and lamb. You can also find locally made salsa, jam, jelly, honey, maple syrup, relish, and vinegar.

If you have a green thumb, be sure to explore the plant vendors — they offer a variety of non-invasive plants, flowers, and herbs, as well as non-food products like beeswax & bar soaps. 

Tuesday Farmers Market

Don't forget to bring your appetite too. Several prepared-food vendors can be found at Farmers’ Market Plaza on the B-Line Trail, each serving up delicious food & drink items for attendees to enjoy while shopping the market. Most of the time the food sells out before the market ends, so get there early to ensure you get your favorite treat!

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A festival-type environment is the best way to describe the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market. Each week, there are several pop-up performances by buskers and musicians. Special food events, like salsa & soup contests and tomato & apple tastings, are a fun way to find new foods to enjoy and recipes to make. 

Expand more than your taste buds by visiting the local business information booths, or meet with a naturalist at the market the first & third Saturday of each month. 

Other helpful information:
  • Free to attend
  • Parking options: metered street parking for $1.00 per hour; Morton Street Parking Garage for $0.50 per hour
  • No pets
  • No smoking or vaping
  • Farmers’ Market gift certificates are available in $5.00 or $20.00 increments and can be purchased via cash or card
  • Grocery carts are available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Food stamps accepted

Looking for more information on the Community Market? Check out Know Before You Go: Bloomington Community Farmers' Market.


The People's Cooperative Market

Logistics:
  • Saturdays from April-November: 9 am - 1 pm 
  • Harmony School, 909 E. 2nd Street

The People's Cooperative Market is a woman-led cooperative coalition of artisans & activists who donate time, money, and resources to ensure that our BIPOC community members can buy, sell and share local products. 

In addition to the in-person market, the People's Market offers an online shop with contact-free, drive-through pick-up at Harmony School (909 E. 2nd Street). The online store is open on Mondays & Tuesdays from 8:00 am-12:00 pm and Wednesdays from 8:00 am-5:00 pm.

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Other helpful information:
  • Free to attend
  • Free parking
  • No pets
  • No smoking or vaping
  • Food stamps accepted


Tuesday Market

Logistics:

Tuesdays from June-September: 4:00-7:00 pm
On the plaza north of the Pavilion at Switchyard Park, 1601 S. Rogers Street

Radishes for sale at the Tuesday Market in Bloomington

Can't make it to the Community Farmers' Market this weekend? Stop by the Tuesday Market instead! The Tuesday Market is a smaller, weekday version of the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market that offers another opportunity to stock up on your favorite local products & farm-grown food.

Other helpful information:
  • Free to attend
  • Free parking is available at the Rogers Street & Grimes Lane parking lots at Switchyard Park
  • 4:00-4:30 pm is reserved for shoppers who are at greater risk for contracting or fighting off an illness
  • No pets
  • No smoking or vaping
  • Food stamps accepted


The Woolery Farmers' Market

Logistics:
  • Saturdays from April 3-September: 8:00 am-12:00 pm
  • October: 9:00 am-12:00 pm 
  • The Woolery Mill, 2250 W. Sunstone Drive

Vender set-up at the Woolery Farmers' Market

The Woolery Farmers' Market is an extension of the beloved Bloomington Winter Farmers' Market. From the beginning of April through October, you can find everything from Alaskan salmon to local produce to fresh pastries. Small local businesses also sell their artisanal foods & drinks at the market for shoppers to enjoy — a picnic area, local food trucks, and live music are two additional amenities.

Other helpful information:
  • Free to attend
  • Free parking
  • Leashed pets are welcome
  • No smoking or vaping
  • Food stamps accepted
  • Gift cards are available for purchase


Bloomington Winter Farmers' Market

Logistics:
  • Saturdays from November-March: 9:00 am-12:30 pm
  • Switchyard Park Pavilion, 1603 S. Rogers Street

winter farmers market

The Bloomington Winter Farmers’ Market is the oldest winter farmers' market in the state of Indiana. This non-profit organization is comprised of 30 vendors with diverse selections of produce, meat & poultry, eggs, dairy products, soaps, flowers, locally roasted coffee, honey, prepared foods, handmade crafts, and much more. 

The winter market is also offering an online market in which customers can pre-order their desired items from Monday through Thursday, 6:00 am-6:00 pm. Customers are still required to pick up their order on-site inside the pavilion from each vendor.

Other helpful information:
  • Free to attend
  • Free parking
  • No pets
  • No smoking or vaping
  • Food stamps accepted
  • Gift cards are available for purchase


Smithville Farmers’ Market

Logistics:
  • Saturdays from May-October: 8:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Smithville Park Shelter House, 7555 S. Strain Ridge Road

bloomington farmers market

Just south of Bloomington, near Monroe Lake and the Fairfax State Recreation Area, you can find yet another Saturday Farmers’ Market in the small town of Smithville. Locally grown produce, handmade crafts, flowers, fresh coffee, and pastries are just a few of the items you can find at this market. 

On several occasions throughout the season, the Smithville market also hosts special events, like customer appreciation days, classic car shows, and live music & performances. Check out the Smithville Farmers’ Market Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

Other helpful information:
  • Free to attend
  • Free parking


Goldleaf Farmers Market

Band playing music at the Goldleaf Farmers Market
Photo by Goldleaf Farmers Market

Logistics:
  • Saturdays from April-September: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
  • ​Goldleaf Hydroponics, 6520 S. Empire Road

Located off of Indiana State Road 37 at Goldleaf Hydroponics, the Goldleaf Farmers Market is a woman-owned & operated market that offers goods from traditional farmers, artisans, herbalists, and food vendors. The majority of the Goldleaf Farmers Market vendors shop for their farm & garden supplies at Goldleaf Hydroponics, so their goal is to continue growing our local food economy by connecting their community with the greater Bloomington community.

Other helpful information:
  • Free to attend
  • Free parking
  • Leashed pets allowed in the designated grass area
  • Gift cards are available for purchase

 

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