The Bloomington Farmer’s Market

Before we moved to Bloomington, one of the things I was most worried about is the food situation, and the availability of fresh, tasty food. Luckily, I had nothing to worry about. Bloomington is not just home to great local food, but has far more international food than I ever would have expected from a podunk town in the middle of nowhere.

However, none of this compares to the amazing farmer’s market that happens every Saturday in downtown Bloomington. The stalls are literally overflowing with the freshest, most beautiful produce I have seen.

Many of the booths are run by Amish, who bring a wide variety of produce and canned goods in from the farms. The Amish have a large community in Indiana, and the fruits and vegetables that come to the market are of the highest quality.

This week, we came home with some gorgeous Cherokee purple Heirloom tomatoes, among other things.

~ by Josh on July 26, 2010.

2 Responses to “The Bloomington Farmer’s Market”

  1. there is a Mennonite community in Sarasota, Florida. While they’ve always had a market in their out of the way community, they recently had a brilliant idea. Taking advantage of the bad commercial real estate market, they have set up a branch in a traditional shopping mall. It is wonderful with their preserves, honey, baked goods and fresh fruits and vegetables. The best part is that it is introducing lots of mall shoppers to local fresh food.

  2. Wow. this looks amazing. I’m getting ready to move back to the central indiana area and I’m going to have to come check out the farmer’s market. 🙂

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