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Outdoor Bloomington Farmers’ Market


Located on the Historic Museum Square, the Downtown Bloomington Farmers’ Market is governed by the Downtown Bloomington Association and managed and staffed by the City of Bloomington.
The Downtown Bloomington Farmers’ Market is a producer-only market offering a wide array of farm products — including vegetables, fruits, cheeses, pork, beef, free-range poultry and eggs, flowers, plants, herbs, and more grown and produced by the individual selling these items!

The Market format has changed a bit for the 2020 outdoor season as we navigate social distancing requirements. We will return to the square with the Grab & Go Market on June 13th! We will update this page throughout the season, so keep checking! Please review the changes below.
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Maintain the required 6′ distance between yourself, market staff, vendors, and other shoppers.

Stay home if you are sick or you are in a high-risk group.

If possible, send only one member from your household to the market.

Customers will be required to wear masks while visiting the market.

Follow the CDC’s good hygiene practices.

Customers age 65+ should have someone shop for them whenever possible.

Customers are not allowed to touch produce/products before buying. The vendor will bag purchases.

No onsite consumption of food or beverage.

Make a shopping list and complete shopping as quickly as possible, with no lingering or loitering.

Limit interactions with other customers and vendors.

Pay with credit or debit if possible to limit interactions. If paying with cash, pay with exact change (or round up) or use small bills only.

SNAP/LINK customers can use their LINK cards for tokens and LINK Match Coupons.

At home, wash all products thoroughly before consuming them.

Be patient, and kind – we’re all in this together.

If using reusable bags, they must be washed between uses and may not be placed on the vendors’ table while loading.

The primary purpose of the Farmers’ Market is to help energize Downtown Bloomington by providing a forum where urban residents can deal directly with the farmers who grow their food products, increasing their knowledge and appreciation for the quality and benefits of locally grown and produced agricultural products.

Supporting goals include the following:

  • Provide growers and producers of Illinois agricultural commodities and other farm-related products with alternative marketing opportunities.
  • Promote the sale of Illinois-grown farm products.
  • Improve the variety, freshness, taste, and nutritional value of produce available to consumers in the McLean County area.

The Market is open from 7:30 a.m. to 12/Noon through October.

Date/Time

Saturday, August 22, 2020
7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: Free

Location

The historic Downtown Bloomington square right by the McLean County Museum of History 200 N. Main Bloomington Illinois 61701
https://www.downtownbloomington.org

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